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The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
Nov. 8- U.S. domestic airfares are falling, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday. "Fares are really just a starting point," says Christopher Elliott, a travel consumer advocate and author of the upcoming book "How to be the World's Smartest Traveler."
Nov 5- As Alice and Rick Sofield of Alexandria, Virginia, recently discovered, being the parents of a teenage driver can be an expensive proposition. The Sofields' 16- year-old daughter, Charlotte, earned her driver's license last March. The result: some $2,500 damage, which insurance paid for, and dents and scratches on her mother's Chevrolet Suburban.
LONDON, Nov 1- High levels of home ownership are strongly linked to subsequent rises in unemployment because labour mobility becomes reduced, according to new research.
Oct 30- When Janet Yellen became president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in June 2004, a massive real estate bubble was building in the vast nine-state area that it oversees.
WASHINGTON, Oct 24- U.S. lenders will get at least six months' notice before the government reduces the limit on the size of loans that taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can back, the firms' regulator said on Thursday.
*Anadarko to drill 2 deepwater wells in New Zealand. WELLINGTON, Oct 25- New Zealand is hoping the first deepwater wells to be drilled in the country in nearly 15 years will reignite interest in its offshore oil and gas basins, mostly ignored since some early discoveries in the 1970 s.
WASHINGTON, Oct 24- U.S. lenders will get at least six months' notice before the government reduces the limit on the size of loans that taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can back, the firms' regulator said on Thursday. The housing finance industry had expected officials to lower the limits on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac- backed loans on Jan. 1.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- San Francisco faced another day without its commuter rail system on Sunday with no new strike talks scheduled to resolve the labor dispute. On Sunday, members of one of the unions leading the strike planned vigils for the two workers, according to a spokeswoman for the Service Employees International Union Local 1021.
NEW YORK, Oct 17- As U.S. officials warned that the technology behind Obamacare might not be ready to launch on Oct. 1, the administration was pouring tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960 s.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15- Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, according to people familiar with the matter.
OSLO, Oct 9- Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday. Regardless of the scenario, changes will be coming soon, "lead author Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii said.
The FDA said the common link between at least some of the cases appears to be a dietary supplement called OxyElite Pro, which is distributed by USPLabs LLC of Dallas, Texas and sold throughout the United States via the Internet and retail stores. The FDA said there have been 29 reports of the liver-damaging condition, with 24 sharing the OxyElite connection.
LONDON, Oct 3- Barclays is finding new ways to boost its commodities business, offering trading services as part of a mix of capital solutions and merger advice in an approach showing banks can succeed in keeping trading desks despite tighter regulations.
Sept 20- Allegiant Travel Co, a low-cost carrier that provides service to leisure destinations, is grounding as many as 30 of its planes, or roughly half of its fleet, to inspect emergency exit slides to comply with safety guidelines.
Sept 20- Allegiant Travel Co, a low-cost carrier that provides service to leisure destinations, is grounding as many as 30 of its aircraft, or roughly half of its fleet, to inspect emergency evacuation slides in response to an FAA request for information.
Walt Disney and the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 19- The Walt Disney Co and Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year, the media company announced on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 12- The United States installed 832 megawatts of photovoltaic solar panels in the second quarter, a 15 percent increase from the prior period as booming business for utility-scale systems helped offset weaker demand for residential and commercial projects, according to an industry report.
DETROIT, Aug 30- A trustee for one of Detroit's two pension funds lost his city job and position on the retirement board months after he was criticized for attending a conference in Hawaii, the Detroit News reported on Friday. The trustee, Cedric Cook, was a senior data processing program analyst for the city and chairman of Detroit's General Retirement System.