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  • SSL, a subsidiary of Canada- based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., said it was informed of the data breach by NASA in December 2016. Orbital acknowledged the unauthorized access of SSLs data and fired the employee, but did not respond to questions about the scope of the breach or about five other Orbital employees whom NASA said may have read the SSL...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. The Keystone pipeline would bring more than 800,000 barrels-per-day of heavy crude from Canada's oil sands to...

  • Herman Miller furniture

    Share prices for two office furniture companies rose after Raymond James analysts upgraded the stocks following their earnings reports.

  • NEW YORK— A number of retailers, particularly clothing stores, are shuttering locations as shoppers move online and find fashion inspiration from social media. HEADQUARTERS: New Albany, New York. Bebe Stores Inc., a women's fashion chain, says it's exploring strategic alternatives for the company and is working with a real estate adviser.

  • NEW YORK— Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Elizabeth Troy says she was the "queen of sales," going through discounted items at J. Crew and Banana Republic stores at malls near where she lives in Richmond, Virginia. Department stores like Macy's and J.C. Penney— anchors for the malls— are also closing...

  • TORONTO, March 23- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as gains for heavyweight financial sector shares offset losses for gold mining stocks, while investors awaited a vote on a U.S. healthcare legislation replacement later in the day. Gains for the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index came one day after Canada's Liberal government...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of. They want Virginia to mandate more recycling of the ash that's already here, threatening to contaminate water...

  • President Donald Trump was to make a final push on Thursday to get the support needed to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives but faced signs that enough Republicans might oppose the bill to jeopardize one of his top legislative priorities. Trump was meeting at the White House with some of the bill's strongest opponents- members of the...

  • March 23- U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson& Johnson became the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos. Shares of Google parent Alphabet were down 1.3 percent, or $11.21 per share, in midday New York Stock Exchange trading.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 23- Fast food chain Pret a Manger's private equity owners have chosen Solebury Capital to advise on a planned New York stock market listing, people close to the situation said. Launched more than three decades ago, Pret A Manger has around 400 branches globally, serving fast food made onsite to more than 300,000 customers in Britain, the...

  • March 23- Walt Disney Co said on Thursday it extended Chief Executive Bob Iger's term by a year to July 2, 2019 and said he would serve as a consultant for three years after that. Iger first said he would retire in April 2015, before agreeing to stay on through June 2016 and then later agreed to remain until June 2018. Iger, who became Disney's CEO in 2005, won over...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Thursday, with gains limited by signs that President Donald Trump was struggling to get enough votes to pass a healthcare bill in Congress, while European shares rose on bank borrowing and oil prices slipped. U.S. investors remained in suspense, with Trump poised to make a final push to secure the votes needed to begin...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against charges from Democrats that he had multiple conflicts of interest that would cause him to miss too many SEC votes. The senior Democrat on the committee, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, said he...

  • Emanuel "Manny" Chirico, CEO PVH

    Shares of Calvin Klein owner PVH climb after the company reports quarterly earnings that beat expectations.

  • DETROIT— Ford Motor Co. says its first-quarter earnings will be about 50 percent lower than last year because of increasing costs and lower sales. In a call with investors, the company said it expects to earn between 30 and 35 cents per share in the first quarter. Ford expects to earn $9 billion in 2017, down from $10.4 billion in 2016..

  • March 23- U.S. stocks were higher in late morning trading on Thursday as investors snapped up beaten-down bank stocks, but remained cautious ahead of a vote on a healthcare bill that is seen as President Donald Trump's first policy test. Trump was set to make a final push to secure the votes to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives, with signs...

  • SSL, a subsidiary of Canada- based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., said it was informed of the data breach by NASA in December 2016. Orbital acknowledged the unauthorized access of SSLs data and fired the employee, but did not respond to questions about the scope of the breach or about five other Orbital employees whom NASA said may have read the SSL...

  • March 23- Walt Disney Co said on Thursday it extended Chief Executive Bob Iger's term by more than a year to July 2, 2019. Iger's previous contract was due to end in June 2018. Iger became CEO of Disney in 2005..

  • NEW YORK— Some 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada are returning to their jobs after a one-day walkout. A Communications Workers of America union local official had said Wednesday that AT&T was asking technicians who install cable to also work outside maintaining phone and cable wires, which is a higher-paid job. The CWA said Thursday that AT&T will no...

  • Adj. profit of $0.48/ shr vs. est. *Forecasts FY adj. profit at high end or above $1.65- $1.70/ shr. The company, which makes Chef Boyardee pasta and Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, has been shifting focus to drive sales by adding more premium products to its brands while cutting back on discounting and increasing prices in some cases.