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NEW YORK, Feb 13- Crude oil prices slipped on Thursday, pressured by an expected dip in demand during the refinery maintenance season and a rise in jobless claims in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer.
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Prices of quality farmland in the southern Midwest and mid-South region of the U.S. crop belt edged higher in the fourth quarter, bouncing back from a third-quarter slide which halted years of gains, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis said on Thursday.
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Quality farmland prices in the southern Midwest and mid-South region of the U.S. crop belt edged higher in the fourth quarter, bouncing back from a third-quarter slide which halted years of gains, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. Congress approved an increase in the country's debt limit through March 2015, bowing to President Barack Obama's demands to extend federal borrowing authority without conditions, but only after a dramatic Senate vote on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- For Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, a vote to end debate over raising the U.S. debt ceiling on Wednesday was much more than a vote to leave Washington before a snowstorm arrived.
WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Data thefts at U.S. retailers have rekindled enthusiasm in Congress for a single federal law on how customers should be notified about such breaches, but those efforts face the same roadblock as in the past: dozens of overlapping state laws already in place.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- U.S. crude oil futures were slightly higher in late afternoon trade Thursday, retreating from the session high on concerns that seasonal refinery maintenance will reduce demand. U.S. crude was up 24 cents at $97.62 a barrel at 1:56 p.m. EST, after rising as high as $98.83.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- Oil futures rose on Thursday supported by positive U.S. economic data, a rise in U.S. gasoline futures and strikes at oil ports in France that curbed supplies.
Feb 5- Almost a million homes and businesses were without power mostly in the U.S. The hardest hit state was Pennsylvania with over 720,000 customers out. Other affected states were Maryland, Arkansas, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky, Delaware, New York and Ohio.
Feb 5- Almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the U.S. The hardest hit state was Pennsylvania with over 640,000 customers out Wednesday morning. Other affected states were Maryland, West Virginia, Arkansas, New Jersey, Kentucky, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and New York.
Feb 4- A U.S. farm bill was passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and sent to President Barack Obama for his expected signature. The legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives last week, will cost an estimated $956 billion over 10 years, a savings of about $16.6 billion compared with current funding, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Feb 3- A credit card data breach has been detected that exposed guests at certain Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton and other hotel properties to theft, hotel management firm White Lodging Services Corp said on Monday.
Feb 3- A credit card data breach had been detected that exposed guests at certain Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton and other hotel properties to theft, hotel management firm White Lodging Services Corp said on Monday.
NEW YORK, Feb 3- Weather-forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was proven right on Monday as a winter storm swept across the Northeastern United States and brought an all-too-familiar bout of travel woes.
Kynect, which is Kentucky's marketplace, and the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange have had separate talks about 2015 with health insurers that could opt to join the online marketplaces set up under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Kentucky and Rhode Island are among states with the most successful Obamacare launches.
Copper also extended a downtrend to hit two-month lows, setting itself up for the biggest monthly loss in seven. said metals strategist David Wilson at Citi in London. Three-month aluminium on the London Metal Exchange fell to a low of $1,707 a tonne, the weakest since July 2009, and was down 1 percent at $1,712 at 1103 GMT.
*Century Aluminum's Kentucky smelter saved from closure. SYDNEY, Jan 31- London copper drifted on Friday towards near two-month lows hit the session before, and was on track to log its biggest monthly loss in seven due to weaker growth in top metals consumer China. Copper was eyeing a drop of 3.8 percent for January, its biggest monthly fall since June.
SYDNEY, Jan 31- London copper steadied on Friday from near two-month lows hit the session before, but was on track to log its biggest monthly loss in seven due to weaker growth in top metals consumer China.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30- More than a quarter of U.S. states had public pension liabilities that were greater than their total revenues in fiscal 2012, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Thursday that also indicated the struggle to pay for public employee retirement had peaked.
HOUSTON, Jan 29- Marathon Petroleum Corp, Valero Energy Corp and Phillips 66, the three largest U.S. independent refiners, reported quarterly results on Wednesday that topped Wall Street estimates as cheaper crude prices and rising exports helped profits.