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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Oil and gas interests are pouring money into a tight U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, giving twice as much to the Senate campaign of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu than her Republican challenger even though the industry backs the Republican push to regain control of the Senate. Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, is...

  • Regulators close small Maryland bank Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:04 PM ET

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over NBRS Financial Bank of Rising Sun, Maryland. Howard Bank of Ellicott City, Maryland, has agreed to pay the FDIC a premium of 1.19 percent to assume all of the failed bank's deposits. Depositors of NBRS Financial will automatically become depositors of Howard Bank, the FDIC said.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. Treasuries jumped on Wednesday, with 30- year bond prices touching a near two-year high as disappointing U.S. economic data stung Wall Street and aggravated widening worries about a global slowdown. Treasuries were boosted by growing signs that Europe's economies were sputtering and of disinflation in China, trends that may dull...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. The two big...

  • List of new cities for Dallas flights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Southwest Airlines and Virgin America began long-haul flying from Dallas Love Field on Monday, as soon as a federal law restricting such flights expired. —Southwest: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington. Starting Nov. 2, Southwest will add Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California;...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Reuters checks with health departments in six states and...

  • Southwest poised will increase flights in Dallas Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Some facts and figures about Southwest Airlines' expansion at Dallas Love Field:. —New destinations: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington starting Monday; Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California; Nashville; New York; and Phoenix, starting Nov. 2. —Southwest expects to operate about 160...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Reuters checks with health departments in six states and...

  • EEOC sues FedEx for not accommodating deaf workers Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    BALTIMORE— The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging that FedEx discriminated against deaf and partially deaf workers and job applicants for years. The EEOC says FedEx didn't provide American Sign Language interpretation or closed-captioning training videos during mandatory tours and new-hire orientation or...

  • Citigroup subprime unit files for $50M IPO Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Citigroup's subprime lending unit, OneMain Financial Holdings, on Wednesday filed for an IPO valued at $50 million. The company reported a profit of $536 million on $2.02 billion in revenue in 2013. It was previously known as CitiFinancial, and Citigroup has publicly discussed selling the company since 2009.. In July, Citigroup Inc. agreed to pay $7...

  • Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found. You can't go wrong, "and having a DIY option might improve vaccination rates, said Eugene Millar of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Rockville, Maryland. During the last two flu seasons, more than 1,000...

  • Flash-storage player SolidFire raises $82 million Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    SolidFire and rivals such as Pure Storage are taking on companies such as EMC and NetApp that built their reputations on disk-based storage. Greenspring Associates, an Owings Mill, Maryland- based fund, led the financing round with Silicon Valley Bank and an unnamed sovereign wealth fund. Existing investors NEA, Novak Biddle, Samsung Ventures and Valhalla...

  • Oct 3- A top enforcement official is leaving Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog to join a private law firm, a spokesman for the firm said on Friday. Emily Gordy, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's senior vice president of enforcement will join Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy& Ecker, P.A in Potomac, Maryland, on Monday, Oct. 6 to head the firm's Financial...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stocks were sharply higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day jump since March 4 on the back of a September jobs report that was much stronger than expected. Advancing issues were outnumbering declining ones on the NYSE by 2,153 to 833, for a 2.58- to-1 ratio on the upside; on the Nasdaq, 1,920 issues were rising and 684 falling...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rallies on bullish jobs report Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. stocks were higher on Friday after the September jobs report came in ahead of expectations, though major indexes remained on track for a second straight weekly decline. The sector has lost 4.5 percent this week, its biggest weekly decline since June 2012. "We're looking at a pretty sound fundamental picture, which has us tilted towards the upside,...

  • Stern Advice-Should you tap your 401(k)to buy a house? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- It makes sense, given the gains workers have seen in their retirement plans and in home prices in recent years, that they would consider tapping their 401 accounts to buy homes.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data- some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console- the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of an alleged computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data- used to train military pilots and related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console- the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. federal regulators on Monday approved construction of Dominion Resources Inc's liquefied natural gas export project in Cove Point, Maryland. Cove Point is the fourth U.S.

  • Sept 26- T. Rowe Price, the second largest shareholder in Allergan Inc, said on Friday that it wants the company to hold off on making major moves before a Dec. 18 special shareholder meeting, and criticized the board's corporate governance.