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New invasive pest devastates berry crops
A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and New York growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it.
Flight diverted due to dispute over reclining seat
A Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat.
Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory
Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug cut the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.
In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal
A New York City home repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery. Officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence.
Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days
A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.
Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?
Is it time to cash out of stocks?
Orbitz ends dispute with American and US Airways
Orbitz says it reached an agreement that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its sites.
Stock market closes at record high
The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.
Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon
U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.
Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
Brazil's economy slips into a recession
Brazil's government says the country's gross domestic product contracted 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, sending the country's economy into a recession.
Dozens of planes grounded in German pilot strike
Thousands of passengers are feeling the impact of a pilots strike in Germany after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.
Google building fleet of package-delivering drones
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall
Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.
No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law
A judge on Friday is expected hear arguments over whether cities in Washington can ban marijuana businesses that are allowed under state law, in a case that could have big implications for Washington's experiment in legal weed.
Son of Tigers, Red Wings owner held on drug charge
Authorities in Detroit say that a son of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch was caught with cocaine after a traffic stop.
Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.
A&F's shares tumble as teens turn elsewhere
The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.
Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.
Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets
Worsening tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.
US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2
After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated.
Germany readies volcano outbreak measures
Germany has put a specialized aircraft and a network of laser measuring stations on stand-by in case Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupts.
Santa Fe City Council votes to decriminalize pot
The Santa Fe City Council has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000
Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.
US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office says the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent this year — hurt by a poor first-quarter performance.
Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars
Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.
Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red
The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
Sales at gun maker Smith & Wesson down
Smith & Wesson is reporting lower sales for the most recent quarter due mostly to falling demand for rifles.
Scottish businesses: no case for independence
A group of 130 business leaders in Scotland have signed an open letter arguing that the case for independence from Britain has not been made.
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