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Stock Futures Tumble In Wake Of Weak China Data

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:57am
U.S. stock futures fell sharply in early trading on Wednesday, on the heels of data showing a preliminary measure of Chinese factory output in September at the lowest since the financial crisis.
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Judge rules 'Happy Birthday' song is public domain, denies publisher's copyright claim

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:08pm
The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song "Happy Birthday To You" for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the mostly widely sung in the world, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
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Defense lawyer says Washington school shooter's father was never told he couldn't have guns

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 9:31pm
Prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that the father of the teenager who shot and killed four classmates and himself repeatedly lied on forms to illegally buy firearms.
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White House officials expect robust talks with China on cyber, trade and human rights

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 9:24pm
White House officials will seek to demonstrate during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit that cracking down on theft of commercial secrets and promoting fair trade is in China's best interest in helping to sustain and grow the world's second-largest economy.
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Taco Bell in Chicago debuts with beer and sangria on menu

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 8:29pm
Taco Bell customers in Chicago can now have beer with their burritos and sangria with their soft tacos.
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Federal appeals court reinstates lawsuit challenging New York law banning flip-open knives

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 7:45pm
A lawsuit challenging the city's aggressive enforcement of a ban on pocket knives that pop open with a flip of the wrist was reinstated on Tuesday.
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Judge denies Peabody Energy's request to strike mining protest song lyrics from legal brief

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 7:32pm
A federal judge in Wyoming says it's tough luck that the world's largest private coal company doesn't dig a 1970s-era protest song.
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U.S. Drugmaker Turing to Roll Back 5,000% Price Hike

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 7:14pm
Turing Pharmaceuticals, a small company that generated outrage over raising the cost of an old anti-infective drug by more than 5,000%, said on Tuesday it would roll back that increase to make sure it remains affordable.
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North Dakota oil company officials laud federal findings on volatility of Bakken crude oil

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 7:11pm
Preliminary research and comments by several federal agencies on the volatility of crude oil from North Dakota shows that Bakken crude has been unfairly singled out in safety discussions, oil industry representatives said Tuesday.
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Exposing emissions problems not new for West Virginia University team that tested altered VWs

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 7:00pm
A West Virginia University research unit that helped expose Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal was involved in another emissions test two decades ago that had similar results with polluting trucks.
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Dow Pushes Back into Correction Territory

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 6:45pm
While spirits were high ahead of Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to the U.S., stocks were drenched in red Tuesday.
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Official: Teardown of jet engine from British Airways aircraft fire in Las Vegas to take time

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 6:45pm
Federal crash investigators aren't saying how long it will take to determine why an engine on a British Airways jet burst into flames during takeoff in Las Vegas.
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Harvard Endowment Grows 5.8% to Record $37.6B

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 6:33pm
Harvard University's endowment posted a 5.8% return in fiscal year 2015 to hit a record $37.6 billion, the elite school's in-house fund management company said.
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Federal officials declare sage grouse plan strikes balance between wildlife, Western industry

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 6:00pm
A cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared Tuesday, as they sought to safeguard the habitat of a declining species while maintaining key pieces of the American West's economy — oil and gas drilling and ranching.
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Argentina judge suspends some of Barrick Gold's operations after spill but says waters safe

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 6:00pm
An Argentine judge investigating a cyanide spill at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine has temporarily suspended some operations by the world's largest gold mining company until the cause can be determined.
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In 1st report, MBTA control board says system's problems even worse than earlier feared

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 5:57pm
The financial and operational problems facing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority may be even more severe than initially feared following crippling winter breakdowns, a control board said Tuesday in its first formal report since being created to oversee the Boston-area transit system.
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Pharma analysts see little threat from Clinton plan to rein-in drug costs

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 5:35pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to rein in prescription drug prices by reshaping how drugmakers do business is being met by skepticism within the industry.
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Hearings on VW emissions scandal planned in Tennessee, home of automaker's lone US plant

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 5:13pm
Lawmakers in Tennessee plan hearings over whether the Volkswagen emissions scandal could imperil the nearly $900 million in state and local incentives that have been directed toward the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga.
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EU official warns that Haiti's ban on some Dominican goods will drive up prices for Haitians

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 5:04pm
A European Union official warns that an upcoming Haitian ban on some Dominican Republic products will drive up prices in the impoverished country.
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Puerto Rico power company reaches deal with fuel line lenders on $700 million in expired debt

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:48pm
Puerto Rico's troubled power company says it has reached a deal to restructure about $700 million in expired debt with fuel line lenders.
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