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  • *Fighting in Iraq raises political risk. NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices rose slightly on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows even while marking a fourth straight weekly loss, as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold, and as fighting in Iraq increased political risk. "It's corrective," said Andy Lebow at Jefferies LLC.

  • New England raking in millions from leaf peepers Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. "We wanted to get out in the fresh air and see the colors while it's still warm," said Christopher LeBeau, who drove from Connecticut to hike Mount Monadnock. Lingering warm weather is causing leaves to stay on the trees longer in New England.

  • UPDATE 8-Oil bucks downtrend to eek out small gain Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    *Fighting in Iraq raises political risk. NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices rose slightly on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows even while marking a fourth straight weekly loss, as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold, and as fighting in Iraq increased political risk. "It's corrective," said Andy Lebow at Jefferies LLC.

  • GE sees strong US economy as profit rises Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— General Electric Co. posted strong third quarter results, issued an upbeat forecast for the fourth quarter and said U.S. industrial activity is at its highest level since the financial crisis. He pointed to pockets of high activity in the developing world, slow growth in Europe and Japan, and strength in the U.S. GE, based in Fairfield, Connecticut, said it...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Thursday on profit-taking after the prior day's rally as Wall Street stocks steadied. "We are seeing a giveback from yesterday," said Tyler Tucci, Treasuries strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Thursday on profit-taking after the prior day's rally as Wall Street stocks rebounded. "We are seeing a giveback from yesterday," said Tyler Tucci, Treasuries strategist at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Obama spoke after convening a special Cabinet meeting at the White House to discuss the U.S. response to the deadly virus. He acknowledged concerns and fears raised by the handling of the original Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, Liberian national Thomas Duncan, who died of Ebola and infected at least two healthcare workers while there.

  • United Rentals beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ United Rentals Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $192 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.05 per share. United Rentals expects full-year revenue in the range of $5.55 billion to $5.65 billion.

  • The White House strongly defended the government's handling of the Ebola problem after it became clear that a second Texas healthcare worker who tested positive for the virus had traveled aboard a commercial airliner. Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas told MSNBC that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs to be more...

  • President Barack Obama abruptly postponed a political trip he was to make on Wednesday to stay at the White House to convene a high-level meeting about the Ebola outbreak. The White House said Obama's trip to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed. "Later this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of his team coordinating the...

  • *Caution reigns after disappointing China inflation reading. NEW YORK, Oct 15- Stocks and the U.S. dollar slumped and safe-haven government debt rallied on Wednesday, as investors around the globe resumed their flight from riskier assets after weak U.S. and Chinese inflation figures. "You couple this with fears about the spread of Ebola, with the recent downtrend...

  • TicketNetwork, theater settle defamation lawsuit Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— An online ticket sales company on Wednesday dropped a defamation lawsuit against a Hartford theater and its president, after the sides agreed to work together to benefit ticket buyers just before the case went to trial. TicketNetwork Inc., based in South Windsor, sued The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and its president and chief...

  • Obama to hold Ebola meeting at White House, postpones trip Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    President Barack Obama abruptly postponed a political trip he was to make on Wednesday to stay at the White House to convene a high-level meeting about the Ebola outbreak. The White House said Obama's trip to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed. "Later this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of his team coordinating the...

  • Commerce Department data showed U.S. retail sales dropped 0.3 percent in September, while the Labor Department said prices received by U.S. producers fell 0.1 percent in September, the first decline in more than a year. A rate hike is expected to boost the dollar by driving investment flows into the United States. "The tone right now is to bet that the Fed will wait...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Marijuana is illegal under federal law in the United States, but more than 300 attendees paid $500 each to attend the Cannabis Business Expo at a high-end hotel in Manhattan's Times Square, hoping to profit if it becomes legal by the end of the decade. Not far away, a former broker at Stratton Oakmont, the Long Island, New York, brokerage at the center of a...

  • Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    DENVER— Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests. The company has not donated to the Colorado or Oregon labeling campaigns. Three states— Vermont, Maine and Connecticut—...

  • That was an easy choice recently for Glenda Oakley, 31, who stayed at a Westin hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. "I don't need extra towels... or someone else to make my bed daily," said Oakley, an Army veteran and motivational speaker from San Antonio, Texas. Also on board are an assortment of independent properties, like the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan;...

  • Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims. The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, told law enforcement officials, domestic...

  • GMO labeling measure attracts big money in Oregon Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    They have reported spending $7.2 million, according to filings with the Oregon Secretary of State's office. Among the largest contributions: $1.6 million from Monsanto; $1.4 million from PepsiCo Inc., and $870,000 from Kraft Foods. Some of their highest donors include the Portland- based nonprofit Center for Food Safety, which donates $1.1 million and...

  • Unions rally to support Gov. Malloy's re-election Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    As of last week, national unions based in Washington, D.C., had contributed at least $1.9 million to an independent expenditure political action committee supporting Malloy that's called Connecticut Forward, according to a review of reports filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Many of those same unions have also contributed tens of...