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  • UPDATE 1-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of around 550 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list...

  • *Fed seen delaying rate hike after unexpectedly weak jobs data. *U.S. dollar edges up after recent weakness. NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as a weaker-than-expected jobs report was seen as postponing the Federal Reserve's first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.

  • COLUMN-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of 556 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list with his...

  • Wynn promises quick response to state concerns Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    EVERETT, Mass.— Wynn Resorts is promising a swift response to concerns from the state's environmental secretary, who raised legal questions about the acquisition of MBTA-owned land critical to the casino's traffic plans. Wynn Everett President Robert DeSalvio says Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton found the gambling company's...

  • *Iftikar Ahmed, Amit Kanodia face criminal, SEC charges. April 2- U.S. authorities have filed criminal and civil insider trading charges against two friends, including a Connecticut venture capital executive, accused of profiting illegally from India- based Apollo Tyres Ltd's attempt to buy Cooper Tire& Rubber Co in 2013.. Iftikar Ahmed, a general partner of Oak...

  • *Iftikar Ahmed, Amit Kanodia face criminal, SEC charges. April 2- U.S. authorities have filed criminal and civil insider trading charges against two friends, including a Connecticut venture capital executive, accused of profiting illegally from India- based Apollo Tyres Ltd's attempt to buy Cooper Tire& Rubber Co in 2013.. Iftikar Ahmed, a general partner of Oak...

  • *Investors look to payrolls data due on Good Friday. The S&P consumer discretionary index, up 0.7 percent, was among the day's better-performing indexes, helped by gains in CarMax shares. Oil prices fell as much as 4 percent after global powers negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran called for a news conference after over a week of talks in Switzerland.

  • Uber hires chief security officer from Facebook Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    April 2- Cab-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc, under fire for how it charges passengers and ensures their safety, said it hired Facebook Inc Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Sullivan, Uber's first chief security officer, has spent five years at Facebook and eight years at the U.S. Department of Justice, mainly in cybercrime, Uber said in a blog post on...

  • *Oil slips as Iran talks back in focus. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks snapped back on Thursday after two sessions of losses, as a fall in jobless claims boosted optimism ahead of a key payrolls report, while oil tumbled on fears of worsening oversupply if sanctions over Iran's nuclear program are dropped. "People are looking ahead to the jobs report and right now it...

  • *Oil slips as Iran talks back in focus. Data showing an unexpected fall in the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits boosted sentiment before the U.S. Labor Department's non-farm payrolls report for March, which will be released on the Good Friday holiday. "People are looking ahead to the jobs report and right now it would be a surprise if...

  • April 2- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as a reading on the labor market came in better than expected in a positive sign for payrolls data on Friday. Investors were looking ahead to the March payrolls report, which will be released Friday, a stock market holiday for Good Friday. "People are looking ahead to the jobs report and right now it would be a surprise if it was...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- More research is needed to understand what policies allow people to move up the economic ladder and what holds them back, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday, returning to a controversial topic for the U.S. central bank. Yellen tackled the issue of income inequality in a speech in Boston last October, saying she was "greatly...

  • The Botkin Group, a team of brokers in Pittsburgh who produced $1.6 million in revenue last year for Morgan Stanley, went so far as to require non-disclosure agreements from contractors who made new signs, installed phones and delivered furniture to their new office. "We felt like we worked for the CIA," said Lester H. Botkin, 35, the youngest of the group, which also...

  • *Oil prices weaken for third straight day. *Charter to buy Bright House for about $10 bln. NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as energy and healthcare shares retreated, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly advance.

  • *Oil down on worries that Iran could add to supply. NEW YORK, March 31- The euro closed out the worst quarter in its 15- year history on Tuesday, slammed by monetary policy changes and worries about Greece, while U.S. stocks retreated a day after posting big gains. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, while the European Central Bank's...

  • *Charter to buy Bright House for about $10 bln. NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday in a retreat from the previous session's sharp rally as energy shares declined and the dollar edged up, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly rise. The S&P Energy index declined 0.9 percent, while shares of Exxon Mobil Corp fell 0.7...

  • Yuengling now tops Boston as largest craft brewer Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:34 PM ET
    Cans of lager are filled at the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, Pa.

    A new definition by the Brewers Association of what constitutes craft beer changes the lineup of the largest U.S. brewers by sales volume.

  • *Novartis commits $225 mln upfront to private biotech firm. *Novartis also picks top scientist to lead immuno-oncology. March 30- Swiss drugmaker Novartis is digging deeper into cancer immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas of drug research, through a tie-up with Aduro Biotech worth up to $750 million.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- U.S. coding site GitHub said it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyberattack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. They pushed massive amounts of traffic to GitHub by redirecting overseas users of the popular Chinese search...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Fidelity Investments, a major investor in DuPont, has put pressure on activist fund Trian Fund Management LP and the chemical conglomerate to reach a settlement in what it sees as a detrimental proxy fight, according to people close to the matter. Fidelity, whose 2.5 percent stake makes it DuPont's sixth largest shareholder, has not publicly...