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  • *U.S. keeps pressure on Iran, Ukraine tensions persist. NEW YORK, April 29- Oil prices rose on Tuesday as traders refocused on geopolitical risks from an outbreak of violence in Libya to Russia's intervention in Ukraine. June Brent crude futures settled at $108.98 per barrel, up 86 cents, or 0.8 percent, after spending much of the day above $109 per barrel.

  • *U.S. keeps pressure on Iran, Ukraine tensions persist. NEW YORK, April 29- Oil prices rose on Tuesday as traders refocused on geopolitical risks from an outbreak of violence in Libya to Russia's intervention in Ukraine. June Brent crude futures settled at $108.98 per barrel, up 86 cents, or 0.8 percent, after spending much of the day above $109 per barrel.

  • Deadly tornado outbreak     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    NBC's Jay Gray reports the latest developments on devastating tornadoes striking the Midwest.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Dollar Tree Inc and Dillard's Inc have agreed to boost oversight to ensure worker safety at their suppliers' factories, and as a result the overseer of New York state's public pension fund said he has withdrawn shareholder proposals on the issue.

  • Best and worst US states for 'Taxpayer ROI' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."

  • Sick from your job? My grandma would laugh at you Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    We love talking about how stressful work is, as if our ancestors weren't wondering if they had enough food for winter.

  • *Appeals court says case did not belong in New Jersey. *Diane Sawyer, Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel were victims. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the prosecution of Andrew Auernheimer did not belong in New Jersey, hundreds of miles from his alleged crimes, and as a result, his November 2012 conviction and 41- month prison sentence could not stand.

  • *American Express, Citigroup, Discover prevail. NEW YORK, April 10- Consumers suffered a setback on Thursday as three big credit card issuers won the dismissal of U.S. lawsuits accusing them of colluding to require that disputes be settled in arbitration rather than class action lawsuits.

  • UPDATE 2-Big credit card issuers defeat collusion lawsuit Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    *American Express, Citigroup, Discover prevail. NEW YORK, April 10- Consumers suffered a setback on Thursday as three big credit card issuers won the dismissal of U.S. lawsuits accusing them of colluding to require that disputes be settled in arbitration rather than class action lawsuits.

  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- A rare burst of good news on President Barack Obama's healthcare program has given Democrats their first glimmer of hope in months on an issue that has helped drag the party down ahead of November's U.S. congressional elections.

  • April 1- Wells Fargo& Co said on Tuesday that it agreed to issue and service credit cards for retailer Dillard's Inc, the latest move by the fourth-largest U.S. bank to boost its card business.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- JPMorgan Chase& Co must face a lawsuit from shareholders accusing it of securities fraud by misleading them about its ability to manage risk, which surfaced when it lost $6.2 billion in the "London Whale" scandal.

  • Wal-Mart sues Visa for $5 billion over card swipe fees Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    March 27- Wal-Mart Stores Inc this week sued Visa Inc for $5 billion, accusing the credit and debit card network of excessively high card swipe fees, several months after the retailer opted out of a class action settlement between merchants and Visa and MasterCard Inc..

  • March 24- Southwest Airlines Co will more than double its flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this year with new nonstop routes to cities including Akron- Canton, Ohio; Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field, it said on Monday.

  • March 20- Johnson& Johnson on Thursday won a reversal by the Arkansas Supreme Court of a $1.2 billion judgment imposed after a jury concluded that the drugmaker improperly marketed its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and concealed its risks.

  • March 20- Johnson& Johnson on Thursday won the reversal by the Arkansas Supreme Court of a roughly $1.2 billion judgment in a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly marketing the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.

  • Murphy Oil nears sale of UK refinery to fund Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    LONDON, March 18- Murphy Oil is in advanced talks to sell its Milford Haven refinery in Wales to a low-profile private equity fund that will continue operating the struggling plant, sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL SAYS CONSUMER PROTECTION SUBCOMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING IN APRIL ON GM RECALL.