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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The Federal Reserve will begin publishing a new monthly index of U.S. labor market conditions on Monday, October 6, that draws on a range of data to give a better sense of the economy's health.

  • DETROIT, Oct 1- Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz will have to lower its labeling of fuel economy ratings on two all-wheel drive compact sedans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday. Mercedes-Benz stated a rating for each model of 20 mpg in city driving, and EPA testing showed 19 mpg, the agency said in a statement.

  • Nuclear supplier agrees to changes after cheating Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. agreed in a settlement with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to strengthen its warnings against misconduct for workers at its Lake Charles, Louisiana, plant. CBI's factory in Louisiana makes parts for nuclear plants under construction in Georgia and South Carolina.

  • Emergency plan on New England cod fish sought Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— The National Marine Fisheries Service expects to implement emergency measures in November aimed at stemming cod fish decline in the Gulf of Maine. The effort to save cod comes as National Marine Fisheries Service scientists are saying the level of codfish spawning in the Gulf of Maine is at an all-time low. Scientists say the amount of cod...

  • Armed private guard rode elevator with Obama Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:19 AM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at a House hearing on the White House security breach, Sept. 30, 2014.

    A private guard who rode an elevator with Obama in violation of Secret Service protocol has convictions for assault and battery, according to reports.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time in six years and held near a two-year peak against the euro on Wednesday as investors added to bets that U.S. economic data will lead the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy. The dollar was up 0.25 percent at 109.90, having risen past 110 yen during Asian trade.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar rose above 110 yen for the first time in six years and held near a two-year peak against the euro on Wednesday, as investors added to bets that U.S. data will drive the Federal Reserve to tighten policy. The dollar was up 0.2 percent at 109.90, having risen past 110 yen during Asian trade.

  • Oil boom widens wage gap between the sexes Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted salaries throughout the state, though the male-dominated, high-paying energy industry also is widening the wage gap between men and women, the state's demographer said.

  • FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that two companies— Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey— have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it is infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things. "Caffeine-infused shapewear is the...

  • Sept 30- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in how it regulates Internet TV, potentially putting it on the same footing as traditional cable and satellite television, an FCC official familiar with the idea said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of a computer hacking ring were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $100 million in Xbox technology, Apache helicopter training software and other intellectual property, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about recent security lapses at the White House, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Sagebrush habitat fuels $1B in recreation spending Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    Hunters, campers, fishermen and others spent more than $623 million directly within 50 miles of Bureau of Land Management property in sagebrush ecosystems across more than 61 million acres, said the report by ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm founded in Oregon in 1974..

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought one lawsuit in Florida and another in Michigan on Thursday on behalf of two transgender employees. In one case, funeral home director Amiee Stephens was fired after she told her employer in Michigan she was undergoing a gender transition, the government alleged.

  • Sept 29- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded use of its constipation treatment. Salix, which is merging with Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA's Irish subsidiary, is in talks with Allergan Inc and Actavis Plc about a potential sale, sources have told Reuters in recent weeks.

  • Traders see rates at just 0.55% by 2016: Fed study Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    The Fed will likely start raising interest rates in mid-2015, but so slowly that rates will end the year at just 0.55 percent, a new study suggests.

  • Bond denied for suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO— A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought the city's two international airports to a halt.