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  • Chelsea Clinton speaking fees can reach $75,000 Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    The family's finances have come under scrutiny in recent weeks after the former secretary of state said during her book tour that the family was "dead broke" and in debt when husband Bill Clinton left the White House in January 2001.

  • Senate panel backs tighter rules on political cash Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Members of the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent to their colleagues a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would rein in political spending. "The plain text of this amendment would allow Congress to ban books, to ban movies and to silence the NAACP," said Sen.

  • LONDON, July 10- Fossil fuels will remain an indispensable part of the global energy supply for at least the next 50 years, so a means must be found to burn them without pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  • Fidelity to cut nearly 500 printing and mailing jobs Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    BOSTON, July 10- Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, told employees this week it will cut about 460 jobs, or 1 percent of its workforce, at its printing and mailing operations in Kentucky and Texas.

  • July 10- Shopping center owner and operator Regency Centers Corp offered to buy AmREIT Inc for about $433 million to expand in Texas and Georgia. AmREIT's shares jumped as much as 14.6 percent to the offer price of $22 before giving up some of the gains, while Regency's stock rose marginally.

  • Stein Mart key sales figure up 2.6 percent in June Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Discount store operator Stein Mart said Thursday that its June sales at stores open at least a year climbed 2.6 percent. Stein Mart Inc. said its strongest sales in June were in Florida, California and North and South Carolina. Stein Mart, based in Jacksonville, Florida, ran 265 stores at the end of June.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times.

  • Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:41 AM ET

    MANDAREE, N.D.— Officials are assessing a spill of oil-drilling saltwater from a North Dakota pipeline to ensure none of the brine affected the lake an American Indian reservation uses for drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. EPA said most of the spill was pooled on the ground, soaked into the soil and held behind beaver dams.

  • With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related laws from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

  • Airlines give upbeat view of revenue trends Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    American, United and Southwest indicated that a key revenue figure was higher than in the same period last year, and American also raised its forecast for profit margin in the second quarter. Cowen and Co. analyst Helane Becker said the new margin forecast "provides further evidence that was a very strong quarter for the airlines."

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- An oil industry lobbying group on Wednesday unveiled voluntary standards aimed at tamping down concerns about the oil and gas production process known as horizontal drilling, or fracking, in communities around the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the San Antonio, Texas mayor at the top of the agency in charge of housing during a sluggish recovery in the sector.

  • Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The Nevada Democrat used Senate procedures to prevent votes on any amendments to a bipartisan measure expanding hunters' access to public lands and renewing land conservation programs.

  • Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

  • Fidelity cutting jobs at facilities in 2 states Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    COVINGTON, Ky.— A Fidelity Investments spokeswoman says the company plans to cut more than 400 jobs in Kentucky and Texas. Spokeswoman Tara Peak said in a statement that the company has decided to outsource work currently done at its printing and mailing operations in Covington, Kentucky, and Grapevine, Texas.

  • U.S. SENATE CONFIRMS SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS MAYOR JULIAN CASTRO AS HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY.

  • Southwest fills more seats, revenue figure rises Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    DALLAS— Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday that a key revenue figure rose sharply in June, which hinted that the carrier was able to charge higher average fares at the start of the summer travel season.

  • American, US Airways June passenger traffic rises Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— The parent company of American Airlines and US Airways said Wednesday that June passenger traffic rose 1 percent from the same month a year ago and said it expects passenger revenue to rise in its second quarter.

  • Obama presses Congress to consent on border money Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency spending request for the crisis.