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  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted...

  • Panera cuts 2014 profit forecast, shares slip Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Panera Bread on Tuesday lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it works to speed up service at its popular bakery cafes.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs as resource prices rise Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 28- Canada's main stock index rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with higher crude and other commodity prices helping boost energy and mining companies as investors returned to buying after a sharp sell-off in recent weeks. Suncor Energy Inc was the biggest positive driver, adding 2.2 percent to C $39, while Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gained...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service. Executives at the 2- year-old startup said on Friday it has raised $4.4 million from investors led by Silicon Valley- based venture firm Mayfield, with seed funding from SoftTechVC.

  • *Microsoft, Procter& Gamble results lift U.S. shares. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets rose on Friday after strong corporate results from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble and reduced concerns over the possible spread of Ebola boosted U.S. shares and kept safe-haven U.S. MSCI's all-country world equity index rose 3.1 percent for the week, marking its biggest...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday after strong data on U.S. consumer sentiment calmed nerves after a week of severe market volatility. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan preliminary October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 86.4, the highest since July 2007 and marking...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. The two big...

  • TORONTO/ ST. LOUIS, Oct 10- U.S. investors in Canada's medical marijuana industry are betting they won't fall under the scrutiny of U.S. law enforcement officers- but it's a risky bet. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has already been tracking investments made in state-sanctioned marijuana business in the United States. "We really like the Canada model, which is...

  • WRAPUP 2-Fed officials keep eyes on mid-2015 rate rise Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS, Oct 9- The Federal Reserve will probably start raising interest rates around the middle of next year, two top officials at the U.S. central bank said on Thursday, although both said the exact timing will depend on the economy. "What we think now is that the capital markets have it more or less right but we don't ourselves know when we're going to do it," Fed Vice...

  • WRAPUP 1-Fed officials keep eye on mid-2015 rate rise Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS, Oct 9- The Federal Reserve will probably start raising interest rates around the middle of next year, two top officials at the U.S. central bank said on Thursday, although both said the exact timing will depend on the economy. "What we think now is that the capital markets have it more or less right but we don't ourselves know when we're going to do it," Fed Vice...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 22 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the 39th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Fall Conference- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- Peterson Institute/ Moody Investors Service host panel on "The EU financial system on the eve of the single supervisory mechanism." WASHINGTON- 2014 Bretton Woods Committee...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 20 Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...

  • The news comes days after Boeing announced plans to shift defense services and support work out of Washington state, a separate and unrelated decision that could also add hundreds of jobs to the St. Louis area, the sources said on Monday. The 777 X decision calls for Boeing to shift some packages of work done by outside suppliers to its own St. Louis facility, the...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 15 Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KRISTIANSAND, Norway- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen and Norges Bank Investment Management Chief Risk Officer Jan Thomsen address Norges Bank's regional network in Kristiansand. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a presentation for the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies/SIFR Finance panel.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 16 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.S. Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington- 1300 GMT. RICHMOND- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy hold two-day conference on "The Labor Market After the Great...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 25- With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory, and a dilapidated lock system.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA agreed on Monday to acquire U.S.-based Sigma-Aldrich Corp for $17 billion in cash to boost its lab supplies business, the biggest takeover in the German group's history.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA agreed on Monday to acquire U.S. company Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion in cash to boost its lab supplies business, the biggest takeover in the German group's history.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher moderates panel, "Perspectives on the Fed's Role in International Crises" before a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- 2100 GMT.