WASHINGTON, Aug 23- President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30- as some conservative Republicans hope it will- if lawmakers fail to act.» Read More
NEW YORK, March 20- The most startling part of Washington's sanctions on Russian businessmen loyal to President Vladimir Putin may be a single sentence that contains an explosive allegation: that Putin himself profits from the world's No. 4 oil trading company, Gunvor.
ORLANDO, Fla., March 20- President Barack Obama used a speech at a community college on Thursday to begin a series of events highlighting economic issues affecting women such as the gender pay gap in which women earn three-quarters as much as their male counterparts. The White House plans similar events in Denver, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York.
*Energy firms urged to do more to limit water use. *Water under strain from rising population, climate change. OSLO, March 21- Rising demand for energy, from biofuels to shale gas, is a threat to freshwater supplies that are already under strain from climate change, the United Nations said in a report on Friday.
SYDNEY, March 21- London copper climbed half a percent on Friday but was set to close the week little changed and not far from three-and-a-half year lows, as worries about China's economy clouded the outlook for demand. *The most-traded June copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose by 0.7 percent to 45,200 yuan a tonne.
*Asia shares aided as Wall St recoups post-Fed losses. SYDNEY, March 21- Asian markets found their footing on Friday after Wall Street shook off concerns about Federal Reserve policy, while this week's spike in U.S. yields kept the dollar underpinned near three-week highs.
Hours after Washington slapped sanctions on 20 of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest long-time political and business allies, Swiss-based trading firm Gunvor announced that Timchenko had sold his stake in the firm to Chief Executive Officer Torbjorn Tornqvist earlier this week in order to "ensure with certainty the continued and uninterrupted operations" of Gunvor.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20- California has become a major U.S. target of cyber crimes committed by outlaw groups with ties to Eastern Europe, China and Africa, according to a report by state Attorney General Kamala Harris released on Thursday.
GM CEO BARRA WILL TESTIFY ON APRIL 1 BEFORE U.S. HOUSE PANEL ON IGNITION SWITCH DEFECTS, COMMITTEE SAYS.
NEW YORK, March 20- Minutes after the U.S. government said Thursday it would punish the Russian co-owner of the world's No.4 private oil trading firm Gunvor SA with crippling sanctions, traders and bankers active in global oil markets began asking urgent questions.
TORONTO, March 20- A tentative labor agreement between the Canadian National Railway and the train conductors union narrowly failed ratification, the two parties said late on Thursday.
SINGAPORE, March 21- Gold edged up in thin trade on Friday but was on track for its biggest weekly fall since September as the dollar firmed after the U.S. It briefly rose to a six-month top of $1,391.76 on Monday on tensions in Ukraine and concerns about growth in China.
CN RAIL REQUESTS RESPONSE FROM TCRC-CTY BY END OF DAY MARCH 21, SAYS DISPUTE WILL ILL SERVE CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, ECONOMY.
SINGAPORE, March 21- U.S. crude extended losses in early Asian trading below $99 per barrel, as ample supply and a stronger dollar outweighed positive economic data in the world's largest oil consumer.
BRUSSELS, March 20- European leaders added 12 people to a list of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea on Thursday and begin preparations for economic sanctions if Russia expands its footprint in Ukraine.
CN RAIL SAYS PROPOSES BINDING ARBITRATION TO REACH CONTRACT SETTLEMENT WITH TRAIN CONDUCTORS' UNION.
TCRC SAYS CN RAIL HAS ADVISED IT DOES NOT INTEND TO MEET FOR FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS UNLESS TO DISCUSS ARBITRATION CONDITIONS.
TEAMSTERS CANADA RAIL CONFERENCE SAYS MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY HAS FAILED RATIFICATION.
WASHINGTON, March 20- The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee will introduce a bill on Friday that provides aid to Ukraine but will not include reforms of the International Monetary Fund requested by the Obama administration and contained in the Senate version, congressional aides said on Thursday.
March 20- Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen will lose one of his top portfolio managers when Gabriel Plotkin sets up his own hedge fund, a person familiar with his plans said on Thursday.
WELLINGTON, March 21- Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom on Friday suffered another blow to his fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges after New Zealand's highest court rejected his appeal to access evidence to be presented at the hearing.