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  • Missouri income growth among tops in 2013 Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A new report ranks Missouri among the national leaders in the growth of household income, even though it remains below the national average. Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Missouri's median household income was $46,931 based on a 2013 survey, a 2.2 percent increase over the previous year.

  • "We sure are aware of the concerns that have been expressed," said Dow AgroSciences President Tim Hassinger in an interview.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve again pledged to keep interest rates low.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday disciplined a U.S. unit of Spanish bank Santander after it paid out a dividend that the central bank had not approved. "Santander Consumer declared a cash dividend on its common stock payable in the second quarter of 2014, which was not specifically authorized in advance by the Federal Reserve," the Fed said.

  • U.S. Federal Reserve takes enforcement against Santander Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday took an enforcement against a U.S. unit of Spanish bank Santander, saying the bank should not pay out dividends without prior written approval.

  • US stocks buoyed after Fed continues low rates Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,186 in early trading Thursday, building on an all-time closing high from the day before.

  • Yellen says US families need to boost savings Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday.

  • FDA OKs faster-acting label for ED drug Stendra Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    Federal regulators have approved a new label for Vivus' impotence drug, stating that it becomes effective in half the time that the previous label had stated. But Vivus has sought a new label after finding in studies that some patients were able to have sex as little as 15 minutes.

  • Sept 18- An erectile dysfunction drug that reduces by half the time patients need to take the pill before sexual activity has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stock index futures were higher in light volume on Thursday, setting up the S&P 500 to test resistance at its record high, a day after the Federal Reserve said interest rates would remain low for a considerable while.

  • Environmental cleanup OK'd for former RI shipyard Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    The Newport Daily News reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it approved plans to clean up the former Robert E. Derecktor Shipyard site on Naval Station Newport property in Middletown. While EPA will oversee the remedies, the field work will be conducted and paid for by the Navy and its contractors.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:49 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Applications for US unemployment benefits likely dropped last week US home construction expected to fall in August World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:27 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Applications for US unemployment benefits likely dropped last week US home construction expected to fall in August Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:24 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK US home construction expected to fall in August Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:18 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK US home construction expected to fall in August Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:04 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:49 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Gold touched its lowest level in 8-1/ 2 months on Thursday as the dollar jumped to a four-year peak after the Federal Reserve indicated it could raise borrowing costs faster than expected when it starts moving.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:43 a.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK Stock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories World stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence European Central Bank hands out first batch of cheap loans to banks in stimulus effort Hyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ Fed keeps record-low rates for now, but investors, consumers, businesses face the inevitable US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015 Alliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people Japan reports trade deficit for 26th month as slack demand from China, US stymied exports