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  • *Apple shares drop on muted iPhone sales, outlook. The market's advance, which also broke the S&P 500' s three-day slide, came after heavy losses tied to concerns about the withdrawal of U.S. monetary stimulus as well as worries about emerging markets, including a slowdown in China's growth and political turmoil from Turkey to Thailand.

  • Apple shares drop on muted iPhone sales, outlook. Bucking the day's trend, the stock of Apple Inc dropped 8 percent to close at $506.50- its worst slide in a year- a day after holiday iPhone sales missed expectations. Apple's slide limited the gains of the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.

  • Jan 28- A New York- based hedge fund is pushing Cliffs Natural Resources Inc to spin off its "riskier" international operations after the U.S.-based producer of iron ore was the second-worst performing stock in the S&P 500 Index last year.

  • YOUR MONEY-Many renters just say no to buying homes Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 27- With a wife and a 10- year-old daughter, Matthew Amster-Burton appears to be one of the likelier people to buy a house, but the Seattle food writer says he has no interest in doing so.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A shortage of propane. Ron Wyden, Senate Energy Committee Chairman and an Oregon Democrat who has opposed exports, believes the propane squeeze is a "concrete example" of the risks that consumers may face, he said via a spokesman.

  • Kody Peterson, 22, of Clermont, Florida, was accused of conspiring with other members of the SnappzMarket Group between May 2011 and August 2012 to illegally create and distribute more than 1 million copies of Android apps without permission from the apps' software developers and copyright owners.

  • In an era of diminished power for unions in the economy, the Labor Department reported that there were 14.5 million union members last year, about level with 2012..

  • Crystal Cox lost a defamation trial in 2011 over a blog post she wrote accusing a bankruptcy trustee and Obsidian Finance Group of tax fraud. But in the ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Cox deserved a new trial, regardless of the fact that she is not a traditional reporter.

  • Jan 17- Morgan Stanley posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results, as its retail brokerage and asset management businesses won more assets from clients and benefited from rising stock markets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17- California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency on Friday, a move that will allow the parched state to seek federal aid as it grapples with what could turn out to be the driest year in recorded state history for many areas.

  • Crystal Cox lost a defamation trial in 2011 over a blog post she wrote accusing a bankruptcy trustee and Obsidian Finance Group of tax fraud. But in the ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Cox deserved a new trial, regardless of the fact that she is not a traditional reporter.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The White House will have to step up efforts to build congressional support if it wants to win fast-track authority to enact free trade pacts, a senior Republican lawmaker said on Thursday.

  • Jan 16- Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- Crude oil prices jumped on Wednesday after a sharper-than-expected drop in U.S. crude stockpiles, and nickel prices hit 2- month highs, extending this week's bullish streak on supply concerns driven by an Indonesian export ban.

  • *Nuclear deal between Iran and major powers weighs on Brent. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. oil ended at a two-week high on Wednesday after government data showed a larger-than-expected drop in inventories while a rise in Brent was restrained by expectations Iranian and Libyan crude supplies may increase.

  • *Nuclear deal between Iran and major powers weighs on Brent. NEW YORK, Jan 15- U.S. oil prices rose $2 on Wednesday after government data showed a larger-than-expected drop in inventories while gains in Brent were capped by expectations for increased Iranian and Libyan supply.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14- Intel Corp, hit by slumping personal computer sales, has put off opening a major chip factory that President Barack Obama once held up as an example of U.S. manufacturing potential.

  • Oregon Obamacare misdials going to guy in Florida Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    "My wife thinks I'm crazy for answering the phone when I see it is from Oregon," says David Kenyon. "Calls come in until 9 p.m."

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- Brent crude was trading steady to slightly lower in price on Thursday, paring earlier gains of more than $1 after news that production was restarting at a key North Sea oilfield and as the market weighed Libya's resolve to get oil exports on track. Brent fell as much as $6 last week, after Libya said it would restart its El Sharara oil field.

  • Ruffled feathers over future of the Spruce Goose Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:05 PM ET
    The Spruce Goose in its hangar in Oregon

    Aviation buffs are hopeful the airplane with the world's largest wingspan will remain open to the public in Oregon.

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