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  • AMSTERDAM, Aug 29- The Dutch public employees' pension fund, the world's third largest, has sold all its shares in pharmaceuticals maker Mylan after it emerged that one of the company's products is in stock at a U.S. prison where death sentences are carried out. The move by ABP, which had $416 billion in assets in 2014 according to consultancy Towers Watson, is thought...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • ROANOKE, Va.— Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to' share condolences'.

  • Liberty Tax reports 1Q loss Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. _ Liberty Tax Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $8.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. Liberty Tax shares have declined 32 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Liberty Tax, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • LOS ANGELES— The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast. Shocked Twitter and Facebook users urged others not to click on, retweet or otherwise circulate the recording made by Vester Lee Flanagan that he posted before he died hours later from a...

  • WASHINGTON— Famous people don't often get involved with Medicare payment policy, but a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and a former U.S. senator who lost a leg in wartime service have joined an industry campaign to block new requirements for artificial legs and feet. A Medicare spokesman refused to answer questions about the proposed changes, issuing a...

  • 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,...

  • BNY Mellon said an accounting system it relies on to calculate the prices of clients' mutual funds and exchange traded funds broke down over the weekend just as investors headed into a global market meltdown sparked by fears over the Chinese economy. The system, run by financial software provider SunGard, resumed with limited capacity on Tuesday but was still...

  • Aug 26- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the top seller of guns and ammunition in the United States, said on Wednesday it will stop carrying the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles at its stores due to sluggish demand. A spokesman for the world's largest retailer said the decision was based solely on demand and was not related to recent high-profile incidents involving...

  • 1st enlisted female sub sailors start training in Groton Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    The barracks at the Navy base have been reconfigured for privacy, but officials say the first co-ed class of enlisted recruits is not being received differently from any others. The Navy ended a ban on women serving aboard submarines in 2010. It began integrating crews by introducing female officers, who already have been assigned to ballistic-missile and...

  • RICHMOND, Virginia— US governor: Arrest of suspect in on-air shooting is' imminent,' police on pursuit on highway.

  • The American Red Cross, a leading trainer of lifeguards, has taken note and added training for extreme shallow water rescues. "We pretty much have an ambulance call every weekend," said Brian Machemer, superintendent of the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti Township. While no figures are available for overall waterpark injuries, the Red Cross cited U.S....

  • Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways. 1. Washington, D.C.-...

  • NEW YORK— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico. Oreo's parent company Mondelez International Inc. said last month that it decided to invest $130 million in building four new production lines at a...

  • DC regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, Pepco Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would not benefit ratepayers. Chicago- based Exelon announced in April of 2014 that it was buying Washington, D.C.- based Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.8 billion. "We found no benefit to District ratepayers in a new...

  • Japan delivers whiskey to space station_ for science Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. The station's big robotic arm— operated by Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui— grabbed onto the supply craft launched Wednesday by his homeland. An identical set of samples will be stored on the ground in Japan.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan last week that allows drones to be flown up to 1,200 feet above the entire state and permits flights at night, a combination that makes North Dakota unique, since other test sites are limited to a 200- foot blanket and daylight hours. Alaska, New York, Nevada, Texas and Virginia also were selected in December 2013...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia residents have been billed tens of thousands of dollars to pay for donations the state's most powerful electricity company has made to politically connected charities, according to company records obtained by The Associated Press. The practice is not unique to Virginia, though it's barred in some states. said former Virginia...

  • With fire and smoke billowing along the James River in Lynchburg, city fire battalion chief Robert E. Lipscomb said the sooner he could get answers about the train from the company, the better. "I felt, from an incident commander's perspective, that that two hours was a little bit long," he told the National Transportation Safety Board a day after the April 30, 2014...