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  • WASHINGTON— Federal judges have overturned decisions by the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote two senior officials accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain. The VA demoted Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens last month. Rubens earns $181,497 as director of the Philadelphia regional office for the Veterans Benefits...

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the most recent illness reported to the agency started on Dec. 1. Denver- based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. undertook an aggressive revamping of food preparation methods at its more than 1,900 locations. Its stock rallied following the CDC announcement, closing Monday up $19.67, or 4.3 percent, at...

  • The move follows CenterPoint's $363 million investment in Enable Midstream's preferred securities on Friday, through the early redemption of notes payable to a CenterPoint unit of the same amount. "The REIT structure has recently received significant attention in the regulated utility industry in Texas and could have substantial potential for...

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in Iowa, and continuing next week in New Hampshire, Rubio,...

  • TIMELINE-Bird flu reappears in U.S. poultry flocks Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:06 PM ET

    An Indiana turkey flock was infected with a strain known as H7N8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Jan. 15. Four states- Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota- declared states of emergency during the outbreak. The timeline below shows the spread of the disease in the United States, according to data and information from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health...

  • *Amazon sinks after profit misses expectations. Jan 29- Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday after weak GDP data raised expectations that the U.S. Investors across the globe are still reeling from one of the worst starts to a year as oil prices remain under pressure and fears of a China- led global slowdown grow.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 28- In the two weeks since bird flu reappeared in Indiana, U.S. veterinarians have swabbed the mouths of chickens and turkeys across the country, racing to uncover any more infections and contain the virus before it causes mass death and damage like last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed on Jan. 15 that a turkey flock in Dubois County,...

  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN CFO SAYS EXPECTS AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SALES IN 2016 IN LOW $10 BILLION RANGE WITH HIGHER VOLUME FOR E-2D AND F-35.

  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN CFO SAYS EXPECTS STABLE INTERNATIONAL SALES IN 2016 AND "IMPORTANT SOURCE OF GROWTH" IN NEXT SEVERAL YEARS.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- While airlines are in no rush to pass on fuel savings to passengers brought by the collapse in oil prices, the Houston travel market has left them little choice. Crude's 70- percent drop in the past 19 months has made the Houston travel market a rare point of downward pressure on airline revenues. On average, round-trip business and first class...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- Comments from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that Medicare could reap huge savings by negotiating with drugmakers raise new risks for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, whose shares have been pressured by criticism from Democrats. Trump told a New Hampshire crowd on Monday night that " $300 billion could be saved"...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 25- Cargill Inc subsidiary Black River Asset Management LLC announced on Monday the spinoff of a private equity firm focused on food, agriculture, mining and metals investments primarily in developing countries. With more than $2.1 billion in assets under management, Minnesota- based Proterra Investment Partners is one of three independent...

  • *Wall Street higher in late trading. NEW YORK, Jan 22- Global equity markets and oil prices climbed for a second day on Friday, providing some relief to bruised investors as frigid weather across the United States and Europe boosted energy demand. "I don't think anyone really believes we've seen the bottom," said Warren West, principal at Greentree Brokerage...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 22- Global equity markets and oil prices climbed for a second day on Friday, providing some relief to bruised investors as frigid weather across the United States and Europe boosted energy demand. Comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday suggesting the bank could ease its monetary policy at its March meeting also...

  • Jan 22- Wall Street rallied on Friday, heading toward its first positive week of 2016, as a cold snap in the United States and Europe helped send oil prices surging for a second day. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments on Thursday suggesting that the bank could ease its monetary policy at its March meeting also encouraged investors bruised...

  • *Schlumberger up after results, $10 bln buyback. Jan 22- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rallied nearly 2 percent on Friday morning as a cold wave in the United States and Europe helped crude oil surge for a second day. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments on Thursday suggesting that the bank could ease its monetary policy at its March meeting also...

  • Jan 21- Radisson hotels owner Carlson Cos Inc is exploring strategic alternatives for its hotel business, including a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which has 1,370 hotels in operation and under development, includes Radisson Hotels, Park Plaza Hotels and Country Inns and Suites. Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the...

  • Jan 21- Radisson hotels owner Carlson Cos Inc is exploring strategic alternatives for its hotel business, including a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which has 1,370 hotels in operation and under development, includes Radisson Hotels, Park Plaza Hotels and Country Inns and Suites. Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the...

  • Jan 20- American Airlines Group Inc said on Wednesday it will add flights from Los Angeles to two hubs of its rival Delta Air Lines Inc, the latest move in a tug of war between the carriers for dominance in the No. 2 U.S. city. American, the world's largest airline, said it will fly five times daily from Los Angeles to Delta's Seattle hub and twice daily to Delta's...

  • Jan 20- American Airlines Group Inc said on Wednesday it will add flights from Los Angeles to two hubs of its rival Delta Air Lines Inc, the latest move in a tug of war between the carriers for dominance in the No. 2 U.S. city. American, the world's largest airline, said it will fly five times daily from Los Angeles to Delta's Seattle hub and twice daily to Delta's...