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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. In July, Taco Bell started selling high-protein meals, which contain Greek yogurt options and twice the meat as in its traditional burritos and bowls.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. After surrendering bigger price gains, driven in part by an independence referendum on Thursday in Scotland, yields on benchmark 10- year Treasury notes late on Tuesday were little changed at 2.582 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass the full Congress by the end of this week.

  • TREASURIES-Prices gain ahead of Fed, Scottish vote Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Tuesday as buyers fretted over possible shifts in America's ultra loose monetary policy and about the independence referendum in Scotland on Thursday, which could shake global markets.

  • Sept 15- Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing.