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  • Sept 23- Deere& Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser.

  • Auto insurer to market Blue Cross health coverage Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans and State Farm announced Tuesday they're joining forces for the second year of expanded coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • *Raiffeisen Bank tumbles after warning on Ukraine, Hungary. Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, down 10 percent, led the declines on the FTSEurofirst 300 index. The bank said it might lose as much as 500 million euros this year because of problems in Ukraine and Hungary.

  • United Continental settles immigration-bias claim Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— United Continental Holdings Inc. has settled a claim that Continental Airlines discriminated against employees who were legal permanent U.S. residents but weren't U.S. citizens.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Recent stirrings of long-dormant financial market volatility have come in the nick of time for an industry that has been bleeding revenue and jobs for years, even though bankers doubt the secular downsizing of the trading world can be reversed.

  • US clampdown on tax maneuver leaves its mark Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    The pharmaceutical company AbbVie, based in Chicago, reached an agreement to buy Dublin- based Shire in July for $54 billion. AbbVie Inc. lost 2 percent in New York trading, while Shire sank 2 percent in London. said Jan Wald, an analyst at Benchmark Co., a financial advisory firm.

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.7675 a bushel; Dec corn was 3 cents lower at $3.2725 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.3650 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 1.25 cents to $9.37 a bushel.

  • Disappointing economic data sends European shares lower Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    *Raiffeisen Bank tumbles after warning on Ukraine, Hungary. Shares in Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, down 8.8 percent, were the biggest faller in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after the lender said it could lose as much as 500 million euros this year because of problems in Ukraine and Hungary.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Tuesday, putting the S&P on pace for a third straight fall, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S.-listed shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals were climbing on Tuesday, up 8.9 percent at $25.70 as one of the most actively trades Nasdaq stocks as its Ebola drug will be one of several to be tested in West Africa in a bid to win fast-track trials.

  • Critics worry of Indiana Toll Road spending cuts Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Critics of privatizing the Indiana Toll Road said they are worried that the operator's bankruptcy filing this week will result in less money being spent on the highway.

  • European shares drop on disappointing economic data Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    *Raiffeisen Bank sinks after warning on Ukraine, Hungary. Shares in Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, down 12 percent, were the biggest faller in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after the lender said hits from Ukraine and Hungary will probably push it to its first-ever annual loss this year.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were moving lower on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track for a third straight decline, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • CF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    DEERFIELD, Ill.— CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry. A tie-up with CF Industries Holdings Inc., based in Deerfield, Illinois, could give Yara easier access to cheap U.S. natural gas supplies.

  • India's Modi to get rock star reception in New York Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 PM ET

    Thousands more are expected to pack New York's Times Square to watch his address in Hindi on big screens as well as smaller viewing parties around the country and on TV in India. The Indian diaspora hopes this visit by a leader who was until recently barred from the United States will signify India's importance not only on these shores but in wider the world too.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has laid the groundwork to launch actively managed exchange-traded funds, becoming the latest Wall Street bank to set its sights on the fast-growing market.

  • DETROIT, Sept 22- A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday heard testimony from low-income families in Detroit who say they suffered hardships when the city cut off their water with no warning and are suing to prevent such shutoffs from happening again.

  • The letter was sent to the heads of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FCC, and urged a comprehensive review of policy across jurisdictional lines.

  • *MSCI emerging market index has worst day since March. NEW YORK, Sept 22- Concern about a potential economic slowdown in China pressured world stock indexes on Monday and helped pushed Brent crude oil below $97 a barrel.

  • *Weak economic outlook in China, Europe weighs on prices. *Analysts expect OPEC to cut output to support prices. HOUSTON, Sept 22- Crude oil futures fell on Monday as ample supply and slowing economic growth in Europe and China outweighed expectations of a cut in oil output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.