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  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks ended lower on Friday as jobs data suggesting the Federal Reserve has room to keep interest rates low for some time was offset by lingering concern over Argentina's default.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday as jobs data suggesting the Federal Reserve has room to keep interest rates low for a while was offset by lingering concern over Argentina's default. Concern remained over Argentina's debt problems.

  • FDA approves Lilly, Boehringer diabetes drug Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Federal regulators have approved a new treatment from U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. and its German counterpart, Boehringer Ingelheim, for the most common form of diabetes.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Global equities markets dropped for a fourth day on Friday, with Wall Street again slumping as investors shrugged off economic data showing solid improvement in U.S. labor markets. Confusion over Federal Reserve policy and ongoing tensions in Ukraine and Gaza were blamed for the U.S. sell-off.

  • Justice Dept seeks appeal in health overhaul case Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks tumbled in a volatile session on Friday, marking a second straight day of sharp declines as the latest economic data provided little clarity as to when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- World stock markets traded lower on Friday following the previous session's Wall Street sell-off, while the dollar dipped after U.S. jobs data eased investors' worries Federal Reserve policymakers were tilting toward raising interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, paring big losses that had been indicated by trading before the market opened, as a weak July jobs report allayed concerns the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- The U.S. dollar dipped against a basket of major currencies on Friday after the U.S. government's July employment report showed no signs of wage inflation, supporting a continued dovish stance from the Federal Reserve.

  • *Gold steadies after falling 1 pct on Thursday. *Physical demand in Asia provides little support. LONDON, Aug 1- Gold rose 1 percent on Friday a day after touching a six-week low as U.S. payrolls data missed expectations, dampening talk of an early interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve and pressuring the dollar.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stocks edged lower at the open, as a softer-than-expected July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Friday as a weak July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected. *On Thursday, Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day decline in months as data sparked worries the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures pared losses on Friday, after payrolls data in July fell short of expectations, giving the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- U.S. consumer spending rose for a fifth straight month in June, but a moderation in price increases suggested the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates anytime soon. The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer spending increased 0.4 percent after rising by an upwardly revised 0.3 percent in May.

  • *Average hourly earnings up 1 cent, workweek steady. WASHINGTON, Aug 1- U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old. The Agriculture Department says the change could cut down on 5,000 foodborne illnesses annually.

  • FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there. Iraq also has been in turmoil as militants have fought government forces.

  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the Senate sent the $16.3 billion measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Sessions of Alabama.

  • CHICAGO, July 31- A salmonella outbreak linked to California- based poultry producer Foster Farms' contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday, with the S&P 500 posting its worst daily decline since April and first monthly drop since January as economic data sparked concern that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some expect.