FDA issues warning letters to "natural" tobacco makers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes over their "additive-free" and "natural" label claims.

The agency...

Burlington shares jump as it raises full-year outlook

BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Higher sales at Burlington helped the discount retailer post strong fiscal second-quarter results Thursday. It also boosted its full-year earnings expectations, and shares jumped nearly 15...

US average rate on 30-year home loans drops to 3.84 percent

Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the slow-motion...

Michaels tops 2Q profit forecasts, bumps 2015 expectation

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Shares of Michaels Cos. Jumped Thursday after the arts and crafts store operator topped analyst expectations in its fiscal second quarter and bumped up its forecast for the year.

The...

Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico.

MOVERS & SHAKERS

By: THE GAZETTE

Claire Anderson and Emma Schiestl have joined the Innovations in Aging Collaborative as executive director and community outreach program director, respectively. Anderson previously was executive director of the...

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage drops to 3.84 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May, in a week marked by turmoil in global markets that was stoked by economic developments in...