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  • *European shares lower after deadly Nice attack. *U.S. 10- year Treasury yields hit three-week highs. NEW YORK, July 15- European shares edged lower on Friday after at least 84 people died in an attack in France and U.S.

  • FARGO, N.D.— Officials with a North Dakota electric power cooperative said Friday that the group's Stanton power plant has become too costly to operate and will shut down within the next 12 months. It continues to operate the Coal Creek station, northeast of Stanton, and the Spiritwood station, near Jamestown. Great River is also the majority owner of Midwest...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- U.S. stocks ticked up on Wednesday, just enough for the S&P 500 and Dow industrials to set record highs, with investors expecting upbeat earnings to keep the rally going. Following three days of strong gains on the back of economic data, focus has turned to Thursday's meeting at the Bank of England, expected to turn to quantitative easing as it tries...

  • To win approval, they agreed to sell 13 bank branches in northeastern Ohio, two in Ashtabula county and 11 in Stark County, the department said in a statement. The deal, estimated to be worth about $3.4 billion, must still be approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Ohio- based Huntington is in...

  • Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the allegations Tuesday in a lawsuit filed against Armor Correctional Health Medical Services, which is being paid $11 million annually to care for inmates at the Nassau County Correctional Center on Long Island. Armor, which is based in Miami, provides jail health services in 29 counties across eight states:...

  • MACKINAW CITY, Mich.— The state of Michigan has tapped two companies to analyze the financial risk of an oil pipeline rupture in the Straits of Mackinac and evaluate any alternatives to two underwater lines in the waterway, officials said Tuesday. Enbridge owns the twin oil pipelines in the area where lakes Huron and Michigan converge. Det Norske Veritas will...

  • Johnson Controls is the third company to publicly settle with the Justice Department under that agency's pilot program to encourage companies to report bribery violations, in return for reduced penalties. According to the SEC, from 2007 to 2013 roughly 19 workers at Johnson Controls' Chinese marine subsidiary used sham vendors to make roughly $4.9 million...

  • According to the SEC, from 2007 to 2013 roughly 19 workers at Johnson Controls' Chinese marine subsidiary used sham vendors to make roughly $4.9 million of improper payments. The SEC said Johnson Controls improperly recorded the payments on its books and lacked sufficient controls to detect the payments. Without admitting wrongdoing, Johnson Controls...

  • The motorcycle maker, intent on maintaining its premium status amid pricing pressures, has invested $70 million in marketing and product development for 2016 to attract new, younger riders, reverse sluggish sales and boost U.S. demand for motorcycles. Deals include a no down payment, $99 a month offer on the new $6,849 Street model, which is aimed at younger...

  • The motorcycle maker, intent on maintaining its premium status amid pricing pressures, has invested $70 million in marketing and product development for 2016 to attract new, younger riders, reverse sluggish sales and boost U.S. demand for motorcycles. Deals include a no down payment, $99 a month offer on the new $6,849 Street model, which is aimed at younger...

  • *287,000 jobs added in June; unemployment rises 4.9 pct. July 8- Wall Street recovered all of its Brexit-sparked losses on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy posted its largest job gains in eight months in June, strongly rebounding from dismal numbers in May. The data, collected a week before Britain voted on its European Union membership, will feed into...

  • *287,000 jobs added in June vs est 175,000. *June unemployment up 4.9 pct vs est 4.8 pct. July 8- Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday as strong monthly jobs data assuaged concerns about the health of the labor market.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- Federal Reserve policymakers decided in June that interest rate hikes should stay on hold until they have a handle on the consequences of Britain's vote on EU membership, according to the minutes of the Fed's June policy meeting released on Wednesday. The minutes of the June 14-15 meeting, which took place ahead of the June 23 referendum in...

  • MILWAUKEE, JULY 4- Erica spends four hours daily walking miles of Milwaukee streets and alleys, digging through garbage and stuffing her red plastic grocery cart with aluminum cans and other small metal items to sell to support her three children. Prices have fallen mainly because of a downturn in global demand from manufacturers, especially in China, pressure...

  • July 1- The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $449 million after a drawing on Friday night produced no winning ticket for the multi-state lottery prize, which now ranks as the seventh largest ever in the United States, officials said. With no winner on Friday night, the jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday has grown to $449 million, said California lottery...

  • July 1- The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday grew to $415 million ahead of the 11 p.m. EST evening drawing, making it the 10th largest in U.S. history and the third largest in the game's history, according to lottery officials. The lottery is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In January, three winning Powerball tickets were sold in Florida,...

  • July 1- The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday grew to $415 million ahead of the 11 p.m. EST evening drawing, making it the 10th largest in U.S. history and the third largest in the game's history, according to CNN and lottery officials. The lottery is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In January, three winning Powerball tickets were sold in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.