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  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the site. The group of veterans, including members already gathered at the site, will also finish building a...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- In North Dakota, winter is most definitely coming. Rather than retreat amidst the cold and an order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to vacate by Monday, the Oceti Sakowin camp, the epicenter of pipeline opposition, is growing in size- and quickly winterizing in expectation of harsher weather. Yurts, a round tent popular in the cold tundra of...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Wesley Clark Jr, a writer whose father is retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, met with...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley participates in panel on "Financial Regulation Nine Years on from the GFC-- Where Do We Stand?" PRAGUE- European socialist leaders including UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Member of the European Parliament Sergei Stanishev, Slovakia Prime Minister...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 2- The junk-rated Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced a bigger, largely bond-financed capital budget a day after a veto by Illinois' governor put a $215 million hole in the district's budget. CPS said it added $600 million in projects to its fiscal 2017 capital plan, bringing the total to $938 million. On Thursday, Republican Governor Bruce...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 2- U.S. corn and wheat futures firmed on Friday on bargain-buying a day after falling to multi-month lows, but both grains posted weekly declines reflecting swelling global supplies. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat settled up 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.04-1/ 4 per bushel and March corn ended up 4-3/ 4 cents at $3.47-1/ 4 a bushel. Expectations of record wheat...

  • A U.S. Labor Department report showed employers in private and public sectors hired more people last month than economists had expected, further strengthening expectations of a hike when the U.S. central bank meets Dec. 13 and 14.. "If it is in the high one hundred on payrolls then everybody is pretty much just yawning at it," said Jeff Weniger, senior strategist at...

  • *Euro one- week implied volatility up before Italy vote. NEW YORK, Dec 2- The dollar fell broadly on Friday after posting gains the last three weeks as a solid, but not spectacular, U.S. non-farm payrolls report stirred doubts about the path of rate increases next year. Analysts, however, said the dollar's weakness was just a short-term correction, a much-needed one,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near the Standing Rock Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have...

  • WASHINGTON— United Airlines is paying $2.4 million to settle civil charges stemming from allegations the airline reinstated a direct flight from New Jersey to South Carolina as a personal favor to an official with a nearby vacation home. The SEC said that Continental Airlines had dropped the route before its 2010 merger with United, and another analysis by...

  • A U.S. Labor Department report showed employers in private and public sectors hired more people last month than economists had expected, further cementing expectations of an interest rate hike when the U.S. central bank meets Dec. 13 and 14.. "The Fed rate hike being baked in, combined with the presidential transition, made this one an afterthought," said JJ Kinahan,...

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  • Dec 2- Wells Fargo& Co said it would "be pleased" to meet with tribal elders from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe before year-end to discuss the U.S. bank's investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline, the company told the tribe in a letter dated Thursday. A Wells Fargo spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the letter, and pictures of the document appeared on Twitter on...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, based on policy and not the billionaire businessman's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline, according to an aide's memo. Trump's most recent federal disclosure forms, filed in May, show he owned a small amount of...

  • Dec 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals by Christian-affiliated hospital systems of lower court rulings that gave the green light to employee lawsuits accusing them of wrongly claiming a religious exemption from federal pension law. New Jersey- based St. Peter's Healthcare System, Illinois- based Advocate Health System and California-...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers. Lower courts ruled against the hospitals— Dignity Health, Advocate Health Care Network and Saint Peter's Healthcare System— saying their pensions...

  • Dec 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals by Christian-affiliated hospital systems of lower court rulings that gave the green light to employee lawsuits accusing them of wrongly claiming a religious exemption from federal pension law. New Jersey- based St. Peter's Healthcare System, Illinois- based Advocate Health System and California-...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery was 5.40 cents higher $3.77 a bushel; December corn was up 2 cents at $3.3360 bushel; Marchr oats was. 40 cents lower at $2.1460 a bushel while January soybeans gained. 60 cents to $10.3040 a bushel. December live cattle was 1.73 cents lower at $1.0885...