North America


  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Dozens of protesters were arrested on Monday during a demonstration in New York City to denounce what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. Hundreds of protesters had earlier in the day blocked streets near the stock exchange, in an action called Flood Wall Street.

  • Current, past govs release answers on visa program Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:17 PM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Former Gov. The Government Operations and Audit Committee plans to review the answers Wednesday in Pierre and also prepare and send questions to Joop Bollen, the state's former administrator of the EB-5 program.

  • The Fed should also consider imposing a two-year deadline for meeting its 2- percent inflation goal, and be clear that financial stability is a factor in monetary policy decisions, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said in remarks prepared for delivery at the Economic Club of Marquette County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- Russia's ban on Western meat imports, in response to sanctions imposed for its role in eastern Ukraine, contributed in part to increased U.S. pork and poultry warehouse inventories in August, an analyst said.

  • FAA: Airplane makes emergency landing in Omaha Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Officials say a commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Virgin America flight made the unscheduled landing Monday morning at Omaha's Eppley Airfield.

  • Since Valeant and Pershing Square offered to buy Allergan on April 22, Allergan has consistently rejected their offer, saying it undervalues the company. "We believe Valeant and Pershing Square are conducting a fishing expedition for their own purposes and contrary to the best interests of Allergan stockholders," Allergan's spokesman said on Monday.

  • Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 22- The Canadian government is looking at extending the insurance burden for crude-by-rail disasters beyond just railways and is weighing the idea of a special fund similar to one once set up for maritime oil spills, a government official said.

  • Sept 22- Standard& Poor's owner McGraw Hill Financial Inc said it would sell McGraw Hill Construction to a private equity firm for $320 million.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has laid the groundwork to launch actively managed exchange-traded funds, becoming the latest Wall Street bank to set its sights on the fast-growing market.

  • SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case.

  • DETROIT, Sept 22- A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday heard testimony from low-income families in Detroit who say they suffered hardships when the city cut off their water with no warning and are suing to prevent such shutoffs from happening again.

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $61.73. Macy's Inc. fell $1.16 or 1.9 percent, to $58.94. Nordstrom fell $1.05 or 1.5 percent, to $68.33.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 67 or. 5 percent, to $125.83. Target fell$. 45 or. 7 percent, to $63.36. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 53 or. 7 percent, to $76.31.

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $46.13. ConocoPhillips fell$. 88 or 1.1 percent, to $79.68. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 58 or. 6 percent, to $96.54.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $33.53. General Mills Inc. fell$. 53 or 1.0 percent, to $50.75. Mondelez International Inc. fell$. 64 or 1.8 percent, to $35.03.

  • Final Glance: Railroad companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. fell $1.12 or 1.5 percent, to $73.18. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $2.71 or 1.3 percent, to $202.98. Kansas City Southern fell $1.77 or 1.5 percent, to $119.66.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Allergan fell $2.09 or 1.2 percent, to $166.12. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 47 or. 6 percent, to $72.07. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 08 or. 6 percent, to $12.33.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 29 or 1.7 percent, to $16.36. General Motors Co. fell$. 50 or 1.5 percent, to $33.44. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $34.59.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $52.47. Groupon Inc. fell$. 17 or 2.4 percent, to $6.80. LinkedIn Corp. fell $4.28 or 2.0 percent, to $206.89.