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  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia Financial Cooperation Conference, hosted by the New South Wales government- 0030 GMT. KYOTO- Bank of Japan board member Koji Ishida speaks to business leaders in Kyoto- 0130 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla left for Washington, D.C. on Monday for meetings on the island's fiscal situation and to promote access to U.S. bankruptcy laws, according to a statement from his office. Garcia Padilla shocked creditors in June by saying the island needed to restructure debts- totaling $72 billion- to solve its...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday for help managing cybersecurity, following a report that the reproductive healthcare group's website had been hacked by anti-abortion activists. Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens said "extremists" had launched an attack on the...

  • The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.050 percent, up from 0.030 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.145 percent, up from 0.135 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,998.74, while a six-month bill sold for $9,992.67.

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Gasoline prices would rise by about 8 to 14 cents a gallon, if the ban were lifted, because the move would boost the price for domestic oil, according to the report by Stancil& Co.. But a full lifting of the ban faces an uphill battle as many lawmakers in Congress are wary about being blamed for a rise in gasoline prices, even if any boost is unrelated to oil exports.

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. "Our economy is in a much better state," Yellen told Congress earlier this month. The economy still faces an array of threats, from subpar U.S. manufacturing and business investment to troubles in Europe and Asia, which have roiled...

  • WASHINGTON— The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. Thailand, downgraded with Malaysia last year because of pervasive labor abuses in its...

  • WASHINGTON— Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, but the advance was fueled by higher demand for commercial aircraft. Orders for durable goods jumped 3.4 percent in June from May, when orders had fallen 2.1 percent, the Commerce Department reported Monday. However, the jump was driven by aircraft orders booked...

  • WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Monday. ORDERS UP: The expectation is that orders rose 3 percent, according to a survey of economists by data firm FactSet. MAY DECLINE: Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 2.2 percent in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for...

  • WASHINGTON— Orders for US durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June, reflecting surge in commercial aircraft.

  • WASHINGTON _ Pepco Holdings Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $53 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Pepco shares have fallen 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 1 percent.

  • "We're not taking up the Senate bill," the California Republican told reporters at the Capitol, adding that the Senate should instead take up the bill already passed by the House. "My best advice to the Senate is to get our highway bill moved forward," he said. Hours later, in a hectic late-night session, the Senate voted 64-29 to include the provision reviving the...

  • YANGON, Myanmar— From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. The trawlers fled a slave island in Indonesia with captives of a brutal Southeast Asian trafficking ring whose catch reaches the United States. After a four-month investigation, The Associated Press has found that at least...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— When Tyler Richardson's son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems. He wandered outside one day after his aides left his grandmother's home, where he was living. After a long, nationwide search and...

  • WASHINGTON— State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. Hawaii's marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets.

  • Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor. The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a must-pass...

  • WASHINGTON— As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. But the man, born in Ethiopia and now a U.S. citizen, isn't wanted for a crime.

  • July 25- Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is in talks to combine with Allergan Plc's big generic-drug business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter. A deal for the Allergan business, valued at about $45 billion, could be announced as early as Monday, one of the people said, according to the...

  • Verizon workers vote to authorize strike, if necessary Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a union official said at a rally Saturday. At the rally in New York, the CWA announced that 86 percent of Verizon workers who voted in a recent poll backed strike action if required. The contract covers employees the nine states from Massachusetts to...