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With the yen softening further overnight, Japanese stocks chalked up fresh gains in early Thursday trading, with the Nikkei Stock Average rising 0.5% to head toward a ninth day of gains, while the Topix tacked on 0.4%.
The Indiana Department of Transportation and seven local partners will keep funding passenger rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago through Jan. 31 while the state agency negotiates with a private vendor to operate the line, it said Wednesday.
An important highway in northeast Arkansas could stay closed into next week as crews clean up the wreckage left from a head-on train collision, a highway official said Wednesday.
U.S. special forces earlier this summer tried to rescue a number of American hostages in Syria, including the murdered journalist James Foley, reports said Wednesday, citing senior White House officials.
Narragansett Beer — a Rhode Island icon — is starring in a new political ad.
Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he was hopeful that a family fight over the Market Basket grocery store chain that has sparked an employee walkout and a customer boycott can be resolved soon.
Soon-to-be unemployed casino workers are gathering on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for a rally and prayer service.
Oil prices gained Wednesday after U.S. government inventory data showed a decline in crude-oil supplies as refineries processed more oil than expected last week.
Rising home values and low interest rates are a powerful combination for homeowners looking for more financial breathing room.
A study shows the proposed Twin Metals Minnesota copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota would be economically competitive, profitable and sustainable for 30 years, the project's majority owner said Wednesday.
Shares of some top silver companies were mixed at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.02 or .6 percent, to $3.29.
Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. unchanged at $48.45.
Shares of some top railroad companies were up at the close of trading: CSX rose $.29 or .9 percent, to $30.87.
Shares of some top leisure companies were mixed at the close of trading: Carnival rose $.19 or .5 percent, to $37.74.
Shares of some top education companies were mixed at the close of trading: Apollo Group fell $.14 or .5 percent, to $27.77.
Shares of some top credit card companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Express Co. rose $.37 or .4 percent, to $88.49.
Advocates for the poor urged Gov. Paul LePage's administration Wednesday to scrap a plan that would require people to have a job to receive food stamps.
L Brands Inc. (LB) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $188.4 million.
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HPQ) fiscal third-quarter earnings fell 29 percent as the personal computer and printer maker absorbed the costs of employee layoffs and past acquisitions.
Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken an 8.5-percent stake in Hertz, which would make him the rental car company's biggest shareholder.