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WASHINGTON-- A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the economy grew modestly in the late summer, bolstered by solid gains in housing. The report is based on anecdotal information from the regional districts and covers the period from mid-August to Sept. 28. The region's economy expanded modestly.
BOSTON, Oct 10- Octavian Advisors, a roughly $1 billion hedge fund firm specializing in distressed investments, told investors it plans to liquidate at a time it is nursing double-digit losses.
BOSTON, Oct 10- Pharmacy compounder Ameridose LLC, which shares common ownership with the company at the center of the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak, plans to shut down voluntarily for a week as a precautionary move, according to a person familiar with the situation.
BOSTON-- Netflix will offer closed captions on all TV and movie content by 2014 after a deaf Massachusetts viewer sued the company. A Netflix spokesman says the company is an industry leader and offering high quality captioning on the more than 1,000 devices on which Netflix is available is a "tall order."
By Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke and Aaron Pressman. BOSTON, Oct 10- Ameridose LLC, a private company that mixes drugs for hospitals nationwide, sought on Wednesday to distance itself from the firm at the center of a deadly U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis, even though the two pharmacies have common owners.
*AMG/Permira plan to split up Robeco- sources. *Robeco could fetch more than 2 bln euros- sources. is weighing three offers for its asset management arm Robeco, facing a choice between bids to split the 2 billion euro- plus business or sell it in one piece, people familiar with the situation said.
TOKYO-- There was nothing unusual about a man who boarded a flight in Osaka and was arrested after landing in Los Angeles wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying handcuffs, knives and a smoke grenade in his checked-in baggage, a Japanese official said Wednesday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica-- The two houses of Jamaica's Parliament held a special joint sitting Tuesday to honor former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, a major player in national politics for decades and the only survivor of the leaders who drafted the constitution when the Caribbean island gained independence from Britain in 1962..
LOS ANGELES-- A man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and flame-resistant pants is not cooperating with federal officials working to discover why he was headed to Boston with a suitcase full of weapons, authorities say.
LONDON, Oct 10- Slovenia has confirmed that it has mandated BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan to arrange investor meetings with a potential US Dollar 144 a/Reg S offering to follow, subject to market conditions. The Slovenes will meet investors across the US starting on the West Coast on October 15, then in Boston on October 16, and New York on October 17.
*Seller Rabobank evaluating the offers for Robeco- sources. *AMG/Permira plan to split up Robeco- sources. *Robeco could fetch more than 2 billion euros- sources.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- Dutch bank Rabobank. is weighing three offers for its asset management arm Robeco as it has to choose between bids to split the 2 billion euro plus business or keep it whole, people familiar with the situation said.
BOSTON, Oct 10- Next time you answer an email at midnight it might be time to think about breaking the cycle of responsiveness you are wrapped up in, says Harvard Business Review. The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org. Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.
BOSTON-- Even as stock prices rose again in September, investors withdrew money from stock mutual funds at the fastest pace of the year, marking the seventh straight month that withdrawals have exceeded deposits.
John Mica, R- Fla., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has accused Amtrak of "Soviet-style" inefficiency and held several hearings devoted to criticism of the railroad.
Oct 9- A man who flew into Los Angeles International Airport from Japan wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant clothing has been arrested after a smoke grenade, various weapons and body bags were found in his luggage, officials said on Tuesday.
BOSTON, Oct 9- It's easy to equate crisp, clear, black-and-white decisions with good decisions, but often the opposite can be true, says Harvard Business Review. The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- IvanhoÃ© Cambridge Inc has expanded its apartment ownership in Silicon Valley, spending $234 million for a project under construction and an existing building, the real estate arm of Canadian pension fund Caisse de dÃ©pÃ´t et placement du QuÃ©bec said Tuesday.
MIAMI-- Two-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade is signing with Chinese sportswear provider Li-Ning, which is giving the Miami Heat guard his own brand within the company along with plenty of creative and strategic input.
BOSTON-- Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have risen four cents in the past week. AAA Southern New England reports Tuesday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is selling for an average of $3.88. The cost in Massachusetts is seven cents above the national average, eight cents higher than a month ago and 47 cents higher than at the same time last year.