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  • New federal coal mine dust rules taking effect Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 9:58 AM ET

    The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is requiring coal operators to increase the number of air samples taken in underground mines. The United Mine Workers of America has supported it, saying the rule will reduce the incidence of black lung among workers. The National Mining Association, an industry group, has opposed the new rule, saying the increased...

  • Feb 1- Canada's Amaya Inc, operator of online gambling website PokerStars, said it received a non-binding proposal from Chief Executive David Baazov to buy the company for about C $21 per share. Based on Amaya's basic share count, the proposed offer values the company at about C $2.8 billion, representing a premium of about 40 percent to its Friday close on the...

  • Trump holds Iowa lead as caucus vote nears Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Donald Trump has widened his edge against rival Ted Cruz in Iowa, according to poll that shows the billionaire gaining momentum.

  • UPDATE 1-Trump skips debate, wins on social media Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 11:08 AM ET

    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also gained traction on Google. Trump boycotted the event after Fox News refused to yield to his demand that network anchor Megyn Kelly be replaced as a moderator. After Fox News issued a sarcastic news release about the contretemps,...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. It ranked No. 3 in terms of snowfall accumulation in New York City history with at least 25.1 inches, and was among Washington's...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing the nation's capital to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York, the largest city in the country. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio,...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest U.S. city and prompting a travel ban on area highways. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,...

  • *Record tides cause major flooding in New Jersey, Delaware. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barreled into New York City, prompting a travel ban on area highways as high winds whipped up record-setting tides in New Jersey and Delaware. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

  • Elmrox Investment Group LLC, which says it owns more than $100 million in Ashland stock, said Valvoline would be more valuable as a stand-alone company and suggested it be structured as a master limited partnership. Ashland shares opened lower on Wednesday, hitting $93.62 and then rebounded, inching up 0.3 percent to around $96.50 toward the end of the session.

  • Elmrox Investment Group LLC, which says it owns more than $100 million in Ashland stock, said Valvoline would be more valuable as a stand-alone company and suggested it be structured as a master limited partnership. The hope is for Ashland shareholders to collect some change-in-control premium while the "iron is hot", Don Bilson, head of event-driven research at...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. refineries along the East Coast and the Midwest are facing their first major test of the winter season since last year's blistering cold set off a string of outages, sending gasoline and diesel prices soaring. Northeast and Midwest ahead of a potentially historic storm that threatens to dump as much as 24 inches of snow in parts of the I-95...

  • Jan 15- General Electric Co said it would sell its appliance business to China's Haier Group for $5.4 billion in cash, another step in its push to sell its non-core assets and project itself as a technology company. The deal comes weeks after GE walked away from a deal to sell the business to Sweden's Electrolux for $3.3 billion, following months of opposition from...

  • Jan 15- General Electric Co agreed to sell its appliances business to China's Qingdao Haier Co Ltd for $5.4 billion in cash, the companies said on Friday. The deal, so far the biggest by Haier Group, will be subject to "customary regulatory filings in China and antitrust approvals in the United States, Mexico and Argentina," said a person authorized to speak on behalf...

  • Jan 14- Brown-Forman Corp, the maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey, said it would sell its liqueur brands, Southern Comfort and Tuaca, to alcohol maker Sazerac for $543.5 million. Brown-Forman Chief Executive Paul Varga said on Thursday the decision to sell these brands reflected the company's "evolving portfolio strategy." Goldman Sachs and Gibson, Dunn& Crutcher LLP...

  • Jan 12- Printing services company Lexmark International Inc is considering the possibility of divesting its hardware and software assets separately to revive interest in its sale process, according to people familiar with the matter. Last year it bought Kofax Ltd for about $1 billion, a company which provides data services to financial, insurance and...

  • Dec 24- Canadian gaming company Amaya Inc has been ordered by a Kentucky court to pay $870 million in penalties to cover alleged losses by the state's residents who played real-money poker on PokerStars' website between 2006 and 2011.. Amaya, which got PokerStars in 2014 through the $4.9 billion takeover of Rational Group, said on Thursday said it planned to post...

  • WATERLOO, Iowa, Dec 23- Matt Happel and Pam Egli are first cousins, part of a sprawling family so big it rents a church hall for Christmas parties. Happel, now a 40- year-old divorced father of three, was laid off in April from Deere& Co.' s transmission factory in Waterloo, where he earned $21 an hour on the assembly line. The Iowa cousins' Wall Street connection is a single,...

  • Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, the top Democrat on the children and families subcommittee, is calling for oversight hearings, in part to understand why a longstanding federal law directing states to safeguard the newborns is not being enforced. Another Democrat, Senator Charles Schumer of New York, wants the Obama Administration to put "an emergency...

  • *Coming up: China house prices Nov at 0130 GMT. MELBOURNE, Dec 18- Copper prices climbed on Friday as the dollar dropped, but prices were staring at their biggest weekly fall in a month as traders cut risk in the second last trading week before Christmas. "The low price environment has triggered some plans to cut back production, so this is short term support for copper...