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  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said giving Puerto Rico access to U.S. bankruptcy laws would not solve the U.S. territory's problems and "should only be a measure of last resort," he said in an opinion piece published Friday. Rubio, who is in Puerto Rico at the same time that Democratic contender Hillary Clinton is visiting, attacked...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part due to the rapidly growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. "The Puerto Rico vote in Florida, a swing state, is substantial," said U.S. Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate and...

  • *Brent up 18 cents after wild ride; U.S. crude rises 50 cents. NEW YORK, Sept 3- Oil prices inched higher on Thursday in see-saw trade, tracking gains in Wall Street equities for a second straight day despite a weekly build in U.S. crude inventories that weighed on the outlook for oil. "Early strength and a late fade," Donald Morton, an oil trader with Fairfield, Connecticut-...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Before they found fame, or found each other, what did celebrity couples like Dr Phil and Robin McGraw do in their first jobs? In the latest in Reuters' monthly' First Jobs' series, we talked to couples who work as TV personalities, actors, models or authors about their first gigs and found their starts were often humble. Phil: Back in Oklahoma City, I had...

  • ZURICH, Sept 3- A ship built by the CIA for a secret Cold War mission in 1974 to raise a sunken Soviet sub is heading to the scrap yard, a victim of the slide in oil prices. Christened the Hughes Glomar Explorer, after billionaire Howard Hughes was brought in on the CIA's deception, the 619- foot vessel eventually became part of the fleet of ships used by Swiss company...

  • AOL to buy mobile ad company Millennial Media Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— AOL, now owned by Verizon, plans to buy mobile advertising company Millennial Media in a deal worth about $248 million. Millennial Media, based in Baltimore, runs a marketplace where publishers and marketers can buy ads or sell ad space on mobile websites, videos and apps. AOL is paying $1.75 for each share of Millennial Media, a 31 percent premium from its...

  • Ciena rises on 3Q profit and 4Q estimate Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    HANOVER, Md.— Shares of Ciena Corp. rose Thursday after the developer of high-speed networking technology reported a larger third-quarter profit and gave a solid forecast for the fourth quarter. Ciena said its net income grew 46 percent to percent to $23.6 million, or 19 cents per share. For the current quarter, Ciena said it expects revenue in the range of $665...

  • Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs. The TV giant is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract young viewers. It's setting up a streaming TV service for millennials who don't watch a boob tube.

  • *OPEC says worried about prices, ready to talk to producers. NEW YORK, Aug 31- Oil soared on Monday for a third consecutive day, with Brent crude rising more than 8 percent, as a downward revision of U.S. output data and OPEC's readiness to talk with other producers helped extend the biggest price surge in 25 years. OPEC will protect its own interests, "according to the...

  • WASHINGTON— Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to the latest batch of emails released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The email appears to focus on civil unrest in Iran during the period preceding the Green...

  • Boston mayor, city councilors seek hefty pay raises Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    BOSTON— Boston's mayor and City Council are again looking for pay raises that could make them among the best compensated of comparable cities across the country. Mayor Marty Walsh filed a proposal Monday giving his office a $24,000 raise to $199,000 a year. Not to be outdone, City Council President Bill Linehan proposed to boost pay on the 13- member panel by...

  • Clinton, in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, was critical of the "so-called revolving door" between government and Wall Street firms in particular, saying it erodes public trust "if a public servant's past and future are tied to the financial industry." "That's when people start worrying that the foxes are guarding the hen house," Clinton, the front-runner...

  • *Refinery outages, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- World oil prices roared back to $50 a barrel in the second day of a frenetic short-covering rally on Friday, with violence in Yemen, a storm in the Gulf and refinery outages helping extend the biggest two-day rally in six years. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition killed 10 people in air...

  • *Refinery outages, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. crude rose 6 percent on Friday, notching its first weekly gain in two months, after a rally in gasoline from refinery outages and concerns about strife in Yemen fed a second frenzied day of short-covering in oil. "A severely oversold and shorted oil market is creating a bid for covering...

  • *Refinery outages, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. crude jumped as much as 7 percent on Friday as a rally in gasoline prices from refinery outages and concern about strife in Yemen prompted traders to scramble for a second day to cover short positions. U.S. crude's front-month was up $2.25, or 5.3 percent, at $44.81 a barrel by 1:46 p.m....

  • *Gasoline rally, Yemen tensions and storm watch fuel gains. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. crude jumped 6 percent on Friday as a rally in gasoline prices and air raids in Yemen prompted traders to scramble for a second day to cover short positions, while market players also kept an eye on a storm that appeared to be approaching the oil-rich U.S. U.S. crude's front-month was up...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The short-covering frenzy in global oil markets extended for a second straight day on Friday, pushing U.S. crude up as much as 5 percent in morning trade, getting extra support from a rally in gasoline futures, before both began consolidating. "A severely oversold and shorted oil market is creating a bid for covering in U.S. crude," said Chris Jarvis,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 10 percent higher on Thursday, posting its biggest one-day rally in over six years as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering scramble by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 8 percent higher on Thursday, posting its biggest one-day rally in years, as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering surge by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating more drawdowns...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 9 percent higher on Thursday in one of the biggest one-day rallies in years, as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering surge by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating more...