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  • EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    The EPA released the documents late Friday following weeks of prodding from The Associated Press and other media organizations. The plan was produced by Environmental Restoration LLC, a private contractor working for the EPA. EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison said Saturday she could not immediately answer questions about the matter.

  • TORONTO— Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week. Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, both of Ontario, said Friday that they filed the lawsuit on behalf of Canadians...

  • LONDON— The spectacular breach at adultery site Ashley Madison gave rise to sordid tales of horrified spouses rushing to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, frantic phone calls to lawyers and torrid confrontations with spouses. Even the true number of people affected by the breach has been clouded by uncertainty over how many of the roughly 39...

  • Aug 21- The rout in U.S. stocks continued for the fourth straight day on Friday, with all three major indices down more than 1 percent, as fears of a China- led global slowdown were heightened after grim data overnight. The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P were poised for their sharpest weekly fall since November 2011. The Nasdaq was on track for its steepest...

  • North Dakota is leading a lawsuit filed on June 29 challenging an Obama administration rule that gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. District Judge Ralph Erickson in North Dakota to suspend the new guidelines they claim are...

  • NEW YORK— The release of the names and personal information of millions of potentially cheating spouses around the world will undoubtedly have disastrous consequences for many couples, but Ashley Madison members might think twice before suing over the website's hacking. "I'd be surprised if you get a lot of traction here," says Scott Vernick, a partner and head...

  • The 2-1 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati revived a lawsuit by Varsity Brands Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of cheerleader uniforms, that accused rival Star Athletica LLC of infringing five of its designs. District Judge Robert Cleland in Memphis, Tennessee. Circuit Judge David McKeague dissented and urged Congress or the...

  • Aug 19- U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. Philip Landrigan, a Harvard- educated pediatrician and epidemiologist who is Dean for Global Health at...

  • The 2-1 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit by Varsity Brands Inc, one of the largest U.S. makers of cheerleader uniforms, that accused rival Star Athletica LLC of infringing five of its designs. District Judge Robert Cleland in Memphis, Tennessee. Circuit Judge David McKeague dissented and urged Congress or the Supreme Court to...

  • LOWER FEDERAL COURT IN MISSOURI ORDERED TO DISMISS LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST EMERSON ELECTRIC CO BY ABT SYSTEMS, LLC AND UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA- DECISION.

  • JOPLIN, Mo.— An audit of Joplin found enough mismanagement over its hiring of a master developer following a May 2011 tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri city that the findings have been turned over to authorities, the state auditor said Tuesday. The city entered into master developer agreements with Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, of Sugar...

  • DETROIT— A June collision between a Volkswagen SUV and a deer in which a side air bag inflated with too much force has triggered a federal investigation and raised questions about the safety of newer air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. In the June 7 crash near St. Louis, the left side air bag inflated in a 2015 VW Tiguan, blowing apart a metal canister.

  • Aug 17- Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc is rationing space for mid-month on its line 4/ 67 ex Kerrobert for August, according to a notice to shippers on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Enbridge restarted two key Canadian crude lines last week after they were shut following a crude oil release in Missouri on Aug 11. The discount on Western Canada Select...

  • NEW YORK/ BEIJING, Aug 17- Recent news from China makes depressing reading for commodities producers, with a slowing economy, tumbling stock prices and a currency devaluation all signaling weaker demand. China's a place where everyone looks and says,' what if, "' said Jordan Fife, a merchant with BioUrja Trading LLC in Houston. State-run grain trader China National...

  • Second-quarter surveys released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve banks of Kansas City and St. Louis also suggested the value of cropland would decline further in the third quarter. The St. Louis survey used an index for income that registered 31 for the second quarter and 35 for the third. "Our trade area is primarily cash grain, and the lower grain prices will...

  • *U.S. shares follow Europe, Asia higher. NEW YORK, Aug 13- Shares revived and bond yields rose in major markets on Thursday after China's central bank reassured investors there was no reason for its currency to keep falling. Despite the calming markets, the yuan weakened for a third day and some forecast further declines in the face of a weak economy, even as People's...

  • The SEC said on Thursday that this was its first case against an underwriter for pricing-related fraud in the primary market for municipal securities. The 93- year-old investment firm's customers paid at least $4.6 million more than they should have for new bonds, the SEC said. The brokerage and its former head of municipal underwriting, Stina Wishman,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- The U.S. dollar recovered on Thursday after China's central bank said there was no basis for further yuan depreciation and on data showing U.S. retail sales rebounded in July, refocusing attention on the likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase in September. After hitting a roughly one-month low Wednesday, the U.S. dollar rose...

  • Ford moves commercial truck production to Ohio from Mexico Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    DETROIT, Aug 12- Ford Motor Co on Wednesday will start building its medium-duty F-650 and F-750 commercial trucks at a Cleveland- area plant, moving production out of Mexico for the first time. The shift to the 41- year-old plant in Avon Park, Ohio means that about 1,000 workers represented by the United Auto Workers union will keep their jobs, Jimmy Settles, UAW vice...

  • *Germany's ZEW, euro zone GDP to gauge bloc's recovery. *Raft of Chinese data, UK jobs data on the agenda. "Because this report was not extraordinarily strong, it was simply in line with expectations, that leaves the markets having to look toward other data," said Paul Christopher, head global market strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. Louis.