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  • PITTSBURGH— Ralph Martin, the chief executive of the company that publishes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has resigned to become CEO of Civitas Media. Besides the Tribune-Review, the company publishes six other dailies and more than 20 weekly newspapers across western Pennsylvania. Martin said he considered making a change following the death July 4 of...

  • Strong dollar could scare tourists away from U.S. Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Jan 20- New York restaurant owner Jeremy Merrin has seen business droop in recent weeks at his Havana Central eatery in Times Square. International tourists to the United States spend more than $200 billion annually on travel, hotels, dining and shopping, but growth in 2015 is expected to decelerate as would-be visitors balk at the stronger dollar and grapple...

  • Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh told a separate news conference at the Pentagon that he was confident the Air Force would meet its target date of declaring the F-35 A-model ready for initial combat use by August to December 2016. He said the Air Force had found a way to maintain its initial detachment of operational F-35s despite a shortage of...

  • Jan 15- Monsanto Co. received final U.S. approval on Thursday for herbicide-tolerant crops to be used with a new herbicide the company says will fight problematic weed resistance on farm fields, but critics say will only worsen the problems. Monsanto is still waiting for final approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for the herbicide it designed to...

  • He said the Navy still expected to declare the F-35 C-model, which is designed for use on aircraft carriers, ready for combat use by the end of the decade, as planned. Mabus said the Navy was also looking at whether it needed additional EA-18G Growler electronic attack planes built by Boeing Co, since it was now the only military service providing that electronic...

  • USDA approves Monsanto's new GMO soybeans, cotton Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Jan 15- Monsanto Co. received final U.S. approval on Thursday for herbicide-tolerant crops to be used with a new herbicide the company says will fight problematic weed resistance on farm fields, but critics say will only worsen the problems. Monsanto is still waiting for final approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for the herbicide it designed to...

  • INTERVIEW-Digital Ally considers push into action cameras Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    *Action camera could compete with GoPro, Polaroid products. Jan 15- Digital Ally Inc, a maker of wearable video cameras and other security products for police forces, is considering launching action cameras aimed at consumers this year, putting it into direct competition with GoPro Inc.. Chief Executive Stanton Ross said Digital Ally might have such a camera...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- A plunge in energy prices is hitting America's oil and gas producers, leading some firms to lay off workers while others struggle to get loans, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. The Fed's monthly Beige Book report on business activity had some evidence of this economic boost, with firms telling the Fed that lower gasoline prices helped...

  • Analysts expect companies presenting at the conference- which include Lululemon Athletica, Big Lots and Guess- to shine a light on holiday trends and discuss business expectations for 2015, and in some cases update their outlooks. J.C. Penney Co, American Eagle Outfitters and Aeropostale Inc all had strong results, though Macy's disappointed.

  • Crowdfunding Ferguson's rebuild  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    Local Ferguson businesses are trying to rebuild after violence and protests hit the town over the grand jury decision on the Michael Brown case. CNBC's Kate Rogers has the details.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 9- Arabica coffee futures on ICE rallied for the fifth straight day on Friday, marking their biggest weekly surge in 11 months on concerns about below-normal rains in top-grower Brazil's growing regions. Cocoa consolidated lower after the prior session's surge while raw sugar was quietly higher. Continued forecasts for below-normal...

  • A glimpse of Ferguson's business future Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Nearly all of Juanita Morris’s business, Fashions R Boutique was, burned to the ground in Ferguson, Missouri. She’s rebuilding with the help of crowdfunding.

    Two business owners in Ferguson, Missouri share their road to recovery, with crowdfunding and loans, following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

  • TREASURIES-Prices inch up as U.S. wages drag Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. The five-cent drop in average hourly wages in December's employment data, which included a bigger-than-forecast increase in nonfarm payrolls and a decline in the U.S. unemployment rate to 5.6 percent, may delay a Fed rate hike. That keeps the Fed on hold; inflation is low, oil prices are low, the job market is improving but not in all the ways the Fed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. job growth increased briskly in December and the jobless rate dropped to a 6-1/ 2 year low, but wages slipped in the latest sign a tightening labor market has yet to give much of a boost to workers. Nonfarm payrolls increased 252,000 last month after an upwardly revised 353,000 jump in November, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • *Bed, Bath& Beyond stumbles after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year as investors assessed a stronger-than-expected monthly payrolls report. "What we are seeing is a tug of war between the worries about slowing global growth and whether...

  • *AbbVie forecast 2015 earnings above expectations. NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed on Friday, after a two-day rally in equities put the S&P 500 back in positive territory for the new year and following a stronger-than-expected monthly payrolls report. "What we are seeing is a tug of war between the worries about slowing global growth...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 7- Armed with lessons learned from last year's polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the winter this week as harsh cold and dangerous wind chills buffet the Plains to the East Coast. Snow blanketed much of the eastern United States, with lake-enhanced accumulations of more than a foot in northwest...

  • INTERVIEW-H&R Block to see Obamacare boost -CEO Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    Jan 7- H&R Block Inc expects a boost from new U.S. tax forms required under President Barack Obama's healthcare law and from new clients seeking the company's help, Chief Executive Officer Bill Cobb told Reuters on Wednesday. Luria has suggested H&R Block could charge anywhere from $5 to $30 to fill out each of the new forms. Luria estimates about 13.9 million...

  • Monsanto reports steep drop in quarterly profit Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    Monsanto reported a drop in profit, citing lower planted corn acreage in South America and a shift in timing of some sales.

  • Jan 7- Monsanto Co on Wednesday reported a 34 percent drop in quarterly profit, in part because of lower planted corn acreage in South America and a shift in timing of some sales, but the decline was less steep than analysts expected. The company's early order book and prepayments for spring planting in the United States point to strong soybean demand, Monsanto...