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  • Oct 9- A year of increasingly vocal support for easing a decades-old ban on U.S. crude exports has failed to convince American voters that doing so would be a good idea, according to a new Reuters-IPSOS poll that highlights the political perils of opening the door to shale oil sales abroad. Only a handful of politicians, most prominently Republican Senator Lisa...

  • Coming: Warmer winter, lower heating bills, US says Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 7:28 AM ET
    People walk in Manhattan during a snowstorm on January 21, 2014 in New York City.

    Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Bond insurer MBIA was told two weeks ago about a server breach that compromised the data of thousands of local U.S. government entities, but it did not address the problem until earlier this week, according to the cyber security expert who discovered the intrusion. MBIA said on Tuesday it had been notified that some client information at its...

  • A Closer Look: What map apps can do for you Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. If you're in a traffic mecca such as Los Angeles, Waze is the app for you. Over the summer, several relatives and I left at the same time in three different cars for a theater in Hollywood.

  • South Dakota measure on doctor choice stirs debate Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— South Dakota patients could have more choice of doctors within their health insurance networks if voters approve a ballot measure that is drawing strong opposition from the health insurance industry. At least in theory, the South Dakota measure would expand that if more doctors join networks. "Any-willing provider requirements directly...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stocks were down in morning trading on Tuesday, pressured by a second straight day of weak data out of Germany, the euro zone's largest economy, but indexes bounced off of session lows. A vacuum of market catalysts will only be filled when earnings start in earnest next week according to Jack De Gan, chief investment officer at Harbor Advisory Corp...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stocks were set to open slightly lower on Tuesday, pressured by a second straight day of weak data out of Germany, the euro zone's largest economy. A vacuum of market catalysts will only be filled when earnings start in earnest next week according to Jack De Gan, chief investment officer at Harbor Advisory Corp in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

  • Oct 6- GT Advanced Technologies Inc, Apple Inc's partner in a sapphire glass plant in Arizona, filed for bankruptcy on Monday in a stunning turn of events for a company whose fortunes looked bright only a few months ago. The stock fell more than 90 percent to 75 cents, wiping out nearly all of its $1.5 billion market worth. I don't think anyone expected this, "said Dennis...

  • Oct 6- Wealthy Americans contributed less of their incomes to charity while low and middle-income residents gave more in the years surrounding the Great Recession, according to a newly released report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Idaho, Georgia, Connecticut and Florida also ranked high on the list of increased givers. Utah residents gave the biggest...

  • Oct 6- GT Advanced Technologies Inc, a partner with Apple Inc in a sapphire glass plant in Arizona, said it had filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection. "It would appear that something very fundamentally broke down in the relationship between Apple and GT Advanced," Raymond James analyst Pavel Molchanov said in an email. Up to Friday's close, GT Advanced shares...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, ahead of a key statement by the Federal Reserve which is expected to provide clues on the next monetary policy move by the U.S. central bank.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open flat, eyes on Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Wednesday ahead of a key statement by the Federal Reserve which is expected to provide clues on the next monetary policy move by the U.S. central bank.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 U.S. presidential run, accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often aimed at his own party.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often lobbed at his own party.

  • Sept 9- The parent of White Rose Inc, one of the biggest independent food distributors in the New York City area, on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy and said it had agreed to sell substantially all its assets to C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc, one of the largest privately held U.S. companies.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 19 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce- Dallas/Fort-Worth- 0015 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the New Hampshire and Vermont Bankers Associations Annual Conference in Boston- 1945 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 18 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:56 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon- 1545 GMT. LONDON- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 17 Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before an Economic Club of Pittsburgh luncheon- 1545 GMT. LONDON- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sept 18 Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board of Governors holds open meeting to discuss "a final rulemaking to implement a quantitative liquidity requirement in the United States as well as a proposed rule on margin requirements for non-cleared swaps of prudentially regulated swap entities"- 1430 GMT.