CHICAGO, Dec 6- A top Federal Reserve official, who has been one of the most ardent supporters of the U.S. central bank's bond-buying stimulus program, said he was open to curtailing the purchases this month, although he would prefer to wait.» Read More
NEW YORK, July 17- A deal with U.S. senators allowing President Barack Obama to make appointments to the National Labor Relations Board without Republican obstruction is unlikely to stop the Supreme Court from deciding a major case concerning his previous appointees to the agency.
TOKYO, July 18- Japan's Nikkei share average may hit fresh two-month highs on Thursday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signalled he was flexible on when the central bank would begin winding down its stimulus.
July 17- Ford Motor Co has sued Japanese auto-parts supplier Fujikura Ltd, claiming a conspiracy to fix the prices of electrical systems used in vehicles, the latest civil lawsuit filed in the wake of a related criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
WASHINGTON, July 17- The White House is deliberately leaving it vague as to whether President Barack Obama will attend talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin if the saga involving former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is unresolved.
NEW YORK, July 17- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, known for his strong-arm tactics in America's boardrooms, tried to bury the hatchet on Wednesday with a host of former rivals, including fellow hedge fund manager William Ackman.
DETROIT, July 17- General Motors Co has delayed the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze by a year due to engineering changes and a desire to squeeze more sales from the small car before it is redesigned, people familiar with the U.S. automaker's plans said.
TOKYO, July 18- Japanese manufacturers' mood slid in July for the first time in eight months after June had its best reading in more than two years, a Reuters poll showed, as China's slowdown clouded the outlook for the export-reliant economy.
TOKYO, July 18- Japanese manufacturers' mood slid in July for the first time in eight months after June had the best reading in more than two years, a Reuters poll showed, as China's slowdown clouded the outlook for the export-reliant economy.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- Dell Inc shareholders face a critical decision- whether or not to approve founder Michael Dell's proposal to take the personal computer maker private at $13.65 a share.
WASHINGTON, July 17- Two U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday that the launch of new state healthcare exchanges could potentially be delayed, raising further doubts about the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature legislation.
*Honeywell says has no orders to remove the beacons.
WASHINGTON, July 17- The head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the "NextGen" program to modernize U.S. flight control systems, telling a government panel the effort has made progress despite delays and is "designed to be flexible."
LONDON, July 18- The number of users accessing Facebook via their mobile phones in June jumped around 20 percent in the United States and Britain, the social network said, touting its appeal for brands trying to reach consumers during the summer months.
*Yahoo's stock jumps to highest intraday level since May 2008. *Bank of America shares climb after earnings. Shares of Bank of America and Yahoo rose after the companies reported quarterly results.
WASHINGTON, July 17- The United States blamed. China on Wednesday for a breakdown in trade talks aimed at. China is one of 20 World Trade Organization members, along with the United States and the 28- nation European Union, that have been negotiating for months to expand the 1996 Information Technology Agreement to eliminate tariffs on additional goods.
July 17- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta was ordered to pay a $13.9 million civil penalty and banned from serving as an officer or director of a public company for having illegally passed corporate secrets to former hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, a top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday.
July 17- Prospects of Dell Inc founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake taking the world's No. 3 PC maker private grew more uncertain on Wednesday, a day before a scheduled shareholder vote on their $24.4 billion offer.
*Bank of America rises after strong profit growth. NEW YORK, July 17- Stock markets around the world rose on Wednesday and U.S.
ATHENS, July 17- Greece's shaky coalition government scraped through a vote on Wednesday on a bill to sack public sector workers as thousands chanting anti-austerity slogans protested outside parliament.
WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Senate moved on Wednesday toward approving Thomas Perez to serve as the Obama administration's new labor secretary, overcoming accusations from some Republicans that he is a crusading ideologue.