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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Federal Reserve policymakers agree that more economic data is needed before raising interest rates, although some see a need to tighten policy soon, according to the minutes from the U.S. central bank's July 26-27 policy meeting. The minutes, which were released on Wednesday, showed that members of the rate-setting Federal Open Market...

  • LONDON— A blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship considered the world's largest aircraft flew for the first time Wednesday with a short but historic jaunt over an airfield in central England. Engines roaring, the 302- foot Airlander 10 rose slowly into the air from Cardington airfield, 45 miles north of London. "It's a great British innovation," said chief...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The federal court sentencing of a former mentor to New Jersey Gov. David Samson, former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a bribery charge last month and faced sentencing Oct. 20. Samson admitted he used his position as head of the agency that runs New York- area airports to get personal favors from United Airlines.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Stocks around the globe turned lower on Wednesday as investors sold equities ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting a day after two Fed officials said U.S. short-term interest rates could rise as soon as next month. New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart both said on Tuesday...

  • NEW YORK— GreenPal CEO Bryan Clayton came to realize he had to scrap his company's $90,000 website. The business aims to link homeowners with lawn care companies, but its software wasn't equipped to easily handle requests from mobile users, and 85 percent of visitors using those devices left without a transaction. "We knew we had to completely gut the entire...

  • A billboard on West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues advertising the defunding of "Obamacare" the Affordable Care Act (ACA), paid for by the conservative Heritage Foundation, is pictured in New York September 12, 2013.

    Companies are also paying higher premiums, and having workers pay more in premiums, executives said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. "We are just waiting for the minutes," said John Canavan, market strategist at Stone& McCarthy Research Associates in Princeton, New Jersey. New York Fed President William Dudley told the Fox Business Network that he thought it was possible for the Fed to hike rates at its Sept. 20-21 policy meeting.

  • Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $366.3 million. For the current quarter ending in November, The Children's Place expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.93 to $2.01. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $2.03.

  • Federal prosecutors say Nita Patel received a 6 ½- year sentence Tuesday, while Kirtish Patel was sentenced to more than eight years. The Rockaway couple pleaded guilty in November to health care fraud related to their Parsippany, New Jersey- based companies, Biosound Medical Services and Heart Solution PC. They also forged doctors' signatures on the reports...

  • BOSTON— In an experiment backed by the federal government, Northeastern University and General Electric are offering a new manufacturing degree program to be taught primarily at the company's work sites. But in a pilot project meant to help low-income students, the U.S. Education Department is opening financial aid to eight programs jointly offered by...

  • Chris Christie has signed legislation that would bar the state's public pension fund from investing with companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. "Israel is the beacon of democracy in a region that is constantly in turmoil," Christie said. Christie said New Jersey does $1.3 billion in trade with Israel every year and called the Middle Eastern...

  • NEW YORK— The re-opening of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday, is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrate how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the area since the 9/ 11 attacks. But they'll also be catering to tourists who come to visit the National September 11 Memorial& Museum, which requires a delicate...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- When the United States blacklisted John Angel Zabaneh, a banana farmer and exporter in Belize, for alleged ties to a top drug lord, it did more than just sideline one local businessman from the global financial system. The action, designed to target only Zabaneh, his alleged associates and their businesses, also dented Belize's banana exports...

  • NEW YORK— The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that's now changed. Even if Clinton wins, Democrats...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- When the United States blacklisted John Angel Zabaneh, a banana farmer and exporter in Belize, for alleged ties to a top drug lord, it did more than just sideline one local businessman from the global financial system. The action, designed to target only Zabaneh, his alleged associates and their businesses, also dented Belize's banana exports...

  • *Fortescue securing exploration ground before data made public. *Fortescue says complying with relevant laws. Fortescue secured new exploration ground by paying Western Australia's Department of Mines and Petroleum for numerous electronic information requests on specific land parcels ahead of the free, public release of data detailing which leases had...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A New Jersey man serving a lengthy prison term for running a $200 million Ponzi-style real estate scheme has lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea and have charges he admitted to in another case dismissed. EIiyahu Weinstein had argued that the federal judge who oversaw the latter case— in which Weinstein admitted defrauding investors in...

  • BOSTON, Aug 12- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper cut back on some of his biggest bets in the energy sector and sold off other names during the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. Tepper's Appaloosa Management cut its stakes in Williams Partners and Energy Transfer Partners by nearly 30 percent and exited Range Resources Corp....

  • *U.S. retail sales, inflation data come in soft. NEW YORK, Aug 12- Soft U.S. economic data weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields on Friday and pressured stock prices, but Wall Street's losses were mitigated by continued gains in oil prices and the Nasdaq inched up for a second straight record high. "That was certainly the headline; I think it spooked a lot of investors...

  • *Wall St edges lower after hitting record peaks. *Europe stock index falls as miners weigh. NEW YORK, Aug 12- U.S. stock indexes pulled back on Friday from record peaks amid soft U.S. economic data that also weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields and tempered expectations of a near-term rise in U.S. interest rates.