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  • LONDON/ SKOPJE, Jan 11- British luxury carmaker Aston Martin, which is deciding where to build a new plant to expand its product range and return to profitability, is considering a site in Macedonia, two sources familiar with the matter said. "Macedonia is a recent and late contender having been previously ruled out," one of the sources said. A senior government...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- The benchmark S&P 500 U.S. stock index on Friday notched its worst five-day start to a year on record as fear of a slowdown in China offset a surprisingly strong payrolls report in the United States. Stocks had opened higher on Wall Street after data showed the economy created many more jobs than expected in December and previous months were revised...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St has worst start to year ever Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 4:55 PM ET

    *December nonfarm payrolls 292,000 vs est 200,000. *Oil prices fall again, post heavy losses for week. Jan 8- U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday, ending a volatile week with their worst five-day start to a year ever, as sliding oil prices and lingering worries about the global economy offset upbeat U.S. job growth.

  • *Alabama production starts in June- source. *To make 30,000 cars in Alabama by year-end- source. Hyundai plans to build about 30,000 Santa Fe Sport vehicles in Alabama from June through December, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • *Pep Boys up after board finds Icahn's proposal superior. Dec 29- Wall Street rose sharply on Tuesday, elevating the S&P 500 to a modest gain for the year as Amazon and Apple led tech stocks higher. Amazon climbed 2.78 percent and closed at a record high of $693.97.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29- A federal judge granted approval for coal producer Walter Energy Inc to reject its labor agreements and end retiree benefits, which the bankrupt U.S. company said was needed in order to sell off its operations, given the industry's dire straits. "The court finds credible that no potential buyers have an interest in assuming such obligations,...

  • *Pep Boys up after board finds Icahn's proposal superior. Dec 29- Wall Street surged on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 into a small gain for the year as Amazon and Apple led tech stocks higher and recovering crude prices bolstered energy shares. Chevron rose 1.37 percent, helping push the S&P energy sector up 0.89 percent after oil prices edged up on the prospects of...

  • State-level Medicare brawls reflect wider GOP war Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    Healthcare health care

    Many Republican governors support expanding coverage through the ACA, a law that members of Congress from their party want to see fail. NYT reports.

  • *California drivers suing because they want to be Uber employees. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 10- State legislators in Ohio and Florida are moving ahead with regulations governing Uber and other ride services that would designate all drivers as independent contractors, bolstering a critical but much-disputed aspect of Uber's business model. The states would join...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee could roll back approved exceptions to a ban on the use of Russian rocket engines for U.S. military use, the committee's chairman, Senator John McCain, said in a letter made public on Wednesday. He also accused a Lockheed-Boeing venture of trying to manipulate Congress. He said ULA's announcement last...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Dec 9- A pediatric doctor in Alabama had to scramble to find a less expensive supply of a lifesaving drug to treat an infant who was suffering from a parasitic infection. These are two of the stories a U.S. Senate panel heard on Wednesday at a hearing to explore why certain off-patent prescription medicines sold by companies like Valeant...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- A pediatric doctor in Alabama had to scramble to find a less expensive supply of a lifesaving drug to treat an infant who was suffering from a parasitic infection. These are just two of the stories that a U.S. Senate panel will hear on Wednesday at a hearing that will explore why certain off-patent prescriptions made by companies like Valeant...

  • Dec 8- A federal judge has ruled that former Enron Corp chief executive Jeffrey Skilling violated U.S. securities laws, finally closing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's 11- year-old case involving the energy giant's 2001 collapse, the SEC said on Tuesday. The final judgment against Skilling by U.S. District Court Judge Melinda Harmon in Houston...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- When Congress adopted the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act in 2003, the intent- spelled out in the law- was to ensure protection for drug-dependent newborns, not to punish mothers battling addiction. "If you're in a state where a report is made and social services are great, they're going to help this mom and get home health care, then that's...

  • LEHIGHTON, Pennsylvania, Dec 7- Brayden Cummings turned 6 weeks old the morning his mother suffocated him. High on methamphetamine, Xanax and the methadone prescribed to help her kick a heroin habit, 20- year-old Tory Schlier told police that she was "fuzzy" about what happened to her baby boy. Like more than 130,000 other children born in the United States in the...

  • But the United States and a host of allies are now rushing to ensure a stable supply of such weapons for what is expected to be a long fight against Islamic State, whose rise has fueled conflict in Syria and across a swathe of the Middle East. Islamic State's deadly attacks in Paris last month have added urgency to the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the group in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has been accused of conspiring with Volkswagen AG to evade diesel emissions standards in at least 11 million vehicles worldwide in a class action lawsuit filed late on Monday. The lawsuit filed by a New York diesel owner in U.S. District Court in Detroit names Bosch- the world's largest auto supplier- along...

  • *China's yuan strengthened by IMF decision. NEW YORK, Nov 30- The dollar pared gains after hitting an 8-1/ 2- month high against major currencies on Monday, while the prospect of further European Central Bank stimulus dragged the euro, and oil futures fell on worries about a growing supply glut. "There's apprehension on the part of investors to make any big...

  • The S&P retail index was down 1 percent, while Target shares fell 1.3 percent to $72.50 after its website faced an outage due to heavy traffic. Shares of brick-and-mortar stores were down following Black Friday, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc, down 1.8 percent at $58.84, and Macy's Inc, down 2.3 percent at $39.08. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is due to address...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- The United States could struggle to promote competition in its space launch program while also maintaining two independent ways to launch satellites and ending U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Tuesday. His comments came after United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and...