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  • Then along came Jeffrey Bullock, the newly appointed secretary of state for Delaware. Delaware's second-biggest biggest source of revenue was fees from few-questions-asked company registrations and other corporate services. The global pushback against shell companies was threatening to dim Delaware's longstanding appeal as a secretive corporate...

  • Aug 18- Wall Street was little changed in early trading on Thursday as the impact of a rise in oil prices and strong results at Wal-Mart was offset by weakness in consumer discretionary and financial stocks. Dow component Wal-Mart rose as much as 3.1 percent to $75.19- a more than 14- month high- after the retailer posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit.

  • Aug 18- Wall Street looked set to open little changed on Thursday, a day after minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed policymakers were divided over whether to raise interest rates in the near-term. While traders have almost completely ruled out a hike in September, they have priced in a 41.7 percent chance for a move in December- down from 45.1...

  • *While traders have almost completely ruled out a hike in September, they have priced in a 41.7 percent chance for a move in December- down from 45.1 percent on Wednesday, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool. *New York Fed President William Dudley, who on Tuesday unnerved the markets by saying a rate hike was possible in September, is scheduled to give a press...

  • **WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance holds open meeting in Washington to discuss the overall effectiveness of the terrorism risk insurance program, autonomous vehicles, implications of the recent UK referendum on membership in the European Union, and the impact of a low interest rate environment on the availability of...

  • *East& West Coast refiners may import more foreign crude. NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Aug 12- It may seem odd that the opening of one pipeline crossing through four U.S. Gulf Coast refiners and North Dakota oil producers will reap the benefits.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use. In a letter to the petitioners, the DEA said it had asked the Department of Health and Human Services for a scientific and medical evaluation of the issue. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado...

  • A sign with a DEA badge marks the entrance to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum in Arlington, Virginia.

    The U.S. government will announce that it will allow more research into marijuana but will reject requests to loosen the drug's classification.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 10- German property company IVG has appointed more advisors as it prepares for an initial public offering for its office properties portfolio which could be valued at up to 1.5 billion euros, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The company has called in Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Berenberg and property specialist Kempen to join...

  • Aug 3- Banner Health, a non-profit organization that runs a chain of hospitals, said hackers may have gained unauthorized access to patient, physician and beneficiary data. The hackers may have gained unauthorized access to computer systems that process payment card data at food and beverage outlets at some Banner Health locations, the company said on...

  • LONDON, July 29- Middle distillates remain the one ray of hope for U.S. oil refiners still struggling to clear a glut of gasoline caused by over-production earlier in the year. Stocks of distillate fuel oil are higher than normal but have been trending down for the last 15 weeks according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. By July 19, hedge funds had...

  • LONDON, July 29- Middle distillates remain the one ray of hope for U.S. oil refiners still struggling to clear a glut of gasoline caused by over-production earlier in the year. Stocks of distillate fuel oil are higher than normal but have been trending down for the last 15 weeks according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. By July 19, hedge funds had...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Fitch Ratings upgraded more U.S. public sector debt than it downgraded during the second quarter with a significant increase in upgrades in part because of a change in criteria for how it reviews tax-supported credits, the firm said in a report on Thursday. There were 83 upgrades versus 43 downgrades in the quarter, Fitch said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced on Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiner Tesoro Corp said on Monday it has reached a $10.4 million settlement with the United States for air quality violations at refineries in six Western states. Under the settlement, Tesoro will also invest $400 million in technology to better control air emissions at operations in Alaska, Northern California, North Dakota, Utah,...