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  • Scientists unveil first wiring diagram of mouse's brain Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 2- A year to the day after U.S. President Barack Obama announced a $100 million "BRAIN Initiative" to accelerate discoveries in how gray matter thinks, feels, remembers, and sometimes succumbs to devastating diseases, scientists on Wednesday said they had achieved a key milestone toward that goal.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- General Motors Co came under withering attack for its decade-long failure to notify the public about defective parts linked to fatal crashes, as a U.S. Senate hearing opened on Wednesday with accusations that the company fostered "a culture of cover-up."

  • April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally. "Our business is on track to deliver the growth we anticipated," Monsanto Chairman Hugh Grant said on a conference call.

  • UPDATE 1-Monsanto beats expectations as profit climbs Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 8:26 AM ET

    April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally.

  • Highlights included a 100- year bond by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a USD2.5bn offering of 10 and 30- year securities by Saudi Electricity that saw almost USD13bn of orders. Strong demand also followed Union Electric d/b/a Ameren Missouri, which saw some USD2bn of orders at the peak for just USD350m of 10- year notes.

  • March 29- Trustwave Holdings Inc, a credit-card security firm that has been sued along with Target Corp over a sweeping data breach, said on Saturday it did not process cardholder data for the retailer or handle Target's data security as a lawsuit alleges.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to April 10 Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy at an event hosted by Central Exchange- 1715 GMT. KRONBERG, Germany- Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann speaks at the spring meeting of the Market Economy Foundation in Kronberg on "Principles of the market economy in a currency union"- 1730 GMT.

  • Rear Admiral Michael Manazir, director of the Navy's air warfare division, said on Wednesday the Navy decided to put the additional Growlers on an "unfunded priorities" list requested by Congress after classified studies showed the planes would improve the effectiveness of the overall 44- plane strike group on a carrier.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, March 26- A U.S. Senate panel has scheduled a hearing for April 2 into how General Motors Co and federal regulators addressed concerns about malfunctioning GM ignition switches over the past decade, with vehicle recalls finally announced last month.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, March 26- A U.S. Senate panel will hold its first hearing on April 2 to probe how General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handled recalls over the past decade of malfunctioning GM ignition switches, which are linked to 12 deaths.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert on Wednesday on how airplane pilots can avoid landing at the wrong airport, after recent incidents when planes landed on much shorter runways than their intended destinations.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Pressure built on General Motors on Monday to take steps to get 1.6 million of its recalled cars off the road immediately and to establish a compensation fund for consumers affected by the company's faulty ignition switches linked to 12 deaths.

  • March 24- Southwest Airlines Co will more than double its flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this year with new nonstop routes to cities including Akron- Canton, Ohio; Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field, it said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- A U.S. senator on Monday asked the federal government to force General Motors to establish a fund to compensate consumers affected by a long-running problem that prompted a major recall of some GM vehicles he characterized as "lethally defective."

  • *Coast Guard says no timeline for reopening Houston Channel. TEXAS CITY, Texas, March 23- The closure of major Texas shipping channels that deliver crude to more than a tenth of the nation's refining capacity looked set to run to a third day as crews were still working on Sunday evening to clean up after an oil spill.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- Married same-sex couples this year will file their U.S. income tax returns just like heterosexual married couples because of the Supreme Court's decision in June to strike down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act.

  • *USDA quarterly hog report holds key in disease puzzle. CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, March 14- Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus, but a market reversal is likely if government data in the next two weeks shows no major damage from the disease.

  • YOUR MONEY-Ohio is the place to buy, not rent, a home Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    LOVELAND, Ohio, March 13- When Kathleen Quinn and her husband recently moved from New York City to the Cleveland area, they never even considered renting. Three cities in the state- Toledo, Dayton and Cleveland- made the list of top 10 "no-brainer" markets, where you are almost certain to save more by buying instead of renting, in Trulia's latest "Rent vs.

  • The shuttering of Herculaneum in the town of the same name was a historic moment, bringing the curtain down on 120 years of lead smelting in Missouri.

  • *U.S. Senate announces its own probe of GM, NHTSA over recall. *Senate, House say criminal investigation could complicate their probes.

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