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  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 21- Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.

  • Will more pensions dump hedge funds? Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System building in Sacramento, Calif.

    More pension funds consider divesting from hedge funds, due to poor performance and high costs. NYT reports.

  • Oklahoma City oil producer unveils new formation Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer.

  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders still rise and fall with the health of the industries that have shaped Ohio. After a decade that saw nearly four out of every 10 manufacturing jobs disappear, employment in manufacturing has grown each year in Ohio since Republican Gov.

  • Ex-employees say Home Depot left data vulnerable Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Home Depot cashier at a Miami store.

    The risks were clear to computer experts inside Home Depot: The chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Exxon Mobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely mothball its operations. Washington extended sanctions on Russia last week over its aggression in Ukraine.

  • Flight attendants reach tentative deal with AA Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— A flight attendants' union says it has a tentative contract covering crews at American Airlines and US Airways. The union said Friday that negotiators reached an agreement with American Airlines Group Inc. with industry-leading terms. Shares of American Airlines fell $1.42, or 3.7 percent, to close at $36.63.

  • *Wage inflation is already emerging in Texas: Fisher. Sept 19- The United States could be on the verge of a worrisome surge in wages if unemployment continues its downward trend, based on research Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher presented to his colleagues at the Fed's policy-setting meeting this week.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Frustrated by what he describes as a lack of political courage, a former president of the U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell takes center stage in a new documentary film that makes the case for using alternative fuels in cars.

  • Texas jobless rate up for first time this year Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly last month, representing the first increase in the rate this year, state officials said Friday. Major industries across the board in Texas continued to show growth, with the workforce commission saying the state added 20,100 jobs last month.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Oil major Exxon Mobil said on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department had granted it a license to wind down operations on a drilling well in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic that has been targeted by U.S. sanctions. Washington intensified sanctions on Russia last week over its intervention in Ukraine.

  • Sept 19- A U.S. federal judge in Texas ordered Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its owner to pay a combined $40.7 million after the Securities and Exchange Commission established that the company, which sold investments using the virtual currency, was a Ponzi scheme.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil said on Friday the U.S. Treasury Department granted it a license to wind down operations on a drilling well in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic that has been targeted by U.S. sanctions. Washington intensified sanctions on Russia last week to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 19- To capitalize on a flood of domestic and Canadian crude into the U.S. Gulf Coast, logistics giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is spending more than $1.5 billion in Houston to build the most flexible oil and fuel transport hub in the country.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT / 12:00 p.m. ET Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Alibaba expected to rise in trading debut on heavy interest. NEW YORK- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surge 41 percent to $96.02 on their first day of trading as many investors who received fewer shares than hoped lined up orders to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history. Wall St rises as Scots stay in UK, Alibaba debuts.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares are expected to surge in their first day of trading on Friday as many investors that received fewer shares than hoped lined up orders to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.

  • Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring picked up in 35 states, while it fell in 15.. Georgia's unemployment rate jumped to 8.1 percent from 7.7 percent in July to the highest among all the states. Previously, Nevada, Michigan and Rhode Island have had the highest.

  • *Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Gail offering 5- year deals- sources. The chance to ship LNG from the United States, where natural gas output is booming, was touted as the solution to Asia's soaring energy needs and mounting fuel import bill-- and firms rushed in to grab a slice of the affordable action.

  • Alabama unemployment declines to 6.9 percent Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama's unemployment rate decreased slightly in August to 6.9 percent, but remained above last year's rate for last month. Robert Bentley announced Alabama recorded 6.9 percent in August, compared to 7.0 percent in July and 6.5 percent in August 2013.