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Richmond, Va. • Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through national forests in West Virginia and Virginia. The alternate released Friday is in respons...

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  • This Monday, July 6, 2015 photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building, in New York.  European stocks rose Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan’s main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) U.S. stocks open higher as oil rebounds, banks rise
    U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Friday, seeking their first gain in a week, as beaten-down energy and financial companies rebounded. A picku...
    Updated Feb 12 2016 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Japan’s main stock index dived Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in the U.S. and Europe.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) Eurozone markets higher after growth report
    London • European shares rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-yea...
    Updated Feb 12 2016 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. Global markets shuddered again Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, with bank stocks in particular getting hammered, oil falling further and investors turning to perceived safe havens like gold. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Amped-up funds flourish amid turmoil
    New York • That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too? Investors in search of supercharged r...
    Updated Feb 12 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Twitter woes deepen with lack of user growth
    Twitter added no new users in the fourth quarter, confirming the fears of advertisers and investors alike: the social-media site is in real trouble. T...
    Updated Feb 12 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share


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  • Former Freedom Industries owner and president Dennis Farrell, right, walks into Federal Court  with an unidentified woman in Charleston W.Va., Thursday Feb. 11, 2016.  Farrell is scheduled to be sentenced for his conviction on a pollution charge in a 2014 chemical spill into a Charleston river that prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents for days.  (Tom Hindman/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP Ex-exec gets 1 month in West Virginia chemical spill
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