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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 24- Gold rose on Thursday as rising geopolitical tensions and options-related buying helped reverse the precious metal's early sharp losses after it fell to a 2-1/ 2 month low.

  • NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

  • Grain mixed, cattle and pork higher Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at 6.8275 a bushel; July corn was 1.25 cents higher at 5.0975 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at 3.60 a bushel; while July soybeans was 1.25 cents higher at 14.66 a bushel.

  • Smart Spending: Get your groove on, on a budget Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— As the air gets warmer and spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From Bonnaroo Music& Arts Festival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza in Chicago in August, music lovers across the country will soon begin to flocking to festivals, which can draw hundreds of thousands of fans.

  • $66M expansion for Mandalay Bay convention center Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. "One of the real strengths of the recovery is in meetings," Mandalay Bay President and COO Chuck Bowling told The Associated Press.

  • April 24- Caterpillar Inc on Thursday posted a quarterly profit that topped analysts' estimates and raised its full-year outlook on a stronger-than-expected rebound in sales to the construction industry.

  • LONDON, April 24- AstraZeneca announced faster-than-expected progress of its experimental cancer drugs and plans to spin off billions of dollars of non-core assets as it staked a claim for independence following reports of bid interest from Pfizer.

  • Caterpillar 1Q profit climbs 5 pct, forecast rises Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings climbed 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. Caterpillar Inc. share jumped 4 percent before markets opened Thursday and after the company released its results. Caterpillar said it earned $922 million, or $1.44 per share, in the quarter that ended March 31.

  • United loses $609M in 1Q; fares don't cover costs Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. Chicago- based United is still struggling to combine systems and see financial benefits following its 2010 merger with Continental Airlines. Excluding special items, the loss was $1.33 per share, barely beating the $1.35 loss expected by Wall Street analysts surveyed by FactSet.

  • TOKYO/ BEIJING, April 24- Three employees at one of Marubeni Corp's grain trading unit in China have been detained, Chinese customs said on Thursday, a move prompted by allegations of tax evasion on soybean imports.

  • Spirit plans flights between Vegas, Kansas City Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Discount carrier Spirit Airlines has announced plans to offer daily, nonstop service between Las Vegas and Kansas City, Mo.. A plane will depart Kansas City at 9:55 p.m. daily and arrive in Las Vegas at 10:55 p.m. local time, while a flight will depart Las Vegas at 1 a.m. daily and arrive in Kansas City at 5:45 a.m..

  • Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different. Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors started to pour money into higher-risk, higher-growth stocks that would benefit from a pickup in the economy.

  • LONDON, April 24- AstraZeneca highlighted progress with new cancer drugs that may revive its fortunes as it posted a 17 percent fall in core earnings per share on Thursday, reflecting patent losses on profitable older medicines.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday.

  • That is because the Dow weighs its 30 components by price, so a $500 stock would overwhelm the index. "I would think it would likely make it a Dow contender," said Eric Kuby, chief investment officer at North Star Investment Management Corp in Chicago, who owns the stock.

  • That is because the Dow weighs its 30 components by price, so a $500 stock would overwhelm the index. "I would think it would likely make it a Dow contender," said Eric Kuby, chief investment officer at North Star Investment Management Corp in Chicago, who owns the stock.

  • CHICAGO, April 23- Detroit's future once it exits the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history will depend on oversight, the city's chief financial officer said on Wednesday.

  • Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he's ready for a selfie. McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the hashtag# ronaldmcdonald. The company says Ronald McDonald won't have his own Twitter handle, but that it will post photos and videos of him on its existing social media accounts.

  • Gold prices edge up for the first time in a week Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Gold prices settled higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support. Russia warned Wednesday that it would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. The next day, Ukraine and Russia agreed on tentative steps to calm unrest along their shared border.

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