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  • The letter was sent to the heads of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FCC, and urged a comprehensive review of policy across jurisdictional lines.

  • Starbucks tests latte with stout flavor Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the "savory toasty malt" flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The "Dark Barrel Latte" is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. Starbucks Corp., based in Seattle, has enjoyed strong sales growth in part by continually introducing new food and drinks.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Citigroup Inc is set to return to court Friday as it seeks to have a U.S. judge reconsider an order barring it from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentina's local laws following its 2002 default. District Judge Thomas Gries in New York on Monday scheduled the Friday hearing for 3 p.m. EDT, a court official said.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will defend Activision Blizzard Inc in a lawsuit the former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega filed over his depiction in the company's popular "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" video game.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived lawsuits against National Westminster Bank by about 200 victims of attacks in Israel attributed to Hamas who are seeking to hold the bank liable for handling transactions linked to the group.

  • Rates on US Treasury bills drop at weekly auction Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills dropping to their lowest point since late 2011.. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.010 percent, down from 0.015 percent last week.

  • Spirit Airlines is hiking holiday bag fees Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    DALLAS— If you are visiting family over Christmas and you're flying on Spirit Airlines, be ready to fork over a couple more dollars to check a bag. Checking a first bag on Spirit normally costs $21 to $100, depending on whether you pay while booking your ticket or wait until you get to the airport gate.

  • *MSCI emerging market index has worst day since March. NEW YORK, Sept 22- Concern about a potential economic slowdown in China pressured world stock indexes on Monday and helped pushed Brent crude oil below $97 a barrel.

  • Arab Bank found liable over Hamas attacks: US jury Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 5:03 PM ET
    An Arab Bank sign is displayed outside the bank’s headquarters in the financial district in Amman, Jordan.

    A U.S. jury said Arab Bank provided material support to Hamas and must compensate the victims of two dozen attacks by the militant group.

  • 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 special fund similar to one once set up for maritime oil spills, a government official said.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Treasury to unveil steps to curb tax inversions Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    He said the U.S. would take steps to address it— with or without Congress. President Barack Obama has denounced inversions as unpatriotic and has urged Congress to stop them. But with quick action in Congress unlikely, the Treasury Department has been reviewing potential actions the administration could take without Congress.

  • Businesses and investors pressing for green policy Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- In a first-of-its-kind case, a U.S. jury on Monday said Arab Bank Plc provided material support to Hamas, and must therefore compensate the victims of two dozen attacks the Islamic militant group allegedly carried out in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

  • Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan- based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas- sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000 s that left several Americans dead or wounded.

  • Clorox and Apple are big market movers Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. The Clorox Co. up $6.66 to $97.23. AutoZone Inc. down $21.06 to $505.38.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline since early August, as the latest housing data came in much weaker than expected, raising new concerns about the rate of growth in the economy.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Germany's Siemens AG has agreed to buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc for $7.6 billion in cash, paying a relatively rich price to belatedly beef up its presence in the U.S. shale oil and gas industry.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Citigroup Inc plans to ask a U.S. judge to put on hold an order barring it from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentine law following the country's record 2002 default, court documents showed.

  • Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba. The sell-off came even though Yahoo reaped more than $9 billion last week from selling some of its stake in Alibaba, as the Chinese e-commerce company held a record-setting initial public offering of stock.