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  • ATLANTA— Federal regulators have proposed an $11,200 fine against a manufacturer accused of dropping a large part destined for a South Carolina nuclear plant, then trying to cover it up. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the penalty Tuesday against Chicago Bridge& Iron Co.' s facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana. That facility makes large...

  • Chipotle beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    DENVER _ Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $122.6 million. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.61 per share. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.1 billion.

  • FMC Technologies beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ FMC Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $147.6 million. The average estimate of 34 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. FMC Technologies shares have declined 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 2 percent.

  • Mixed earnings news leaves US stocks mostly lower Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as big companies turn in a mixed batch of earnings results. Harley-Davidson dropped 10 percent Tuesday after its earnings fell short of analysts' forecasts. The price of oil fell $1.12 to close at $55.26 a barrel in New York.

  • OTTAWA, April 21- Canada's Conservative government pledged new cash in the federal budget on Tuesday to help pay for its mission against Islamic State forces and promised billions more for defense that the military will not see for several years. Defense Minister Jason Kenney said on April 1 that Ottawa's decision to extend its military operation against...

  • Senators plan to push for tough rules to stop trading partners deliberately weakening their currencies when amendments are considered on Wednesday to a bill to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the administration had consulted with Trans-Pacific Partnership members and such rules had no support...

  • Mosaic aims to bring color to cheap 3D printers Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:04 PM ET

    TORONTO, April 21- Canadian tech start-up Mosaic is putting color into low-end 3 D printers in a move to make the technology more accessible for everything from architectural modeling to medical training. More than 108,000 3 D printers shipped in 2014 and numbers should double every year, hitting 2.3 million by 2018, according to a forecast from technology...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— The federal government says Green Tree Servicing LLC will pay $63 million to settle allegations of illegal loan servicing and debt collection practices. The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged the St. Paul- based company made illegal and abusive debt collection calls to consumers, misrepresented the...

  • Nielsen's top programs for April 13-19 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:49 PM ET

    1. " Academy of Country Music Awards," CBS, 15.98 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 15.84 million. 3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.82 million.

  • Bittersweet! AriZona tea founders reach buyout deal Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:41 PM ET
    Arizona Iced Tea

    The founders of the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea have reached a settlement resolving a long-running legal feud.

  • Vermont unemployment rate drops to 3.8 percent Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:38 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— The Vermont Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in March to 3.8 percent. Vermont Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says the state's economy was bolstered by a successful 2014-2015 ski season. Around the state, Vermont unemployment rate ranged from 2.9 percent in the Burlington and South...

  • Country awards help CBS dominate ratings Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— With Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift leading the way, country music helped CBS to a dominant week in the television ratings. Fourteen of the 17 most-watched shows last week aired on CBS, Nielsen said. CBS averaged 9.6 million viewers in prime time.

  • *Saudi end of Yemen bombing eases Mideast tensions. NEW YORK, April 21- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia announced the end of its military campaign in Yemen, easing tensions in the Middle East, and traders expected another weekly build in U.S. crude stockpiles. The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen said its three-week operation against Iran- allied...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices slip with eyes on Greece Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:21 PM ET

    *ECB may reduce collateral value for Greek banks- Bloomberg. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday, adding to the prior day's losses, as some traders pared their bullish bets tied to soft domestic data and concerns whether Greece would hammer out a deal with its creditors before it runs out cash. "There's not a lot of conviction in either direction for the market," said...

  • HAVANA, April 21- A U.S. cancer research center and a software company reached agreements with Cuban partners during a two-day trade mission to Cuba led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the first trip of its kind since the rapprochement between the longtime adversaries. The Roswell Park Cancer Center of Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday signed an agreement with...

  • April 21- United Technologies Corp is nearing a decision on whether to spin off its Sikorsky helicopter unit as the business is struggling with its financial performance. United Tech Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes said on Tuesday he expects the company to finish its review of strategic options for Sikorsky by midyear. "We are seeing pressure from the oil...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is in the final stages of planning to set up a satellite office in California's Silicon Valley, aiming to build relationships with the technology industry and scout for talent there, the department's secretary said on Tuesday. "We want to convince some of the talented workforce here in Silicon...

  • Amazon starts travel service Amazon Destinations Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    The travel service offers deals on hotels and getaways in three metro areas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, and their surrounding regions. Some examples of hotels included are Suncadia Resort near Seattle, which has a golf course and hiking trails, or Two Bunch Palms, a hot springs spa resort in Los Angeles. It pits Amazon against travel service sites like...

  • FOREX-Dollar turns mixed as euro inches up Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    *Euro pares losses over Greece. NEW YORK, April 21- The dollar was mixed against major currencies on Tuesday, with the euro pivoting to modest gains against the greenback after euro zone finance ministers moved away from fixing a deadline for Greece to come up with fiscal reforms. Greece, which is quickly running out of cash, pledged to its euro zone partners in...