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  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Fund companies and brokerage firms should be able to weather a proposal by Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that would increase capital gains taxes for some investors, but some fund holders could see higher costs, managers and analysts said. Brokerage firms that rely on customer trading as a revenue source might see a "...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- Google Inc's strong quarterly results, which unleashed a massive surge in its shares on Friday, has investors feeling upbeat heading into next week's tech-heavy slate of earnings reports. Among the numerous tech companies releasing earnings next week are International Business Machines, Microsoft Corp and Apple, all of which are expected to...

  • July 15- Kinder Morgan Inc said it would buy the 49 percent stake that it does not already own in natural gas joint venture Elba Liquefaction Co from Royal Dutch Shell Plc, and it raised its dividend. Kinder Morgan said it expects to invest $630 million in Elba terminals, bringing its total investment in the project near Savannah, Georgia to $2.1 billion.

  • "Reports continued to reflect decreases in oil and natural gas drilling activity in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Dallas," the Fed said. "Reports of capital spending declines continued in Cleveland, Atlanta, and Dallas, resulting in some labor cutbacks in Atlanta and Dallas." It said heavy machinery manufacturers in Chicago noted weak demand from the oil...