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  • Sept 29- Testing of nine wells near a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida, site of a massive leak of contaminated water, shows that water meets safe drinking standards for radioactivity and damage has not spread beyond the site, the company said. A sinkhole 45 feet in diameter and 240 feet deep opened in late August at Mosaic's New Wales phosphate...

  • Sept 29- BBX Capital Corp, a Florida company once known as BankAtlantic Bancorp, and its ex-chief executive have won a new trial in a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing them of defrauding investors before the 2008 financial crisis. "While the decision leaves open the possibility of a new trial, it decimates any ability of the SEC to win,"...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a challenge to a New York state law barring retailers from imposing surcharges on customers who make purchases with a credit card rather than cash. The court will hear an appeal filed by a group of merchants to a September 2015 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that...

  • Separate legislation was approved by the House of Representatives earlier in the day setting aid for Flint. It must now be reconciled with a somewhat different bill passed by the Senate. The Senate voted 72-26 earlier on Wednesday to adopt the short-term spending bill.

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in a conversation before the "Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- 2110 GMT. ORLANDO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the 2016 Future of Florida...

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in a conversation before the "Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- 2110 GMT. ORLANDO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the 2016 Future of Florida...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Congress moved closer on Wednesday to finishing a stop-gap funding bill that would avert a looming federal government shutdown, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. The Senate voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal...

  • Gary Hirst, 64, was found guilty by a federal jury in Manhattan on all four counts he faced, including conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud charges, according to court records. District Judge Kevin Castel increased Hirst's bond from $1 million to $3 million and ordered the Florida resident be placed in custody until he could meet the new bail conditions.

  • Gary Hirst, 64, was found guilty by a federal jury in Manhattan on all four counts he faced, including conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud charges, according to court records. Noam Biale, a lawyer for the Lake Mary, Florida- resident, said he was disappointed and planned to appeal. Galanis, a Los Angeles resident whose father and two brothers were also charged,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- You do not learn a lot from tax returns, Republican Donald Trump proclaimed in Monday's U.S. presidential debate. "From a tax return, you get distinct, discrete financial numbers," says Jude Boudreaux, a certified financial planner at Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans. Democrat Hillary Clinton's returns showed that she and her husband,...

  • ST. LOUIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the Community Banking in the 21st Century Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis- 1415 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks before the Community Banking in the 21st Century...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Jake Novak says if the election were held today, Trump would beat Clinton. The question is: Can he hang on to the momentum? Or, will he blow it?

  • Trainers have Orca killer whales perform for the crowd during a show at the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego. (File photo).

    SeaWorld slashed its dividend and said it would suspend future payments, six months after it decided to stop breeding killer whales at its parks.

  • New homes for sale by Lennar home builders.

    Lennar reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as it sold more homes at higher prices and the company said orders rose 8.1 percent.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 display in store

    Samsung Electronics Co was sued on Friday by a Florida man who said he suffered severe burns after his Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded.

  • A Venezuela resident carries food in plastic bags in the Catia neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela

    The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has forced many Venezuelans to call on family in the U.S. for help in finding food.

  • Samsung recalls 2.5M Galaxy Note 7 phones

    Samsung Electronics urges consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible.

  • Walmart's Coke Zero display depicts Ground Zero

    The big box retailer and Coca-Cola face heat on social media over a store display in Florida.