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  • July 14- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance benefits to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws. Wal-Mart, the largest private U.S. employer, began offering health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses last year, after the Supreme Court in 2013 struck down...

  • Comcast to offer streaming services for $15 a month Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 11:58 PM ET

    July 12- Cable company Comcast Corp said it is beta testing a new cable streaming service called Stream, which will broadcast live TV from HBO and about a dozen other networks for $15 per month. Launching with Boston, followed by Chicago and Seattle, Stream would let Comcast's Xfinity Internet customers stream live TV over phones, tablets and laptops.

  • Rich and American? Australia wants you Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    *Australia to target Americans with A $15 mln visa scheme. *Australia in top 4 developed countries for FDI- UNCTAD. SYDNEY, July 13- Flush with the success of a millionaire visa programme to attract wealthy Chinese, Australia is now promising citizenship to rich Americans who are willing to bring their cash and entrepreneurial talent Down Under.

  • July 9- Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP is in advanced talks to acquire the enterprise business of eBay Inc for close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Representatives for Thomas H. Lee and eBay declined to comment. EBay's enterprise business, formerly known as GSI Commerce, helps retailers around the world beef up their...

  • July 9- Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP is in advanced talks to acquire the enterprise business of eBay Inc for close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for Thomas H. Lee declined to comment, while eBay did not respond to a request for comment. eBay's enterprise business, formerly known as GSI Commerce, helps...

  • *Euro zone sets end-of-week deadline for Greece. NEW YORK, July 8- World markets were shaken on Wednesday by a halt in New York Stock Exchange trading due to technical difficulties, a crash in Chinese stocks and lingering concerns over the future of Greece in the euro zone. The NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange, said the suspension was not due to a...

  • *China stock slump clouds global growth outlook. *Wall Street declines more than 1 percent. Wall Street declined more than 1 percent in early trading dominated by uncertainties over China and Greece.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. July 7- SpaceX is still homing in on why its Falcon 9 rocket exploded after liftoff last week, unable to resolve conflicting data radioed back to the ground before the explosion, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday. We take these missions incredibly seriously, "Musk said at a webcast International Space Station research and development conference in...

  • BOSTON/ LONDON, July 6- Jeff Feig, the co-chief investment officer of hedge fund Fortress Investment Group LLC's macro fund is leaving the company after less than a year, with Michael Novogratz becoming sole CIO, three sources with knowledge of the changes said. Feig, 48, joined Fortress less than a year ago from Citigroup Inc, where he was a foreign exchange...

  • Supreme Court ruling against a federal regulation aimed at cutting air pollution from power plants will limit growth for Cabot Corp and Calgon Carbon Corp, which make activated carbon used to curb mercury emissions. The tiny $80 million market for activated carbon could have shot up to $300 million- $350 million by 2017, analysts had said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 26- Anxiety about Greece and uncertainty about the timing of higher U.S. interest rates may keep Wall Street on edge early next week, but one ray of hope for investors could be an unusually long streak of ambivalence on Main Street. "The market climbs a wall of worry and if there's some bearishness out there it means there's potential buying power...

  • Hedge funds say au revoir to glitzy Monaco bash Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    *Top industry conference heads to Amsterdam. MONACO, June 25- Ferraris, super-yachts and free-flowing champagne- for a decade, Monaco and hedge funds have gone hand-in-hand. As the warm Mediterranean sun set over Le Méridien Beach Plaza hotel in the small principality, attendees could look forward to next year's event in Amsterdam.

  • June 25- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday announced flights between the United States and two islands in the French Caribbean, hinting that more routes and heightened competition with U.S. carriers are to come. Bilateral agreement allows Norwegian to fly between the United States and any point in European Union territory. Norwegian has expanded rapidly...

  • CHICAGO, June 24- A merger between Dutch supermarket Ahold and Belgian rival Delhaize will be a boon for U.S. online grocer Peapod, an Ahold unit which will gain valuable resources to fend off rival Amazon.com and upstart competitors, according to retail industry consultants. Access to Delhaize's efficient and low-cost distribution centers in the east and its...

  • CHICAGO, June 24- Low interest rates and a play-it-safe mentality among executives have fueled a stock buyback boom that is slowing economic growth, storied contrarian investor Jeremy Grantham said on Wednesday. "For a senior management person to use the cash flow of the corporation to buy stock back is much less dangerous than building a new plant," Grantham...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. Treasuries prices rebounded from a two-day selloff on Wednesday after late-stage debt negotiations between Greece and its international creditors hit a roadblock, crimping optimism for a deal and driving demand for safe-haven U.S. bonds. "It continues to be this sense of: we're getting to the end of the evening in Europe with no progress,"...

  • Marathon bomber Tsarnaev apologizes at sentencing Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. attorney's office in Boston on March 23, 2015.

    The public got to hear directly from Tsarnaev, who was formally sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 attack.

  • When she visits New York on Monday, President Dilma Rousseff will have a tough time convincing Wall Street her weakened government can pull Brazil out of a stall and save the once-booming nation's investment-grade credit rating. While many U.S. companies are still betting on Brazil's long-term growth prospects given the huge potential for the nation of 200...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks down on Greek debt crisis jitters Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    *Apple rises; Netflix trims gains after Icahn comments. Tsipras is scheduled to meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers at 1300 p.m. ET. "The U.S. market is taking some signals from the weakness in Europe," said John Canally, chief economic...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Greece uncertainty weighs Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    June 24- Wall Street was mostly lower on Wednesday as investors waited for more clarity on the ongoing debt talks between Greece and its creditors even as data showed that the U.S. economy's first-quarter contraction was smaller than earlier thought. Tsipras will meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European...