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Disney to Launch New Star Wars Toys

Updated: 8:45 AM - The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.

Egg Board Investigated for Promotional Practices

Updated: 3:28 PM - The Agriculture Department says it is looking into documents that show that an egg industry organization under government oversight tried to harm sales of an imitation mayonnaise.

Strip Mall Conserves Water to Save Money

Updated: 09/03/2015 - This summer most of us have been consciously aware to not waste water. Some of us have developed practices that will probably last even if we have a wet winter. Such is the case with one property owner who is taking his water savings to the bank.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise

Updated: 09/03/2015 - More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain at historically near low levels in a positive sign for the U.S. economy amid a broader global slowdown.

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  • Canadian Utility Emera to Buy Teco Energy for $6.5 Billion
    Emera has reached an agreement to buy Teco Energy for $6.5 billion in cash, a move that would double the Canadian utility’s assets to $20 billion and significantly boost its U.S. footprint.
  • Google Pursuing a Return to China
    Google is in talks with the Chinese government and handset makers about launching a new Android app store there, a move that would mark the company’s return to China.
  • UAW Ford Negotiators' Video Says Givebacks Are Done
    The United Auto Workers union is turning up the heat on Ford Motor as part of its campaign to win a pay raise for workers during ongoing labor contract negotiations.
  • Restyled Vans Find a Bigger Market
    Newer work vans that drive like cars, get decent gas mileage and are easily customized to haul people, packages or cargo are making the lowly panel van fun—and a big seller again.
  • Canada's Top Court Rules in Favor of Ecuador Villagers in Chevron Case
    In a boost to Ecuadorean villagers’ bid to enforce a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron, Canada’s top court ruled they can move forward with an effort to seize assets tied to the oil company.
  • Lower Gas Prices Yield Uneven Benefits
    The sharp fall in gas prices that began last summer has altered American life in ways spurring families to spend more at restaurants and clock more miles in bigger vehicles, while bruising regions and sectors that rode the oil boom.
  • Blurry Job Picture Poses Test for Fed
    U.S. employment growth slowed in August but the jobless rate fell to the lowest level since 2008, a mixed labor-market reading less than two weeks before a crucial Federal Reserve meeting.
  • G-20 Increasingly Concerned About Slowing Chinese Economy
    China’s market routs and a string of weak data are fueling concern among Group of 20 officials that a slowing Chinese economy could fuel further market instability and push global growth deeper into a long-term rut.
  • Car-Parts Dispute Taps Brakes on Trade Deal
    A fight over how cars are assembled is pitting North America’s auto industry against Japan’s in a dispute now holding up a major trade agreement spanning the Pacific.
  • Richmond Fed's Lacker: Case For Rate Increase Strong
    The case for the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates this month is strong, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said, though he also said he had not decided whether to support the U.S. central bank’s first rate increase in nearly a decade.
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