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  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 21- A clutch of states including California, New York and Illinois will share in a mini-bonanza from the $16.65 billion settlement agreed by Bank of America Corp on Thursday.

  • Aeropostale slumps on 2Q loss and 3Q outlook Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Aeropostale Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $63.8 million, and its shares fell in extended trading after the company forecast a bigger-than-expected loss for the current quarter.

  • Aug 21- Home Depot Inc named retail industry veteran Craig Menear as its chief executive, four months after he was appointed as head of the home improvement chain's U.S. retail business. Menear, 56, joined Home Depot in 1997 as a merchandising manager.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 21- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, might be able to circumvent a delay in U.S. approvals for plans to nearly double the size of its Alberta Clipper line taking oil sands crude to the Midwest, saying it can put the oil in another pipeline to cross the border.

  • Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif.— The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday. Investigators have not released the man's name, but Larry Beltran Jr. told KNBC-TV that he and his girlfriend are the people in the photo.

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.10 percent Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Average U.S. rates on long-term fixed mortgages declined this week, with the 30- year loan rate hitting its 52- week low.

  • Drought hits food supplies in Central America Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    The agricultural losses are largely in corn and beans, basic staples of the region's diet, the United Nations' World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization said in a joint statement.

  • Aug 21- The holders of $5.2 billion of Detroit water and sewer revenue bonds turned in only 28.34 percent of the debt for repurchase before Thursday's expiration of the city's tender offer, according to tender agent data. Robert Apfel, Bondholder Communications president, said official results would be announced by Detroit on Friday.

  • DETROIT, Aug 21- Chrysler Group is planning an extensive facelift of its full-size Ram 1500 pickup in spring 2017, but has no firm plans to follow rivals General Motors and Ford Motor Co in replacing steel body panels with aluminum until a complete redesign after 2020, industry sources told Reuters.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 61 or 1.5 percent, to $39.91. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 26 or 2.0 percent, to $12.47. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 33 or 1.0 percent, to $31.24.

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Caterpillar rose$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $107.97. Deere& Co. rose$. 34 or. 4 percent, to $86.21. Terex fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $37.51.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $21.80. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.28. Lennar Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $39.02.

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $117.53. Covidien rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $89.02. PerkinElmer fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $45.12.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 23 or. 4 percent, to $53.07. DuPont Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $66.30.

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $61.01. American International Group rose$. 71 or 1.3 percent, to $55.58. MBIA fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $10.28.

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies were mixed at the close of trading:. CVSCaremark fell$. 63 or. 8 percent, to $78.98. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $75.35.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Alliance Bancorp Inc.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.6 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 12 or. 8 percent to $15.87. Asure Software Inc.: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 97.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Autos companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $17.40. General Motors Co. rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $34.60. Honda Motor Co. rose$. 64 or 1.9 percent, to $34.73.

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $41.41. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $61.14. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $74.49.

  • Final Glance: Credit Card companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    American Express Co. rose$. 65 or. 7 percent, to $89.14. Capital One Financial Corp. rose$. 77 or 1.0 percent, to $81.69. Discover Financial Services rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $62.44.