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NC letter allowing Duke Energy to drain coal ash dumps into rivers earns rebuke from EPA

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:02pm
Federal environmental officials spurred North Carolina regulators to reverse a policy allowing Duke Energy to drain massive amounts of polluted wastewater from its coal ash dumps directly into the state's rivers and lakes, according to documents.
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With rivers heating up, California resorting to giant water coolers to help baby fish chill

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:48pm
State and federal wildlife officials are resorting to installing giant water chillers in some of California's fish hatcheries, as drought, over-allocation of water and climate change all combine this year to make temperatures too warm for some baby salmon and other fish to survive.
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Deer Valley buy Solitude as shakeup of Utah ski resort ownership widens

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:34pm
Another Utah ski resort has been sold.
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Recalls this week include hooded sweatshirts, sneakers, lawn movers and scarves

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:32pm
Separate brands of children's hooded sweatshirts that pose a strangulation hazard and children's sneakers with a piece that poses a choking hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products.
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Claman on Call: Will Upbeat Jobs Data Impact Fed's Timeline?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:28pm
Welcome to Claman on Call. The markets may be closed, but FOX Business is always on call.
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Telecom companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.39 or 1.1 percent, to $35.36.
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Supermarkets companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top supermarkets companies were up at the close of trading: Kroger rose $1.38 or 2.7 percent, to $52.88.
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Restaurant companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top restaurant companies were up at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $1.65 or 3.2 percent, to $53.00.
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Silver companies shares down at the close of trading

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top silver companies were down at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.14 or 5.4 percent, to $2.45.
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Specialty Retail companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top specialty retail companies were up at the close of trading: Autozone Inc. rose $4.81 or .9 percent, to $518.11.
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Staffing companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top staffing companies were up at the close of trading: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.30 or 1.9 percent, to $15.85.
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Department Store Retail companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:03pm
Shares of some top department store retail companies were up at the close of trading: Kohl's Corp. rose $.64 or 1.1 percent, to $61.47.
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Struggling retailer RadioShack inks deals to restructure some of its debt, access funds

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:46pm
RadioShack says it has inked deals with a group of investors to restructure part of its debt and access funds, moves aimed at giving the struggling consumer electronics retailer more financial breathing room.
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J.P. Morgan Won't Notify Customers Affected By Breach

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:46pm
J.P. Morgan Chase won't notify those customers who have been affected by its summer security breach -- estimated to be two-thirds of U.S. households -- that their personal information was exposed, a spokesperson for the bank told MarketWatch.
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Attorneys General from IL, CT will investigate breach of JPMorgan computer servers

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:39pm
The attorneys general of Illinois and Connecticut will look into a breach of JPMorgan Chase's computer servers.
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President Obama relies on southwest Indiana manufacturing success to make economic case

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:17pm
President Barack Obama, who used northern Indiana RV manufacturers as a rallying point during the Great Recession, returned to the state Friday for the first time in three years to tout the role of manufacturing in the nation's economic recovery.
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Glance at 44 Gulf of Mexico restoration projects and money approved for each

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:17pm
Here's a look at the names and estimated cost of 44 projects approved for funding from BP PLC's $1 billion set-aside dedicated to recovery from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: ALABAMA $85.5 million Gulf State Park Enhancement Project $5 million Swift Tract Living Shoreline $3.2 million Oyster Cultch Restoration ALABAMA TOTAL: $93.7 MILLION FLORIDA $10.8 million Beach Enhancement Project at Gulf Island National Seashore $4 million Gulf Islands National Seashore Ferry Project $775,605 Cat Point Living Shoreline Project $10.8 million Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project $2.7 million Seagrass Recovery Project $588,500 Perdido Key State Park Beach Boardwalk Improvements $1.5 million Big Lagoon State Park Boat Ramp Improvement $1 million Bob Sikes Pier Parking and Trail Restoration $11.5 million Artificial Reefs $18.8 million Fish Hatchery $2.9 million Scallop Enhancement for Increased Recreational Fishing Opportunity in the Florida Panhandle $882,750 Shell Point Beach Nourishment $611,234 Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project $5.4 million Florida Oyster Cultch Placement Project $3.2 million Strategically Provided Boat Access Along Florida's Gulf Coast $386,291 Walton County Boardwalks and Dune Crossovers $2.1 million Gulf County Recreation Projects $470,800 Bald Point State Park Recreation Areas $1.8 million Enhancements of Franklin County Parks and Boat Ramps $262,989 Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area Fishing and Wildlife Viewing Access Improvements $1.2 million Navarre Beach Park Gulfside Walkover Complex $614,630 Navarre Beach Park Coastal Access $309,669 Gulf Breeze Wayside Park Boat Ramp $2.6 million Developing Enhanced Recreational Opportunities at the Escribano Point Portion of the Yellow River WMA $10.2 million Norriego Point Restoration and Recreation Project $588,500 Deer Lake State Park Development $993,649 City of Parker Oak Shore Drive Pier $2 million Panama City Marina Fishing Pier, Boat Ramp and Staging Docks $1.5 million Wakulla Marshes Sands Park Improvements $4.6 million Northwest Florida Estuarine Habitat Restoration, Protection and Education, Fort Walton Beach FLORIDA TOTAL: $105.2 million LOUISIANA: $318.4 million Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration $22 million Louisiana Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Research, and Science Center LOUISIANA TOTAL: $340.4 million MISSISSIPPI $50 million Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project $10.4 million Restoration Initiatives at the Infinity Science Center $4.8 million Popp's Ferry Causeway Park $3.8 million Pascagoula Beachfront Promenade MISSISSIPPI TOTAL: $69 million TEXAS $10.7 million Galveston Island State Park Beach Development $3.6 million Matagorda Artificial Reef Project $2.2 million Freeport Artificial Reef Project $1.9 million Mid/Upper Texas Coast Artificial Reef Ship Reef Project $210,100 Sea Rim State Park Improvements TEXAS TOTAL: $18.6 million GRAND TOTAL: $626.8 million Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Jon Huntsman Sr. opens up about his life's triumphs and hardships in new autobiography

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:10pm
Thirty years ago, industrialist and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. hired an author to begin chronicling his life's stories in hopes of one day writing a book.
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$627 million approved for Gulf oil spill recovery projects, with $86 million to disputed hotel

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:04pm
Officials have approved plans to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $85.5 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.
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Judge: California water managers must consider ecological impacts of running huge water bank

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:01pm
A judge has ruled that state water managers in drought-stricken California must consider the environmental impacts of running one of the nation's largest water banks.
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