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WASHINGTON, Dec 4- More people signed up on the government's new health insurance website on the first two days of December than in the entire first month of the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, sources familiar with the numbers said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Dec 4- Portfolio manager Joel Beam has spent the last 13 years investing in a part of the market that even many professional investors aren't familiar with. There are now 41 preferred funds tracked by Morningstar; 10 years ago there were only five, including the Forward fund.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Authorities trying to solve a distillery heist that netted cases of prized Kentucky bourbon have monitored websites and interviewed more than 100 people since the pricey whiskey was taken weeks ago.
DETROIT, Dec 2- The United Auto Workers union is considering hiking membership dues by 25 percent, the first increase since 1967, as it faces dwindling membership and rising costs, a top UAW official and several union sources said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Yum Brands Inc. said Monday that November sales at restaurants in China rose on a half-price bucket promotion at KFC and gains at Pizza Hut locations. Yum said that its China division recorded a 1 percent gain at restaurants open at least one year, including a rise of 7 percent at Pizza Hut.
Dec 2- Yum Brands Inc said November sales at established KFC restaurants in China, its top market, failed to grow despite a successful half-priced chicken promotion, and it forecast a return to earnings per share growth in 2014.. Yum is the biggest Western restaurant operator in China and had almost 4,500 KFC outlets there at the end of its third quarter.
WARREN, Mich.-- Universal Truckload Services Inc. said Monday that it will pay $123 million in cash for Westport Axle Corp., which provides parts assembly, packaging and distribution services for makers of cars, heavy trucks and recreational vehicles.
DETROIT, Nov 26- Ford Motor Co's bad safety streak with its 2013 Escape continued on Tuesday as the automaker issued two more recalls for the second most popular sport utility vehicle in the U.S. market. The recalls affected 161,334 Escape SUVs globally, mostly in the United States, and addressed potential leaks that could cause a fire.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Three executives of Japan's Takata Corp will plead guilty to conspiring to fix the price of seatbelts sold to automakers in the United States and will go to jail for 14 to 19 months, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Takata settled with the Justice Department in October, agreeing to pay $71.3 million to settle antitrust charges.
*Dominated by big groups such as Goldman Sachs, Glencore. LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 21- Sweeping warehouse rule changes proposed by the London Metal Exchange will spur a resurgence of independent storage firms after several years of dominance by big groups such as Goldman Sachs and Glencore Xstrata.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Janet Yellen picked up some more U.S. Senate support Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the Senate Banking Committee that is expected to approve her nomination to lead the U.S. The committee is set to vote at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday on whether to send her name to the full Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, Nov 19- Signs of progress began to emerge in U.S. budget talks on Tuesday, as top Senate Democratic negotiator Patty Murray said that she sees a path toward an agreement to ease automatic "sequester" spending cuts. Murray, asked if there was now a path forward in her talks with her counterpart, Republican Representative Paul Ryan, said: "I believe there is."
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The Senate Banking Committee will vote on Thursday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chair of the U.S. The committee will meet at 10 a.m. to vote on whether to send Yellen's nomination to the full Senate for consideration, it said in a statement on Monday.
*Subaru exec says Toyota decision a surprise-reports. DETROIT/ TOKYO, Nov 15- Fuji Heavy Industries, the makers of Subaru cars, said on Friday it would stop assembling Toyota Motor Corp's Camry at its Indiana plant and use the spare capacity to build its own cars.
WASHINGTON, Nov 14- Janet Yellen's hopes of becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve got a boost on Thursday when she sailed through her Senate confirmation hearing with only mild questioning from some of the Fed's fiercest Republican critics.
A spokesman for TVA, Duncan Mansfield, said the company has not yet determined when it would shut the coal units or build the new gas plant. In 2011, TVA agreed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retire 18 of its 59 coal units representing about 2,700 MW by 2018..
Nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires in January, Yellen will have to endure plenty of heated anti-Fed rhetoric from Republicans on Thursday, when she appears before the Senate Banking Committee.
Nov 7 (Reuters)- James River Coal Co idled four more mines in Central Appalachia and temporarily laid off about 200 employees as the company looks to shore up its precarious cash position amid weak coal prices. "The balance sheet continues to be the critical issue to watch for James River Coal," Simmons& Co analyst Bill Herbert said in a note.