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  • *That the hiring rebound reported by the U.S. Labor Department is not translating into increased customer spending in Wal-Mart stores;. *That the U.S. economy is' not getting any better or worse' for Wal-Mart's core customers;.

  • June 30- Devon Energy Corp said it would sell its remaining non-core gas-rich properties to peer Linn Energy LLC for $2.3 billion to focus on more lucrative oil assets and cut debt.

  • YOUR MONEY-What would you do with $100,000? Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- What would you do if you suddenly got $100,000, no strings attached? With $30 trillion set to change hands from one generation to the next over the next 30 years, many others will find themselves in a similar position, according to Accenture.

  • *U.S. to send military advisers to Iraq, offers air support. NEW YORK, June 19- Brent crude hit a nine-month high of more than $115 a barrel on Thursday as the United States said it could send military advisers to Iraq, raising concerns about the escalating conflict.

  • *Iraq asks United States for air support vs insurgents. NEW YORK, June 19- Brent crude hit a nine-month high near $115 a barrel Thursday, as concerns that ongoing violence in Iraq could limit oil supply from OPEC's second-biggest producer.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- For 15 years, Massachusetts has been the most economically evolved U.S. state, according to an index released on Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 states.

  • These states are Nevada, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, Florida, Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and New York, sources familiar with the probes told Reuters. GM has turned over thousands of emails and other documents to help in the probe, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Friday, citing sources.

  • *Jihadists push to Baghdad; Obama rules out ground troops. NEW YORK, June 13- Crude oil prices rose to new nine-month highs on Friday as concerns persisted that an insurgency in Iraq could disrupt oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • UPDATE 8-Oil climbs amid escalating conflict in Iraq Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    *IEA plays down risk of sudden Iraq export hit. NEW YORK, June 13- Oil prices rose to new nine-month highs on Friday as concerns persisted that an insurgency in Iraq could disrupt oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • June 10- A U.S. federal judge has denied ExxonMobil Corp's bid to dismiss a government lawsuit and instead ordered the oil giant to hand over documents going back decades on a pipeline that ruptured last year and inundated an Arkansas town with oil.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- California is reviewing half of the offset credits it has issued for its carbon market while regulators investigate whether wrongdoing at an incineration facility in Arkansas rendered those credits out of compliance with the cap and trade program's rules.

  • The Foothill Ranch, California- based company began selling products made in Asia to Walmart in the 1990 s and is now supplying it with some U.S.-made products. Trying to rebuild that manufacturing capability, while making products that meet Walmart's standards, can require companies to "start from scratch," Kelley says.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Standard& Poor's suffered a defeat Tuesday in litigation accusing it of inflating credit ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis, as a federal judge ruled that lawsuits by 16 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. belong in state courts, not federal court.

  • LOS ANGELES/ CHICAGO, May 29- The bidding war for Hillshire Brands Co could herald further deals as meat companies seek to round out their assets from farm to table in a food frenzy that accelerated after China's acquisition of Smithfield Foods a year ago.

  • WINSTON- SALEM/NEW YORK May 19- Ousted New York Times editor Jill Abramson struck a defiant note on Monday in her first public remarks since the newspaper fired her, urging a group of university graduates to fight back in the face of adversity.

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Two years ago, Denver- based oil and gas driller Bonanza Creek Energy wanted to spread its credit risk and hedge its production- and it called on some regional Main Street banks to help do it. Ohio- based KeyCorp led the lenders and was also among the banks providing hedging.

  • Corn Belt and Delta region of the Midwest eased in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter as bidding for grain acreage and rents tracked lower grain prices over the winter and expectations for this year, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.

  • May 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc forecast second-quarter profit below analysts' estimates after reporting its smallest growth in quarterly sales in nearly five years, as a severe winter kept shoppers from its stores. Wal-Mart is the latest retailer to flag a colder-than-usual winter for weak sales.

  • May 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly profit as a severe winter in the United States kept shoppers from its stores. Wal-Mart, which gets more than half its sales from groceries, said sales at U.S. stores open for at least a year were relatively flat during the quarter.

  • *Libya says reopening western oilfields, but output unchanged. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. crude oil futures climbed to two-week highs on Tuesday on expectations for another draw on stocks at contract's delivery point at Cushing, Oklahoma, while Brent edged up as traders doubted that Libyan oil exports would soon rebound.