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  • Entercom buying 15-station Lincoln Financial group Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    BALA CYNWYD, Pa.— A Pennsylvania- based radio company says it's acquiring the 15- station Lincoln Financial Media group from the insurance holding firm Lincoln National Corp.. Lincoln Financial Media's stations are in the Atlanta, Denver, Miami and San Diego markets. Radnor- based Lincoln National entered the broadcasting business with its 2006 purchase of...

  • Entercom to buy radio business from Lincoln Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Entercom Communications will spend $105 million to buy the radio business of the insurance company Lincoln National Corp.. The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, will give Entercom 15 stations in Atlanta, Denver, Miami and San Diego. Shares of Entercom Communications Corp., based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, rose 3 cents to...

  • For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Look past the booming November job gain of 321,000 reported Friday— the best figure in three years in the strongest year for U.S. hiring since 1999.. The job market has reached a new milestone on its road to full health: For the first time since the Great Recession ended 5½ years ago, America's unemployed are now as likely to be hired as to stop looking for...

  • For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Look past the booming November job gain of 321,000 reported Friday— the best figure in three years in the strongest year for U.S. hiring since 1999.. The job market has reached a new milestone on its road to full health: For the first time since the Great Recession ended 5½ years ago, America's unemployed are now as likely to be hired as to stop looking for...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 19 Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on economic outlook and monetary policy before the Council for Quality Growth- 1730 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds quarterly financial policy committee meeting. BRUSSELS- Meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss 2015 draft budgets.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 17 Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester gives a morning keynote before the 2014 Financial Stability Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research Director Richard Berner gives a luncheon speech before the 2014...

  • DIARY -Top economic events to Dec 15 Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook before the Charlotte Economics Club- 1730 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book of economic condition- 1900 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard and former Federal Reserve vice chair Donald Kohn...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 16 Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council annual meeting- 1315 GMT. LOS ANGELES- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting in Los Angeles. BRONX, United States- Federal...

  • *Data shows slowing factory activity in China, Europe. *Moody's cuts Japan's credit rating. NEW YORK, Dec 1- Global stock markets fell on Monday as slowing factory activity in China and Europe added to worries about weaker global growth and Apple shares dropped, while the yen briefly hit a seven-year low after Moody's cut its rating on Japan.

  • *Data shows slowing factory activity in China, Europe. *Moody's cuts Japan's credit rating. NEW YORK, Dec 1- Global stock markets fell on Monday as slowing factory activity in China and Europe added to worries about weaker global growth and Apple shares dropped, while the yen briefly hit a seven-year low after Moody's cut its rating on Japan.

  • "The news overseas has been bullish for Treasuries," said Jake Lowery, a portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta. Wall Street dropped in early trading, and the MSCI world equity index fell 0.83 percent to 422.29. German manufacturing activity shrank in November at the fastest rate in 17 months, a survey showed, and Moody's Investors Service...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 11 Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    BERLIN- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger gives a keynote speech at the Wirtschaftsgipfel 2014 "Wirtschaft neu denken- die Kraft der Innovation" organized by Suddeutsche Zeitung in Berlin- 1030 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council annual meeting- 1315 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 9 Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MELBOURNE- Australian Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson speaks in Melbourne, Australia- 0130 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB board member Vitor Constancio participates in a press roundtable on the occasion of the " November 2014 Financial Stability Review" presentation organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. LIMASSOL, Cyprus- 5th Limassol...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 8 Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Europlace Financial Forum in Tokyo. Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to attend. SYDNEY- RBA Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Annual Australian Business Economists Conference dinner in Sydney- 0905 GMT.

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...

  • ATLANTA, Nov 18- Lower U.S. gasoline prices could boost consumer spending ahead of the holiday season, a critical period for the retail sector, a top executive at United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday. "The impact of low fuel prices right now is it puts more discretionary dollars in consumers' pockets," Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn told Reuters at the...

  • ATLANTA, Nov 17- United Parcel Service Inc's chief executive officer said on Monday the company's closer collaboration with major retailers should bring a smooth holiday season, but he said UPS would charge customers more or even refuse packages if last-minute sales by a major customer threaten the company's system. FedEx Corp, the main rival of UPS, is also...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- United Parcel Service Inc expects full-year 2015 earnings per share to fall within a range of $5.45 to $5.70, the company's chief financial officer Kurt Kuehn said on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer David Abney also told investors that the Atlanta- based company will return $30 billion to shareholders over the next five years.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- The Dow and S&P 500 dipped in late Wednesday afternoon trading, pausing after a series of record highs in the Dow and S&P 500, as financial shares lost ground after global regulators fined five major banks. The banks, including UBS AG, HSBC Holdings Plc and Citigroup Inc, were fined $3.4 billion for failing to stop their traders from trying to...