• Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72- hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

  • House, Senate weigh bills that are going nowhere Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. Well before the vote, the measure was known to be dead on arrival in the Democratic-led Senate— and for good measure faced a promised Obama veto.

  • Syncora had argued it had been short-changed compared to other creditors. If approved, the deal will see Syncora drop its objection to the restructuring and the trial- which is studying the feasibility of Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy- could get a swift approval from U.S.

  • Fitch downgrades Sears' credit rating Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fitch Ratings downgraded its credit rating on Sears, citing its declining profits and no clear turnaround plan. The credit ratings agency said Wednesday that it cut Sears' issuer default rating two notches to "CC" from "CCC," which puts the retailer's credit rating deeper into junk status.

  • In the air: Regional airlines have grown rapidly Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    —LEADING REGIONALS: By 2014 traffic, among the largest are ExpressJet, SkyWest, Envoy Air and Endeavor Air. ExpressJet and SkyWest are owned by SkyWest Inc.; Envoy is owned by American Airlines Group Inc.; Endeavor by Delta Air Lines Inc..

  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules governing the practice in Illinois that they believe violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists.

  • DETROIT, Sept 10- A federal judge on Wednesday put the landmark trial on Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy on hold until Monday, as the city neared a deal with one of its most formidable hold-out creditors. Syncora, which emerged as Detroit's fiercest opponent in the bankruptcy proceedings, forged a deal that its attorney, Ryan Bennett at Kirkland& Ellis, told U.S.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 10- Retail giant Wal-Mart joined a group of volunteers counting corn ears and soybean pods in fields in the United States recently in a clear sign traditional crop tours are expanding their appeal from farmers and traders to all those with a stake in the U.S. food chain.

  • Chiquita to talk with potential buyers Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    Should Chiquita eventually see eye-to-eye with the investment firm Safra Group and Cutrale Group, a juice company, it could scuttle a proposed tie up with the Irish fruit company Fyffes, a merger that is far along in the process. There has also been pushback on a national level against the type of deal Chiquita is trying to engineer with Fyffes.

  • Grain mostly higher, livestock lower Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.2750 a bushel; Dec corn was 1 cent higher at $3.4525 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.49 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 2 cents to $9.9475 a bushel.

  • TORONTO, Sept 10- Jeff Lowry and his family left a sedate housing market in Tennessee last year and moved to Canada in the midst of a housing boom, where bidding wars and soaring prices were an unpleasant reminder of his American roots.

  • Home Depot stock dips on data breach fallout Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Home Depot are under pressure Wednesday as the home improvement retailer contends with the fallout of a data breach at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. Attorney generals for Connecticut, California and Illinois are leading a multistate investigation into the Home Depot data breach.

  • Venezuela's PDVSA: Let's make a deal on Citgo Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:28 AM ET
    Caracas, Venezuela.

    Venezuela's state-run oil company is seeking offers for its U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum in a deal that could fetch up to $10 billion.

  • Sept 9- Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has been sued over data breach by a customer, saying the company failed to properly safeguard customer data from hackers, a lawsuit filed in a Chicago federal court showed on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is seeking preliminary offers for its U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum Corp by the end of September, a deal that could fetch up to $10 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 9- Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has been sued over data breach by a customer, saying the company failed to properly safeguard customer data from hackers, a lawsuit filed in a Chicago federal court showed on Tuesday.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. The move is significant because of recent questions about whether Apple still has a knack for innovating following the 2011 death of co-founder Steve Jobs. NEW YORK— In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Two senators asked the federal government to investigate a data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc and five U.S. states launched a probe into the matter on Tuesday as fallout from last week's attack intensified.

  • According to court papers, the silo had been smoldering for several weeks before it exploded on April 27, 2010, injuring Justin Becker, who was employed by West Side, and John Jentz and Robert Schmidt, who were employed by a subcontractor.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Brent crude oil prices fell to a 17- month low below $100 per barrel in volatile trade on Tuesday, a fourth straight daily decline as ample supplies weighed, while U.S. crude rose on the expectation of dwindling fuel stockpiles.