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  • WASHINGTON, D.C./ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22- Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

  • Todd Park, a successful tech entrepreneur who became a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will move to the West Coast at the end of the month as part of a White House team, the source said on condition of anonymity because it has not been made public.

  • Todd Park, a successful tech entrepreneur who became a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will move to the West Coast at the end of the month as part of a White House team, the source said on condition of anonymity because it has not been made public.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike. JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug 22- The U.S. chief technology officer who oversaw the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent into government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    The FAA has been working on regulations that would permit commercial drone flights in U.S. skies for more than 10 years, but the agency is still at least months and possibly years away from issuing final rules to permit flights by small drones.

  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. fell. 2 percent to $16.13 with 105,702,200 shares traded. Citigroup Inc. fell. 3 percent to $50.93 with 19,819,600 shares traded.

  • Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

  • Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59- year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.

  • EPA environmental crimes office opens in ND Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:29 AM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D.— The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.

  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams' Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? "This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • *Berlin fears response from Putin if eastern rebels crushed. BERLIN/ KIEV, Aug 21- After months of ratcheting up pressure on Vladimir Putin, concern is mounting in Berlin and other European capitals that an emboldened Ukraine's military successes in the east are reducing the chances of a face-saving way out of the crisis for the Russian leader.

  • Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery stores to combat food shortages by keeping people from buying too much of a single item.

  • YOUR MONEY-Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Aug 21- When is the best time to book a trip to Walt Disney World? During a Twitter discussion on Aug. 19 hosted by Reuters, a panel of experts fielded questions about travel. The panel comprised Brian Kelly, who runs ThePointsGuy.com; Tim Winship, editor and publisher of FrequentFlier.com, and Jason Cochran, editor of Frommers.com.

  • US housing recovery appears to be back on track Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Kim Min- koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts— in the noodles. Instant noodles carry a broke college student aura in America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and across Asia.

  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Following a bevy of recent White House meetings, top officials have compiled specific recommendations from business groups and other advocates whose support could undercut GOP claims that Obama is exceeding his authority to help people who have already violated immigration laws.

  • US warns travelers of canceled Venezuela flights Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to be careful when traveling to Venezuela because of the steep drop in airline service to the South American country.

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    The Apple logo is displayed at the Upper West Side Apple store in New York.

    Apple's stock touched a new high, reflecting renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit competition and expand the technological hit factory.