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  • Roche to purchase InterMune in $8.3 billion deal Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    Biotech firm Roche announced plans Sunday to buy InterMune for $8.3 billion on a fully diluted basis in an all-cash transaction.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 22- Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's new debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation.

  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    MOLINE, Ill.— Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 22- Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's new debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 22- Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation. Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- Hedge funds negotiating with Puerto Rico's public power authority PREPA over a possible restructuring of more than $8 billion in bonds include two involved in Argentina's protracted bond negotiations, Knighthead Capital Management and Redwood Capital Management, according to the full bondholder agreement published on Thursday.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    US stocks open higher, sending S&P 500 above its record high close; Hormel gains on earnings Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:51 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    US stocks open higher, sending S&P 500 above its record high close; Hormel gains on earnings Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:48 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    US stocks open higher, sending S&P 500 above its record high close; Hormel gains on earnings Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    US stocks open higher, sending S&P 500 above its record high close; Hormel gains on earnings Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:38 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing China manufacturing drags on most Asian stock markets but sentiment holds up in Europe, US Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:31 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing China manufacturing drags on most Asian stock markets but sentiment holds up in Europe, US Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:29 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14 K to 298 K, another sign the job market is healing China manufacturing drags on most Asian stock markets but sentiment holds up in Europe, US Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:23 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Bank of America settlement expected to be a record $17 billion, but true cost likely lower Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales China manufacturing drags on most Asian stock markets but sentiment holds up in Europe, US US home sales pace likely slowed in July from previous month China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:22 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Bank of America settlement expected to be a record $17 billion, but true cost likely lower Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales China manufacturing drags on most Asian stock markets but sentiment holds up in Europe, US China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:19 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Bank of America settlement expected to be a record $17 billion, but true cost likely lower Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales China manufacturing drags on most Asian stock markets but sentiment holds up in Europe, US China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products South Dakota man sentenced over railroad workers' lead poisoning at Idaho job site

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Bank of America settlement expected to be a record $17 billion, but true cost likely lower Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Sears 2nd- quarter loss widens as retailer continues to deal with sluggish sales China manufacturing drags on most Asian stock markets but sentiment holds up in Europe, US China manufacturing growth weakens in August in sign economic recovery is losing momentum Some Fed officials argue that economy is improving fast enough to signal lower support As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon Reports: Russia conducts checks at McDonald's restaurants after 4 are shuttered in Moscow Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products South Dakota man sentenced over railroad workers' lead poisoning at Idaho job site

  • HP's 3Q earnings mirror Street view as sales rise Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    PALO ALTO, Calif.— Hewlett-Packard Co.' s fiscal third-quarter earnings fell 29 percent as the personal computer and printer maker absorbed the costs of employee layoffs and past acquisitions. HP earned $985 million, or 52 cents per share, for the three months ended in July.

  • Reward offered for former billionaire's assets Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Lamson said it plans to sell its main factory, enabling it to repay a $1.07 million loan to the U.S. Small Business Administration, which holds a first mortgage on the property. The privately held company was founded in 1837, the same year President Andrew Jackson left the White House and Queen Victoria began her 63- year reign in the UK.