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  • JPMorgan Chase& Co was the victim of a recent cyber attack, according to two people familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. They declined to elaborate on the severity of the incident, saying JPMorgan was still conducting an investigation to determine what happened.

  • California sets ride-sharing insurance standards Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday. Holly Mitchell, D- Los Angeles, who carried the bill in the Senate. The Senate approved the bill on a 30-4 vote, sending it to the Assembly.

  • Lawmakers approve groundwater management bill Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:56 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday as the euro regained strength against the U.S. dollar and tensions between Ukraine and Russia burnished the metal's safe haven appeal. *Gold added $1.46 an ounce to $1,283.91 by 0026 GMT, moving away from a two-month low of $1,273.06 hit on Aug. 21.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM also plans to move some other assembly work in the opposite direction.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sep 10 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's " World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. The 68- year-old Sawyer, one of television news' best-known personalities, has anchored ABC's flagship newscast since December 2009.

  • Tribe responds to state suit against casino plan Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 PM ET

    BOSTON— An American Indian tribe proposing a casino on Martha's Vineyard argued in federal court filings on Wednesday that it never waived its sovereign immunity when it reached a deal with the state for its ancestral lands despite what Gov.

  • Groupon sales reps can't pursue overtime pay class action Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    Aug 27- A Chicago federal judge on Wednesday said Groupon Inc sales representatives cannot pursue a class-action lawsuit over the Internet commerce company's failure to pay for overtime before and after its 2011 initial public offering.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents.

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    DALLAS— A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees.

  • CME Group says CFO to retire at age 49, new CFO is 50 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Aug 27- CME Group Inc's 49- year-old chief financial officer will retire at the end of the year and will be replaced by an executive who is a year older, the world's largest futures exchange operator said on Wednesday.

  • Aug 27- New Jersey's Atlantic County, which includes the struggling gambling mecca of Atlantic City, saw the biggest employment drop of all U.S. metropolitan areas in July compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary U.S. Labor Department data on Wednesday.

  • Workforce agency head denies mismanagement claims Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The head of Iowa's workforce agency defended herself against accusations of mismanagement Wednesday, telling lawmakers that some people on her staff may be having a hard time with policy changes.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 27- Officials in Villa Park are considering pulling the tiny California city from Calpers, saying the monthly costs of the state's giant public pension system are crippling the municipal budget.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately 200 shares changed hands, a 92.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 09 or 1.6 percent to $5.85.

  • Government says Tyson must sell sow-buying unit Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Tyson Foods will sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to get regulatory clearance for its $7.75 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Tyson Foods must sell the business in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Coastway Bancorp: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 02 or. 2 percent to $10.94. Greene County Bancorp Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Baytex Energy Corp.: Approximately 1,123,400 shares changed hands, a 555.3 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 79 or 1.8 percent to $43.97.