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  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...

  • Nucor tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Nucor Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $210.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Nucor shares have decreased 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • The storm has led to the postponement of at least two conferences and quarterly results of several companies, including EMC Corp. The New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange Inc, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc and BATS Global Markets were open on Monday and expect to be open on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase& Co Closed New York. New York and as Ocean City, New Jersey and...

  • $2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon. "It's crazy," says Michael Noel, an economics professor at Texas Tech University who studies oil and gasoline prices. U.S. crude oil traded Friday just below $46 a barrel and the average price for a gallon of gas was $2.04.

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Garlock, a unit of EnPro Industries, filed for bankruptcy in 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the face of the mounting cost of asbestos lawsuits. Golini allegedly told Philadelphia- based Shein he was exposed to 14 asbestos products made by bankrupt companies including Owens Corning and Armstrong World Industries. After Garlock settled with Golini, Shein...

  • BofA, Citi miss forecasts as trading struggles Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    Bank of America and Citigroup reported disappointing results Thursday, hit by lower trading revenues and more legal expenses. Like JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America saw drops in their fixed-income trading revenue as client trading activity slowed. Citi said revenue in that part of its business fell to $2 billion in the period, a drop of 16 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. job growth likely remained brisk in December, setting the economy up for a stronger pace of expansion this year, even as the global economy shows signs of buckling. It would be the 11th consecutive month of job gains above 200,000, the longest such stretch since 1994, and reinforce views the economy's fundamentals are strong enough to...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 31- Ambac Assurance Corp sued Bank of America Corp to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of losses from insuring roughly $1.68 billion of securities backed at least in part by risky mortgages from the bank's Countrywide Home Loans unit. "Countrywide's fraud is borne out by the transactions' dismal performance," said Ambac, which in September 2010...

  • Ambac sues Bank of America over Countrywide mortgage bonds Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 31- Ambac Assurance Corp sued Bank of America Corp to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of losses from insuring roughly $1.68 billion of securities backed at least in part by risky mortgages from the bank's Countrywide Home Loans unit. Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank, bought Countrywide in July 2008. The lawsuit shows how Charlotte,...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 23- The U.S. economy grew at a 5.0 percent clip in the third quarter, its quickest pace in 11 years and the strongest sign yet that growth has decisively shifted into higher gear. "Our economy is firing on most cylinders, whereas the global economy is essentially in dire need of a spark," said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- U.S. economic growth was likely stronger in the third quarter than previously reported, according to data on Wednesday that showed spending on services expanding at a brisk clip. "This increased services spending suggests there is greater traction in the economy than was previously assumed and that despite global growth concerns, domestic...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- When faced with the prospect of outliving their money, most people might toss and turn at night or obsess about where to slash their budgets. A new survey from Wells Fargo shows 22 percent of people say they would rather die early than not have enough cash to live comfortably in retirement. "These are pretty sobering statistics," says Joe Ready,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Bank of America Corp and US Bancorp have reached a $69 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over their roles as trustees for securities backed by risky mortgages from Washington Mutual Inc, which failed in 2008.. Both defendants denied liability, and Bank of America would make the $69 million cash payment on behalf of itself and US Bancorp,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Bank of America Corp and US Bancorp have reached a $69 million settlement of litigation over their roles as trustees for securities backed by home loans from Washington Mutual Inc, which failed in 2008.. Both defendants denied liability, and Bank of America would make the $69 million cash payment on behalf of itself and US Bancorp, the papers show.

  • Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by market value, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as a milder summer hit demand and expenses rose. That led to the company to sell some Midwest power assets- a big chunk of its wholesale assets- to Dynegy Inc in August for $2.8 billion. Net income attributable to Duke rose 27 percent to...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Alibaba Group shareholders should get ready for something they haven't much seen: volatility. Alibaba shares, which soared 38 percent in their trading debut on Sept. 19, have gained more than 8 percent from their closing price on that day. "We believe Alibaba's shares' post-earnings reaction mainly depends on management's commentary on top-line...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- Demand for U.S.-made capital goods recorded its biggest drop in eight months in September and the pace of house price gains moderated in August, suggesting some cooling in economic growth in the third quarter. "The weak capital goods orders and house price data confirm the slowdown in activity, but the burst in consumer confidence suggests...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- New claims for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for a sixth straight week last week, suggesting the labor market was shrugging off jitters over a slowing global economy. Weakening growth in China and the euro zone, however, appears to be impacting the manufacturing sector, with other data on Thursday showing factory activity at a...