• Farmers and analysts say the elimination of government incentives to buy new equipment, a related overhang of used tractors, and a reduced commitment to biofuels, all darken the outlook for the sector beyond 2019- the year the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farm incomes will begin to rise again.

  • David Heiman, whose law firm Jones Day represents Detroit, told Rhodes that Syncora and the city "have laid down their swords." In a court filing on Monday, Syncora confirmed a "comprehensive settlement" with the city that was still subject to "definitive documentation and resolution of other terms.

  • United offers up to $100K if workers leave Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants' union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continental Airlines, which hired 485 flight attendants last year.

  • Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Industry analysts expect strong growth as the housing market improves, particularly in once hard-hit Sun Belt areas including Phoenix, Miami and San Diego, California, and aging Americans find value in growing old in their homes. They are also being boosted by high-appreciation, gentrifying neighborhoods in older cities such as New York's Brooklyn borough.

  • Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes that Syncora and the city "have laid down their swords." In a court filing on Monday, Syncora confirmed a "comprehensive settlement" with the city that was still subject to "definitive documentation and resolution of other terms.

  • Grain mostly higher, beef and pork lower Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 1.75 cents to $5.0075 a bushel; Dec corn was 4.50 cents higher at 3.43 a bushel; Dec oats rose 6.25 cents to $3.5450 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 4.25 cents to $9.8950 a bushel.

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after settlement Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    The trial was suspended last Wednesday so Detroit and Syncora could reach an agreement. Syncora is getting cash and long-term leases on a parking garage and the tunnel between Detroit and Canada, among other concessions.


  • Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    CHICAGO— An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says.

  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

  • *Fed may raise short-term rates in first quarter- BlackRock. NEW YORK, Sept 12- Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year.

  • NYC bill would ban credit checks in hiring, firing Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— New York City Council members held a hearing Friday on a bill that would prevent companies from using credit checks in employment decisions, a practice that they said harms the very people who need jobs the most. "We're here today for the simple cause of fairness," said Councilman Brad Lander, a Brooklyn Democrat who is the bill's chief sponsor.

  • Disturbing elements ahead of Alibaba IPO Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Ax Alibaba heads to the big time with an IPO that could value the company at $162 billion, the e-commerce group is contending with online offers of gallium and uranium. The FT reports.

  • Next for Corporate America: Body wires and wire taps? Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Wall Street executives may have personally escaped the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice but executives at companies accused of foreign bribery schemes may not be so lucky.

  • Grain mostly lower, beef mixed and pork lower Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 7 cents to $5.0250 a bushel; Dec corn was 2.50 cents lower at 3.3850 a bushel; Dec oats were 5.50 cents lower at $3.4825 a bushel; while Nov soybeans advanced 3.75 cents to $9.8525 a bushel.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales increased 0.6 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in July.

  • Jimmy John's, founded in 1983 by 19- year old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage, is in the early stage of preparing a sale process, the people said. Representatives of Jimmy John's, North Point Advisors and Weston Presidio did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • Ahead of Bell: Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics& Fragrance Inc. are climbing in premarket trading on Friday as the beauty products company's second-quarter results topped analysts' estimates and it raised its full-year outlook. Ulta earned 94 cents per share on revenue of $734.2 million.

  • Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class of volunteers.

  • San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO— Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. A 2013 survey of 331 drivers by San Diego State University and Center on Policy Initiatives found 94 percent were immigrants and 65 percent were from East Africa.