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  • The State Department said in a statement its role had ended because "a voluntary mediation process could not be established since Nissan was not willing to participate," with the State Department's National Contact Point, which works to further the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's guidelines in the United States.

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- JPMorgan Chase& Co has agreed in principle to settle class action litigation arising from Bear Stearns' sale of $17.58 billion of mortgage securities that proved defective during the recent U.S. housing and financial crises. The accord, which requires court approval, was disclosed in a Thursday night filing with the U.S. District Court in...

  • Where Christmas is most loved—and hated—in the US Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders during game in Atlanta.

    Every part of the U.S. loves Christmas, but one region loves it more than anywhere else.

  • DETROIT, Dec 12- Chrysler Group is expanding its U.S. recall of older-model vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, adding a second inflator design to the recall and more affected regions. The company said no accidents or injuries in any of its vehicles have been linked to any Takata passenger-side inflators. Chrysler was one of 10 automakers who...

  • RPT-BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1930 GMT /2:30 PM ET Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    Editor: Steve Orlofsky+ 1 646 223 6200. WASHINGTON- U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy. WASHINGTON- Jack Reed, a Mississippi clothing retailer, says the economic recovery is taking hold for his family business as...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Jack Reed can see the recovery taking hold at his family's 109- year-old clothing store in Tupelo, Mississippi, with sales buoyed in part by the paychecks tied to a Toyota plant up the road and rising confidence that the jobs are here to stay. Our shoppers seem more confident than they did a year ago, "said Reed, 63, whose chain of four stores clocked a...

  • Dec 10- Goodrich Petroleum Corp said it would explore strategic options for all or a part of its Eagle Ford shale assets in South Texas to boost liquidity, as oil prices fall. Several oil producers, including ConocoPhillips, Apache Corp and Halcon Resources have set lower budgets for 2015 due to a near 40 percent drop in global crude prices. Goodrich, which also has...

  • "We are definitely in growth mode," said Lee Eilers, the chief executive at Marion Mixers, an Iowa maker of giant mixing machines used in the production of everything from pancake mix to dishwasher soap. The firm has added three welders this year, bringing its head count to 44, and Eilers plans to hire six more people in 2015, although he said there are enough...

  • Dec 4- Workers in the fast-food, home care and airline industries are staging protests and strikes throughout the United States on Thursday to advocate for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights. Workers are expected to stage strikes and walkouts at both fast-food restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's, and major airports like John F. Kennedy...

  • WAHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Chrysler Group has told regulators it will expand a U.S. recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, but stopped short of including all models regulators wanted included, a company statement issued on Wednesday shows. "At this time, data analysis indicates the front passenger-side inflators in affected pickups...

  • WAHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- Chrysler Group has informally told regulators it will expand a U.S. recall of vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, a top regulator said. Congressional hearing on problems with Takata air bags in older vehicles sold by at least 10 automakers. In June, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit recalled about 371,000 Dodge, Ram and...

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- The United Auto Workers union said on Monday it will press managers of the Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Alabama to respect the right of workers to discuss organizing a local union while on the factory floor. "It's unfortunate that Mercedes-Benz had to be ordered to simply allow workers to discuss their right to organize," said Kirk...

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- The United Auto Workers union said on Monday it will press managers of the Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Alabama to respect the right of workers to discuss organizing a local union while on the factory floor. "It's unfortunate that Mercedes-Benz had to be ordered to simply allow workers to discuss their right to organize," said Kirk...

  • US gas prices fall, extending summer decline Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
    Gas pump gasoline prices

    A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37.

  • Senator survives tea party challenge in Mississippi Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters during his 'Victory Party' after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel.

    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.

  • GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger

    The Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate got a little bit worse last night, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with a look at the high-profile runoff election between Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and rival Chris McDaniel.

  • KFC: No evidence store threw out disfigured girl Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    Despite lack of evidence, KFC will still contribute to the medical bills of a disfigured girl allegedly kicked out of a restaurant in Mississippi.

  • America’s cheapest states to live in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Value-conscious consumers are always on the prowl for bargains. Here's a look at the states that offer the lowest cost of living.

  • America's comeback states: 10 turnaround stories Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    These states have made the biggest gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.