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  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Crews encountered air brake problems before a 178- car freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing nearby residents to evacuate, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report issued Monday said a crew stopped the CSX...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. Cities across the United States are debating what to do with hundreds of statues, plaques and other monuments to the slave-holding Confederacy.

  • baby Boomer housing

    The housing recovery is suffering partly because baby boomers aren't downsizing as they used to — it's getting too expensive.

  • DETROIT— General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in the parking garages of New York apartment buildings for residents to rent. It also offers Maven Gig, a service that lets people rent cars to do jobs like ride-hailing for Lyft or delivering food for GrubHub. Maven Gig expanded into Los...

  • President Trump lands in Maryland

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports the latest on President Trump landing in Hagerstown, Maryland.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday. In the letter, dated Aug. 11 and sent to Kelly Hammerle, national program manager of the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. And he berated critics who have denounced his initially slow and then ultimately combative comments on the racial violence at a white supremacist rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's the third such industry council to be eliminated by the White House this week after the backlash to the...

  • Baltimore removes Confederate statues in overnight operation

    Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across Baltimore in the small hours of Wednesday morning.

  • BERKELEY, Calif. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the...

  • Customers need to head over to an Amazon location to collect their order. For now, the pickup locations are near college campuses in five cities: Atlanta; Berkeley, California; College Park, Maryland; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles. Amazon says it plans to expand the service into more locations in the coming months.

  • After Emilie Burke, 24, graduated from Princeton University in 2015 and moved to Baltimore, her expenses began piling up. I still had to pay my cellphone bill, "says Burke, who now lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. When that ended, Burke started a job, but by January, her credit card balances added up to nearly $7,600.

  • BERKELEY, Ca. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out pickup points in the United States where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes, the company said on Tuesday. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the University of...

  • Money sandwich

    A look at nine reasons why a Roth individual retirement account is a fantastic investment vehicle for most savers.

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America's multibillion-dollar marijuana...

  • BEDMINSTER, N.J.— Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order asking his trade office to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property, an administration official said Saturday. That step is expected Monday but won't come as a surprise to the...

  • DALLAS— Texas officials have recently moved to scrap tolls on several highways for the first time in 40 years, bucking a national trend toward more tolls on mostly urban roadways to shift the costs of transportation to those who use the roads. While a variety of factors played a part in the elimination of the Texas tolls— Dallas' Trinity toll project in particular...

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Global Medical REIT Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The Bethesda, Maryland- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $2.5 million, or 14 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Altimmune Inc. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $3.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Annapolis, Maryland- based company said it had a loss of 26 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters to Utah's congressional delegation. It followed recent lawsuits against the governors of Maryland and Kentucky and President Donald Trump.

  • The General Motors Co. service lets drivers rent cars by the week and use them for ride-hailing and other services. Maven Gig began this spring in San Diego and San Francisco. It will launch in Los Angeles on Thursday and it's coming to Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., this fall.