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  • TORONTO, Aug 29- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, but by less than its U.S. peers, as investors bet on rate hikes sooner south of the border and lower oil prices weighed on the commodity-rich TSX. Federal Reserve policymakers including Chair Janet Yellen as evidence of economic resilience in Canada's main trading partner. With the Canadian central bank...

  • OLATHE, Kan.— Garmin International says it is planning a $200 million expansion at its headquarters in Olathe. Garmin and the city of Olathe announced Friday that the company will build a new manufacturing and distribution center and new road through its campus. Company spokesman Ted Gartner says officials have not decided whether about 600 Garmin workers who...

  • Louis Fed President James Bullard, known as an outspoken U.S. central banker, set off the spat with the activists group called Fed Up when in a televised interview he noted that a Facebook founder Dustin Moskovitz Moskovitz funds the group and therefore he should attend the conference in person. Speaking on CNBC television Friday, Bullard said funding of the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks ended modestly lower after a volatile session on Friday, having bounced between gains and losses as investors wrestled with the likely timing of a U.S. interest rate hike following comments from top Federal Reserve officials. The S&P 500 rose after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for raising rates had strengthened but did not...

  • "Everybody suffers, except the Mylan investors," said Sabrina Corlette of Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. This week, Mylan joined other drugmakers such as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and Turing Pharmaceuticals, who've been blasted for mammoth price increases. Bresch said the company only receives $274 of the $608 for a...

  • NEW YORK— An accomplished photographer who lets the public use thousands of her images of America for free has sued the Getty Images photo agency for more than $1 billion, saying it's improperly selling her work to customers and threatening those who don't pay. The photo, of a striking sculpture of a badminton shuttlecock outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials say Affinity Gaming, the Las Vegas- based owner of 11 casinos in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa, has been sold for $580 million to a New York private equity firm. Affinity owns the Silver Sevens hotel-casino in Las Vegas, three hotel-casinos in the Nevada- California state line town of Primm, and the Rail City Casino in Sparks.

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • NEW YORK— When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. Web design firm Geeks Chicago put expansion and hiring plans on hold for six to 12 months because its customers— companies of all sizes— have cut their budgets, says President Mark Tuchscherer. A Bank of America survey released in May showed 55 percent of 1,000...

  • DETROIT— Hot cars are a danger to children, particularly in a sweltering summer like this one. So far this year, 26 children in the U.S. have died after they were left in hot vehicles, according to Kids and Cars, a Kansas City- based advocacy group. Within 10 minutes, a car's temperature can rise 20 degrees, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Then along came Jeffrey Bullock, the newly appointed secretary of state for Delaware. Delaware's second-biggest biggest source of revenue was fees from few-questions-asked company registrations and other corporate services. The global pushback against shell companies was threatening to dim Delaware's longstanding appeal as a secretive corporate...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- Procter& Gamble Co's Gillette unit on Tuesday sued the maker of Schick razors, claiming it falsely marketed a line of private label three-blade razors and cartridges as being equal to or better than its popular Mach3. Gillette said tests of men aged 18 to 55 showed that razors from Edgewell Personal Care Co created a "statistically significant...

  • At the Chicago Board of Trade, the November soybean contract settled up 11-1/ 4 cents at $10.15-3/ 4 per bushel. September wheat ended down 11-3/ 4 cents at $4.15-1/ 4 a bushel and December corn fell 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.42-1/ 2 a bushel. The USDA also reported export inspections of U.S. soybeans in the latest week at 961,414 tonnes, above a range of trade expectations of...

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • LONOKE, Ark.— Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple that usually likes water as it grows but can't be gathered by machine if fields are inundated. Some fields remain unreachable in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana. "I've heard from a lot of the farmers the water level has been higher...

  • DALLAS— Most restrictions on flights between the U.S. and Mexico will lift on Sunday, a change expected to bring more options and possibly lower prices for travelers. American, Delta and Southwest have already announced that they will offer new flights across the border later this year. The United States and Mexico agreed in December to open their aviation...

  • CHICAGO— Four groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Walgreens for reassurance that its partnership with a Catholic health care system to run in-store clinics in the St. Louis area won't limit women's access to birth control. The drugstore giant announced in April that SSM Health, a St. Louis- based Catholic system, would own and operate 27...

  • Aug 17- Bankrupt coal company Peabody Energy won U.S. court approval on Wednesday for agreements with three states to partially cover $1.14 billion in potential environmental liabilities and for a bonus plan for its six top executives. Under the agreements, Wyoming can receive $127 million in cash if Peabody walks away from its mine cleanup obligations in the...

  • Aug 17- Monsanto Co's Climate Corporation is building a network of in-field sensors to expand the scope of soil, weather and other data flowing into its digital agriculture tools that help farmers increase crop yields and reduce costs, the company said on Wednesday. San Francisco- based Climate also said it will open up its software infrastructure to...

  • *Wall Street stocks close higher after Fed statement. NEW YORK, Aug 17- Wall Street stocks turned positive while the dollar edged lower on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed policymakers may be on the road to raising U.S. interest rates but will need to see more economic data before pulling the trigger. But the timing of that is...