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  • Bruce Rauner's administration said the delay reflects the challenges Illinois and other states have faced since turning some lottery operations over to the private sector. Indiana and New Jersey also hired private managers after Illinois in 2010 became the first state to do so. A replacement firm for Illinois was supposed to have been hired by Jan. 1 under a...

  • Dec. 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The proposed route skirts the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation and crosses under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North...

  • March 28- U.S. stocks posted sharp gains on Tuesday, with bank and energy stocks surging, as data showed U.S. consumer confidence soaring to a more than 16- year high. U.S. equities have surged to record highs in the wake of President Donald Trump's election in November, but the rally had stalled this month. The data "underscore what has been going on really in this whole...

  • *Gold resistance around $1,260, near the 200- day moving average. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 28- Gold prices turned lower on Tuesday, after nearing the prior session's one-month high, as the U.S. dollar, Treasury yields and stock markets extended gains. "We saw investors cycle out of gold but back into equity markets," said Phillip Streible, senior commodities broker for...

  • *Trade awaits USDA plantings and stocks reports due Friday. As of 12:38 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May wheat was up 3-1/ 4 cents at $4.24 per bushel. CBOT May corn was up 1 cent at $3.56-3/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans were steady at $9.71-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • March 28- International offshore driller Ocean RIG UDW Inc filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court late Monday, hit by cancellations as major oil producing customers withdrew from deep water projects amid falling oil prices. The Cayman Islands holding company, which spent heavily on new drill ships earlier in the decade, said lower oil prices...

  • An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota has pleaded not guilty. Iron Eyes and 73 others were arrested Feb. 1 after setting up teepees on land that authorities say is owned by pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners. Texas- based developer Energy Transfer Partners said...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Callan Olive is about as adult as you can get for a 26- year-old. She and her husband, Isaac, who is also 26, own a house near Chicago where they live with their 4- year-old, 2- year-old and newborn. There are 4.75 million more 26- year-olds like the Olives out there right now, which makes young adults born in 1990 the largest single age group in the United...

  • *Samsung to unveil Galaxy S8 smartphone in New York on Weds. SEOUL, March 28- After the damaging recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, you could be forgiven for thinking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd would make a song and dance about battery safety in its new flagship phones, due to be launched in the United States on Wednesday. "If you talk about safety, it...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 4 cents higher at $4.2460 a bushel; May corn was up 2.20 cents at $3.58 a bushel; May oats was down 2.40 cents at $2.38 a bushel while May soybeans gained 2 cents to $9.7340 a bushel. April live cattle was. 48 cent higher at $1.2155 a pound; March feeder...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Callan Olive is about as adult as you can get for a 26- year-old. She and her husband, Isaac, who is also 26, own a house near Chicago where they live with their 4- year-old, 2- year-old and newborn. There are 4.75 million more 26- year-olds like the Olives out there right now, which makes young adults born in 1990 the largest single age group in the United...

  • WASHINGTON— The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Republicans who control all of Washington are planning on going it alone, without help from Democrats.

  • The comments come after Texas- based developer Energy Transfer Partners said Monday that it has placed oil in a section of the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir that's upstream from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. It was the final piece of construction for a pipeline that will carry crude from western North Dakota's Bakken oil...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Shareholders of telecommunications companies Consolidated Communications and FairPoint Communications voted on Tuesday to approve a proposed merger. Consolidated announced in December it was buying FairPoint for $1.5 billion, assuming its debt and offering dividends to stockholders. Shareholder voting took place Tuesday at...

  • MORGANTOWN, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor, Jerome Powell speaks on " America's Central Bank: This History and Structure of the Federal Reserve" before the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series 2030 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz will give speech at Durham College, UOIT and...

  • MORGANTOWN, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor, Jerome Powell speaks on " America's Central Bank: This History and Structure of the Federal Reserve" before the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series 2030 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz will give speech at Durham College, UOIT and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The White House will take a lead role in crafting legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, eyeing an August target date as President Donald Trump seeks his first legislative victory following the failure last week of a long-promised bill to undo Obamacare. The White House said on Monday it was moving ahead with tax reform, calling it a "huge...

  • The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a brief court filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The announcement marks a...

  • NEW YORK— Don't mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers. The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. That's when one Shannon Watts said on Twitter she had witnessed a gate agent refusing to let two girls board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their leggings.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Following the failure of a healthcare bill backed by President Donald Trump, his administration plans to take a lead role in crafting major legislation to cut taxes with an eye toward meeting an August target date, the White House said on Monday. "Obviously, we're driving the train on this," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said during a...