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  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission.

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Bank lending officers said they expect more bad loans among companies in the energy sector, and have begun taking steps to protect against the downturn among oil and gas companies, according to a Fed survey released on Monday. The quarterly survey covered senior loan officers at 76 U.S. banks and 23 branches of foreign banks.

  • The Small Business Administration plans events in five big cities, and local governments and organizations will hold meetings, forums, luncheons and dinners across the country. The SBA's schedule starts with Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet's keynote address in Miami Beach, Florida, and ends with the announcement of the Small Business Person of the...

  • Sysco's profit falls as meat, poultry costs rise Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    May 4- Sysco Corp, the no. 1 U.S. food distributor, reported a 2 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a rise in meat and poultry prices, a strong dollar and higher expenses. Sysco, whose proposed $3.5 billion deal to buy smaller rival US Foods Inc is facing opposition from the Federal Trade Commission, said net income fell to $177 million, or 30 cents per share, in the...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle. Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after answering questions in front of more than 40,000 people at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday.

  • *Gold snaps 3- day losing streak, but still below $1,200. SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold edged up on Monday after three days of losses, but the metal wasn't too far from a six-week low as investors continued to speculate on when the Federal Reserve might raise U.S. interest rates. "Gold has proven one time too many that it prefers to stick to $1,200 amid large fluctuations and I am...

  • *Gold snaps 3- day losing streak, but still below $1,200. SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold snapped a three-day losing streak on Monday as equities took a hit from weak Chinese economic data, but the metal wasn't too far from a six-week low as investors continued to speculate on when the Federal Reserve might raise U.S. interest rates. "Gold has proven one time too many that it...

  • SINGAPORE, May 4- Gold languished near a six-week low on Monday, unable to recover from a three-day losing streak, as the dollar gained on signs of stabilisation in the U.S. economy, and fears the Federal Reserve would soon hike interest rates. *Spot gold was firm at $1,178.50 an ounce by 0042 GMT, not far from a six-week low of $1,170.20 reached on Friday.

  • Dems from Venus, GOP from Mars on issues: Poll Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    Voters wait in line to enter a polling place at the Jamestown Town Hall before the poll opens Nov. 4, 2014, in Jamestown, North Carolina.

    Republicans and Democrats can't even agree on what they believe is the nation's biggest issue.

  • Lawmakers worry as conservation program shrinks Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— At the peak of the wheat bubble, Montana farmers looking for more land to seed were pulling roughly 200,000 acres a year from conservation. The number of Montana acres set aside to control erosion or create wildlife habitat slid from 3.5 million acres in 2007 to 1.7 million acres in 2014, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • ORANGE, Calif./ PHILADELPHIA, May 1- The Federal Reserve could well raise interest rates as soon as June, two top U.S. central bankers said on Friday, so long as economic data strengthens as expected from a dismal first quarter. The key, both Loretta Mester, president of the Cleveland Fed, and John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, said, is that by a quirk of the...

  • STORRS, Conn.— The National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grants to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two professors used grant money to buy products from their own company, Connecticut state auditors disclosed Friday. Auditors John Geragosian and Robert Ward also said UConn officials failed to...

  • May 1- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Thursday it will issue a license soon to DTE Energy Co to build a new reactor at its Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan. DTE proposed a 1,600- megawatt Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor built by General Electric Co and Hitachi Ltd. The license would be the first for an ESBWR reactor.

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- U.S. telecom industry groups, alongside AT&T Inc and smaller companies, on Friday called for regulators to immediately block parts of new stricter rules for Internet service providers, citing steep costs and threats to investment. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, USTelecom Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • April 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved The Medicines Co's dry powder blood-clotting agent for use in hospital settings, a month after the treatment received approval in Europe. The approval comes at a time Medicines Co is facing a drop in sales of its lead product, Angiomax anticoagulant injection, which accounted for over 80...

  • FDA approves Medicines Co's blood clotting agent Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    April 30- The U. S Food and Drug Administration approved the Medicines Co's dry powder blood clotting agent for use in hospital settings, a month after the treatment received approval in Europe. The treatment, Raplixa, is a combination of two human plasma-derived blood-clotting proteins, fibrinogen and thrombin. Raplixa is used to control bleeding during...

  • McKesson settles investigation on controlled substances Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    April 30- U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Corp said it settled with several federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, claims alleging suspicious order reporting practices for controlled substances. The suspensions will not result in supply disruptions to any customer, McKesson said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. McKesson said it had already...

  • COLUMN-Keep your eye on wage pressures -James Saft Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    April 30- Sure, much U.S. economic data has been weak, and sure, we may see fallen leaves drifting in the streets of Washington before the Federal Reserve actually hikes rates, but the most important development this week may turn out to be the rise in employment costs. The employment cost index rose more than expected in the first quarter, up 2.6 percent compared with...

  • *Stronger-than-expected U.S. data helps dollar. *Euro rises to 2- month high, posts best month in 4-1/ 2 years. NEW YORK, April 30- The dollar rose against the Japanese yen Thursday after U.S. data showed signs of a stabilizing labor market and an economy that was gathering momentum, putting the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at least once this year.