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  • Figures on government spending and debt Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • The FAA said that United twice improperly accepted hazardous material for air shipments. The FAA said the violations were found during 2013 inspections in Boston, San Francisco, Denver and Chicago. He said United was reviewing a letter from the FAA and would cooperate with the agency.

  • American Express plans to start operations in Cuba Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    Jan 27- American Express Co said it would launch operations in Cuba following President Barack Obama's decision this month to ease sanctions against the communist-ruled island. MasterCard Inc said last week it would allow its cards issued in the United States to be used in Cuba from March 1 as Washington eases restrictions on travel, trade and financial...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 27- If Canada's opposition Liberals win the election set for this October they would be able to boost spending on their priorities without necessarily running a budget deficit, party leader Justin Trudeau told Reuters on Tuesday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives, who have been in power since early 2006, portray management of the...

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said that it had signed up or automatically enrolled more than 7.1 million people on its HealthCare.gov website through Jan. 16. That data is through Jan. 18 for California and through Jan. 17 for the District and the other states. While setting the 9.1 million enrollee target last year, U.S. Health and Human Services...

  • WASHINGTON— Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. The Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday that more than 7.1 million people signed up in 37 states where the federal government...

  • WASHINGTON— Oppenheimer& Co. is paying $20 million in civil settlements with U.S. regulators who accused the investment firm of improper sales of penny stocks and inadequate controls against money laundering. The investment firm agreed to pay $10 million and is admitting wrongdoing in its settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission announced...

  • In a regulatory filing on Friday, BNY Mellon said that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff had notified it that they would recommend the SEC charge the bank over alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. BNY Mellon said the so-called Wells notice came after SEC staff provided a similar notice in the third quarter of 2014 to some current...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving residents in the hardest-hit parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut digging out as much as 2 feet of snow, though New York City was spared the storm's brunt. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel...

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates and release statement, 2 p.m.. Anthem Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens. The Boeing Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month in December, a potential sign that slowing global growth and falling oil prices were weighing on the economy. "The drop in will weigh on growth, though stronger consumer spending should keep GDP from slowing too much," said Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial in New...

  • The National Transportation Safety Board said that in the decade since the government set rules for pipeline inspections in "high-consequence" areas, where an explosion is most likely to hurt people or destroy buildings, there appears to have been a slight leveling off of such incidents, but no decline. A steady increase in pipeline explosions and fires in the...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they had imposed a day earlier and New York City's subway system restarted...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal envisions auctioning areas located more than 50 miles off Virginia, North and South Carolina, and...

  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    The House already has passed legislation to overturn Obama's immigration actions, but the Senate looks unlikely to agree to the measure, which was added to must-pass legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security beyond February. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a vote on the House-passed bill, and said Tuesday that the Senate...

  • Jan 27- After a blizzard that blanketed the northeastern United States but proved less powerful in New York City than predicted, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways resumed limited operations on Tuesday. LIRR service remains suspended on the Montauk Branch east of Babylon, Greenport to Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson Branch east of Huntington and the...

  • *Markets giving Greece benefit of the doubt for now. Investors have bid the dollar higher in anticipation that the Fed will be raising interest rates around mid-year as the U.S. economy recovers its growth momentum at the same time major central banks in Europe and Japan are loosening policies to spur activity. Given the durables data people are more wary of the...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates fell in 42 U.S. states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is boosting job opportunities nationwide. The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates rose in just four states last month and were unchanged in four others. Texas gained 45,700 jobs in December, the most in the nation.

  • He also insisted the United States do more to prevent China from keeping its currency's value artificially low, which enhances Chinese exports and dampens imports. Froman said Congress must return "trade promotion authority" to the White House in order to cut important trade deals with Pacific-rim nations and others. He said President Barack Obama is the...

  • US Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. The White House, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other international leaders have been...