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  • Madeleine Albright

    Hillary Clinton’s older feminist supporters have a message for young women not backing her candidacy: Shame on you, The NY Times reports.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 7- Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was...

  • In a contentious debate three days ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump also battled with rival Jeb Bush over the use of eminent domain to seize private property and called for a compassionate approach to those who might lose their health insurance if Republicans repealed Obamacare. Polls show Trump leading...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Feb 5- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to appear in an interview with Larry David on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", the New York Times reported on Friday. The U.S. senator from Vermont will travel to New York this weekend for the TV appearance, interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire, NYT reported on Friday, citing a senior campaign official.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico has succeeded in a lengthy legal battle aimed at barring a horse slaughter operation from opening in the state. Bruce Wagman, an attorney for the horse advocacy group Front Range Equine Rescue, said Friday that the order and previous rulings from the judge effectively end any chance of a horse slaughter operation opening in New...

  • Flexsteel posts 2Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:59 PM ET

    DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Flexsteel Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $5.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Dubuque, Iowa- based company said it had profit of 69 cents. Keywords: Flexsteel Industries, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. At issue is how food companies will deal with Vermont's law. The food industry wants Congress to pre-empt Vermont's law and bar mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods before it goes into effect.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The state-owned China National Chemical Corp, which plans to buy Swiss seeds and pesticide maker Syngenta, will promptly start preparations for what could be a lengthy U.S. national security review, as the House Agriculture Committee chairman said he would monitor the deal. The $43 billion deal, which was announced on Wednesday as a way for...

  • Fidelity & Guaranty posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:25 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa _ Fidelity& Guaranty Life on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $48 million. The Des Moines, Iowa- based company said it had net income of 82 cents per share. Keywords: Fidelity& Guaranty Life, Earnings Report.

  • Feb 3- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Wednesday imposed a new policy banning staff from tweeting from its official Twitter account on their personal devices, a day after the bank apologized for an employee's unauthorized tweet dismissing the Iowa caucuses as irrelevant. On Monday night, as results were coming in from the Iowa caucuses, a San...

  • Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 3:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors. Rubio, a 44- year-old Florida senator, came within striking distance of Trump's second place in Iowa, a surprising result given the celebrity businessman's dominance in polls. Rubio moves on to New Hampshire, which weighs in Tuesday,...

  • Shares of Exxon fell 2.2 percent to $74.59 after the oil major reported its smallest quarterly profit in more than a decade, forecast a 25- percent drop in capital spending from 2015 levels and suspended share repurchases. It's a good indication that one more large oil company is not seeing an improvement in the environment, "said Michael O'Rourke, chief market...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slide as oil prices dive again Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:23 PM ET

    *U.S. crude settles below $30/ barrel. NEW YORK, Feb 2- U.S. and European stock indexes fell sharply on Tuesday and buyers sought safe-haven government bonds after another tumble in depressed oil prices. Benchmark Brent crude settled down 4.4 percent, while U.S. crude fell 5.5 percent, settling below $30 a barrel.

  • Iowa caucus coverage a hit for news networks Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Much like the presidential debates, coverage of the Iowa caucus set new standards for television viewership. An average of 10.2 million people watched the results of the year's first presidential contest Monday on CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. Besides Ted Cruz's mild upset win in the Republican caucus, the Democratic...

  • Shares of Exxon fell 2.3 percent to $74.54 after the oil major reported its smallest quarterly profit in more than a decade and forecast a 25- percent drop in capital spending from 2015 levels. Brent oil and U.S. crude fell as hopes faded for a deal between OPEC and Russia on output cuts. "The fact that slashed capex so much is an indication that another oil company is...

  • *U.S. crude settles below $30/ barrel. NEW YORK, Feb 2- U.S. and European stock indexes fell sharply on Tuesday and buyers sought safe-haven government bonds after another tumble in depressed oil prices. Benchmark Brent crude settled down 4.4 percent, while U.S. crude fell 5.5 percent, settling below $30 a barrel.

  • The Atlanta- based airline does not expect further delays due to the issue, and no flights already in the air were affected, spokesman Michael Thomas said in a statement. The delays prompted concern from travelers on social media, including journalists who were in Iowa to cover the caucuses there ahead of the U.S. presidential election in 2016..

  • Feb 2- U.S. stocks extended their selloff in early afternoon trading on Tuesday as falling oil prices heightened concerns regarding the health of the global economy and investors sought safer investments. Brent oil fell nearly 6 percent, while U.S. crude briefly slid below $30 per barrel, as hopes for a deal between OPEC and Russia on output cuts faded.