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NEW YORK, April 9- Energy companies are mounting a last-ditch effort to prevent the Federal Reserve from cracking down on physical commodity trading by major Wall Street banks, saying more restriction may further damage liquidity and raise hedging costs.
VANCOUVER, April 9- Just over a year ago, Canadian trucking firm Bison Transport took a bet on a potentially game changing technology, buying 15 big rigs powered by liquefied natural gas. After 14 months on the road, though, the Winnipeg- based company has found that the reality- at least initially- is less rosy.
Among the corporations is a familiar Democratic nemesis, Koch Industries, the giant conglomerate headed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. In a Senate chamber speech, Reid noted that Koch Industries benefited from a temporary provision of the health care law.
Facing a constant shortage of workers, a Houston firm launched an internal training program costing $50 million a year with a big payoff.
FedEx CEO Fred Smith said retailers' shortcomings contributed to the mess it faced over the holidays, according to a media report.
March 19- FedEx Corp's on Wednesday said severe winter conditions had hurt quarterly earnings and revenue, prompting the world's No. 2 package delivery company to cut its fiscal-year profit forecast.
FedEx reported lower-than-expected results for the holiday quarter and gave a fiscal-year profit forecast below Wall Street estimates.
March 19- FedEx Corp on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected results for the holiday quarter and gave a fiscal-year profit forecast below Wall Street estimates, the latest in a line of companies saying they were hurt by winter storms. Shares of FedEx were down 0.2 percent at $138.29 in morning trading.
Growing global demand and an aging workforce mean jobs are opening up to service the world's fast growing fleet of aircraft.
March 5- United Parcel Service Inc is spending $70 million to add 1,000 propane trucks to its delivery fleet, the biggest bulk purchase of propane-fired vehicles yet as output of the fuel in the United States hits record highs.
March 5- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would buy 1,000 propane-fueled delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations in the United States at a total cost of about $70 million.
*Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast. UnitedHealth shares rose 3 percent to $76.01.
So far, the stock market has looked past the weather impacts on manufacturing, housing, consumer spending and even hiring.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Procrastinators may find that a snowy Valentine's will put their plans on ice—or at least, result in one heck of a no-gift excuse.
The White House needs to embrace a public-private sector partnership in order to keep Obamacare from unraveling, a former supporter of the health-care law told CNBC.
Freedman Seating is among the U.S. manufacturers that struggle to find skilled workers to meet demand.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 31- Blu LNG, one of the biggest names in the move to wean U.S. trucks off diesel onto natural gas, has laid off 20 percent of its staff, ousted several senior executives and slowed down development of fueling stations as it waits for more truckers to embrace the switch to the cheap and cleaner-burning fuel.
Treasurys held on to earlier losses after of the Treasury Dept's auction of five-year notes and seven-year debt and after the release of US GDP data.
*UPS prepared to have "great peak season" this year- CFO. Jan 30- United Parcel Service Inc has vowed to avoid a repeat of last year's Christmas holiday season when unexpectedly high volume and huge delays frustrated customers who wanted their packages delivered on time.