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  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 7- Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • Feb 6- Republican White House contenders on Saturday called for a tough strategy toward North Korea, including expanded missile defense, after the reclusive communist nation appeared to have launched a long-range rocket into space. "They do not understand anything but toughness and strength," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of North Korea during the...

  • In a contentious debate three days ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump also battled with rival Jeb Bush over the use of eminent domain to seize private property and called for a compassionate approach to those who might lose their health insurance if Republicans repealed Obamacare. Polls show Trump leading...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 18 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 LOS ANGELES- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chair Martin Gruenberg speaks before the 2016 National Inter-agency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- A U.S. aluminum fabricator said its New Jersey warehouse had not been raided by police, dispelling rumors that swept the market this week as U.S. regulators mull whether to probe allegations of dumping by a Chinese company it has been linked to. "We have received inquiries from our customers and others, about rumored police activity," Delair, New Jersey-...

  • Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win...

  • Feb 5- A federal judge on Friday said Allergan Plc's planned generic version of a drug meant to treat epilepsy infringed patents belonging to Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.. They closed up $2.00, or 19.7 percent, at $12.13 on the Nasdaq. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden, New Jersey said Allergan's proposed generic infringed two of the three Supernus...

  • New Jersey sues VW over excess diesel emissions Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:14 PM ET

    Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the third U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win approval...

  • Supernus beats Allergan over epilepsy drug patents Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:32 PM ET

    Feb 5- A federal judge on Friday said Allergan Plc's plan to sell a generic version of a drug meant to treat epilepsy infringed patents belonging to Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden, New Jersey said the proposed generic version of Oxtellar XR infringed two of three Supernus patents in question. In afternoon trading,...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's Borgata casino says it will stop making tax payments until the city hands over $62.5 million in court-ordered tax refunds. Atlantic City owes more than $170 million to the Borgata in tax appeals that the casino won by challenging the property's assessed value as the city's gambling market shrank amid cutthroat competition...

  • Feb 5- Activist investors are putting the U.S. banking sector in their crosshairs, betting that headwinds whipping through the industry will accelerate consolidation among lenders. Hedge funds such as Ancora Advisors, Clover Partners and Seidman& Associates are buying up stakes in lenders across the U.S., from community banks to large regional lenders.

  • WRAPUP 1-U.S. job growth likely slowed in January Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:01 AM ET

    *Nonfarm payrolls forecast increasing 190,000 in January. WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. employment gains likely slowed in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but an expected rebound in wages and a steady jobless rate will suggest the labor market recovery remains firm. "Payroll growth has been running above trend over the past three...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 17 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:00 PM ET

    LONDON- European Central Bank's Supervisory Council member Daniele Nouy to participate in panel discussion at European Banking Authority 5th Anniversary Conference- 1130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority Andrew Bailey to participate in panel...

  • Kearny posts 2Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:39 PM ET

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. _ Kearny Financial Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $3.8 million. The Fairfield, New Jersey- based company said it had net income of 4 cents per share. The holding company for Kearny Federal Savings Bank posted revenue of $26.3 million in the period.

  • Selective Insurance posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:53 PM ET

    BRANCHVILLE, N.J. _ Selective Insurance Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $45.4 million. The Branchville, New Jersey- based company said it had net income of 78 cents per share. Selective Insurance shares have decreased almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Wayside Technology posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:25 PM ET

    SHREWSBURY, N.J. _ Wayside Technology Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Shrewsbury, New Jersey- based company said it had net income of 35 cents. Wayside Technology shares have dropped nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will back in his annual keynote address on Wednesday a $2.5 billion plan to create a light rail service linking the growing outer boroughs of the city that are poorly served by existing public transport networks. The 16- mile track would run from Astoria in Queens, tracing a line along the East River and New York's...