VANCOUVER, March 14- The Canadian and British Columbia governments and Port Metro Vancouver announced late on Thursday a 14- point action plan to end a labor dispute that has severely impacted operations at Canada's largest port.» Read More
NEW YORK, Oct 25- Gold closed flat on Friday, concluding a second week of strong gains as investors bet that continuing U.S. economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve will keep drawing funds into the precious metal, but copper slid, hitting a two-week bottom as demand outlook for the base metal eroded.
CHICAGO, Oct 25- Illinois's Teachers' Retirement System, the state's biggest public pension fund, said on Friday that its unfunded liability grew by 7 percent in the latest fiscal year even as investment returns jumped, driven by chronic underfunding by the state.
*Traders await U.S. production data due in Nov. 8 report. CHICAGO, Oct 25- U.S. grain and soybean futures dropped on Friday ahead of what is expected to be an active weekend of harvesting in the United States, the world's top crop producer. Chicago Board Of Trade November soybeans lost 0.7 percent to $13.00 a bushel and December corn slipped 0.1 percent to $4.40 a bushel.
NEW YORK, Oct 25- World equity indexes were near five-year highs on Friday as major U.S. technology companies propelled Wall Street to another day of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to close at a record.
Oct 25- The U.S> Federal Housing Finance Agency said on Friday that JPMorgan Chase& Co has agreed to pay $5.1 billion to settle its claims that the bank and companies it bought during the 2007-2009 financial crisis misled housing finance agencies about the quality of mortgage securities and home loans during the housing boom.
TORONTO, Oct 25- Paul Reichmann, a Vienna- born Canadian who became one of the world's top commercial real estate developers but lost his empire in the 1990 s real estate crash, has died at the age of 83, according to Canadian media reports.
Heinz Co, since that company is now led by Bernardo Hees, the former chief executive of hamburger rival Burger King Worldwide Inc.. The switch will be more apparent overseas than in the United States, as McDonald's only serves Heinz ketchup in two domestic markets- Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Friday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Federal employees furloughed during the partial shutdown of the U.S. government this month will have to return any jobless benefits they received given that Congress has approved retroactive pay, the Labor Department said on Friday.
*Amazon and Microsoft rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 25- The S&P 500 ended at another record high on Friday, boosted by gains in technology shares after strong results from Microsoft and Amazon.com. Microsoft gave the biggest boost to all three major indexes, while Amazon.com also helped the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.
NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. stocks extended their recent climb and the S&P 500 ended at a record high on Friday, helped by gains in technology shares after strong results from Microsoft and Amazon.com.
NEW YORK, Oct 25- Twitter Inc has set a relatively modest price range for its closely watched initial public offering, but some financial advisers say their clients are not clamoring to invest in the social media phenomenon.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- A federal advisory panel recommended on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir, paving the way for a treatment that is more effective than current therapies and takes less time.
BOGOTA, Oct 25- Colombia's central bankers were unanimous in holding the benchmark interest rate at 3.25 percent on Friday for the seventh straight month as signs of a pick-up in growth allowed policymakers to hold off on further easing.
*FDA also investigating jerky-related dog, cat deaths. The proposal is one of seven key pillars of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, an initiative designed to improve human and animal food safety and reduce food-borne illnesses by giving the FDA greater power to intervene before an outbreak occurs.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ CHICAGO, Oct 25- A decision by Tyson Foods Inc to stop buying slaughter-ready Canadian cattle looks to accelerate the movement of lighter Canadian cattle to U.S. feedlots, industry sources say, damaging the already fragile Canadian beef sector.
Heinz Co, since that company is now led by Bernardo Hees, the former chief executive of hamburger rival Burger King Worldwide Inc.. The switch will be more apparent overseas than in the United States, since McDonald's only serves Heinz ketchup in two domestic markets- Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Friday.
"As part of Senate consideration of the Janet Yellen nomination to be chair of the Federal Reserve, I will request a vote on my bipartisan Federal Reserve Transparency Act," Paul said in a statement.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- A federal advisory panel recommended on Friday that U.S. health regulators approve Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir, paving the way for a treatment that is more effective and shorter in duration than current therapies. The FDA is not bound to follow the advice of its panels but typically does so.
*Gold below 1- month high, set for 1.7 pct gain on week. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 25- Gold inched up slightly on Friday as disappointing U.S. economic data reinforced expectations that the U.S. Spot gold was up $4.62, or 0.34 percent, at $1,351.16 an ounce by 2:38 p.m. EDT, hovering below its highest level since Sept. 20 of $1,351.61.
Oct 25- The website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law should be working smoothly for most users by the end of November, a White House official assigned to fix Healthcare.gov said on Friday.