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New Jersey affordable housing dispute takes on new dynamics
The decades-long legal dispute over affordable housing in New Jersey shows no signs of letting up as a critical juncture approaches in the aftermath of judges taking over the issue.
A year of Washington legal marijuana sales yields $70M in taxes
In the year since Washington state launched its legal marijuana market, tax revenues have soared past expectations with state and local governments bringing in some $70 million.
Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages
When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, utility companies could track the damage with flying drones.
Florida craft brewers toast as new growler law takes effect
Florida breweries toasted as a new state law allowing them to fill 64-ounce take-home growlers took effect.
Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 281,000
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the level of applications is still low and points to an improving job market.
Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter
Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles.
Airport aims to reverse declining passenger numbers
Officials at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have so far been unable to stem a four-and-a-half year trend of falling passenger numbers but they are hopeful new grants and partnerships can attract more travelers.
Board approves tobacco settlement funds for hemp project
The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky.
Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells
Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society."
Survey: US businesses step up hiring in June to 237,000
U.S. businesses added jobs at a robust pace in June, a private survey found, evidence that rising consumer spending and a healthy housing market are supporting more hiring.
Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid
Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.
Kraft shareholders approve sale of company to Heinz
Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world's largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion.
US manufacturing growth improves in June; hiring jumps
U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.
Ulrich wanted free skis
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich only agreed to endorse a range of snow gear so he could get some free skis.
USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain
A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground in the U.S., though a wet few months have kept farmers from planting in some states.
Lawyer: Lufthansa makes Germanwings compensation offer
A lawyer for relatives of people killed in the Germanwings crash in March says parent company Lufthansa has made a compensation offer.
Birthplace of Meijer supercenter gets historical marker
A Michigan historical marker now stands at the original site of the store from Midwest retailer Meijer that pioneered the idea of a shopping supercenter.
For sale: Ex-prison site with great views, sleeps hundreds
For sale: A 325-acre property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds.
Pep Boys may be on the lot
The auto parts seller Pep Boys may be putting itself up for sale.
US home prices climbing steadily amid stronger demand
U.S. home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit jumps in Denver and San Francisco.
Online retailer Amazon opens in Mexico
Online retail giant Amazon has opened its Mexico site for business, offering free delivery on orders of over 599 pesos ($38.25).
United Airlines investing $30 million in biofuels producer
United Airlines is investing $30 million in a company that makes biofuels for airplanes.
US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry
A federal appeals court in New York says Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices in 2010.
May unemployment rate in 4 New England states lower than US
The U.S. Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in New England last month was essentially unchanged at 4.9 percent.
FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine packets
Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products.
Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is courting donors from the marijuana business in a groundbreaking event in Denver.
Teens storm Walmart in wild rampage
Authorities say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Macon Walmart, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage.
2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France
Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial on behalf of the San Francisco-based company.
Lufthansa to offer Germanwings crash compensation this week
Lufthansa is preparing to make a compensation offer this week to relatives of those who died in the March 24 Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.
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