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  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- By all accounts, Iceland is one of the most magical places on Earth: A landscape of soaring glaciers, lava fields, steaming hot springs and black-sand beaches. And Mina Black could not focus on any of it. Even when it makes no logical sense- Mina Black fully deserved her vacation time- we are still haunted by the idea that we should be doing something else.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opposing new national ozone standards reached Pennsylvania on Tuesday, part of their last-ditch attempt to scuttle the Obama administration's plans to issue new rules governing ground-level smog by Oct. 1. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent its...

  • "The power of this app is the more people we get using it, the better it's going to be," Preiss told the Dayton Daily News. Pilots spotted more than 650 unmanned aircraft as of Aug. 9; there were fewer than 250 sightings all of last year, the FAA reported. The FAA generally restricts drone flights to beneath 400 feet and at least 5 miles from an airport.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— More than $18.7 million in federal funding to help small businesses has been awarded to Ohio. The program's most recent quarterly report shows Ohio has deployed more than $33 million in initiative funds. Through 2014, Ohio business owners reported the program would help them create or retain nearly 7,000 jobs.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. His speech to an Arctic climate summit set the tone for a three-day tour of Alaska that will put the state's...

  • Steelworkers plan to form a "practice picket line" on Tuesday at ArcelorMittal Minorca in Virginia, Minnesota. "People are a bit anxious now because it's coming down to the wire," said Harold Anderson, an ArcelorMittal electrician who has worked in the 310- employee Minorca taconite plant in Virginia for nearly eight years. Steel and ArcelorMittal— the world's...

  • CINCINNATI— The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers. Atlanta- based NRD Capital has taken over after shareholder approval last week of its $175 million acquisition that ended family...

  • Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    GEORGIA, Vt.— The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance. The algae, which can be toxic to humans and dogs, prompted the town of Georgia to reduce the property values $50,000 each...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Big Lots' fiscal second-quarter results beat analysts' estimates and the discount retailer boosted its full-year earnings outlook. Big Lots earned $17.6 million, or 34 cents per share, for the period ended Aug. 1. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share.

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:02 AM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. He told the Silicon Valley leaders that he is "here to engage. Under the new plan, the Pentagon will provide $75...

  • It will also remain instantly recognizable with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side. But that's OK, too, because from the ground it won't look much different from Goodyear's Spirit of America, which was deflated and disassembled earlier this month after a farewell flight across California. It's a semi-rigid dirigible, " Goodyear's...

  • *Simple barcodes provide too little information. BERLIN, Aug 28- Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode- the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day. First used on a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1974 in a store in Ohio,...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15- year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge on Friday and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison. Shackled and in prison khakis, Amer Ahmad appeared before Judge Michael Watson two days after he was extradited from Pakistan.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Supporters of a plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio are challenging the proposal's ballot phrasing and title, arguing in a Thursday filing to the Ohio Supreme Court that certain words are inaccurate and intentionally misleading to voters. The board's chairman, Secretary of State Jon Husted, has said the phrasing is fair. Passage of the proposal,...

  • *Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts coffee prices cut 6 pct. Aug 27- Sales at J.M. Smucker Co's U.S. coffee business rose 12 percent in the first quarter, increasing for the first time in 11 quarters, helped by higher realized prices of its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee and strong sales of Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup pods. Smucker, the biggest U.S. roaster, cut prices for Folgers and...

  • *Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts coffee prices cut 6 pct. Aug 27- Sales at J.M. Smucker Co's U.S. coffee business rose 12 percent in the first quarter, increasing for the first time in 11 quarters, helped by price cuts of its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee and strong sales of Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup pods. Smucker, the biggest U.S. roaster, cut prices for Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts...

  • Aug 27- J.M. Smucker Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as cuts in prices of its coffee brands helped sales in its U.S. coffee business to rise for the first time in 11 quarters. The biggest U.S. roaster, considered an industry trendsetter, reduced prices for its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee brands by 6 percent in the United States last month to...

  • Coffee pods, pet food boost Smucker's 1Q results Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    ORRVILLE, Ohio— J.M. Smucker Co. posted strong fiscal first-quarter results Thursday, thanks to its new Dunkin' Donuts coffee pods and its recently-acquired pet food business. Smucker, known for its fruit spreads, began selling Dunkin' Donuts coffee pods for Keurig coffee machines during the quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks...

  • REX posts 2Q profit Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio _ REX American Resources Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $16.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Dayton, Ohio- based company said it had profit of $2.16. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Bimbo Bakeries recalls bread sold in 11 states Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory. The recall covers seven different Sara Lee products, two each sold under the Nature's Harvest and Great Value brands, and one each for the Kroger,...