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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Foreclosure activity across the United States jumped in July for the first time in four months as lenders scheduled more properties for auction, an industry report said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- Common soil bacteria injected into solid cancers in pet dogs and one human patient shrank many of the tumors, scientists reported on Wednesday.

  • Maryland man convicted of exporting to Iran Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    GREENBELT, Md.— A Maryland man has been convicted on charges of exporting American manufactured industrial products to Iran. Prosecutors said Monday that a federal grand jury convicted 34- year-old Ali Saboonchi of Parkville after a two-week trial. Saboonchi conspired with others to export products to Iran in violation of a U.S. trade embargo.

  • Maryland reports gambling revenue for fiscal year Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Maryland's lottery and four casinos made $849.2 million for the state in the last fiscal year, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, the agency that oversees gambling in Maryland reported Monday.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Aug 9- All three U.S. facilities established to quickly make vaccines and therapeutics in the event of a major public health threat say they are standing by to support any U.S. government effort to scale up a treatment for Ebola.

  • *Gemalto to buy SafeNet from PE firm Vector Capital. PARIS, Aug 8- Gemalto NV, the digital security company that makes smart chips for mobile phones, bank cards and biometric passports, is to buy U.S.-based data protection specialist SafeNet for $890 million, it said on Friday, in a move set to boost its earnings and reach.

  • *Gemalto to buy SafeNet from PE firm Vector Capital. PARIS, Aug 8- Gemalto NV, a digital security company that makes SIM cards for mobile phones and biometric passports, will buy U.S.-based data protection specialist SafeNet Inc for $890 million in a move set to boost its earnings and reach.

  • TREASURIES-Ukraine-driven gains muted by Wall St upturn Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    *NATO says Russian troops massing at Ukraine border. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. Treasuries prices got a strong lift on Wednesday from rising tensions over Ukraine that stung global financial markets but they ended with just modest gains as Wall Street steadied after a selloff.

  • TREASURIES-Prices jump as Ukraine worries deepen Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    *NATO says Russian troops massing at Ukraine border. Treasuries prices shot up on Wednesday as tensions over Ukraine sapped global financial markets and left 10- year Treasury note yields at lows not seen since May. "Russia possibly being more aggressive over Ukraine is now on the table," Stith said.

  • SEOUL/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals.

  • SEOUL/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said on Wednesday they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Treasuries prices slumped on Tuesday after industry data signaled that the U.S. services sector grew last month at its fastest pace since 2005. Yields on the benchmark 10- year note topped 2.50 percent after the Institute for Supply Management report.

  • US STOCKS-Late surge lifts Wall St; utilities sag Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    *Berkshire Hathaway shares rise day after results. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday, lifted in a late rally driven by earnings from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and broad gains across most sectors that helped the S&P 500 rebound from its largest weekly drop since 2012..

  • U.S. Treasury to put public pensions under scrutiny Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The Treasury Department's new office on state and local finance will scrutinize public pensions, appointing a specialist in the area and becoming a resource for retirement planning, its inaugural director said in a speech on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks ended lower for a second day and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly decline since 2012 on Friday as concerns over Argentina's default continued to dog sentiment. But concern remained over Argentina's debt problems after the country's default earlier this week.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday as jobs data suggesting the Federal Reserve has room to keep interest rates low for a while was offset by lingering concern over Argentina's default. Concern remained over Argentina's debt problems.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.

  • In a study requested by California Representative Anna Eshoo, the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, found consumers often were unclear about what online activities consumed the most data and paid ISPs too much either for data they did not use or through overage fees for exceeding data caps.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 24- Gold hit a one-month low on Thursday after robust economic data from the United States, China and the euro zone deterred investors from safe-haven assets, even as tensions simmered in the Middle East and Ukraine.