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  • Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    The food industry is closely watching the Food and Drug Administration to see which establishments are included in the final menu labeling rules, which are expected this year. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told Congress earlier this month that writing the rules has been "much more challenging than expected."

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to 5 rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • S&P cuts Russia's credit rating Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:12 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The Standard& Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, raising the financial stakes flowing from the crisis in Ukraine as tensions rise and the United States and its allies are contemplating further economic sanctions.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    TOKYO— Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • Study: US manufacturers gaining competitiveness Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies. So says a new private study, which found that rising wages and higher energy costs have diminished China's long-standing edge over the United States.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, April 24- Netflix Inc's streaming video subscription service will be integrated into TiVo Inc set-top boxes for customers of three of the smaller U.S. cable operators, the companies said on Thursday.

  • FOREX-Dollar under pressure on rising Ukraine tension Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:11 PM ET

    *Dollar near 1- week low vs yen on rising Ukraine tensions. TOKYO, April 25- The dollar came under pressure against the yen on Friday as rising tension in Ukraine undermined optimism about U.S. economic growth following strong U.S. durable goods data.

  • Netflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:05 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- U.S. transportation regulators will propose a "comprehensive rulemaking package" next week to address standards for tank cars that carry volatile crude oil on the nation's railroads. "The proposal will include options for enhancing tank car standards," a Department of Transportation official said in an email to Reuters.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 24- The Senate Banking Committee will vote next week on three nominees to the Federal Reserve's board, including Stanley Fischer for vice chairman, in a big step toward bulking up the U.S. central bank's depleted ranks. Treasury official Lael Brainard and current Fed Governor Jerome Powell, who has been nominated for another term.

  • Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- While energy reforms have opened the door for Mexico's state-run energy company to expand overseas, its focus for now will be on developing its "low-hanging fruit," the head of Pemex said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- While energy reforms have opened the door for Mexico's state-run energy company to expand overseas, its focus for now will be on developing its "low-hanging fruit," the head of Pemex said on Thursday.

  • Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear if others will follow suit. A statement on the Baker Hughes website said the company believes it's possible to disclose 100 percent "of the chemical ingredients we use in hydraulic fracturing fluids without compromising our formulations," to increase public trust.

  • Money market fund assets rose by $7.32 billion Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose by $7.32 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $5.60 billion to $907.28 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration approved Roche's cobas HPV test to detect the human Papillomavirus, or HPV, in women 25 and up. David Chelmow of Virginia Commonwealth University said physicians should hold off on using the test until medical societies can provide guidance on some key questions, including how frequently it should be used.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for March, 10 a.m. Eastern time. WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

  • *American, Southwest top expectations as JetBlue trails. April 24- American Airlines Group and Southwest Airlines posted profits that beat forecasts in the first quarter, even though harsh winter weather prompted many flight cancellations in the seasonally weak period.

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Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

Mohit Arora, Executive Director for Asia Pacific at J.D. Power and Associates, says a recovery of lost grounds in China and introduction of new models in markets like India will offset Honda's dismal U.S. sales.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:11 PM ET

Stuart Leckie, Chairman at Stirling Finance, says the triple-R cut for Chinese rural lenders will have a positive impact and is a "nice gesture" signaling that Beijing has not forgotten the rural areas.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

Nizam Idris, Head of Fixed Income and Currency Strategy at Macquarie, says weaker-than-expected April core consumer prices in Tokyo could be the harbinger for the Bank of Japan to take easing measures soon.