The assembly's about-turn on laws it refused to back a week earlier offers relief to Kiev's Western backers, who had feared Ukraine was sliding deeper into political chaos and might renege on an international bailout as it heads into an election period.» Read More
WASHINGTON, March 6- President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered sanctions on people responsible for Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine, including travel bans and freezing of their U.S. assets, and said a referendum by the Crimea region to join Russia would violate international law.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The Federal Reserve should continue to pare its massive bond-buying program even if a key jobs report due out on Friday falls short of expectations, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
*Staples, Costco shares down after results, weigh on Nasdaq. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record after better-than-expected jobless claims data ahead of Friday's all important nonfarm payrolls report.
"We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," said McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year, speaking about new rules she said would be proposed by June.
KINGSTON, March 6- More than 150 years after European colonial powers abolished slavery, a coalition of Caribbean nations is considering legal action to seek a formal apology and monetary compensation. The European states targeted are Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Last month a New Jersey teenager estranged from her parents filed a lawsuit seeking living and schooling costs from them. New Jersey is among the states that have gone furthest in deciding that they do. "New Jersey is very progressive," said Brian Schwartz, an attorney in Summit, New Jersey, and chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association's family law section.
Boeing said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees, including its chief executive.
NEW YORK, March 6- Think back to the devices you had at the turn of the 21st century. "We'll take your word for it," said Tracy Kirkham, a partner in the San Francisco firm Cooper& Kirkham, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys. It led to a series of lawsuits that were grouped together in 2007 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
Larry Krantz, who represents computer programmer George Perez, said former Madoff lieutenant Frank DiPascali was a "con man's con man" who made a career out of deceiving regulators, customers and auditors.
March 6- The Federal Reserve should continue to pare its massive bond-buying program even if a key jobs report due out on Friday falls short of expectations, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
HOUSTON, March 6- Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without "putting the brakes on business," U.S. "We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," said McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year.
NEW YORK, March 6- Boeing Co said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees, including its chief executive. Boeing said it expects to take $110 million non-cash charge in the first quarter for the pension change.
WASHINGTON, March 6- Three nominees to head the U.S. derivatives regulator met little pushback in the Senate on Thursday as the agency heads into quieter waters after the departure of Gary Gensler, the former chief who was deemed overly aggressive by big banks and other critics.
COAL, NATURAL GAS WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY' CRITICAL ROLE' IN U.S.
GINA MCCARTHY, IN FIRST SPEECH BY AN EPA CHIEF AT IHS CERAWEEK, WORLD'S LARGEST OIL CONFERENCE, SAYS CARBON RULES BEING DEVELOPED WON'T PUT' BRAKES ON BUSINESS'.
GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS, EPA'S MCCARTHY SAYS.
STATES ARE' INCUBATORS OF INNOVATION' FOR ENERGY AND EPA WILL SUPPORT EFFORTS TO BUILD NATURAL GAS VEHICLE FLEETS, MCCARTHY SAYS.
EPA'S MCCARTHY:' WE DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND A HEALTHY ECONOMY'.
Staples to shut 225 stores in North America as sales fall. Staples Inc will close up to 225 stores in the United States and Canada- 12 percent of its North America outlets- and forecast another quarter of sales decline as it loses customers to mass market chains and online retailers.
BOGOTA, March 5- Some arabica coffee buyers in Colombia have ripped up supply contracts with exporters, setting off a price war for high-quality beans in the first sign a 75 percent surge in prices so far this year is starting to disrupt the market, exporters say.