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  • Energy company Emera plans to buy Teco Energy for $6.48B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian energy and services company Emera said Friday it will buy Teco Energy, an electric and gas utility that does business in Florida and New Mexico, for about $6.48 billion. Emera…

  • Cardin’s opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced…

  • Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key…

  • Giant opens new store in Alexandria

    WASHINGTON — A new Giant grocery store opened Friday on the corner of East Glebe Road and Jefferson Davis Highway in Alexandria. The new store is 57,716 square feet — three times larger than its previous…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed — a mixed bag of…

  • College initiative aims to keep oil workers in North Dakota

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Newly hired North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott was recently touring the state’s booming oil patch when the Rhodes scholar met a rig worker with a high school diploma. Hagerott,…

  • US stocks drop; mixed jobs report clouds rate outlook

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday. The stock market has been volatile for weeks on concern that China’s economy is…

  • Lawsuit: Montana dam transfer to tribes is security risk

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw…

  • US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed — a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise…

  • Brazil’s former chief-of-staff charged with corruption

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday filed corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against Jose Dirceu, Brazil’s former presidential chief of staff, for his alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned…

  • Gap and Vince are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Vince Holding Corp., down $4.03 to $5.24 The high-end clothing company…

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

    U.S. stocks slumped on Friday after the government’s monthly jobs report gave investors few clues about the Federal Reserve’s next move on interest rates. The government reported that the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year…

  • Report: Massachusetts agency failed to save boy now in coma

    BOSTON (AP) — The Department of Children and Families failed to protect a 7-year-old boy who police say was beaten and starved by his father and who is now in a coma, according to a…

  • McGraw-Hill Education files for $100M IPO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Educational content maker McGraw-Hill Education plans to go public. Best known as a publisher of textbooks and instructional materials, the company is now investing heavily in developing digital content and technology…

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Sep 3 18,112,975 Statutory debt…