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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

December 19th, 2014 2:43 pm by BY DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide where coal ash waste had tainted waters.

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Buyer announces big plans for historic JC home

Buyer announces big plans for historic JC home

December 20th, 2014 12:20 am by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

Recording artist and costumer Sylvia Polite announced her contract to buy the 92-year-old Oaks Castle and use it as both a residence and exhibition space for her two made-to-measure clothing lines and other arts endeavors.

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Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

December 20th, 2014 12:06 am by Associated Press

Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

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Stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

Stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

December 19th, 2014 5:17 pm by Associated Press

Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year. "What a very crazy week," said Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

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Thai seafood giant to buy San Diego-based Bumble Bee tuna

Thai seafood giant to buy San Diego-based Bumble Bee tuna

December 19th, 2014 2:03 pm by By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Thai Union Frozen Products said it's buying the Southern California firm for $1.51 billion from private equity firm Lion Capital, which purchased Bumble Bee in 2010.

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NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

December 18th, 2014 9:00 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck. The capsule arrived back at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday. NASA plans to use future models to help get astronauts to Mars.

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Two states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

Two states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

December 18th, 2014 7:51 pm by Associated Press

"This contraband has been heavily trafficked into our state," Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said at a news conference in Lincoln. "While Colorado reaps millions from the sale of pot, Nebraska taxpayers have to bear the cost."

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Stocks surge; Oracle leads technology sector higher

Stocks surge; Oracle leads technology sector higher

December 18th, 2014 5:30 pm by Associated Press

"What we're seeing is a move back to fundamentals," said Karyn Cavanaugh, a senior market strategist at Voya Investment Management. "Earnings continue to be good...the U.S. economy is continuing to do well."

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GM halts sales to Russian dealers as ruble plummets

GM halts sales to Russian dealers as ruble plummets

December 18th, 2014 2:13 pm by By Greg Gardner, Detroit Free Press

Bloomberg reported early Thursday that Audi and Jaguar Land Rover also stopped selling vehicles in Russia this week.

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U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

December 17th, 2014 1:04 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

President Barack Obama's announcement to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation does give hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies — all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the Cuba travel ban.

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Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

December 17th, 2014 12:27 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November.

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