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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:14 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:14 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 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 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 Actor Matthew McConaughey is Lincoln's new pitchman

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:05 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:05 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 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 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 Actor Matthew McConaughey is Lincoln's new pitchman

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:02 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 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 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 Actor Matthew McConaughey is Lincoln's new pitchman

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $8.95 billion acquisition offer, citing antitrust concerns, and reaffirmed its support for a buyout offer from Dollar Tree Inc..

  • *Letter sent to BCBS, IOSCO. HONG KONG, Aug 21- The international banking industry has asked regulators for more time to implement derivatives rules that could add $800 billion to the global financial industry's cost of doing business, people familiar with the matter said.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:50 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 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 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 Actor Matthew McConaughey is Lincoln's new pitchman

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:33 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:34 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 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 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 Actor Matthew McConaughey is Lincoln's new pitchman

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:29 a.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:29 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 Actor Matthew McConaughey is Lincoln's new pitchman As Yellen prepares to detail her economic outlook, 6- month Fed honeymoon is likely to end soon

  • 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

  • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    MATTHEWS, N.C.— Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.' s offer and determined it wasn't reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed.

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's acquisition offer, citing antitrust concerns, and reaffirmed its support for a buyout offer from Dollar Tree Inc..

  • BofA settlement political theater: Kovacevich     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    Dick Kovacevich, former Wells Fargo chairman & CEO, explain why he thinks the massive $17 billion Bank of America settlement with the Justice Department is extortion. Companies don't commit crimes, people do, contends Kovacevich.

  • BofA reaches record settlement with DOJ     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Bank of America will pay $9.6 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at $7 billion for its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Nobel Prize Laureate on EU banking regulations     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Roger Myerson, professor of economics at teh University of Chicago and 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate, says Europe needs to "fundamentally" rethink its banking regulatory environment.

  • Qualcomm is one of at least thirty foreign firms to come under scrutiny as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law- efforts some critics say have unfairly targeted overseas businesses, raising protectionism concerns.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:17 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:17 PM ET

    South Dakota man sentenced over railroad workers' lead poisoning at Idaho job site APNewsBreak: Bank of America reaches $17 B settlement with US over sale of securities Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Stocks higher for third day, despite signals from the Fed about raising interest rates 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 Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as retailer continues to reel from breach Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal Icahn discloses 8.5- pct stake in Hertz, plans to have talks with rental car company

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:07 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    South Dakota man sentenced over railroad workers' lead poisoning at Idaho job site APNewsBreak: Bank of America reaches $17 B settlement with US over sale of securities Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Stocks higher for third day, despite signals from the Fed about raising interest rates 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 Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as retailer continues to reel from breach Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal Icahn discloses 8.5- pct stake in Hertz, plans to have talks with rental car company

  • Kansas files complaint against Westar Energy Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— Kansas regulators filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against Westar Energy, Inc., alleging the state's largest utility is charging unjust and unreasonable electric transmission rates.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:35 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 PM ET

    South Dakota man sentenced over railroad workers' lead poisoning at Idaho job site APNewsBreak: Bank of America reaches $17 B settlement with US over sale of securities Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion Stocks higher for third day, despite signals from the Fed about raising interest rates 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 Apple's stock soars to new high amid rising hopes for bigger-screen iPhone, other new products Target cuts annual profit outlook as retailer continues to reel from breach Berkshire Hathaway to pay $896,000 penalty for not notifying regulators about 2013 USG deal Icahn discloses 8.5- pct stake in Hertz, plans to have talks with rental car company