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  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 on Tuesday to approve an amended version of a bill that would give Congress a vote on any final nuclear deal with Iran.

  • U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO ADVANCE BILL THAT WOULD GIVE CONGRESS A VOTE ON ANY FINAL NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The White House on Tuesday said President Barack Obama's advisers would recommend he veto a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would repeal the estate tax. Conservative opponents of the estate tax say it is a "death" tax and that it burdens people who are grieving. The White House said repealing it would only benefit the wealthiest...

  • LeBoeuf would swing by the local H&R Block office, pay $150 and end up with a refund. The 32- year-old from Providence, Rhode Island paid $470 this year to a professional tax preparer, and her refund got eaten up by the taxes on her side gig income. "There are a lot of people out there who are starting to realize they don't have it all together," says Robert Wheeler, who runs...

  • BRUSSELS, April 14- The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position in Internet searches in Europe, stepping up its high profile five-year investigation of the company, the Financial Times and Dow Jones reported on Tuesday. The EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will say on Wednesday that Google will soon be...

  • SANTIAGO, April 14- The copper market will not get any respite from weak prices and excess supplies any time soon, even after recent hefty cost cutting and project delays have removed more than a million tonnes of new capacity, top executives said on Tuesday. Barclays and CRU both expect China's demand growth to slow to 4 percent this year, off the double-digit...

  • April 14- The stronger U.S. dollar has offset "quite a lot of the benefit" of lower oil prices for airlines that are not earning much in that currency, International Air Transport Association Director General Tony Tyler told reporters on Tuesday. While Tyler said IATA will update its airline profit forecast in June, the remarks reflect the currency challenges...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, April 14- The number of bankruptcies among publicly traded U.S. companies has climbed to the highest first-quarter level for five years, according to a Reuters analysis of data from research firm bankruptcompanynews.com. The $34 billion in assets held by the 26 companies is the second highest for a first quarter in the past decade.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- The New York branch of the U.S. Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan. Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Former Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Richard Syron and two other executives have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing them of misleading investors ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. Like other regulators, the SEC has been criticized for not holding enough top executives liable for...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Wells Fargo Corp showed again in the first quarter why it and other big banks want their financial advisers to sell fee-based products. Profit in the "Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement" sector of the San Francisco- based bank rose 18 percent from the previous year's first quarter to a record $561 million, more than double the sector's 8 percent...

  • For about five years now, the Labor Department has been working to craft a workable rule to hold brokers who offer retirement account advice to a higher "fiduciary" standard. If ultimately adopted, the rule would have an impact on brokerages large and small, from independent shops to firms such as Fidelity, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab and Raymond James.

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on U.S. retail sales, IMF outlook Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar tumbled on Tuesday, after five straight days of gains, as investors took advantage of weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales to lighten hefty positions on the greenback that had built up due to expectations of an impending rate increase. The yen, meanwhile, gained broadly, hitting a two-year high against the euro after an economic...

  • *Chesapeake to receive $25 million and oil-gas leases. *AEP says McClendon had rights to Chesapeake data. The settlement could raise questions about whether EMG, which has invested more than $3 billion in ventures formed by McClendon since 2013, may be separating itself from McClendon, a successful oil and gas executive who co-founded Chesapeake in 1989. He...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The United States plans to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling against its dolphin-safe tuna labeling regime, a spokesman for the U.S Trade Representative said on Tuesday. The United States was pleased that the WTO compliance panel found it was entitled to disqualify tuna caught by the method used by Mexican fishing boats from...

  • April 14- One hundred years is a long time to be a lender to Mexico, as those who remember the 1980 s, a decade during which it was mostly in default, will tell you. That's what makes Mexico's highly successful offering last week of 1.5 billion euros of debt due in March 2115, carrying a yield of only 4.2 percent, so fascinating. But by any measure, the deal is unprecedented:...

  • TRADE REPRESENTATIVE PLANS TO APPEAL WTO RULING ON DOLPHIN-SAFE CANNED TUNA LABELING- SPOKESMAN.

  • *Strong support now expected in Congress. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama, who earlier had said he would veto the proposed bill because he feared it would scuttle the emerging Iran deal, could accept compromises that have emerged and have drawn bipartisan Senate support. Committee Chairman Bob Corker and the panel's top Democrat, Senator Ben...

  • The FDA issued the guidelines to help clarify what changes require regulatory approval under the 2009 Tobacco Control Act. The guidelines go far beyond that authority, the plaintiffs said, by requiring FDA authorization to make any labeling changes that would render a product already on the market "distinct," like a name change. Although the FDA has framed the...

  • A preliminary FDA review of Nesina, or alogliptin, showed a numerical increase in heart failure hospitalizations but not a statistically significant increase. Even so, some analysts expect the FDA to treat all drugs in the class the same way. "We believe the FDA will likely view the risk as likely to be a class effect and apply changes to all approved drugs in the...