NEW YORK, Oct 30- The failed MF Global Holdings Ltd and its broker-dealer unit have agreed to settle class action lawsuits accusing them of manipulating platinum and palladium prices. The proposed settlements, disclosed in court papers filed late Wednesday in Manhattan federal court, call for plaintiffs to receive nearly $21.1 million in allowed claims...» Read More
NEW YORK, July 9- Bookstore chain Barnes& Noble Inc has pledged to make its stores friendly to nursing mothers as part of a settlement with New York State after a woman who was breastfeeding was asked to cover herself or leave one of its locations.
July 9- Netflix Inc has acquired the exclusive U.S. video-on-demand rights for CBS Corp's drama "Zoo", set to release next summer. The full season will be available to Netflix members in the Unites States immediately after its broadcast on CBS Television Network, the companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks pared gains slightly following the release of minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting, which said the central bank has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of its easy monetary policy period.
US DOLLAR REVERSES EARLIER GAINS AGAINST EURO AND YEN TO TRADE LITTLE CHANGED AFTER FED MINUTES.
WASHINGTON, July 9- The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, appearing near agreement on a three-pronged strategy to manage interest rates in the future, according to minutes of the last Fed policy meeting.
US DOLLAR GAINS AGAINST EURO AND YEN AFTER FED MINUTES.
FED STAFF CONTINUES TO FORECAST INFLATION REMAINING BELOW 2 PCT OBJECTIVE OVER NEXT FEW YEARS- MINUTES.
SOME PARTICIPANTS CONCERNED THAT PERSISTENT LOW INFLATION IN EUROPE AND JAPAN COULD ERODE INFLATION EXPECTATIONS- MINUTES.
MANY PARTICIPANTS WANT TO END PORTFOLIO REINVESTMENTS AT OR AFTER FIRST RATE RISE- MINUTES.
INDUSTRIES SHOWING STRONG GROWTH WERE TRANSPORT, ENERGY, TELECOM AND MANUFACTURING, PARTICULARLY MOTOR VEHICLES- MINUTES.
MOST PARTICIPANTS SEE CONTINUING ROLE FOR FED FUNDS RATE; MANY BACK CONTINUING A TARGET RANGE- MINUTES.
PARTICIPANTS EXAMINED WAYS TO CHANGE CALCULATION OF FED FUNDS EFFECTIVE RATE IN INTEREST RATE-HIKE CYCLE- MINUTES.
FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIALS GENERALLY AGREE DUAL USE OF INTEREST ON EXCESS RESERVES, REVERSE REPO FACILITY IN NORMALIZING POLICY- FOMC MINUTES.
MANY PARTICIPANTS BACKED MAINTAINING WIDE SPREAD, PERHAPS 20 BASIS POINTS, BETWEEN IOER AND REVERSE REPO RATES- MINUTES.
FOMC MAY END BOND BUYING PROGRAM FOLLOWING OCTOBER MEETING IF CERTAIN ECONOMIC CONDITIONS REMAIN POSITIVE- MINUTES.
July 9- Container Store Group Inc's shares fell as much as 15 percent after the maker of Elfa shelving systems reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and cut its full-year forecast, hit by weak consumer spending and its decision not to offer more discounts.
UNITED NATIONS, July 9- North Korea has complained to the United Nations about a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, accusing the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing production of a movie about a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong Un.
By Maria Tsvetkova and Richard Balmforth. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 9- Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but defiant rebels reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight.
LONDON, July 9- Future interest rate rises will not affect car sales in Britain and could easily be offset by manufacturers passing on their gains from foreign exchange, the head of one of the country's biggest car dealers told Reuters.
July 9- A federal judge has dismissed the city of Miami's mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, handing the city its first defeat in four suits that accuse major banks of U.S.