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  • NEW YORK, May 7- New therapies that clinical data show can eliminate blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma in 40 percent to 90 percent of patients may have to be genetically modified to include a switch that shields healthy cells from attack. The therapies could generate tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for drugmakers including Kite Pharma and...

  • May 7- When Kim Forrest attends dog shows, she is there not just for her two wirehaired pointing griffons. Forrest, who works for the Pittsburgh- based Fort Pitt Capital Group, believes participation in dog shows is as middle class as it gets and as such is a great economic gauge. "Many market strategists cling to the Fed minutes and other standard information," says...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- With university tuition and student debt at record highs, many people wonder if it is worth it to go to college. But according to Georgetown University professor Anthony Carnevale, the truly important issue that will affect a student's future is picking a major. In fact, the spread between the highest-earning and the lowest-earning major and is a...

  • May 6- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday he would create a so-called Wage Board, a move apparently designed to allow him to raise the minimum wage without the approval of state lawmakers. Cuomo in his January budget recommended raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour in New York City and $10.50 elsewhere in the state, only to see that proposal...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., May 6- A BNSF train that derailed in central North Dakota on Wednesday was carrying railcars owned by Hess Corp, 10 of which caught fire and forced the evacuation of a nearby town, the oil producer told Reuters late Wednesday. Hess, the third-largest North Dakota oil producer, said BNSF is leading cleanup efforts but added it stands ready to assist.

  • HESS CORP SAYS IT IS' FULLY COMPLIANT' WITH NORTH DAKOTA CRUDE TREATMENT RULES THAT WENT INTO EFFECT APRIL 1.

  • EXCLUSIVE-HESS CORP TELLS REUTERS BNSF DERAILMENT NEAR HEIMDAL, N.D., ON MAY 6 WAS CARRYING HESS-OWNED RAILCARS.

  • May 6- Exxon Mobil Corp said a breakdown related to an unspecified unit caused flaring at its 149,500- barrel-per-day refinery in Torrance, California, on Wednesday.

  • Lockheed F-35 gets first female pilot - Air Force Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:00 PM ET

    all-female combat sortie over Afghanistan in 2011, this week became the first woman to fly the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 jet, the Air Force said on Wednesday. Mau, deputy commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group, on Tuesday completed her first training flight in the single-seat stealth fighter after 14 virtual training missions in a simulator, said...

  • Paulson, Bernanke: What's said in Vegas stays in Vegas Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS May 6- Would you like to know whether sage investor and mammoth hedge fund manager John Paulson is bullish on stocks? The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference, known as SALT, attracts 1,800 investors who pay thousands of dollars apiece to attend the annual Las Vegas event. As the head of $20 billion firm Paulson& Co., Paulson's thoughts on the markets and...

  • WICHITA, Kansas, May 6- The Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association projected the yield of Oklahoma's 2015 winter wheat crop at 29.4 bushels per acre, an official with Plains Grains, a wheat industry group, said on Wednesday. Mark Hodges of Plains Grains said the Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association projected Oklahoma wheat production at 111.7 million bushels, based...

  • Facebook's Seattle site leader leaves company Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    SEATTLE, May 6- The leader of Facebook Inc's fast-growing Seattle office left the company last month, a spokeswoman for the online social network told Reuters on Wednesday, a crucial personnel change at Facebook's largest engineering office outside of its Silicon Valley headquarters. Engineering manager Paul Carduner, who took over leadership of the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting this summer to address drug company concern that restrictions on what they can say about off-label use of drugs violate their first amendment right to free speech. Efforts by drug companies to change the rules gained steam after a 2012 decision from the Second Circuit Court of...

  • *1st quarter revenue $939.9 mln vs year-ago $620.5 mln. May 6- Tesla Motors Inc reported a wider first-quarter net loss on Wednesday, but outperformed expectations and stuck to key milestones for the year ahead, despite pressure on margins. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said during a conference call that demand for the company's new line of stationary...

  • Ring Energy reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    TULSA, Okla. _ Ring Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $976,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Ring Energy shares have climbed slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Schweitzer-Mauduit posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. _ Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $18.8 million. Schweitzer-Mauduit expects full-year earnings to be $3.50 per share. Schweitzer-Mauduit shares have increased roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Eclipse Resources reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. _ Eclipse Resources Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $34.1 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share. Eclipse Resources shares have fallen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PGT beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:51 PM ET

    NORTH VENICE, Fla. _ PGT Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $6.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 11 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $91.3 million.

  • CHICAGO, May 6- Poultry veterinarians in Minnesota believe an outbreak of avian flu has spread between farms, indicating the implementation of a U.S. strategy to contain the deadly bird disease failed in at least some cases. However, veterinarians now think the disease was transmitted between farms, Bill Hartmann, executive director of the Minnesota Board of...

  • Chegg reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:48 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Chegg Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $28.5 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in June, Chegg said it expects revenue in the range of $61 million to $65 million. Chegg shares have risen slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.