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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Data thefts at U.S. retailers have rekindled enthusiasm in Congress for a single federal law on how customers should be notified about such breaches, but those efforts face the same roadblock as in the past: dozens of overlapping state laws already in place.

  • Feb 5- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc, maker of the popular Keurig single-cup coffee brewer, said on Wednesday that the Coca-Cola Co bought a 10 percent stake in it for $1.25 billion and would help launch Green Mountain's new cold drink machine planned for next year.

  • U.S. Northeast carbon market emissions drop in 2013 Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    The nine states- Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont- last month approved a change to the program from 2014 that would cap emissions at 91 million tons, a 45 percent reduction from the original cap, to encourage more trading.

  • *MSCI world index slightly higher after mixed U.S. data. Relative calm in the markets of vulnerable emerging nations Turkey, South Africa and Russia helped to offset some of the recent jitters.

  • *MSCI equity index barely higher after mixed U.S. data. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global equity markets mostly inched up on Wednesday as U.S. services sector data showing a pickup in growth was offset by a weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs report, while the yen rose to near two-month highs.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global equity markets edged higher on Wednesday as U.S. services sector data that showed a pickup in growth was offset by a weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs report, while gold prices firmed.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global equity markets dipped on Wednesday after a weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs report, while U.S. Wall Street stocks opened down, with the Nasdaq falling more than 1 percent in early trading after the employment data, which precedes Friday's highly anticipated U.S. Labor Department monthly payrolls report.

  • *Gilead Sciences shares weigh the most on S&P 500. NEW YORK, Feb 5- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after mixed data gave investors few reasons to return to the market in what could be the middle of a long-awaited correction.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a farm bill, costing an estimated $956 billion over a decade, that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Barack Obama for his expected signature.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- U.S. retailers speaking to a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday bemoaned the sophistication of. In a relatively collegial hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, executives of retailers Target and Neiman Marcus said hackers had found ways to penetrate their best security practices.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- A recently revealed cybersecurity breach at Neiman Marcus potentially exposed 1.1 million accounts to malware, but the upscale U.S. retailer believes the actual number affected was less than that, its chief information officer said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The U.S. Defense Department said on Friday it would conduct environmental impact studies for four possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States but stressed it had not yet decided to proceed with construction.

  • The sector was weighed down Friday by Kansas City Southern, down 15 percent after the railroad's quarterly earnings missed Wall Street expectations, but other components also slumped, making the move lower more convincing.

  • Jan 23- Target Corp's chief financial officer will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 4 about a massive data breach in what is likely to be the first time the retailer publicly answers questions about the unprecedented attack.

  • Target CFO to testify before Senate on big data breach Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    Jan 23- Target Corp's chief financial officer will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 4 about a massive data breach in what is likely to be the first time the retailer publicly answers questions about the unprecedented attack.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- A decade of lawmaking by U.S. states to ensure consumers are told when their data has been hacked still lets companies such as Target Corp wait weeks or even months to disclose security breaches.

  • *Google up after Nest purchase; Tesla rallies on deliveries. Google rose 2.4 percent to $1,149.40, giving a large boost to the outperforming Nasdaq, a day after the company announced plans to acquire Nest Labs Inc. The $3.2 billion deal will give Google a promising line of products and a prized design team.

  • *Google up after Nest purchase; Tesla rallies on deliveries. *JPMorgan edges up after results; Wells Fargo dips. Google rose 2.5 percent to $1,150.58, giving a large boost to the outperforming Nasdaq, a day after the technology giant announced plans to acquire Nest Labs Inc, scooping up a promising line of products and a prized design team for $3.2 billion in cash.

  • Dec 13- Intellectual Ventures has settled a patent lawsuit against chipmaker Altera Corp, leaving Xilinx Inc as the only remaining defendant in a suit in which IV had claimed infringement by four semiconductor companies, according to court documents.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- As a deadline approaches for people to sign up for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, some insurers and state-run online marketplaces are giving shoppers an extra week to pay their first premiums.

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