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  • Regulators close small Maryland bank

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Maryland, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 15 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over NBRS Financial Bank of Rising Sun, Maryland. The bank, which...

  • Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations. Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, said in a letter Friday to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart...

  • Anti-abuse label approved for painkiller Embeda

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved new labeling for another opioid designed to limit painkiller abuse. The FDA said Friday that Pfizer Inc.'s Embeda can have labeling indicating that it has properties expected to reduce abuse of the drug when it is crushed and...

  • Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state and a racetrack said it will start taking bets next weekend, but legal challenges could stall the rollout. Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill passed this week in the...

  • Hedge fund seeks board seats at Family Dollar

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. said Friday it is seeking seats on Family Dollar's board in an effort to get the retailer to reconsider a rebuffed buyout bid. Family Dollar Stores Inc. accepted an $8.5 billion cash and stock buyout offer from fellow discounter Dollar Tree in July....

  • US stocks end dramatic week with rally

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news. It was the latest large move for a market which, with a few exceptions, has been on a mostly downward track since last month....

  • Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort may survive after all, but it's likely to do so with angry employees. A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Friday voided the struggling casino's contract with its union workers, giving owner Trump Entertainment Resorts...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Rules vary about travel to countries hit by Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective. There are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone...

  • GE and Urban Outfitters are big market movers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE General Electric Co., up 57 cents to $24.82 The industrial conglomerate reported higher quarterly profit and revenue, and the results exceeded...

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