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  • Trouble already? Obamacare costs to surge in '15 Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    A woman speaks with a health insurance agent regarding the Affordable Care Act.

    Although consumers will often be able to find new health plans with prices comparable to those they now pay, the situation varies from state to state.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 14- Farmland values in the southern U.S. Midwest and Delta region rose almost 15 percent during the third quarter from the same period a year earlier, despite lower farm income, as grain prices fell, the Federal Bank of St. Louis said on Friday. The St. Louis district covers Arkansas, eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and Indiana, and parts of Kentucky,...

  • BERLIN, Nov 12- Volkswagen AG's U.S. division said Wednesday it has agreed to steps that could allow for union representation at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the United Auto Workers has unsuccessfully tried to organize workers. The Chattanooga plant is the only major factory in VW's global network of over 100 facilities that lacks representation...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- When faced with the prospect of outliving their money, most people might toss and turn at night or obsess about where to slash their budgets. A new survey from Wells Fargo shows 22 percent of people say they would rather die early than not have enough cash to live comfortably in retirement. "These are pretty sobering statistics," says Joe Ready,...

  • Nov 11- The United Auto Workers expect Volkswagen AG to announce soon a policy change that would allow for union representation at the company's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the union has faced challenges organizing workers. Earlier this year, the UAW lost a vote to represent about 1,500 workers at the Chattanooga plant but the union still claims it...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Tax-cutting measures in a handful of states looked to gain traction following Tuesday's elections, potentially weakening fiscal positions if revenues fail to keep pace with spending. "As far as states go there was a clear message that people would rather have lower taxes," said Craig Brandon, Co-Director of Municipal Investments at Eaton Vance in...

  • Oct 28- J. Alexander's Holdings Inc, a casual-dining chain operator backed by Fidelity National Financial Inc, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of its common shares. J. Alexander's will join the list of casual dining chains, including El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc and Zoe's Kitchen Inc, that have listed this year.

  • Oct 28- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. hospital operator, on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire a Dallas- based provider of urgent-care services and said its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of its outstanding shares. HCA said its third-quarter net income rose to $518 million, or $1.16 a share, compared with $365 million, or 79 cents a share, a...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- United Parcel Service Inc may charge major customers more for a surge in late, unplanned packages or turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season, a top executive said on Friday, trying to avoid a repeat of last year's delivery meltdown. UPS and main rival FedEx Corp, both considered U.S. economic bellwethers, are...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 24- Robust U.S. consumer and business demand plus strong growth in Asia drove a higher-than-expected quarterly profit at package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc and its top executive said that after a challenging holiday period last year the firm is ready for the 2014 peak season. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, and its main...

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- The United Auto Workers hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee within a year, the union's President Dennis Williams said on Wednesday. He said "I hope so," however, when asked if the UAW would gain recognition to bargain for VW workers by the time contract talks...

  • Wall Street fell as Boeing Co and Biogen Idec tumbled after their results disappointed investors, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500.. The retreat on Wall Street pulled MSCI's gauge of global equity performance lower, but European stocks closed higher, largely driven by earnings. GlaxoSmithKline rose 2.6 percent in London after saying it expects an Ebola...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St turns lower as Boeing, Biogen weigh Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    *Broadcom and Yahoo rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. stocks turned lower in afternoon trading on Wednesday, with major indexes erasing earlier gains as both Boeing and Biogen sold off following their results. Biogen Idec was the biggest drag on the S&P 500, falling 7 percent to $303.88 after the company reported sales of its big-selling new multiple...

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 on track for best 5-day rally since 2011 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    *Results from Broadcom and Yahoo lift tech shares. Tech names were among the biggest advancers a day after both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations. Broadcom shares climbed 6.9 percent to $39.90 while Yahoo was up 5.3 percent at $42.34; the two made up the S&P 500' s top percentage gainers.

  • Both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations late Tuesday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its biggest five-day rally since December 2011. Yahoo rose 5.9 percent, Broadcom jumped 6.8 percent and GlaxoSmithKline rose 3.6 percent in London after saying it expects a vaccine against Ebola to be ready later this year. Both Yahoo and Broadcom...

  • US STOCKS-Earnings lift Wall St for 5th straight day Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    *Results from Broadcom and Yahoo lift tech shares. Tech names were among the market's biggest advancers a day after both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations. Broadcom shares climbed 7.2 percent to $40.01 while Yahoo was up 5.7 percent at $42.47; the two made up the S&P 500' s top percentage gainers.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St on track for 5th straight daily gain Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Late Tuesday, both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations, and the stocks were the S&P 500' s two biggest advancers. Broadcom climbed 7 percent to $39.95 while Yahoo was up 6.4 percent at $42.77. Dow Chemical rose 1.6 percent to $48.98 after its results, helping to lift material stocks 0.6 percent.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 22- Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15. With the rise of e-commerce, FedEx's annual peak has nearly doubled since 2007, when it moved 11.5 million packages on Dec. 17. Last year a later-than-usual surge before the...

  • EPA said it was applying "first-time-ever restrictions" on its approval of the herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical. EPA said the approval lays out a template of new requirements for future approvals of herbicides designed for use with genetically...

  • Oct 8- Restaurant chain operator Ruby Tuesday Inc swung to a first-quarter profit after five straight quarters of losses as more customers visited its casual dining restaurants, driving better-than-expected same-restaurant sales. Same-restaurant sales rose 6 percent at the company's 31 domestic Ruby Tuesday franchise restaurants, compared with a year...