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  • WASHINGTON— Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. In the end Republicans who'd tried to...

  • NEW YORK— New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider. Tuesday's City Council oversight hearing follows a report by The Associated Press last year that raised serious questions about the...

  • March 2- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777 X aircraft from Boeing Co but views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300 ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. While Rainey has said the 777-300 ER interests United, he noted Monday that the aircraft...

  • March 2- Target Corp has zeroed in on seven grocery categories, including granola, yogurt and craft beer, to attract younger shoppers, urban dwellers, and Hispanics, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The changes would mean less shelf space for packaged food companies like Campbell Soup Co, General Mills Inc and Kraft Foods...

  • March 2- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777 X aircraft from Boeing Co but instead views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300 ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. Rainey said United is not interested in the more expensive 777 X, to be outfitted...

  • MELBOURNE, March 3- London copper slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit the session before as expectations of rising U.S. interest rates pushed up the dollar and flattened commodity prices. *The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.6 percent to 42,600 yuan a tonne. *Newmont Mining Corp's Indonesian copper export...

  • NeoStem reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ NeoStem Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $11.6 million in its fourth quarter. The New York- based company said it had a loss of 32 cents per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $54.9 million, or $1.68 per share.

  • SINGAPORE, March 3- U.S. crude held above $49 a barrel on Tuesday on expectations of a smaller build in stockpiles at Cushing, the delivery point for the contract, despite forecasts pointing to a new record high in the nation's inventories. *U.S. crude futures edged up 24 cents to $49.83 a barrel by 2350 GMT, after falling 17 cents in the previous session.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 15 Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Economist's Insurance Summit 2015- 0910 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Anthony Habgood and Governor Mark Carney appears before Treasury Select Committee- Grabiner Report- 1000 GMT. LAKE FOREST, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and...

  • New Mountain reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ New Mountain Finance Corp. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Analysts expected $37.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Chimera meets 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Chimera Investment Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $6.5 million. On a per-share basis, the New York- based company said it had profit of 1 cent. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 12 cents per share.

  • Final Glance: Leisure companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $57.09. MGM Resorts International rose$. 14 or. 6 percent, to $21.87. Marriott International Inc. rose $1.73 or 2.1 percent, to $84.83.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Allergan rose $3.06 or 1.3 percent, to $235.80. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 81 or 1.2 percent, to $69.96. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 16 or. 9 percent, to $17.06.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 12 or. 5 percent, to $26.11. Snap-On rose $1.06 or. 7 percent, to $148.29. Whirlpool Corp. rose $3.05 or 1.4 percent, to $215.00.

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    BP PLC fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $41.30. ConocoPhillips fell$. 80 or 1.2 percent, to $64.40. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 50 or. 6 percent, to $88.04.

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $71.01. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 75 or. 7 percent, to $110.41. Procter& Gamble Co. rose$. 28 or. 3 percent, to $85.41.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately 200 shares changed hands, a 94.3 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 06 or 1.2 percent to $5.14.

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $43.20. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 02 or percent, to $75.91. PepsiCo Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $99.00.

  • Final Glance: Biotechnology companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Amgen Inc. rose $1.91 or 1.2 percent, to $159.63. Biogen Idec rose $6.20 or 1.5 percent, to $415.79. Celgene Corp. fell $1.22 or 1.0 percent, to $120.31.

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Caterpillar rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $83.00. Deere& Co. rose$. 43 or. 5 percent, to $91.03. Terex fell$. 69 or 2.5 percent, to $26.72.