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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks edge lower as weaker global growth overshadows positive signs for US Venezuela's president replaces longtime oil chief as part of cabinet shakeup Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina Dominican Republic president vetoes bill to create national park on land sought for mining Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill

  • Dominican president vetoes new national park Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic— A proposal to create a new national park that would have blocked the expansion of a nickel mine in the forested mountains of the central Dominican Republic was vetoed Tuesday by President Danilo Medina.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina Stocks edge lower as weaker global growth overshadows positive signs for US Mexico president announces $9.2 billion airport project for capital, to quadruple capacity US manufacturing expanded in August at fastest pace in 3 years as orders and production rose US construction spending rebounds 1.8 percent in July, biggest gain in more than 2 years

  • Sept 2- Halliburton Co, North America's top oilfield services provider, said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims related to its role in BP Plc's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Halliburton said.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- The validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to join a union and pay union dues was affirmed on Tuesday by a U.S. appeals court in a win for "right to work" advocates. The Indiana law does not violate the U.S.

  • Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012 measure violates the state constitution.

  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    MIAMI— More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.

  • Sept 2- Halliburton Co said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

  • VIENNA, Sept 2- Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann took a tougher line on Russia's role in Ukraine on Tuesday, blasting Moscow's "deception and salami tactics" in the conflict and saying Austria was prepared to pay the price of tougher sanctions.

  • Legislators discuss relaxing wine-shipping laws Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    Legislators on the Alcohol Distribution and Shipping committee met Tuesday in Pierre to discuss a proposed bill that would allow residents to buy up to 12 cases of wine per year directly from wineries, which is currently illegal in South Dakota and eight other states.

  • Carlyle settles to avoid trial by jury Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 2:06 AM ET
    A sign for the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, in Washington, DC.

    Carlyle has brought to an end allegations that the world's largest private equity groups conspired to fix the prices of leveraged buyouts.

  • FACTBOX-Hong Kong's Basic Law Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    Aug 31- China's rubber-stamp parliament is expected on Sunday to endorse the framework for Hong Kong's first direct leadership election, due in 2017. But Beijing is likely to only allow two or three "patriotic" candidates, with no open nominations.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • Court halts ruling striking down right-to-work law Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller appealed the case to the Supreme Court after Paras rejected his request to put his ruling on hold until the Supreme Court could decide the issue.

  • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov.

  • Court: Man can't build road across neighbor's land Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    The unanimous Commonwealth Court ruling issued Wednesday said Fayette County property owner Timothy O'Reilly wasn't entitled to the road because it would primarily benefit him and not the wider public, under a legal standard recently established by the state Supreme Court.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide.

  • Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    But like dozens of other cities in Washington, the small Tacoma suburb of Fife doesn't want Wetherbee— or anyone else— opening marijuana businesses, even if state law allows it. The arguments officials are making in a lawsuit over the dispute threaten to derail Washington's big experiment in legal, taxed cannabis less than two months after sales began.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29- Malaysian state fund Khazanah plans to push a parliamentary bill to amend contracts between Malaysia Airlines and its suppliers, aiming to avoid having to go through law courts, Khazanah Managing director Azman Mokhtar said on Friday.

  • Denny's pops the cork on its first Manhattan diner Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Denny's is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location. The Daily News reports the diner chain's Financial District debut is serving up a special combo putting a pricy bottle of Dom Perignon alongside its down home Grand Slam breakfast. Denny's takes Manhattan after years of planning and a legal fight.