• Company plans $4B plastic factory in North Dakota Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— A $4 billion factory is planned in North Dakota that will convert natural gas liquids into plastic, company and state officials said. William Gilliam, the chief executive officer of Badlands NGL LLC, Gov. John Hoeven announced the project Monday at the state Capitol in Bismarck.

  • Southwest poised will increase flights in Dallas Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Some facts and figures about Southwest Airlines' expansion at Dallas Love Field:. —New destinations: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington starting Monday; Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California; Nashville; New York; and Phoenix, starting Nov. 2. —Southwest expects to operate about 160...

  • Oct 10- Willis North America, a unit of global risk adviser Willis Group Holdings, appointed Mary Davis as vice president and client advocate in its national senior living practice. She joins from insurance brokerage Lockton Cos, where she was vice president. Davis will report to John Atkinson, managing partner, Willis North America.

  • Seed money: 'Ganjapreneurs' compete for investors Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    "The Marijuana Show" allows for pot-entrepreneurs to compete for rare investment opportunities for their start-up ideas.

  • TORONTO/ ST. LOUIS, Oct 10- U.S. investors in Canada's medical marijuana industry are betting they won't fall under the scrutiny of U.S. law enforcement officers- but it's a risky bet. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has already been tracking investments made in state-sanctioned marijuana business in the United States. "We really like the Canada model, which is...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Bill Gross, in his first public appearance since his shocking departure from Pimco, said there will be more flexibility in managing less money at Janus Capital Group Inc, but said he was disappointed over being forced to leave Pimco. Gross told Weil during the 30- minute webcast: "I think in terms of Janus Capital, like any successful marriage, we sort of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Bill Gross, in his first conference call and webcast since his shock departure from Pimco, told existing and potential clients on Thursday that there will be more flexibility in running less money at Janus Capital Group Inc.. "I think in terms of Janus Capital, like any successful marriage, we sort of chose each other," Gross said to Janus Chief...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 7- Before hiring star bond fund manager Bill Gross last month, Janus Capital Group Inc Chief Executive Dick Weil took care to check with the bond chief he already had, Gibson Smith. The two will operate two distinct business units, with Gross operating out of a Newport Beach, California office, which Smith called " Janus West." Smith works from Janus...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Investors hope the Bond King can remake himself as a team player. Bill Gross last week abruptly left Newport Beach, California- based Pimco, the firm he built into a bond giant, to join Janus Capital Group, a small Denver firm that touts on its website how its friendly, team-oriented culture creates "strong collaborators." Kevin Mahn, who helps...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation. The nine justices agreed to hear an appeal filed in the closely watched case by the U.S. Equal Employment...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON Sept. 30- Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of U.S. mutual funds.

  • *Allianz not planning closer Pimco oversight. FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Sept 29- Top executives of Pimco and its German parent, Allianz SE, scrambled on Monday to stem the outflow of money after the stunning exit of star bond manager Bill Gross last week, but even after months of internal strife Allianz said it plans to let Pimco continue to steer its own ship.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 27- For Bill Gross, quitting Pimco's $222 billion Total Return Fund to take over a $13 million fund at Janus Capital is like resigning the U.S. presidency to become city manager of Ashtabula, Ohio, population 18,800..

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Janus Capital Group shares surged 38 percent on Friday as investors bet that famed bond manager Bill Gross will bring his old star power to the small mutual fund company, even though his last months at Pimco were tainted by infighting and heavy investor outflows.

  • How an IPO gets done, step by step Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering road show in Singapore Sept. 16, 2014.

    Alibaba's long-awaited IPO is finally around the corner, making this a good time to take a look at just how an IPO works.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged Times Square during morning rush hour in the latest of ongoing actions aimed at raising their wage to $15 an hour.

  • Football to kick off big Vegas betting season Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    The pro football season is preparing to kick off, but one Las Vegas bookmaker has already picked the winner of Super Bowl XLIX.

  • A statute relied on by the banking regulator to bring this and similar cases on behalf of banks it seized "did not give the FDIC more time to bring claims that would otherwise have been lost," Stanton wrote.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 1- In the high-stakes poker game being played between the Indonesian government and mining companies, it has come as a bit of a surprise that Jakarta appears to be playing the winning hand.

  • *Expects deal to add 18- 21 cents/ share to 2015 earnings. Aug 18- Sensors and electrical controls maker Sensata Technologies Holding NV said it would buy Schrader International to meet growing demand for sensors to monitor car-tire pressure.