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  • April 15- Target Corp said it had agreed to reimburse about $19 million to financial institutions that had issued MasterCard- branded cards that were a part of the massive data breach at the retailer in 2013.. The amount under the settlement with MasterCard Inc covers costs that banks incurred to reissue credit cards and debit cards to customers as a result of...

  • Walgreens said it will improve pricing and promotions while driving the performance of brands such as No7, Boots Pharmaceuticals and Well at Walgreens. Walgreens also emphasized strategic advantages from its pharmaceutical wholesale business, which allows the company to enter new markets more rapidly than its retail business. "In November our senior...

  • *Intel pushes higher following quarterly report. *Netflix gains after the close. Intel jumped 4.25 percent to $32.83 after the chipmaker said late on Tuesday it expects flat revenue for the entire year despite some weakness in the first quarter.

  • In November our senior leaders did not get an increase, " Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin said at an analysts meeting in New York. The cost cutting plan was announced in August 2014, and earlier this month, Walgreens said it would increase its projected cuts to $1.5 billion by the end of fiscal 2017.. As a part of that effort, Walgreens would close 200 U.S. stores,...

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    In its latest survey of business conditions around the country, the Fed said that eight of its 12 banking regions described the economy as growing at either a moderate or modest pace with two others— Atlanta and Kansas City— describing conditions as steady. The report said that a slowdown in the chemical industry had been reported by contacts in St. Louis and...

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.9650 a bushel; July corn was 2.25 cents lower at $3.7875 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.6825 a bushel; while July soybeans was 9 cents higher at 9.73 a bushel. June live cattle was 1.50 cents higher $1.5192 a pound; August...

  • Chef Homaro Cantu, who blended science and food, dies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin- starred Chicago restaurant, has died. The 38- year-old Cantu, one of Chicago's most renowned chefs, turned cooking into alchemy through his playful and surprising brand of molecular gastronomy at Moto, the restaurant he led in the city's West Loop. I don't care what it winds up...

  • Analytics firm Retail Next raises $125 mln in new funding Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    CHICAGO, April 15- In-store analytics firm Retail Next has raised $125 million in a fresh funding round from investors led by private equity firm Activant Capital Group, the company said on Wednesday. Other investors including August Capital, Star Vest Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and card company American Express also invested in the...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- The New York branch of the U.S. Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan. Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the...

  • CHICAGO— Your private medical information is under threat. Compromised information included patients' names, home addresses, ages, illnesses, test results or Social Security numbers. Vincent Liu, the lead author and a scientist at Kaiser Permanente's research division in Oakland, California.

  • Grain higher, livestock higher Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $5.0025 a bushel; July corn was 1 cent higher at $3.79 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.6750 a bushel; while July soybeans was 10.25 cents higher at 9.63 a bushel. June live cattle was 1.55 cents higher $1.5050 a pound; August...

  • CHICAGO— While lawsuit-filing rates in most of Illinois are at a 40- year low, they remain high in Cook and Madison counties due, in part, to asbestos cases brought by out-of-staters, a report released Tuesday by tort-reform advocates says. But the rate in Madison, which hugs St. Louis, was 8.2 per thousand, the state's highest rate. The higher-than-average rates in...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- JetBlue Airways Corp, the fifth biggest U.S. airline by passengers carried, consistently cancels flights sooner than rivals when storms pummel the U.S. Early cancellations reduce requests for refunds, JetBlue's Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes told Reuters. At the same time, the four largest U.S. airlines- American Airlines Group Inc, Delta...

  • April 13- New York's attorney general has sent letters to 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney Co Inc, about "on-call shifts" in which workers are told whether to report to work a day or less before a scheduled shift. A number of companies with stores in New York are requiring employees to check in by telephone, text message or email before...

  • *Corn follows wheat lower; U.S. planting 2 pct complete. CHICAGO, April 13- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures fell more than 4 percent on Monday to the lowest in two weeks as forecasts for timely showers across dry U.S. crop regions eased concern over potential yield losses. Corn followed wheat lower, while soybeans fell on rising global stockpiles.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- Crude futures rose on Monday, but closed well below intraday peaks, as concerns about Iran and turmoil in Yemen supported prices, while the global supply glut continued to cap gains. Iran on Monday urged the formation of a new Yemeni government, comments likely to anger fellow OPEC member Saudi Arabia, which is backing Yemen's president against a...

  • MIAMI— They want it fresh. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them. I don't go out to restaurants to give stuff up; I go to restaurants to be tantalized, " Greg Dollarhyde, CEO of Santa Monica-based chain Veggie Grill, said by way of summarizing the typical consumer.

  • NEW YORK— Daredevil Nik Wallenda says he'll walk untethered on top of a 400- foot observation wheel in Orlando, Florida, this month. Wallenda said Monday at a New York City news conference that the Orlando Eye will be moving when he attempts his feat April 29. Previous tightrope walks took him over the brink of Niagara Falls in 2012 and across a Grand Canyon- area...

  • Overland Park, Kansas- based Sprint Corp. has been trying to draw subscribers from its bigger rivals, Verizon and AT&T. Sprint's home service starts Monday in Kansas City for customers who are eligible for an upgrade, and will expand to Chicago and Miami next week. It's building mini-shops in many of the remaining stores of bankrupt electronics chain RadioShack.

  • *Corn lower in sympathy with wheat. CHICAGO, April 13- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures fell nearly 4 percent on Monday to the lowest in two weeks as timely rains across dry U.S. crop regions eased concern over potential yield losses. Corn followed wheat down, while soybeans were lower in choppy trade.