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  • 2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — An explosion and fire early Friday morning killed two people and critically injured two others at an oil rig in southeastern Oklahoma. Authorities said the explosion occurred at the rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate in a remote area of rural Coal County about...

  • Report: FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The Government Accountability Office says the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks was flawed. The GAO released a report Friday on its findings. The agency didn't take a position on the FBI's conclusion that Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins acted alone in...

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Chief Operating Officer Sanders to leave

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Scotts Miracle-Gro says its president and chief operating officer, Barry Sanders, will leave next month, as the lawn and garden products maker continues a push to thin its layers of executive leadership. The Marysville, Ohio, company said Friday that Sanders...

  • Merck begins offer for Cubist shares in $8.4 billion deal

    Updated: 7 min ago

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — The drugmaker Merck is launching its previously-disclosed $8.4 billion offer to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals shares in a deal that aims to strengthen its ability to treat serious infections, an issue drawing growing concern globally. Merck said earlier...

  • Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

    Updated: 26 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. ___ — Nikon D750 camera ($2,300 body only; $3,000 kit with 24-120mm lens): I couldn't find anything to complain about the D750 after spending...

  • Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates. Its shares fell more than 4 percent in morning trading Friday, Blackberry was considered a game changer in 1999 when it launched the RIM 950, which...

  • Used car dealer CarMax 3Q profit up 22 pct

    Updated: 59 min ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — CarMax reported a 22 percent jump in third-quarter earnings Friday as the used car dealership chain sold more cars and expanded its footprint across the U.S. The Richmond, Virginia, company earned $130 million, or 60 cents per share, for the period ended Nov. 30,...

  • Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model year. Chrysler says in documents posted Friday by U.S....

  • Coroner: Boy, 6, dies after car crashes into crowd

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy whose mother and two other women were killed when a motorist slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries, authorities said early Friday. Samuel Gaza died late Thursday at a hospital, according to Los...

  • US stocks open mostly higher after a two-day rally

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mostly higher in the U.S. as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,786 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Dow had surged 421 points the day before, its biggest...

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