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  • March 26- Saputo Inc, Canada's largest dairy producer, said it would close four factories this year, affecting about 180 employees. Saputo, which recently won control of Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co, said it would shutter two facilities in Alberta and one each in the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Maryland.

  • Canadian dairy producer Saputo to close four factories Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    March 26- Saputo Inc, Canada's largest dairy producer, said it would close four factories, affecting about 180 employees. The company will shutter two facilities in Alberta and two in the United States- in Wisconsin and Maryland. Some of the employees will be laid off while others are offered a transfer to other locations, Saputo said.

  • LIPPER AWARDS-The moving target of target-date funds Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 21- If there has been a grand-slam home run among investment products in recent years, it is the target-date retirement fund. Their popularity has proved eye-popping since they came into vogue, especially since 2006 when they were approved by Congress as default investment options in 401 plans.

  • LONDON, March 19- CME Group will launch a physically delivered North American aluminium contract this May. It represents the most credible challenge to the London Metal Exchange's pricing franchise in the global aluminium market since... well, since the CME's previous aluminium contract. It's easy to forget now, but CME has been here before.

  • *Barra prepared to testify before Congress. DETROIT, March 18- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Tuesday that she did not learn details about defective GM cars linked to 12 deaths until Jan. 31, just two weeks after she took over as CEO and nearly 13 years after GM engineers first documented problems.

  • *Barra prepared to testify before Congress. DETROIT, March 18- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Tuesday that she did not learn details about defective GM cars linked to 12 deaths until Jan. 31, just two weeks after she took over as CEO and nearly 13 years after GM engineers first documented problems.

  • DETROIT, March 18- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said she did not learn details about defective GM cars linked to 12 deaths until Jan. 31, just two weeks after she was named CEO and nearly 13 years after GM engineers first documented problems. The first death linked to the defect occurred in Maryland in July 2005.

  • Treasuries prices edged higher on Friday on rising tensions between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea, while data showing continued low inflation and weak consumer sentiment supported safe-haven bids.

  • DETROIT, March 13- U.S. safety regulators have recorded 303 deaths when airbags failed to deploy in 1.6 million compact cars recalled last month by General Motors Co, according to a study released Thursday night by a safety watchdog group.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- The FBI ranked mortgage fraud as its lowest criminal threat after the height of the financial crisis, even though the U.S. Justice Department had said that investigating mortgage fraud was to be a priority, a report by a department watchdog said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- Over the next decade, Wall Street banks will cut in half the proportion of support staff they have in pricey cities like New York and London and shift those workers to less expensive cities in the developing world, according to a projection by consulting firm Johnson Associates Inc..

  • New bipartisan breeze in U.S. Senate, but will it last? Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 12- The normally divided U.S. Senate moved forward on Wednesday with a new, bipartisan agreement designed to ease partisan gridlock. I'm optimistic, "said Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters)- The Obama administration said on Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare, and indicated that total enrollment could surpass a 6 million-enrollee forecast by the end of March.

  • Treasuries prices edged higher on Tuesday, with concern about geopolitical tensions in Russia and Ukraine and weakness in China's economy spurring some demand for safe-haven bonds.

  • *Cocoa underpinned by expected 2013/ 14 global deficit. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 11- Arabica futures extended their steep rally on Tuesday, touching a two-year high as parts of top grower Brazil's coffee belt failed to receive enough rain, while robusta rose to a one-year high.

  • NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. "The auctions are the main event in Treasury space," said Ian Lyngen, a senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, in a research note.

  • GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, March 10- A groom on his honeymoon got into a drunken argument with his bride aboard a flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica, forcing the Delta Air Lines aircraft to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island on Sunday night, authorities said.

  • *Cocoa dealers worry about quality despite good weather. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 10- Arabica coffee prices on ICE climbed to a two-year high in light volume on Monday after top grower Brazil's parched coffee belt received less weekend rain than expected, raising the prospect of a 2014/ 15 global deficit. Cocoa was up a shade after nearing 2-1/ 2- year highs.

  • March 9- A U.S. judge overseeing litigation accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase& Co, their warehousing businesses and the London Metal Exchange of conspiring to reduce the supply and increase the price of aluminum will allow for now three groups of plaintiffs to pursue separate lawsuits.

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The price for power plants to emit 1 ton of carbon dioxide in nine northeastern U.S. states cleared at a record $4 per short ton at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's 23rd permit auction, the market's administrator said Friday.

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