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  • U.S. judge hands SEC setback over in-house judges Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 2:46 PM ET

    The SEC accused the defendants of steering pension funds to invest in alternative investments that they knew did not comply with Georgia law and collecting $1.7 million of extra fees. Since passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, the SEC has relied on its own judges to handle more enforcement cases. In temporarily halting the Gray case, May adhered to her separate...

  • Aug 5- Intercontinental Exchange Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by increased market data and listing revenue, and said it plans to launch its Singapore futures exchange and clearing house in the fourth quarter. ICE, which began as an energy exchange in 2000 and has expanded through acquisitions of companies...

  • *Medicaid memberships rise 10.8 pct. Last month, Anthem Inc said it would buy Cigna Corp and Aetna Inc announced the acquisition of Humana Inc.. The deals could present acquisition opportunities for WellCare and rival Centene Corp as Anthem and Aetna might have to sell some Medicare Advantage plans to satisfy antitrust regulators.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- It takes a special kind of person to be a morning-show host. Not just the kind of person who can get up at 3 or 4 a.m. every day, but someone with a personality that the rest of America doesn't mind seeing when they are tired, grumpy and have not yet had a first cup of coffee. I got paid $1 an hour to bus tables, and since I didn't even have a driver's license at the...

  • Aug 5- Exchange and clearing house operator Intercontinental Exchange Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by increased revenues from market data and listing fees. ICE said it earned $283 million, or $2.54 a share, in the second quarter, compared with $226 million, or $1.95 a share, a year earlier. ICE, which began as an energy...

  • *AIG, Allstate fall a day after results. Aug 4- Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday for a third straight session as investors worried about a rise in interest rates while Apple's shares hit their lowest in over six months. "Apple has been the weak sister in the market today," said Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist and director of asset allocation at RidgeWorth...

  • *AIG, Allstate fall a day after results. *Walt Disney, Genworth to report after the bell. *Indexes down: Dow 0.51 pct, S&P 0.43 pct, Nasdaq 0.41 pct.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 14 Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England announces interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its August policy meeting- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England to release inflation report- 1100 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world's worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn't improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse. As a result, not only Malaysia, Cuba and China, but...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 3- Macy's Inc said on Monday the department store chain will expand same day delivery services to nine cities and metropolitan areas this month, pushing into an aggressive field dominated by e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.. Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, said it will now offer same day delivery to customers in 17...

  • July 31- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the latest outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been notified of about 358 confirmed cases of the infection until Thursday, the FDA said in a statement on its website. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Kroger Co are pulling some cilantro...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping- and controversial- regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector. Among other things: The EPA is expected to push back the rule's start date by two years to 2022, according to a slide posted by the agency briefly on its...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping- and controversial- regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector. Among other things: The EPA is expected to push back the rule's start date by two years to 2022, according to a slide posted by the agency briefly on its...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 12 Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting. LONDON- Bank of England announces interest rate decision- 1100 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its August policy meeting- 1100 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- General Electric Co is taking steps to shift some U.S. manufacturing work overseas now that the U.S. Export-Import Bank will be shuttered at least until September, the industrial giant's global operations boss told Reuters on Thursday. The prospective government partners include Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Danielle Faust, 33, is six weeks into wearing braces to fix her crooked teeth and is pretty happy about the process, but not the price. While the $5,000 for Invisalign clear aligners in South Florida where she is a freelance writer is $1,000 less than a friend is paying in New York, she is kicking herself because she missed out on a Groupon that would...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- A judge in the state of Georgia has reduced a $150 million award to $40 million for the family of a young boy killed when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was riding was rear-ended and burst into flames, according to orders released on Tuesday. Judge J. Kevin Chason in Decatur County said the family of Remington Walden should receive $30...

  • Shares in Atlanta- based United Parcel Service Inc rose more than 2 percent. Like main rival FedEx Corp, UPS is often seen as a bellwether of U.S. economic health. When reporting quarterly results in June, Memphis- based FedEx said lower fuel surcharges had cut into revenue.

  • CHICAGO, July 28- Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported higher second-quarter net profit as improved margins offset a drop in revenue. When main rival FedEx Corp reported quarterly results in June, the Memphis- based company said lower fuel surcharges had cut into revenue. UPS reported second-quarter net income of $1.23...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 10 Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference, hosted by the New South Wales government- 0030 GMT. KYOTO- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Kyoto- 0130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.