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  • Hillary Clinton lags in engaging grass-roots donors Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:05 AM ET
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at The New School on July 13, 2015 in New York City.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has been slow to harness the fund-raising power of legions of grass-roots donors, the NYT reports.

  • UPDATE 2-Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons at 7:49 a.m. EDT. But right on time, New Horizons made radio contact with flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab outside Baltimore, sparking a wave of shouts and applause from an overflow crowd gathered to watch the drama...

  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons at 7:49 a.m. Eastern. "It's truly a mark in human history," John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for science, said from the mission control center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory outside Baltimore. Like NASA's Voyagers and...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley revealed last week that he and his wife borrowed $339,200 to put their two eldest children through college, the latest of many scary anecdotes about massive student loans. "It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from higher education," said Justin...

  • BOSTON, July 12- U.S. companies often pay their CEOs far too much compared with their lowest-paid workers as boards of directors compete to compensate their top executives more than peers. "It would be healthier for our society if CEOs were paid less," said Michael Kagan, who oversees about $9 billion in assets as a senior portfolio manager at ClearBridge...

  • Iran talks continue as deadline extended (again) Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, July 7, 2015.

    An interim nuclear agreement between Iran and major world powers has been extended through Monday to allow for a final accord, the NYT reports.

  • *Greece, China factors supported oil early; Iran talks weighed. NEW YORK, July 10- Crude futures settled little changed on Friday after data showed the U.S. oil rig count barely rose this week, allaying fears of an acceleration in drilling that could bring on a surfeit of new supply to the market. The market moved up after a rally in Chinese equities in Asian trading...

  • *Greece, China factors supported oil early; Iran talks weighed. The market moved up after a rally in Chinese equities in Asian trading overnight and after optimism Greece may have a bailout deal by the weekend. U.S. crude futures were down 5 cents at $52.73 by 1:15 p.m. EDT, after an earlier high of $53.89 and a low of $51.96.

  • Leaders with the AFL-CIO, an umbrella group for 56 member unions representing more than 12.5 million workers, will press her on issues such as trade, infrastructure and the types of officials she would name to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. During its gathering in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 29-30, the AFL-CIO's executive council will also have...

  • *China equities jump on support measures by Beijing. *Uncertainties remain on Iran deal, target now Friday. NEW YORK, July 9- Oil rebounded sharply on Thursday from three-month lows hit earlier this week, with prices up nearly 3 percent as China's collapsing stock market steadied and oil traders remained uncertain about negotiations for a nuclear deal that will...

  • Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico dropped a bombshell on debt holders a week ago by saying he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments. He urged changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws that currently exclude Puerto Rico. Like U.S. states, Puerto Rico cannot file for bankruptcy protection.

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets also ticked down. Across the Atlantic, Greece was headed to a referendum on Sunday that...

  • *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks extended losses on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece may need a large debt writeoff, and muted U.S. jobs data dampened the economic outlook. "The market seems to be paying more attention to what may happen with Greece as well as whether or not wage growth will pick up," said Omar...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St turns negative as IMF warns on Greece Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks turned negative after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece may need a further large debt writeoff, and weak U.S. jobs data dampened the economic outlook. "The market seems to be paying more attention to what may happen with Greece as well as whether or not wage growth will pick up," said Omar Aguilar,...

  • July 2- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after data showed job growth slowed in June, indicating that the U.S. If anything, it buys the Fed a little more time before the first rate hike, "said Wilmer Stith, a fixed income portfolio manager at Wilmington Trust in Baltimore. The Fed has kept short-term rates near zero since December 2008, resulting in reduced borrowing costs...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, with construction employment unchanged and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 1- A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road, and to secretly soliciting payment from the operator of the online black market for information on its probe. Among them, Force said he agreed to a contract with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc last year to help make a...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- A U.S. judge has refused to dismiss Allied Irish Banks Plc's lawsuit accusing Citigroup Inc of helping rogue currency trader John Rusnak rack up a $691 million loss. District Judge Deborah Batts in Manhattan said government-controlled AIB may pursue a variety of fraud claims against Citigroup in its lawsuit seeking $500 million of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 30- Amazon.com Inc launched its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, for select areas of London on Tuesday and said it would expand the program to additional cities in the United Kingdom by the end of the year. London is our first Prime Now city in the UK and we are already working on making Prime Now available in more postcodes in London and...

  • Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in London Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:55 AM ET

    June 30- Amazon.com Inc launched its one-hour order delivery service, Prime Now, for some areas of London on Tuesday, about six months after introducing the service in the United States. Amazon Prime members can have orders worth 20 pounds or more delivered in one hour for a fee of 6.99 pounds, the company said on its UK website on Tuesday. Amazon launched Prime Now in...