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  • LE HAVRE, France— The Latest on French labor dispute:. Riot police have used tear gas during violent clashes in central Paris to disperse crowds who attacked shop facades during a protest against a divisive labor law reform. Paris police have detained nine people and scuffled with masked protesters as several thousand marched through the French capital to...

  • LE HAVRE, France— French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility. Determined to defend France's labor protections, union activists have...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A Williston- based oil field service company will pay $250,000 to a worker it fired after he complained of harassment to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit filed a year ago alleged that a white manager for American Casing& Equipment Inc. harassed Matthew Clark, a...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • "I think other people sometimes look at our election system and say' what a mess'," Obama told a townhall meeting with young leaders in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Obama made the comments just before ending a three-day trip to Vietnam, whose high point was an announcement that Washington's ban on sales of lethal weapons to the country- a vestige of the...

  • LE HAVRE, France— French drivers are fuming, oil industry workers are divided, and the government is reaching into its fuel reserves to end gasoline shortages that have heightened the stakes of nationwide protests to defend labor protections. Unions are targeting the nation's gas tanks, railroads and electricity network this week, protesting a bill devised to...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 11- Brazilian regulators plan to tighten rules on dams used in the mining industry after a breach last year caused the nation's worst environmental disaster but the changes, while opposed by struggling companies, look unlikely to improve safety. But engineers, prosecutors and tailings dam experts interviewed by Reuters say the changes will...

  • April 12- Gains on Wall Street were driven by a surge in oil on Tuesday, even as Alcoa's lackluster results marked a shaky start to the U.S. corporate earnings season. Crude rose about 2 percent, with Brent above $43 per barrel, on hopes that major producers would reach an agreement to curb a persistent global oversupply. "It's really just a pause in front of the full...

  • On Monday, he will host a symposium at his bank in downtown Minneapolis entitled "Ending Too Big To Fail," giving fierce critics of Wall Street's behemoths a platform to present their views. Becoming the Fed's bad cop is the latest ambitious move in a high-flying career that has taken Kashkari from Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to the Treasury Department at the height of...

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin straddling Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin which straddles Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. "It's the same three culprits that have been driving the first two months of the year and that is- central bank policy, China and oil," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer of the private client group at U.S. Bank. in Helena, Montana.

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. "It's the same three culprits that have been driving the first two months of the year and that is- central bank policy, China and oil," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer of the private client group at U.S. Bank. in Helena, Montana.

  • HOUSTON, March 4- Texas reached a deal with fantasy sports firm FanDuel by which it will halt paid operations on May 2, the state's top prosecutor said on Friday, two months after saying such online operations are illegal gambling. FanDuel will continue to operate its free games in Texas, but will stop accepting paid contest entries on May 2. "I commend FanDuel for...

  • HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat hit new contract lows on Wednesday as an improved U.S. crop outlook and export-punishing strength in the dollar further depressed sentiment. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat fell 0.1 percent to $4.45-1/ 4 a bushel at 1336 GMT after touching $4.45, a new contract low just below the last low of $4.45-1/ 2 hit the previous day and the...

  • HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat again revisted contract lows on Wednesday as an improved U.S. crop outlook and export-punishing strength in the dollar depressed sentiment. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat fell 0.1 percent to $4.45-1/ 2 a bushel by 1104 GMT, at the contract low hit the previous day and the lowest for a most-active contract since June 2010.

  • SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from losses of more than 1.5 percent in the previous session, although gains were checked by excess supplies. Chicago Board Of Trade most active wheat futures rose 0.2 percent to $4.46-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.6 percent on Tuesday, when prices also hit their lowest since June 2010.

  • SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat inched up Wednesday, rebounding from losses of over 1.5 percent in the previous session when it hit a more than 5-1/ 2- year low, but gains were curbed by ample global supply. *The most active wheat futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade edged up $4.45-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.6 percent on Tuesday. *Monthly crop reports released...

  • CHICAGO, March 1- U.S. wheat futures fell to multi-year lows on Tuesday, pressured by strength in the dollar and better crop conditions than last year in the Plains, analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade, May wheat settled down 7-1/ 4 cents at $4.46 per bushel after dipping to $4.45-1/ 2, a contract low and the lowest price for a most-active contract since June 2010.

  • CHICAGO, March 1- U.S. wheat futures fell to multi-year lows on Tuesday, pressured by strength in the dollar and better crop conditions than last year in the Plains, analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 1:11 p.m. CST, May wheat was down 7-1/ 4 cents at $4.46 per bushel after dipping to $4.45-1/ 2, a contract low and the lowest price for a most-active contract...