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  • Oil falls after Greek election sends euro tumbling Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 9:53 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 26- Oil slid in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a six-year low, after Greece's election results heightened uncertainty in the euro zone and depressed the bloc's currency against the dollar. March Brent crude fell 37 cents to $48.42 a barrel by 0226 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of the Saudi King...

  • TOKYO/ WELLINGTON, Jan 26- The euro hit an 11- year low versus the U.S. dollar on Monday as Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. In the near term, traders are looking to whether Syriza will secure an outright majority, which would raise the risk of a standoff with...

  • Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 3 feet of snow for a 250- mile stretch of the Northeast, including the New York and Boston areas. Philadelphia should get 14 to 18 inches.

  • Jan 25- Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd have agreed to an $11 billion merger to create one of the world's largest reinsurers, PartnerRe said on Sunday. The combined company will have gross premiums topping $10 billion, total capitalization of more than $14 billion, and total cash and invested assets of more than $33 billion, according to the PartnerRe...

  • NYMEX-US crude falls to near 6-year low as euro sags Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Jan 26- U.S. crude futures dropped more than $1 on Monday to near the weakest in almost six years as the dollar strengthened after Greece's Syriza party pledged to roll back austerity measures on winning a snap election. *While a final result may not come for hours, Syriza's Alexis Tsipras is on course to become prime minister of the first euro zone...

  • *Greece vote results stokes fresh concerns of instability in Europe. TOKYO, Jan 26- The euro skidded to near an 11- year low and U.S. stock futures fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. Syriza leader Alexis...

  • 'Historic' blizzard about to sock Northeast US Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 4:42 PM ET
    A resident shovels snow after a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.

    The National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and New England.

  • WELLINGTON, Jan 26- The euro weakened on Monday, approaching an 11- year low versus the U.S. dollar after projections showed Greece's Syriza party had won a snap election, raising the risk that the country may demand a debt write-off and end austerity measures. By 2055 GMT, the euro traded around $1.1160 after its sell-off fizzed out ahead of $1.1115 plumbed on...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.3 cents in the past two weeks, falling to its lowest level since late April 2009, but the end of a months-long slide may be near, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Prices for regular grade gasoline fell to $2.07 a gallon in the survey dated Jan. 23 from the previous...

  • Cherokee County commissioners have learned that the city of Galena will need their approval to submit an application for the landfill to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. But Commission chairman Richard Hilderbrand doesn't see that happening, The Joplin Globe reported. Galena Mayor Dale Oglesby said he was astonished to learn that before...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise. San Francisco continued to have the highest-priced gas in the Lower 48 states at $2.54 a gallon. Albuquerque, New Mexico, remained lowest at $1.73 a gallon.

  • President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centred on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law. "The India nuclear insurance pool is a risk transfer mechanism which is being formed by GIC Re and four other public sector undertakings in the general...

  • 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    The total haul for the Warner Bros. film now stands at $200.1 million. "American Sniper" also earned an additional $17.6 million in 16 international territories, including Australia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. "We've never quite seen anything like this at this time of year," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • *United States sees India as counterweight to China. NEW DELHI, Jan 25- In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defence ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.

  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. "They've decided that today was the day that they...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y.— Fisher-Price has long eschewed "professional" models for its packaging, instead using the babies and toddlers parents trundle in to the toy maker's headquarters in the quaint western New York village of East Aurora. And while there is no shortage of cute in the hamlet 20 miles southeast of Buffalo, with its old-school five-and-dime and vintage...

  • NEW YORK— Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens. Neighboring John F. Kennedy and Newark have it, and projects are currently underway at Washington Dulles, Los Angeles and Denver. Cuomo's $450 million proposal,...

  • Proposed insurance enrollment period worries some Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    Northeast Delta Dental offers coverage in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, and officials in all three states are concerned about meeting the ramped up deadlines, said Christine Alibrandi, the company's project leader for health care reform. she said at a recent meeting of New Hampshire's Health Exchange Advisory Board. " Lisa Guertin, president of Anthem Blue...

  • CIVIL NUCLEAR India and the United States struck a deal that could open the door for U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in India by promising insurance cover to U.S. companies that had shied away from an Indian law placing liability on suppliers in case of an accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertiveness in the region has already aligned India...

  • Experts say prices and demand for beef to remain high Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:11 AM ET

    LUBBOCK, Texas— High beef prices are here to stay for a while, as recent drought conditions in Texas and around the country have reduced the nation's cattle supply to its lowest numbers in more than 50 years, according to agricultural experts. "The current cattle industry and beef prices are driven by a historically tight supply of cattle and total beef production,"...