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Norfolk Southern railroad to report 1Q earnings / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:31:30 -0400
OMAHA, Neb.  Norfolk Southern investors will learn how the harsh winter affected the railroad Wednesday when the company releases its first-quarter earnings report. This year's severe winter weather slowed all the major railroads and forced them to use shorter trains, but some railroads handled the weather challenges better than others.

Dominion touts power from waste coal at Va. plant / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:25:01 -0400
ST. PAUL Dominion Virginia Power says its power plant in Wise County has used nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since it began operating in July 2012. The Richmond-based energy provider says Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center near St. Paul uses waste coal from old mining operations as fuel for the power station.

Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:02:32 -0400
NEW YORK While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.

Dollar Tree pulls toy from stores / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:55:00 -0400
Dollar Tree Inc. agreed to pull a toy called Clingy Darts from shelves after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a federal recall of the product, which he said contains an excessive level of phthalates. Cuomo claimed the toy has more than six times the 0.1 percent allowable limit of the chemical DEHP, which can cause reproductive and development problems in children.

Study: Up to 32 percent of imported seafood caught illegally / Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:27:52 -0400
WASHINGTON That seafood on your dinner plate is starting to look a little fishy. A new study that examined illegal and unreported marine harvests brought to the United States from around the globe says it maybe shouldn't be there at all. Up to 32 percent of imported wild shrimp, crab, salmon, pollock, tuna and other catch was poached.

Higher temperatures begin to lift U.S. economy / Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:51:42 -0400
WASHINGTON Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze. Economists had expected the growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow and steady improvement. But an unusually bitter winter sent factories, hiring and consumer spending into hibernation.

Port posts profit after 7 straight months of losses / Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:14:12 -0400
The port of Hampton Roads continued its record pace for container cargo volume in March and squeaked out its first monthly operating profit since July, Virginia Port Authority officials said Monday.

N.C. report: More sought work in March, found jobs / Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:00:45 -0400
RALEIGH, N.C. Almost 8,000 more people were either working or looking for jobs in March, a shift from a trend that indicated people were dropping out of the labor force, the state Commerce Department reported Monday.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:16:30 -0400
NEW YORK Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."

U.S. gasoline prices rise to 13-month high in survey / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:05:04 -0400
The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps jumped 8.5 cents in the past two weeks to a 13-month high of $3.6918 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc. The survey covers the period ended Friday and is based on information obtained at about 2,500 filling stations by the Camarillo, Calif.-based company.

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