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  • JACKSON, Miss., April 6- Executives of several major U.S. corporations urged Mississippi on Wednesday to repeal a new state law that allows businesses to deny wedding services to same-sex couples on religious grounds. The measure, which also permits employers to cite principles of faith in setting workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom access,...

  • April 5- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a far-reaching law allowing people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and protecting other actions considered discriminatory by gay rights activists. Mississippi is the latest state drawing national protest for a law seen as anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

  • April 5- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a far-reaching law allowing people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and protecting other actions considered discriminatory by gay rights activists. Mississippi is latest state drawing national protest for a law seen as anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- FedEx Corp must face a second lawsuit claiming it shipped thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York over roughly a decade, cheating the state and New York City out of tax revenue and undercutting their efforts to curb smoking. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan rejected FedEx's bid to dismiss claims by New York State and New...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Monday's $26 billion auction of two-year notes fetched the weakest overall bidding since December 2008, but found decent support from investors. The Commerce Department said consumer spending, which represents more than two-thirds of the U.S. economy, edged up 0.1 percent following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in January.

  • March 28- Xingyuan Ding is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of America's most exclusive public universities. In applying to schools, the 20- year-old from China took the SAT college entrance exam four times. He had an advantage on his final try: a booklet compiled by a Shanghai test-preparation school he attended.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 5,600 electric e-Golf cars in the United States to address a battery problem that can cause stalling, the company said Monday. VW said the recall covers all electric vehicles it has sold in the United States since it launched it in November 2014. VW sold 4,232 e-Golf cars in the United States last year, up from...

  • *U.S. to sell $26 billion 2- year notes. NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Monday in advance of a $26 billion sale of two-year notes, part of this week's $88 billion in longer-dated government debt supply.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. "We're sort of in a holding pattern, seeing whatever commentary we get from various FOMC participants and then getting ready for the data that will be coming over the next two weeks," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee. "Moving into next week, the focus will be on payrolls for Friday," said Dan...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- Package delivery company FedEx Corp forecast better than expected full year earnings and reported fiscal third quarter earnings that also beat analysts expectations, sending its stock up 5.0 percent in after-hours trade on Wednesday. FedEx reported net income for its fiscal third quarter ending Feb. 29 of $507 million or $1.84 per share,...

  • FedEx reported net income for its fiscal third quarter ending Feb. 29 of $507 million or $1.84 per share, down nearly 20 percent from $628 million or $2.18 a share a year earlier. Revenue rose 9 percent to $12.7 billion from $11.7 billion, driven in a large part by a 30 percent jump in revenue at its FedEx Ground unit to $4.41 billion from $3.39 billion a year earlier.

  • Baby diapers

    President Obama wants to bridge the nation's "diaper divide" by helping low-income families cope with the cost of diapers.

  • Small business

    Deciding where to start or build your business? Take a look at these biz-friendly ones.

  • March 14- Breakfast cereals maker Kellogg Co said federal regulators are conducting a criminal investigation of a video that surfaced on Friday showing a man filming himself urinating on one of its factory assembly lines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigation is leading the probe into the video, which was recorded in 2014,...

  • Flood problems just beginning in the South

    Forecasters say major river flooding is expected to continue for many days.

  • *France opens investigation into "aggravated fraud". "Should the future viability of Volkswagen be endangered by an unprecedented financial penalty, this will have dramatic social consequences," works council chairman Bernd Osterloh told more than 20,000 workers at company headquarters in Wolfsburg. According to Thomson Reuters data, Allianz Global...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, March 8- Volkswagen may have to cut jobs in the United States as well as Europe and other countries depending on how big a fine has to be paid for its manipulation of diesel emissions tests, the carmaker's top labour official told a meeting of 20,000 workers at its German headquarters on Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department has sued Volkswagen...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. "The oil move versus the intraday move in Treasuries looks very correlated," said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at SG Corporate& Investment Banking in New York. Limiting rising Treasury prices were concerns surrounding Friday's employment report, which is expected to show employers added 190,000 jobs in February, according to...

  • Google has been expanding the service, which promises Internet speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second, in several cities in the United States. The service is currently available in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Kansas City, Nashville, Salt Lake City, San Antonio Provo, Utah, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, according to the Google Fiber website.

  • Republicans x Democrats

    Donald Trump is the projected winner of GOP primaries in six states, and the apparent winner of another, according to NBC News.