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  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital and health insurance industries breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Health economists have estimated $15 billion to $22 billion in healthcare spending was at risk with the decision.

  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O'Hare falling behind Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    CHICAGO— O'Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago's new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday. Aviation industry veteran Ginger Evans told an audience at the City Club of Chicago that the flipside of being...

  • CHICAGO, June 25- Women are under-represented among mutual fund managers, a new study found, in a gender imbalance that poses challenges for an industry looking to run more money from female clients. Among 7,410 portfolio managers of U.S. open-end mutual funds, only 9 percent were women, the study released this month by researchers from Morningstar Inc of Chicago,...

  • A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:48 PM ET

    PARIS— Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. A judge in December ordered Uber's temporary suspension in Spain, saying it represents unfair competition. The Madrid commercial court judge said in a preliminary...

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital industry breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Among hospitals, shares of Community Health Systems were up 12.8 percent at $62.33, while shares of HCA Holdings rose 8.7 percent to $90.61 and Tenet...

  • However, Delaware lawyers feared fee-shifting would effectively wipe out shareholder litigation and the ability to police corporate boards. To placate big business, the new law allows companies to adopt rules that require investors to sue in Delaware, a tactic known as forum selection. Supporters argue that corralling lawsuits in Delaware allows the...

  • TransUnion rises 13 percent after IPO raises almost $665M Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of TransUnion are climbing in morning trading after the credit rating company's initial public offering raised $664.8 million. TransUnion provides consumer reports, risk scores and analytics to businesses, while consumers use TransUnion to view their credit profiles and manage personal information. According to IPO tracker Renaissance...

  • Chicago ready to wake up the sleeping Dead Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Soldier Field, Chicago.

    It will be shades of green for Chicago's travel industry when Deadheads come to town July Fourth weekend for the band's final shows.

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was unchanged at $5.2325 a bushel; September corn was 2.50 cents higher at $3.74 a bushel; December oats were unchanged at $2.69 a bushel; while November soybeans were 16.50 cents higher at 9.7250 a bushel. August live cattle was 1.97 cents...

  • *Greece focus overshadows rise in U.S. consumer spending. Euro zone finance ministers will work on a financing-for-reforms deal with Greece on the basis of a proposal from the creditor institutions as negotiations with Athens have produced no agreement, officials said. "The main thing is Greece, and the market is still going to move to some degree, up and down,...

  • Shares of credit bureau TransUnion rise in debut Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    June 25- Shares of credit bureau TransUnion rose as much as 10 percent in their debut, valuing the company at about $4.4 billion. TransUnion raised $664.8 million after its initial public offering of 29.5 million shares was priced at $22.50 per share. The IPO came three years after private equity firm Advent International and Goldman Sachs Group Inc agreed to...

  • NEW YORK— On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. "It would have been a nightmare for all of us to evenly split every transaction," says Culbertson, 26, a Boston advertising executive. For Dan Callahan, 22, a digital marketing manager in Philadelphia, using Venmo means avoiding the awkward...

  • Methode misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Methode Electronics Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $26.6 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $228.1 million.

  • CHICAGO, June 24- A merger between Dutch supermarket Ahold and Belgian rival Delhaize will be a boon for U.S. online grocer Peapod, an Ahold unit which will gain valuable resources to fend off rival Amazon.com and upstart competitors, according to retail industry consultants. Access to Delhaize's efficient and low-cost distribution centers in the east and its...

  • *Wall Street lurches lower as optimism for Greece talks fades. TOKYO, June 25- U.S. stock futures and the dollar were steady in early Asian trade on Thursday, with investors on ice ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders later in the session as Greece continued its last-minute efforts to avert a default. "Confidence that a deal with Greece will be sealed shortly...

  • CHICAGO, June 24- CME Group Inc's plan to close most of its futures pits next month is facing its first organized opposition from a small group of Chicago traders and brokers who have hired a law firm to push regulators to give more time for review. Lawyers from Katten Muchin Rosenman sent a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on behalf of the group,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. commuter and freight railroads may be forced to suspend service or face daily fines beginning Jan. 1, unless Congress extends its year-end deadline for implementing new safety technology, lawmakers were told on Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board estimated that more than 245 people have died and 4,260 have been...

  • *Doubts over Iran nuclear deal support as deadline nears. LONDON, June 24- Oil held above $64 a barrel on Wednesday as a U.S. government report showing crude inventories fell for an eighth week, in a sign a supply glut is easing, countered concerns about Greece's debt crisis. "Initially there was some sell-the-fact reaction to the drop in crude inventories and also...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar slip over Greece jitters Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    *Stocks slip, bonds rally on Greece talk jitters. NEW YORK, June 24- Global equity markets and the dollar slipped on Wednesday as investors sought the safety of less risky assets as jitters increased over the likelihood of averting a Greek debt default. "We are getting to the point where it's do or die, take it or leave it, and I think what you're seeing today is that...

  • CHICAGO, June 24- As the July 6 deadline for closing the century-old Chicago Board of Trade grain futures pits looms, a cloud hangs over the future of the neighboring options pits. Trading in the Chicago futures pits, once an icon of world capitalism where raucous traders epitomized "open-outcry" trading as they made and lost fortunes, has fallen to 1 percent of...