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  • Orbitz ends dispute with American and US Airways Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Orbitz says it reached an agreement that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its sites. On Tuesday American and US Airways pulled flight listings from Orbitz sites as part of a dispute over the fees Orbitz charges to list and sell the flights.

  • Shares of United Therapeutics closed up $26.14 at $117.83 on the Nasdaq, boosting the company's market value by about $1.24 billion to $5.57 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Crude oil prices posted their second straight monthly losses, despite rising on Friday on worries that the intensifying Ukraine crisis may trigger more sanctions and as U.S. economic data portended strong demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York scheduled a hearing for Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. EDT following a request by a lawyer for Elliott Management's NML Capital Ltd, a creditor suing over Argentine bonds that have been in default since 2002..

  • DISTRICT JUDGE THOMAS GRIESA IN NEW YORK SCHEDULES HEARING AT REQUEST OF LAWYER FOR NML CAPITAL.

  • Startups offer banking for smartphone users Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Like traditional banks, customers open a checking account, get a debit card and are able to make check deposits and pay their bills.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Crude oil prices posted their second straight monthly losses, despite rising on Friday on worries that the intensifying Ukraine crisis may bring more sanctions and as U.S. data portended strong demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • In afternoon trading, United Therapeutics' shares were up $24.56, or 26.8 percent, at $116.25, after earlier rising as much as 28.7 percent to a record $118.00.

  • *Russia's ruble at all-time low vs dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 29- The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data, while the steadily sliding euro won a reprieve on diminished expectations the European Central Bank will soon ease monetary policy.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Treasuries were steady on Friday, pausing a week-long rally, as investors remained focused on next week's highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting.

  • *Palladium rises above $900 on supply worries. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 29- Palladium rose to a fresh 13-1/ 2- year high on Friday on worries over uncertain supplies from Russia, the world's largest producer of the metal, while gold prices eased on a dollar rise and gains in U.S. equities.

  • United Therapeutics rises on drug-patent ruling Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of United Therapeutics jumped Friday after the company said a court ruled in its favor in a patent dispute over its blood pressure drug Remodulin. United Therapeutics said a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that drugmaker Sandoz can't market a generic version of Remodulin until October 2017.

  • Aug 29- Four Atlantic City casinos are closing this year, but not all of their gamblers will return to visit eight others that have survived in the down-on-its-luck New Jersey resort. The casinos remaining open in Atlantic City are likely, however, to garner about 60 percent of the revenues that had been generated by the four closing casinos, Bumazhny said.

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drugstore companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Rite Aid fell$. 04 or. 6 percent, to $6.28. Walgreen rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $60.67.

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $71.76. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose$. 02 or percent, to $200.38. Kansas City Southern rose$. 83 or. 7 percent, to $115.22.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 51 or. 9 percent, to $58.89. Macy's Inc. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $62.43. Nordstrom fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $69.41.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $74.99. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $50.53. Eli Lilly& Co. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $63.15.

  • Midday Glance: Leisure companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell $1.45 or 2.1 percent, to $66.20. MGM Resorts International fell$. 52 or 2.1 percent, to $24.35. Marriott International Inc. rose$. 48 or. 7 percent, to $69.47.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $102.45 with 21,941,500 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. rose 1.4 percent to $23.12 with 8,912,400 shares traded. Digital Ally Inc. rose 19.0 percent to $18.67 with 9,615,100 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $55.35. Groupon Inc. rose$. 20 or 3.0 percent, to $6.84. LinkedIn Corp. rose $2.32 or 1.0 percent, to $225.58.