3, ECB officials are now analyzing whether and how to extend its shopping list to municipal bonds, issued by, say, Madrid or Mainz, or a federal German state.Germany’s Bundesbank, which is opposed to any extra money printing, may find it easier to accept the buying of municipal bonds.

In what was essentially a slot swap, United took over Newark slots controlled by Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.” The Justice Department has been active in aviation, recently seeking to curtail the consolidation of power among the top carriers.

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish car safety equipment maker Autoliv (ALV.T by finally extending its global leadership to the one major auto hub it has been unable to dominate - Japan.

O) said its pay-TV subscriber losses accelerated and reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, reigniting questions around what the satellite-TV provider will do with its trove of wireless airwaves.As the pay-TV industry tackles subscriber drops, Dish has been trying to lure young viewers to its cheaper $20-per-month Sling TV online streaming service.

(Reuters) - Saying the billionaire known as the “Bond King” should cease engaging in “reputational warfare,” Pacific Investment Management Co said co-founder Bill Gross’ lawsuit accusing it of driving him out so others could divvy up his bonus should be thrown out.They also said Gross could have been fired at any time without cause.

Major customers, including Honda Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co, have dropped the company’s air bag inflators, while Takata has slashed its earnings forecast and its shares have fallen sharply.“These developments raise the concern that these liabilities could overwhelm the company and lead Takata Corporation to bankrupt its U.

N) will purchase Plum Creek Timber Co Inc PCL.Under the terms of the merger, Plum Creek’s shareholders, who will need to approve the deal, will receive 1.

DETROIT (Reuters) - A majority of United Auto Workers members voted in favor of a new four-year contract with General Motors Co, but the pact has not been ratified yet because skilled trades workers voted it down, the U.4 percent of GM’s UAW workers voted to approve the contract.

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(Reuters) - Banks’ exposure to junk-rated companies and the oil and gas sector remains high, according to an annual report on loan quality by U.Criticism of loan quality in last year’s report focused on loans to junk-rated companies.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) won’t buy air bag inflators made by Takata Corp 7312.

Fort Wayne joined large plants in Wentzville, Missouri, and Spring Hill, Tennessee, which approved the new contract on Wednesday night.Most large GM plants had finished voting, but those in Lansing, Michigan, and Lordstown, Ohio, had not.

(Reuters) - Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP.4 percent drop in net sales, hurt by lower demand for its Coors Light beer.

N) said vehicle sales in China rose 15 percent to a record monthly high in October, underpinned by the Chinese government’s decision to cut taxes for smaller cars.The company said retail sales in the first 10 months of 2015 climbed 2.

PA) said on Wednesday it would launch a share buy-back program worth 3.2 billion euros ($3.

(Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O), the maker of Jell-O, Oscar Mayer meats and other brands, said on Wednesday it will close seven factories and lay off about 2,600 employees in North America as it seeks to cut costs.

N), reached a multistate accord on Wednesday over civil charges they overbilled state Medicaid programs, the New York Attorney General announced.5 million from AstraZeneca and a little more than $996,000 from Cephalon as part of the deal.

(Reuters) - Pilots at Southwest Airlines Co have rejected a tentative contract with the U.budget carrier, their union said on Wednesday.

The drop in the trade deficit reversed the widening seen in August, though the prior month’s figure was revised slightly down to $48 billion from the previously reported $48.3 billion.

The European Commission has said it is “a passionate believer” in the business argument to move from a throw-away economy to a circular one based on more recycling and less waste.It is expected to outline a strategy to make the European Union’s economy more sustainable in December.