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  • July 23- Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter said. The two companies, which count billionaire Elon Musk as a major shareholder, are in the final stages of carrying out due diligence on each other, and could agree on the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community's efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. They included the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the murder of a...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. "Cell site simulator technology too powerful to remain unregulated," Khadine Bennett, who is associate legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two children who had sought refuge inside the big-box store destroyed during the devastating 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri. District Judge Douglas Harpool threw out Edie Howard Housel's wrongful-death case Thursday at Home Depot's...

  • Hudson is in Pasco County, near Tampa. Trulieve and Hackney Nursery, which is the dispensing organization for Northwest Florida, received processing and dispensing authorization from the state Department of Health on Tuesday. Christian Bax, director of the Office of Compassionate Use, told the Florida Senate's Regulated Industries subcommittee during a...

  • TERRE HAUTE, Ind.— A company is expanding its search for oil deposits on Indiana State University property. Pioneer Oil Co., based in Lawrenceville, Illinois, signed an oil and gas lease in 2012 with the university, which has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties under the deal. The company finished drilling a new test well this week on a grassy area...

  • NEW YORK— The owner of Stop& Shop and Giant and the parent company of Food Lion completed their $29 billion combination after receiving regulatory clearance by the Federal Trade Commission. The Dutch retailer Royal Ahold NV owns Stop& Shop. Its rival, Belgium's Delhaize Group, is the parent company of Food Lion.

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated the...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defenses against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 23 G20 finance ministers meeting in China pledge to bolster their defences against economic fallout from Brexit and urge Britain and the EU to stay close. Washington- backing...

  • Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands. Alex Hobson, a spokeswoman for a Solar Energy industry group in Washington, D.C., declined to comment on the Long Island proposal,...

  • Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks as he visits Bristol on May 14, 2016 in Bristol, England.

    Boris Johnson said he expects the U.K. to retain the right for its financial firms to sell services across European Union member states.

  • MÁD, Hungary, July 22- Two plaques put up in the village of Mád last month commemorate the important role Jewish families played in making Hungary's golden Tokaj wine, most of whom perished in the Holocaust. The plaques mark another step in Hungary on a painful journey in coming to terms with the treatment of its Jews during World War Two when most were handed over...

  • PANAMA CITY— A Chinese container ship has scraped its side against the wall of a newly inaugurated lock on the enlarged section of the Panama Canal. The canal expansion had drawn concern about the relatively tight space and lack of maneuvering room it leaves for the bigger vessels it handles. They are the largest ships that can use the new locks after a $5.25...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 29 CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?" before the 2016 Pacific Pension and Investment Institute Summer Roundtable- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank to announce results of the 2016 bank stress tests.

  • July 22- The board of the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co said on Friday it had reached an in-principle agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office that would avoid a legal row in exchange for reforms in how it is run. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office, the trust's sole overseer, had threatened legal action to remove trustees...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif.— In a story July 21 about Polycom Inc.' s earnings— generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research— The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company's adjusted earnings were 7 cents a share and missed Wall Street expectations. Polycom reports 2nd- quarter loss of $10 million. SAN JOSE, Calif.— Polycom Inc. on...

  • HATTIESBURG, Miss. _ The First Bancshares Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $2.6 million. The First Bancshares shares have decreased slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: The First Bancshares, Earnings Report.