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  • US Congress readies new sanctions on Russia Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 3:14 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects.

  • U.S. Congress readies new sanctions on Russia Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 12- U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects, putting more U.S. pressure on President Vladimir Putin for interference in eastern Ukraine. The bill, which will be sent to Obama to sign, requires him to apply sanctions on Russian state-owned...

  • *Treasury sells $13 bln 30- yr bonds to strong demand. NEW YORK, Dec 11- Long bonds rallied and the yield curve was the flattest in six years on Thursday after the government auction for 30- year bonds saw strong demand, selling at the lowest yields since 2012. A reach for yield has pushed investors to seek out longer-dated U.S. debt, with few alternatives for...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 11- Intermediate-dated U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales, excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.5 percent rise in October. "It's the last piece of reliable data in front of the Fed," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis,...

  • UPDATE 3-McDonald's to pare U.S. menus, ingredient lists Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Dec 10- McDonald's Corp said on Wednesday it plans to cut the number of items on its U.S. menus and use fewer ingredients in food as it moves to speed up service, bolster sales and offer consumers personalized options to compete better with Subway and Chipotle Mexican Grill. The company is testing its slimmed-down menus in six markets, including Bakersfield,...

  • Dec 10- McDonald's Corp in January will cut eight food items and reduce the number of so-called Extra Value Meals on its U.S. menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales, Mike Andres, the company's U.S. president, said on Wednesday. The company is testing its slimmed-down menus in six markets, including Bakersfield, California, and Knoxville, Tennessee, a...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 9- President Barack Obama sought to reassure Latinos on Tuesday that signing up for deportation relief under his new immigration policy was safe and would not put them in jeopardy if his White House successor tried to overturn the action. Supported strongly by immigration activists and staunchly opposed by many Republicans, Obama's...

  • Dec 9- The United Auto Workers union said on Tuesday it will train workers at Volkswagen AG's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in an effort to form a U.S. version of a German-style works council, while continuing to push for collective bargaining rights at the factory. Under a new agreement with the German company announced in November, unions that can prove...

  • DETROIT, Dec 8- The United Auto Workers gained a partial and unconventional recognition from Volkswagen AG after proving to the company that it represents at least 45 percent of workers at the company's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a company spokesman said on Monday. The union on Monday said membership at its Local 42 in Chattanooga "exceeds a majority of...

  • *Five-seat concept crossover to feature at Detroit- sources. BERLIN, Dec 8- Volkswagen will present a sport-utility concept vehicle in the United States next month, intended to increase its range in the lucrative crossover segment and boost sales in the world's second-biggest car market, company sources said. A five-seat variant of the seven-passenger SUV the...

  • "The appetite among private equity firms for these assets tends to be greater because there is less payer reimbursement risk and the growth opportunities are so great," said James Clark, a managing director at investment bank Harris Williams& Co.. The latest wave of investors includes Goldman Sachs Group Inc's private equity arm, which gave tens of millions of...

  • TREASURIES-Prices tumble on rosy U.S. jobs report Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    *Two-year yield surges to highest since May 2011. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. "This supports the view that the Federal Reserve will start hiking rates in the middle of next year," said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz in Newport Beach, California.

  • *Two-year yield surges to highest since May 2011. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. "This supports the view that the Federal Reserve will start hiking rates in the middle of next year," said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz in Newport Beach, California.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- U.S. employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wages increased, a sign of strength in the economy that could draw the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 321,000 last month, the most since January 2012, the Labor Department said on Friday. "I think it will put...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- Thousands of U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched in nearly 200 cities around the United States on Thursday including Chicago and Boston to advocate for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the largest in the city, chanting "We can't...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat, on tenterhooks over ECB action Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    *Stocks slide after Draghi speaks, rebound on action hopes. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday, bouncing from initial losses after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi brushed off pressure for more immediate monetary policy action, saying the issue would be addressed early next year. "I don't think Mario Draghi took anything off...

  • *Weekly jobless claims land almost as expected. NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi brushed off pressure to act and said the bank would reassess the impact of its monetary policy stimulus early next year and take further action if necessary. Every time they get a bad number or are worried about the...

  • Dec 4- Workers in the fast-food, home care and airline industries are staging protests and strikes throughout the United States on Thursday to advocate for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights. Workers are expected to stage strikes and walkouts at both fast-food restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's, and major airports like John F. Kennedy...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Dec 3- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Japanese supplier Takata Corp for resisting a call by regulators to expand nationwide its regional recall of driver-side air bags that can potentially rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into vehicles. The hearing by a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee comes after Takata...

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- The United Auto Workers union said on Monday it will press managers of the Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Alabama to respect the right of workers to discuss organizing a local union while on the factory floor. "It's unfortunate that Mercedes-Benz had to be ordered to simply allow workers to discuss their right to organize," said Kirk...