Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update of animal welfare research strategy

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 20:54
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an...
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Supreme Court to review Oklahoma execution procedure

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 19:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's controversial method of execution by lethal injection, taking up a case brought by three death row inmates who accuse...
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Senior U.S. diplomat ruffles Cuba by meeting dissidents

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 19:57
HAVANA (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Cuba for negotiations on restoring long-frozen diplomatic relations met a group of dissidents on Friday, seeking to underline Washington's concern over...
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U.S. futures regulator raises minimum security deposits for more currencies

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 19:56
CHICAGO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Futures Association on Monday will increase the minimum security deposit requirements for five more foreign exchange transactions due to volatility in...
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U.S. to seek reversal of landmark insider trading ruling

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 19:32
NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in New York plan on Friday to ask a U.S. appeals court to reconsider a landmark ruling that curtailed their ability to pursue insider trading cases...
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New Saudi king seeks to reassure on succession and policy

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 19:28
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's new King Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday and moved quickly to appoint younger men as his heirs, settling the succession for years...
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NY billionaire sues Canadian designer for defamation amid Bahamas feud

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 18:38
NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård, escalating a long-running...
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Atlantic City vs Detroit: Who is better off?

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 18:22
By Hilary Russ and Megan Davies Jan 23 (Reuters) - "At least we're not Detroit," Atlantic City's Mayor joked just last week during his state of the city address. Don Guardian, who took the helm a...
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Islamic State deadline on Japanese captives passes with no word on fate

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 18:15
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it was still trying to secure the release of two Japanese hostages held by Islamic State militants after a deadline to pay ransom for their release passed and...
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Europe-exposed U.S. construction suppliers to trail domestic peers

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 18:09
Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. construction materials suppliers that have a sizeable exposure to European housing markets are expected to report slower revenue growth this year than their domestic peers due...
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Morgan Stanley CEO gets $4.4 mln in restricted stock as 2014 bonus

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 17:59
Jan 23 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley granted Chief Executive James Gorman about $4.4 million worth of restricted stock as part of his 2014 bonus.
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UPDATE 3-Brazil's Oi open to all options as telecom consolidation looms

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 17:04
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO/MILAN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Oi SA , Brazil's most indebted phone carrier, is open to all options in a potential process of industry consolidation as long as the transaction...
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Independent Greeks emerge as Syriza coalition option

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:13
* With Syriza set for victory, party sees role as "safety valve"
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UPDATE 1-MasterCard to allow transactions in Cuba using U.S.-issued cards

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:50
Jan 23 (Reuters) - MasterCard Inc said it would allow its cards issued in the United States to be used in Cuba, effective March 1.
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UPDATE 2-Greek anti-austerity party holds lead before Sunday elections

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:49
* Syria officials say want time, not bailout extension (Adds quotes, details, background)
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Seeing Timkensteel as takeover candidate, Hodges fund buys its shares

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:43
NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Timkensteel Corp, a producer of high-quality steel used in products ranging from oil rigs to fighter jets, looks to be an attractive takeover candidate as its shares...
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MasterCard to allow transactions in Cuba using U.S.-issued cards

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 14:26
Jan 23 (Reuters) - MasterCard Inc said it would remove a block on transactions made in Cuba using its cards issued in the United States, effective March 1.
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UPDATE 2-Spain kicks off Aena share sale in test of investor confidence

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 14:18
* Sale to test confidence in Spain's economy (Adds prospectus approval, details)
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UPDATE 1-Bank of England's Carney says will look beyond oil price drop

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 14:04
LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Friday played down the risk that Britain could fall into a deflationary trap, saying it was best to look through falling oil prices...
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European shares gain after ECB boost, led by Greek stocks

Real Estate News - Fri, 2015-01-23 13:49
* Cyclical stocks such as carmakers among top gainers (Updates with closing prices)
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