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  • LOS ANGELES— In a Feb. 20, 2015 story about an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Associated Press mischaracterized a statement an expert made about proving the cause of an infection. Lawrence Muscarella, a health care and sterilization expert, said he was suggesting an argument hospitals might use when he said, "...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. Treasury yields rose to more than one-month highs on Friday as investors considered whether the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates at its September meeting, after hawkish but noncommittal comments Speaking at the annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen said the case for a U.S. interest rate...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 81 explored for natural gas this week. Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia each declined by one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were unchanged.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Friday as investors evaluated whether the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates at its September meeting, following hawkish but still noncommittal comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. No, it's just maintaining optionality, "said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • *Yield curve flattest since March 2015. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. No, its just maintaining optionality, "said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York."

  • The Holland Sentinel reported Thursday that the Kraft Heinz Co. plant in the western Michigan city of Holland is expected to be the home of all Grey Poupon production in about a month. The moves come amid a $17.2 million investment in the longtime Holland plant and addition of 50 employees. The company, based in Chicago and Pittsburgh, was formed from the merger of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that the Senate will not vote on President Barack Obama's signature Asian trade deal this year, punting it to the next president for changes and consideration. The statement appeared to dash White House hopes for a vote to approve the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The ticking departures board at Philadelphia's main train station could make its own exit soon. But just how long the letters will continue to flip and signal passing trains at 30th Street Station remains in question. Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert says the plan to swap the Solari board with a digitized model is in its early design phase with no...

  • Singapore is taking the next step in the world's move towards self-driving vehicles with the first public trial of autonomous-drive taxis.

  • SINGAPORE— The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut...

  • Shoals Entrepreneurial Center in Florence: $1 million for an entrepreneurship program in a nine-county region in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. University of Kentucky Research Foundation in Lexington: $1.5 million, for downtown revitalization projects in eight Kentucky communities. Youngstown State University, Youngstown: $23,000 to develop a...

  • Clinton Arthur Holmes, 49, of Alburtis, was cited for 28 instances of animal cruelty, said the Montgomery County district attorney's office and Douglass Township police in a statement. The charges followed an investigation at Holmes Farm that revealed seven gerbils, seven chinchillas, six hamsters, six guinea pigs, one rabbit and one ferret weren't properly...

  • PITTSBURGH— The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled. In entering his plea, Nicholas Trombetta, 61,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in July after four straight months of strong gains, as a lack of inventory limited choice for buyers, but further price rises suggested the housing market remained on solid ground. The slump in sales reported by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday is likely to be temporary, given that a...

  • 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...

  • *Express Inc plunges after slashing forecast. Aug 24- Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday morning as investors played a waiting game ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday for clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. "This is going to be a lackluster drift upwards, with perhaps some stocks that have really run-up being the...

  • *Express Inc plunges after slashing forecast. Aug 24- Wall Street was set open little changed on Wednesday as investors kept up their wait for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday for clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. "This is going to be a lackluster drift upwards, with perhaps some stocks that have really run-up being the targets for...

  • Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. Mylan N.V., which has headquarters in Hertfordshire, England, and Pittsburgh, has hiked prices as frequently as three times a year...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Lannett Co. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $3.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Lannett expects full-year revenue in the range of $690 million to $700 million.