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  • *S&P 500 hits record closing high of 2,137.16. NEW YORK, July 11- The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index set record intraday and closing highs on Monday as last week's strong monthly U.S. jobs report worked its way into financial markets, and European shares rose as a single candidate emerged to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister. It overtook the...

  • The SEC said Pirrello, who worked at Garden State Securities Inc in Hackensack, New Jersey, also recommended the three target companies to his colleagues, who made their own trades before the mergers were announced. James Cobb, Avent's lawyer, said in an email that the SEC claims were meritless and that his client always followed the law. The deals in question...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this autumn, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the Transportation Department said on Thursday. The decision, about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 7- The United States has tentatively approved flights on eight U.S. airlines to Havana as early as this fall, with American Airlines Group Inc receiving the largest share of the limited routes, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The decision, coming about a year after the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic...

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The Obama administration on Thursday proposed eight airlines including United Continental Holdings Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc, American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O> and JetBlue Airlines Corp to start nonstop flights from the United States to Havana, Cuba, as early as this fall, administration officials said. They include Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort...

  • *Bangladesh army says most victims in restaurant were foreigners. DHAKA, July 2- Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians, seven Japanese and an American, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12- hour standoff on Saturday. The gunmen, who stormed the busy...

  • *Bangladesh army says most victims in restaurant were foreigners. DHAKA, July 2- Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians, seven Japanese and an American, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12- hour standoff on Saturday. The gunmen, who stormed the busy...

  • *Bangladesh army says most victims in restaurant were foreigners. DHAKA, July 2- Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians and seven Japanese, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12- hour standoff on Saturday. The gunmen, who stormed the busy restaurant in...

  • *Bangladesh army says most victims in restaurant were foreigners. *Country's $26 bln garment sector likely to be hurt. DHAKA, July 2- Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians and seven Japanese, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12- hour standoff on...

  • ATLANTA, June 30- The United Kingdom's vote last week to exit the European Union should have little short-term impact on trade flows, as long as negotiations on the country's split with the trade bloc do not drag on too long, the top executive of UPS said on Thursday. Abney said that he believes the best opportunity for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific...

  • ATLANTA, June 30- The United Kingdom's vote last week to exit the European Union should have little short-term impact on trade flows, as long as negotiations on the country's split with the trade bloc do not drag on too long, the top executive of UPS said on Thursday. "If the government sorts things out in a way that's considered reasonable in the minds of our shippers,...

  • ATLANTA, June 30- The United Kingdom's vote last week to exit the European Union should have little short-term impact on trade flows, as long as negotiations on the country's split with the trade bloc do not drag on too long, the top excutive of UPS said on Thursday. "If the government sorts things out in a way that's considered reasonable in the minds of our shippers,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic home buyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic homebuyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- With Amazon and other e-commerce sites continuing to take market share from malls and other physical retailers, U.S. mutual fund managers are upping their bets on an overlooked part of the online shopping boom: warehouses. Real estate investment trusts that own the distribution centers required to fill all those Amazon Prime boxes are a...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, June 21- About a half dozen ride-hailing firms have rushed into Texas tech hub Austin after market leaders Uber and Lyft left the city last month in a huff over municipal requirements that they fingerprint drivers. Several other U.S. cities and states, from Atlanta to Chicago to the state of California, are considering requiring ride-hailing...

  • The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the fourth federal appeals court to rule for the SEC, which critics say can benefit from pursuing enforcement cases in-house because they offer procedural advantages that can make it easier to win. In one, the SEC accused Gray Financial Group Inc and two executives of steering public pension funds to invest in...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock markets could see heavy trading and increased volatility as investors position for next week's referendum on whether Britain remains in the European Union. "We are still stuck in the churn," said Jeff Morris, Head of U.S. Equities at Standard Life Investments in Boston. Campaigning for the referendum was suspended after the murder of...