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  • NEW YORK, March 29- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose less than expected in January, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. "Home prices continue to climb at more than twice the rate of inflation," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home prices in three U.S. cities, San Francisco,...

  • TOKYO, March 29- Asian shares struggled to find their footing on Tuesday and the dollar clawed back ground lost after downbeat U.S. economic data contributed to an uninspiring session on Wall Street. Investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at 1620 GMT for fresh signals on the outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes, after a chorus of hawkish...

  • TOKYO, March 29- Asian shares struggled to find their footing on Tuesday after downbeat U.S. economic data contributed to an uninspiring session on Wall Street and pressured the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.05 percent after wavering for most of the early session. Australian shares slumped 0.3 percent, in their...

  • A March 16 executive order by President Barack Obama allows the United States to blacklist anyone found to be operating in North Korea's mining sector or to have purchased metal from its government- even indirectly through a third-country supplier. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show 25 companies, including Pitney Bowes Inc, Winnebago...

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    California legislators and labor unions reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- Google Inc, long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google's cloud. Landing Home Depot, the Atlanta- based construction and home-improvement retailer with over 2,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, bolsters Google Cloud's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- Google Inc, long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google's cloud. Landing Home Depot, the Atlanta- based construction and home-improvement retailer with over 2,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, bolsters Google Cloud's...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- Major U.S. cities deployed police in large numbers, some with heavy weapons patrolling transit hubs, after at least 30 people were killed in attacks on a Brussels airport and subway, though officials said there was no evidence of specific threats to the United States. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago stepped up their security and major airlines...

  • "The SEC is certainly not responsible for patching that hole in our campaign finance system, but you can help prevent that hole from being ripped any wider," Schumer said. Budget legislation passed by the Republican-majority Congress at the end of 2015 blocked the SEC from creating a rule on political spending. Peirce, a Republican who is a senior fellow at the...

  • Bomb-sniffing dog finds 2 missiles bound for Portland

    A sniffer dog discovers two missiles with explosive warheads on a passenger flight from Lebanon.

  • CHICAGO, March 10- Seniors living in Manhattan spend an average of nearly 25 days a year at doctor visits or at a hospital. The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice recently issued a report card on how the United States provides healthcare to seniors by region. Using Medicare enrollment and claims data from 2012, the report compares...

  • *Loonie firms after Bank of Canada holds pat on policy. TOKYO, March 10- The euro was under pressure in Asian trade on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting at which policymakers were expected to take further easing steps, while the kiwi skidded after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand surprised with an interest rate cut. The New Zealand currency was last...

  • March 8- Drug developer Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said it had not received a rescheduled date for the review of its drug for a rare muscle wasting disorder by an FDA advisory panel and would slash about 17 percent of its workforce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 20 postponed a meeting of the expert panel to review the company's drug, eteplirsen, due to...

  • Senior couple retirement

    Bankrate examined a number of measures to determine its latest ranking of the best and worst states for retirees.

  • The new campaign from CALPIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety and other public interest groups was launched amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to increasing numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs." Privately held In-N-Out, which...

  • The new campaign from CALPIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety and other public interest groups was launched amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to increasing numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as "superbugs." Privately held In-N-Out, which...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose less than expected in November, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. "While home prices continue to rise, the pace is slowing a bit," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home prices in three U.S. cities, San Francisco, Denver and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Major world stock markets slipped on Friday, but still had their best week this year, as crude oil prices stabilized. Advances in oil and equity prices this week were sparked by moves by oil producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, to cap output, but a record buildup in U.S. crude oil stockpiles kindled worries over persisting global oversupply.

  • Feb 18- SunEdison Inc said it closed a polysilicon factory in Texas after China imposed a 53.6 percent tariff on polysilicon manufactured in the United States, and planned to sell a silicon wafer factory in Malaysia. The company said on Thursday it expected to record $266 million in impairment charges and $171 million in other restructuring charges for the...

  • Feb 17- Boeing Co's engineers' union ratified six-year labor contracts by a wide margin on Wednesday, a vote that ensures stability during a period when the planemaker is bringing out new versions of its two most profitable jetliners, the 737 and the 777.. More than 70 percent of voters backed the agreements for two bargaining units of the Society of Professional...