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  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- The Nasdaq ended higher on Monday for a ninth straight day following gains in Apple, while the Dow and S&P 500 eased off recent record highs as lower oil prices dragged down energy shares. Nasdaq's winning run was its longest since September 2010, putting the index closer to its 5,132.52 all-time intraday high, reached in March 2000 just before the...

  • A group of workers and supporters at the Faurecia SA seating plant in Cleveland plans a Tuesday march. The union has been trying to organize Nissan Motor Co.' s Canton, Mississippi, plant for years, and lost a 2008 worker vote at a Johnson Controls plant in nearby Madison that French-based Faurecia bought in 2011.. Protesters say Faurecia employees make a top wage...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The Senate Banking committee is expected to hold a hearing next week on reforms aimed at the Federal Reserve, a Senate aide said on Monday, as lawmakers push for more transparency at the U.S. central bank. The Senate aide said the timing could change at the last minute, but for now, it was set for March 3. The Republican takeover of the Senate this year...

  • *Senate committee expected to call hearing on bill- sources. A similar Fed audit bill passed the House of Representatives late last year and a hearing on Fed transparency is expected to be formally called by the Senate banking committee, according to people familiar with the matter. "We feel the current system works well, it's time-tested, and there are all kinds of...

  • Broadway and TV did Hollywood a favor, sharing Neil Patrick Harris for duties hosting the Oscars. Even better, he stewarded an Oscarcast on ABC that made up in charm what it lacked in suspense. Jack Black stormed the stage to decry the corrupt money-mindedness of Hollywood, ranting about "its margin trends and fickle friends and Hollywood baloney— believe me, Neil,...

  • Correction: Earns-BioCryst Pharmaceuticals story Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    DURHAM, N.C.— In a story about BioCryst Pharmaceutical Inc.' s quarterly results, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company is based in Birmingham, Alabama. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals posts 4 Q revenue of $5.4 million, result beats expectations.

  • Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. isn't cooperating with the government's investigation of its air bags, the National Highway Safety Administration said Friday as it imposed fines of $14,000 a day that will continue until key safety information is provided. Here are five things to know about the Takata air bag recalls:. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE AIR BAGS?

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— In an unexpected shot across the bow of his GOP neighbors to the south, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has a simple message on labor and economic development for automakers looking to build new plants: We're not Tennessee. The Democrat is touting Kentucky's neutrality on labor matters as "a positive sales point," particularly in contrast to the...

  • TransCanada to seek US approval for $600M Upland Pipeline Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    TransCanada Corp.' s proposed $600 million Upland Pipeline would begin near the northwestern North Dakota oil hub of Williston and go north into Canada about 200 miles. TransCanada hopes to have the Upland Pipeline operating in 2018, pending approval from the U.S. State Department, North Dakota's Public Service Commission and Canada's National Energy...

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- The S&P 500 ended above 2,100 at another record high on Tuesday as optimism grew that a debt deal would be reached with Greece and as bond prices sold off. In a possible sign of progress for Greece, a source told Reuters the country intends to ask for an extension of a loan agreement Wednesday.

  • Stelia Aerospace considering U.S. production facility Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Feb 12- Stelia Aerospace, a large maker of commercial aircraft structures and components, is considering putting a production facility in the United States to be closer to customers and increase its purchases in dollars, a senior executive said on Thursday. Stelia, formed last month from the merger of Airbus subsidiaries Aerolia and Sogerma, is...

  • *PepsiCo climbs after results, Wal-Mart off on Canada plans. NEW YORK, Feb 11- The S&P 500 index finished unchanged on Wednesday as investors were reluctant to make big bets while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine, but Apple helped boost the Nasdaq after an activist investor's bullish comments. Adding to the market's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Wall Street stocks fell on Friday as a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by midyear, while renewed worries over Greece's debt negotiations added to the bearish tone. In another sign of concern about interest rates, Simon Properties, a real estate investment trust,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 6- Japanese automakers are being forced to ship some car parts to U.S. plants by expensive air cargo and tweak production processes as a protracted labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports shows no signs of letting up. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd's Subaru, the fastest-growing brand in the United States, said this week that it now had to shoulder an extra 7...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The new Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday he was "very interested" in requiring a government audit of the Federal Reserve and its portfolio. Senator Richard Shelby, an Alabama Republican, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV that Congress should not function as an extra Fed governor, but it should have...

  • It examined claims in 64 healthcare markets over three years and found the biggest price swings for hip surgery in Massachusetts, where the same type of care varied by more than 313 percent, from a low of $17,910 to a high of $73,987. The biggest gaps in total knee replacement surgery appeared in Dallas, Texas, where prices varied 267 percent from $16,772 to $61,584,...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million in ticket sales. The Golden Globe- nominated film starring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has now totaled more than $105 million since opening on Christmas day.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million ticket sales. "Selma" stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in the story of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for black voters' rights.

  • DETROIT, Jan 6- Mercedes-Benz will move its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta from northern New Jersey, affecting about 1,000 employees, the company said on Tuesday. The new headquarters would be closer to the company's assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and its port in Brunswick, Georgia. Mercedes-Benz, the No. 2 seller of luxury automobiles in the United States,...

  • *Services sector expands at slowest rate since Feb- Markit. NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stocks were down more than 1 percent in afternoon trading on Tuesday, extending recent losses as data showed the pace of growth in the U.S. service sector had slowed and oil prices fell further. On Monday, Wall Street had suffered its biggest drop since early October.