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NEW YORK, March 16- U.S. stock investors will start the week on edge as markets worldwide react to the referendum that appears to back Russia's claim to Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, even if the vote result is not internationally recognized.
NEW YORK, March 14- Investors will start the week early as the Sunday referendum to decide if Crimea becomes part of Russia or remains Ukrainian will likely reverberate in markets worldwide.
NEW YORK, March 14- Growing tension between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed down stocks on major world markets on Friday and drove up buying of safe-haven gold and the yen.
Treasuries prices edged higher on Friday on rising tensions between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea, while data showing continued low inflation and weak consumer sentiment supported safe-haven bids.
WASHINGTON, March 14- U.S. consumer sentiment weakened in early March as an unusually harsh winter appeared to dim views on the economy's prospects. The preliminary Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell to 79.9 in March from 81.6 the prior month, a survey showed on Friday.
WASHINGTON, March 14- U.S. producer prices fell in February, reinforcing the view that minimal inflation pressures could keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates for quite some time. The Labor Department said on Friday its seasonally adjusted producer price index for final demand dropped 0.1 percent last month.
NEW YORK-- Even while the cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two buildings served by a 127- year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other cities nationwide.
BOSTON-- The Massachusetts House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill designed to soften the impact of new federal flood insurance rules on many of the state's coastal homeowners.
*Policymaking lapses hurt Nigeria, Ghana. *Investors becoming more discerning on Africa. LONDON, March 13- Foreign investors' growing presence in sub-Saharan African financial markets has made those assets more vulnerable to contagion from losses in bigger emerging markets and problems on the home turf are not helping.
March 12- Wall Street watchdog FINRA said Wednesday it is struggling to find enough arbitrators to handle a mounting number of claims from investors who lost money in closed-end Puerto Rico bond funds.
STAMFORD, Conn.-- Passengers on an Amtrak train from Boston to Washington, D.C., say they were stuck in Connecticut for about five hours because of a mechanical problem. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds says Train 173 became disabled near Greenwich on Tuesday afternoon. The train had left Boston at 11:05 a.m. and was due in New York at 3:17 p.m..
BOSTON-- An MBTA Green Line train derailed in Boston, sending 10 people to hospitals with minor injuries. A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority said the outbound train went off the track underground and struck a wall shortly after 12:20 p.m. Monday.
Those are the cardinal rules at Olneyville New York System, arguably the best-known Rhode Island spot for one of the state's signature dishes: hot wieners. "They're so greasy but good," said Paula Malone of Glocester, who came in one recent lunch hour with a colleague from the Providence VA Medical Center to pick up a big order.
TOKYO, March 9- A Japan Airlines- operated Boeing 787 made an emergency landing at Honolulu Airport after oil pressure in its right engine dropped, the Japanese carrier said. The two-engined jetliner en route to San Francisco from Tokyo diverted to Honolulu, landing at 1343 local time Saturday with 160 passengers on board, a spokesman for JAL said.
NEW YORK, March 7- Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals- it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.
BOSTON-- The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state's transportation system.
BOSTON-- Massachusetts lawmakers approved legislation Thursday to crack down on those who secretly take photographs of "the sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public. It's an assault on another person whether it's a child or an adult, " Senate President Therese Murray said moments after the Senate unanimously approved the bill.
NEW YORK, March 5- Same-sex couples have a new right to celebrate in April, when they can file joint federal tax returns for the first time. It might actually make sense for some couples to stay asunder in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, even though the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.
Data from the small study of the Sangamo BioSciences therapy, known by the code name SB-728-T, were issued in the New England Journal of Medicine, the first publication of data from a human trial of a technology called "gene editing." The Phase 1 trial, led by the University of Pennsylvania, enrolled 12 HIV patients.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Severe weather across much of the United States took a toll on shopping and consumer spending in recent weeks, leading to slower economic growth or outright contraction in some areas of the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. Growth slowed in Chicago and activity was stable in Kansas City.