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Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its full-year revenue forecast and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefits from expanded coverage, improved rates and a contract in Kansas.
WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Diverging high court rulings in New York and Illinois over' Amazon taxes' point to a possible U.S. Supreme Court case to settle questions about the legality of states taxing online retail sales, lawyers said on Monday.
*Morgan Stanley earnings, revenue beat expectations. NEW YORK, Oct 18- The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the second straight day on Friday to cap its biggest weekly gain in three months as stronger-than-expected earnings from Google, Morgan Stanley and others overshadowed worry that earnings growth was faltering.
The U.S. stock market broadly celebrated an agreement in the U.S. Congress that ended a 16- day partial closure of federal agencies and budget impasse but was then socked by earnings from market bellwether IBM.
Just as the market breathed a sigh of relief as a debt-limit agreement was reached on Wednesday evening, it was socked in the jaw by earnings from Dow component IBM.
WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Wisconsin next month will become the 14th U.S. state to begin collecting sales tax on online purchases through Amazon.com Inc, joining a trend toward squeezing more revenue from e-commerce.
One Group LLC, which operates hotels, restaurants and lounges, said it is being acquired by Committed Capital Acquisition Corp, a cashed up investment vehicle. STK, which has outlets in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and London, will be run by Segal and his One Group management team, One Group said.
WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Washington's last-minute deal to reopen the government and avert a default sets up the latest congressional committee to try to reach a budget compromise, but some lawmakers say the panel faces an extremely difficult task.
DETROIT, Oct 16- Four workers from the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee filed charges on Wednesday with U.S. labor officials alleging that German VW officials are coercing them to agree to United Auto Workers representation.
*Senate leaders said to be close to a deal. But even if the Senate and House of Representatives manage to overcome procedural hurdles to seal the deal before Thursday- when the Treasury says it will exhaust its borrowing authority-- it will only be a temporary solution that sets up the prospect of another showdown early next year.
*Senate leaders said to be close to a deal. The top Democrat and Republican in the Senate were close to finishing a plan to raise the debt limit- and reopen the partially shuttered government- that could be considered by the full Senate later on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Oct 15- A few years ago, Chad Sommer, 41, a long-time athlete from Chicago, thought he'd make an "official" investment in his health. To start, he bought a basic Polar heart rate monitor. Liz Pulver, a landscape architect and entrepreneur in New York City, can relate.
*NYSE Euronext's global HR head will also quit. Oct 15- NYSE Euronext said Chief Financial Officer Michael Geltzeiler and General Counsel John Halvey will leave the company shortly after its sale to IntercontinentalExchange Inc.. Shares of NYSE Euronext closed at $44.49 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
Oct 15- NYSE Euronext said its chief financial officer Michael Geltzeiler and two other executives will leave the company shortly after the closing of its proposed merger with IntercontinentalExchange Inc.. John Halvey, NYSE's general counsel, and Philippe Duranton, the global head of human resources, will also depart.
CARACAS, Oct 14- Venezuela's and Guyana's foreign ministers will meet on Thursday to seek a negotiated solution to the detention of a ship used by a U.S. oil exploration firm in waters disputed for more than a century by the South American neighbors, Venezuela said.
WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Farm subsidy reformers praised a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to make the wealthiest growers pay more for federally subsidized crop insurance, the first eligibility limit on a program that costs $9 billion a year.
BRIDGETOWN, Oct 11- Guyana's government said on Friday the navy of neighboring Venezuela had evicted a ship used by a U.S. oil exploration company from Guyanese waters, calling the move unprecedented and a serious threat to security.
NEW YORK, Oct 11- Suspension of some $3 billion worth of federal loans due to the U.S. government shutdown has forced cotton farmers to turn to commercial banks for aid, boosting their costs and further complicating the upcoming harvest in the world's largest cotton exporter.
*Wall St looking past Washington gridlock at more gains-poll. NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Nasdaq composite index down 1 percent, as investors sold the year's biggest winning shares, including major tech companies. On Wednesday, Amazon.com and Facebook were the biggest drags on the Nasdaq 100. Netflix was down 4.7 percent to $288.36.
*Profit-taking hits 2013' s winners, including Facebook, TripAdvisor. Shares of TripAdvisor lost 5.7 percent to $71.51 a share, and Netflix fell 4.9 percent to $302.30. Both TripAdvisor and Netflix are among the top performers this year on the S&P 500, and Facebook is among the top performers on the Nasdaq 100..