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  • *Southwest growth helps Nashville bounce back. As Nashville discovered, it can take years of adjustments to come to terms with an airline's decision to pull back.

  • NEW YORK, July 2- The year's best performing large-cap growth fund is run by a Charlotte, North Carolina- based manager who is more likely to bargain-hunt than chase the latest hot stock. He's done that by adding companies such as Apple Inc, Halliburton Co and Akamai Technologies Inc after the shares of each suffered a short-term drop.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Brent crude fell toward $112 a barrel on Monday, hitting an 18- day low as did U.S. crude near $105, as investors grew less worried about potential supply disruptions from Iraq.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Brent crude fell more than $1 on Monday, nearing $112 a barrel while U.S. crude slipped below $105 as investors grew less worried about potential supply disruptions from Iraq. Heavy fighting in the north of Iraq has had little impact on the southern refineries that produce around 90 percent of the OPEC member's oil shipments.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May, prompting economists to downgrade estimates for second-quarter growth. Healthcare spending has been volatile with the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature law early this year, but the swings should subside as the year progresses, economists said.

  • June 25- Bank of America Corp is laying off 540 workers at its loss-making legacy assets and servicing business, which handles delinquent mortgage loans.

  • NEW YORK, June 22- Bank of America Corp will announce on Monday it will lower the threshold for consumers who qualify for discounts on loans and other benefits as the No. 2 U.S. bank seeks to win more business from existing customers.

  • Nucor forecast earnings between 35 cents and 40 cents a share, up from 27 cents a share a year earlier. The plant started production in December, and volume has been better than expected but yield needs work, Nucor said. Made from iron ore, direct reduced iron is a raw material used to make steel, and a substitute for scrap, Nucor's traditional feedstock.

  • WRAPUP 2-U.S. consumer prices show inflation ticking up Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 17- U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year in May as costs for a range of goods and services rose, likely easing the Federal Reserve's concerns that inflation was running too low.

  • *Payout totals $97.2 million including restitution, fine. June 16- Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch unit was fined $8 million and will reimburse $24.4 million to customers to settle allegations that it overcharged more than 47,000 retirement accounts and charities that invested in mutual funds.

  • *Brent hits six-month high over $112 on Iraq supply worries. NEW YORK, June 12- Oil prices jumped to the highest level this year on Thursday on growing concerns that escalating violence in Iraq could disrupt oil supplies from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • UPDATE 7-Oil prices spike on escalating Iraq violence Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    *Brent hits 3- month high over $112 on Iraq supply worries. NEW YORK, June 12- Brent crude oil jumped 2 percent to above $112 a barrel on Thursday on mounting concerns that escalating violence in Iraq could disrupt oil supplies from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 11- A federal judge on Wednesday said he would consider dismissing a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit accusing Bank of America Corp of civil fraud in the sale of mortgage securities that soured during the global financial crisis.

  • *China's commodity imports fall in May on high stocks, tighter credit. NEW YORK, June 9- Brent crude rose on Monday, gaining over $1 to surpass $110 a barrel for the first time in June, while U.S. crude rose by nearly $2, as strong Chinese and U.S. data pointed to healthy economic growth and higher demand for oil from the world's top two consumers.

  • UPDATE 6-Oil rises above $110 on strong China data Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 9- Brent crude rose on Monday, surpassing $110 a barrel for the first time in June and U.S. crude rose also as strong Chinese and U.S. data pointed to healthy economic growth and higher demand for oil from the world's top two consumers.

  • *Ukraine government vows to continue offensive vs rebels. NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. crude fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday as traders took profit at the end of the month, but remained in the middle of a month-long trading range underpinned by supply worries and strong gasoline demand in the United States, the world's top oil consumer.

  • *Ukraine government vows to continue offensive vs rebels. NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. crude fell nearly $1 a barrel on Friday as traders took profit at the end of the month, but remained in the middle of a month-long trading range underpinned by supply worries and strong gasoline demand in the United States, the world's top oil consumer.

  • And, DHL may use Boeing 747 jets on its route from its Cincinnati hub to Miami, replacing 767 s, because of the growing volume of packages heading to and from Latin America, Mike Parra, chief executive of DHL Express for the United States, told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- A turn higher in U.S. inflation could lead officials at the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner and a bit more aggressively than financial markets expect. "The increase has potential to be more than just a flash in the pan," said Jacob Oubina, senior U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- A federal appeals court said Bank of America Corp was not liable to shareholders for allegedly concealing a $10 billion fraud lawsuit by American International Group Inc, whose filing led to a 20- percent one-day plunge in the bank's stock price.