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  • Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule this fall on Dow AgroSciences' application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4- D herbicide that's been around since the 1940 s. In the department's final environmental review released last week, the USDA recommended approval.

  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. Of the 8 million people who signed up for private coverage through President Barack Obama's law, more than 2 million at one point had discrepancies of some sort that affected their eligibility.

  • Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses.

  • A key part of that strategy was for the United States to stop using public money to finance the construction of most coal-fired power plants abroad, seen as one of the main causes of rising pollution from heat-trapping gases.

  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.

  • Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    MONROVIA, Liberia— Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiraling outbreak.

  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Yahoo News reported that Elaine Chao, McConnell's wife and the labor secretary under President George W. Bush, sits on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies, a charity founded by former New York City mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg.

  • UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    LONDON— The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency. It emerged in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

  • Art from Watterson's comics return auctioned Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    DALLAS— Artwork from "Calvin and Hobbes" creator Bill Watterson's three-day return to comics will be auctioned to benefit Parkinson's disease research. The strips will be sold Friday by Dallas- based Heritage Auctions, with each expected to sell for more than $10,000. The proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

  • LA porn permits fall but films keep being produced Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— It has been known as the nation's porn capital for years, but if recent film-permit records are to be believed, fewer than three adult movies a month are being made in Los Angeles County this year.

  • The SEC's Office of Inspector General started the investigation after Reuters published information about the regulator's decision, taken in a closed-door meeting on Sept. 12, 2013, to settle its probe into JPMorgan Chase& Co's massive London Whale trading loss. The SEC made its decision public on Sept. 19, 2013.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed up production.

  • *Netanyahu presses assault, sends envoys to Cairo. *U.N. outraged at refugee deaths at Gaza shelter.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Under Democratic President Barack Obama, the U.S. NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin announced on Tuesday that McDonald's, not just its franchisees, can be liable for alleged labor law violations.

  • McDonald's, franchisees liable in worker disputes Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    McDonald's and its franchisees can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB said.

  • July 29- McDonald's Corp, not just its franchisees, can be held liable in complaints that the company violated employee rights, an official at the U.S. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin Jr. wrote in the letter that of the 181 complaints filed against the fast-food chain since November 2012 in connection with employee protests, 43 had merit.

  • Nonprofit restaurants: The real soul food Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A proposed dish for Rooster Soup Co.: “Pastramen” with soy-spiked double chicken broth, short rib pastrami, pickles, rye noodles and a soft-boiled egg.

    Rooster Soup Co. is an upcoming, crowdfunded nonprofit restaurant that will join the new class of eateries with a mission.

  • July 22- U.S. charity Goodwill Industries International says federal authorities told it that some of its U.S. store locations may have been the victims of possible theft of payment card numbers.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a criminal probe, a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue data if doing so may invade people's privacy.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a criminal probe, in a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue data if doing so may invade people's privacy.