Oct 23- JetBlue Airways Corp reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit, as it flew fuller planes. The company's net profit rose to $79 million, or 24 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $71 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier. JetBlue's load factor, a key indicator of capacity, rose to 86.2 percent from 85 percent, the company said.» Read More
LONDON, June 17- Britain and China signed deals on Tuesday worth more than 14 billion pounds during a visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, with energy and finance dominating the trade agenda.
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WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. Senate's chief tax law writer on Tuesday vowed to work on overhauling the federal tax code by August 2015, citing a move by Medtronic Inc to shift its tax home base to Ireland as a spur to congressional action.
OSLO, June 17- Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 17- Facebook Inc launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that will allow consumers to exchange disappearing photos and videos without requiring Facebook accounts, the Internet company's latest effort to develop mobile services beyond its core social network.
WASHINGTON, June 17- U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year in May as costs for a range of goods and services rose, likely easing the Federal Reserve's concerns that inflation was running too low.
*Soybeans drop below $14, fund selling noted. CHICAGO, June 17- U.S. soybean futures fell 1.6 percent at the Chicago Board of Trade on Tuesday, dropping below $14 a bushel for the first time since March 24, on the easing of pressure on the U.S. balance sheet, traders said.
ROME, June 17- Italy's economic recovery remains fragile and Matteo Renzi's government needs to take rapid steps to increase the country's growth potential and cut debt, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
June 17- Citigroup Inc's global head of foreign exchange, Jeff Feig, is leaving the bank and will join investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC as a portfolio manager. Feig, who has been with Citigroup for 25 years, served as the bank's forex chief for 10 years.
The bicameral bill by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Representative Doris Matsui of California comes as the Federal Communications Commission is collecting public comments on new "net neutrality" rules.
June 17- Oracle Corp is in talks with Micros Systems Inc to buy the software maker for retailers and hotel chains for more than $5 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Micros shares were up 17 percent at $67.54 in early afternoon trading on the Nasdaq. Oracle and Micros could not be immediately reached for comment.
LONDON, June 17- Iraqi Kurdistan has built a link connecting Kirkuk to its newly-built pipeline to Turkey, its minister of natural resources said, potentially cementing Kurdish control over the northern oil hub and reducing its reliance on Baghdad.
Iran, world powers to meet in Vienna for nuclear talks. *Iraq's main refinery shuts down. NEW YORK, June 17- Brent oil held steady above $113 per barrel on Tuesday as fears that violence in Iraq could hit exports offset thawing relations between Iran and the West that could boost that nation's output.
LONDON, June 17- German two-year bond yields traded near one-year lows on Tuesday, as the European Central Bank released tens of billions of euros into the euro zone banking sector, anchoring short-term interest rates around zero.
*More budget leeway key for Italy's support for Juncker. BRUSSELS/ ROME June 17- The European Union, supported by Germany, is working to meet an Italian demand to shift focus from austerity towards growth, in a deal that could help cement Jean-Claude Juncker as the next European Commission president.
NEW YORK, June 17- The dollar and U.S. Wall Street was flat as Federal Reserve policymaking officials gathered for a two-day meeting. The U.S. Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month.
Instead of a simple $20 co-pay, I spend $150 out of pocket and get 70 percent of it reimbursed, which works out to about $1,000 more over a school year.
June 17- Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it will launch an exchange offer for Allergan Inc this week, allowing it to eventually take the unsolicited bid directly to shareholders.
Policymakers, including new Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, will release updated projections for the economy and for when they think rates should finally rise from near zero.