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  • Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LA PAZ, Bolivia— International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood." Peru is about to overtake Bolivia as the top exporter, worrying Bolivians about their ability to compete. As Peru boosts production of cheaper factory-farmed...

  • US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests. In yet another blow to a coastal city once favored by U.S. movie stars and jet-setters in the 1950 s and' 60 s, the embassy said its personnel "have been instructed to defer non-essential travel to...

  • Boeing welcomes Japan decision to buy V-22s Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Boeing Co on Friday welcomed a decision by Japan to buy V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that it builds together with Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc.. "The Bell Boeing team is honored the Japanese Ministry of Defense has selected the V-22 Osprey to support its operational requirements, and we'll continue to work with the U.S. government...

  • Man pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Prosecutors say a California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide. Brendan Johnston entered his plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit computer hacking before a Manhattan federal judge Friday. Attorney Preet Bharara says the 24-...

  • Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Frederick Hill, spokesman for Republicans who run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the investigators told congressional staff at a briefing Friday that they have recovered up to 30,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner. In a statement, the IRS said it remains committed to cooperating with all investigations. Lerner headed the IRS...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets that lowered the average price per jet by 3.5 percent from the last contract, and 57 percent from the first batch. The Pentagon's F-35 program office said the deal includes 29 jets for the United States and 14...

  • President Barack Obama' s executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said. Only 44 percent of the 1.2 million eligible immigrants under the 2012 order had been approved after two years, according to the Migration...

  • *Telecom Italia to sell Brazilian towers for over 900 mln euros. MILAN/ BARCELONA, Nov 21- Telecom Italia will examine a possible tie-up between its Brazilian unit Tim Participacoes and local group Oi, it said as it announced the sale of mobile phone masts for more than 900 million euros. Telecom Italia, which owns 66.5 percent of TIM Participacoes, said after a board...

  • The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...

  • Nov 21- The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company's dominance in the search market. European politicians have grown increasingly concerned about Google's and other American...

  • Bin Laden son-in-law's lawyer is heading to prison Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.— An attorney for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on tax charges. Stanley Cohen was sentenced Friday in federal court in Syracuse, New York, after pleading guilty to impeding the U.S. tax agency and failing to file tax returns. In September, Cohen's client Sulaiman Abu Ghaith received life in prison for acting as...

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $58.22. Macy's Inc. rose$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $63.33. Nordstrom rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $75.09.

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 25 or. 6 percent, to $44.50. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $71.98. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 55 or. 7 percent, to $75.61.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 03 or percent, to $102.18. Humana Inc. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $136.42. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 14 or. 1 percent, to $96.71.

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    General Electric Co. rose$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $26.99. Snap-On fell$. 57 or. 4 percent, to $135.72. Whirlpool Corp. rose $1.61 or. 9 percent, to $183.67.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. fell 18.4 percent to $13.98. Gamestop Corp. fell 13.0 percent to $37.86.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $1.71 or. 3 percent, to $569.21. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 44 or. 6 percent, to $72.31. Best Buy rose$. 01 or percent, to $38.03.

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. rose$. 76 or 1.3 percent, to $59.76. MBIA fell$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $10.34. MGIC Investments Corp. fell$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.22.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $12.85. Gold Fields rose$. 27 or 6.5 percent, to $4.42. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $19.69.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Fluor rose $1.65 or 2.4 percent, to $69.24. Foster Wheeler rose$. 66 or 2.2 percent, to $30.08. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $33.29.