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*White House: signup can take place right up to March 31. WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The contractors for the government's troubled healthcare website sought to deflect blame on Wednesday as more Democrats voiced concerns about the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy.
NEW YORK, Oct 23- Frustrated by the new U.S. federal and state health insurance exchanges? "You still have some time, and you should take it," says Carrie McLean, director of customer service for eHealth Inc, which runs the private insurance marketplace eHealthinsurance.com.
Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its revenue growth forecast for 2014 based on a new Medicaid contract win in Florida and expansion of others. Centene confirmed that glitches stopped consumers from accessing its plans, which are currently listed on federal exchanges in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas.
Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its full-year revenue forecast and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefits from expanded coverage, improved rates and a contract in Kansas.
Hours after Congress passed the measure, the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party Republican from Mississippi who is running for the seat occupied by Senator Thad Cochran.
Oct 17- Tesoro Logistics LP detected anomalies during an inspection of its 20- year-old North Dakota pipeline just days before the line ruptured and spilled 20,600 barrels of oil onto farmland, the company said on Thursday. North Dakota regulators said corrosion on the pipeline may have caused the spill.
*Wal-Mart closing some 50 stores in Brazil and China. Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc expects slightly stronger sales growth next year as it makes changes such as opening more smaller U.S. stores and shutting 50 poorly performing stores in Brazil and China, executives said on Tuesday.
Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking a number of steps, from closing poorly performing operations in Brazil and China to opening smaller U.S. stores, as it moves to improve results in the face of difficult conditions worldwide.
Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to use some of its large U.S. stores as distribution centers for nearby smaller stores, a move that could help the chain keep goods in stock and cut costs, Walmart U.S. While Wal-Mart has not yet given specific details of how the shutdown is affecting its business, it was blunt that it is seeing an impact.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15- U.S. senators expressed hope that a bipartisan deal could emerge on Tuesday to end Washington's fiscal crisis even as Republicans in the House of Representatives said they were working on a separate plan. "I think we'll get an agreement today in the Senate," Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor told CNN's "New Day" program.
Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc sees the economy as "tough" and "unpredictable" around the world, and in the United States the government shutdown is on the minds of its customers, Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke said on Tuesday. "No matter what environment we are in, Wal-Mart will win," Duke said at the company's meeting with investors and analysts in Arkansas on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Oct 14- Tesoro Logistics LP does not have a specific date for the restart of the North Dakota pipeline that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken oil onto farmland in late September, the company said on Monday.
NEW YORK, Oct 11- Initial investigations following a 20,600- barrel leak on Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline in North Dakota point to corrosion on the 20- year-old pipeline, state regulators said on Friday. It is the biggest oil leak on U.S. land since March, when an Exxon Mobil pipeline spilled 5,000 to 7,000 barrels of heavy Canadian crude in Mayflower, Arkansas.
TIOGA, North Dakota/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline has spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a North Dakota wheat field, the biggest leak in the state since it became a major U.S. producer. Farmer Steven Jensen discovered the leak on Sept. 29 while harvesting wheat on his 1,800- acre farm, about nine miles northeast of Tioga, North Dakota.
MUMBAI, Oct 9- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Bharti Enterprises are breaking up their Indian joint venture and will own and operate separate businesses in the country, the companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct 4- Policymakers at the Federal Reserve were sharply split last month over whether to trim the U.S. central bank's massive bond-buying stimulus, although they ultimately chose not to, a top Fed official said on Friday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Oct 3- The Federal Reserve's powerful chairman and architect of the U.S. central bank's massive bond-buying program is serious about questioning its effectiveness, a Fed policymaker known for his opposition to the program said on Thursday.
Some IRS tax collectors who pursue individuals and businesses that are delinquent are working through the shutdown, but IRS staff who help these taxpayers defend themselves from collectors have been furloughed, lawyers said.
*After day of discord, no action in Senate until Monday afternoon. WASHINGTON, Sept 29- With a deadline to avert a federal government shutdown fast approaching, the U.S. Capitol was eerily quiet on Sunday as Republicans and Democrats waited for the other side to blink first and break the impasse over funding.
NEW YORK, Sept 25- Private equity firm GTCR LLC is exploring a potential sale of Capella Healthcare, a hospital operator that may be valued at a little less than $1 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.