WASHINGTON, Dec 20- President Barack Obama said on Friday more than half a million Americans enrolled in health insurance plans under Obamacare using the HealthCare.gov website during the first three weeks of December.» Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- As casinos begin to open around Ohio, Tom Leksan provides a cautionary tale.
SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah regulators called Monday for stricter controls on industrial emissions to reduce sooty pollution that typically settles in the heavily populated Wasatch Front for weeks in bowl-shaped valleys that trap smog. Regulators opened a month-long public comment period Monday on three sets of comprehensive clean-air plans for northern Utah.
TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey would have to start paying unemployment to people who appeal denials but cannot get answers on them within eight weeks under a bill advanced Monday by a state Senate committee.
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md.-- Both sides asked a judge Monday to rule in their favor without trial in a fight over a proposal to build a multi-billion-dollar terminal in southern Maryland to export liquefied natural gas.
WASHINGTON-- The government is considering whether American International Group is large enough to threaten the broader financial system, a designation that would subject the bailed-out insurance giant to greater federal oversight.
LONDON-- Hopes that the U.S. economy is past its recent soft patch combined with optimism over a Spanish bailout request to shore up financial markets Tuesday. The monthly manufacturing survey from the Institute for Supply Management on Monday pointed to an improvement.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama is designating the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, a move likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election.
BOSTON-- Vanguard Group is trying to bolster its appeal to cost-conscious investors by reducing a key expense of investing in low-cost index mutual funds: fees paid to firms that license benchmarks covering segments of the stock market that the funds track.
Bidzina Ivanishvili, a onetime barefoot village boy turned eccentric billionaire philanthropist, is poised to become the new leader of Georgia, a strategic South Caucasus country that lives in the shadows of giant neighbor Russia.
NOVI, Mich.-- Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. on Tuesday named Jeffrey Edwards as the next president and chief executive of the company and its main operating subsidiary. The Novi, Mich.- based auto parts company said that Edwards will succeed James McElya, its current president and CEO, when McElya retires on Oct. 15..
NEW YORK-- Shares of Fifth& Pacific slid Tuesday after the clothing maker cut its guidance due to weak sales of Juicy Couture. THE SPARK: Fifth& Pacific Cos. lowered its profit outlook for the year late on Monday.
BEIRUT-- An American freelance journalist who has been missing in Syria since mid-August has been shown in a video clip posted online, blindfolded and saying "Oh, Jesus" in a frightened voice in the custody of armed men. Tice, a 31- year-old former Marine, had been reporting on Syria's civil war for The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and others.
That equals $55 billion in premiums for insurers. Those totals may rise to 29 million people and $205 billion in premiums by 2021.. A CONDITION: PwC says growth may vary depending on whether states expand their Medicaid programs, which provide coverage for the needy and disabled.
The company said Tuesday that Tommy Hilfiger is doing particularly well in North America and that its planned turnaround of the Heritage Brands wholesale businesses is going better than expected. For the third quarter, PVH Corp. now anticipates adjusted earnings of $2.28 to $2.30 per share.
ATLANTA-- Acuity Brands' fiscal fourth-quarter net income fell 3 percent, pulled down by a charge and expenses related to a plant closing. The lighting maker, which sells lights under brands including Holophane, Gotham and Synergy Lighting Controls, earned $33.3 million, or 78 cents per share, for the three months ended Aug. 31.
DETROIT-- Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales were flat in September as increases in sales of cars and SUVs were weighed down by lower truck sales. Ford's truck sales fell 7.6 percent, largely because of the discontinuation of the Ranger small pickup. The Ranger was a strong seller last September.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands-- Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands, authorities said, sparking major recalls there and in the U.S.
TEHRAN, Iran-- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the steep drop in Iran's currency Tuesday to "psychological pressures" linked to Western sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program. The U.S. and its allies have imposed the punishing measures to try to persuade Iran to negotiate over its nuclear program, which the West says is aimed at developing atomic weapons.