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  • CHICAGO, Jan 24- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday that an internal email sent to staff at its Agricultural Research Service unit this week calling for a suspension of public-facing documents was flawed and that new guidance would be issued to replace it. "This internal email was released without Departmental direction, and prior to...

  • USDA DISAVOWS INTERNAL EMAIL TO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE.

  • Jan 23- Former Morgan Stanley executive Greg Fleming has joined asset management firm Axiom Capital Management, according to a regulatory filing, offering the first hint of what his life after Wall Street might look like. Fleming, who was once widely viewed as a possible successor to Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman, will serve as a...

  • Jan 19- Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The divestiture would undo much of Aon's 2010 acquisition of human resources services provider Hewitt Associates Inc for $4.9 billion,...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 15- Moving the head of Tata Consultancy Services to the top job at Tata Sons' holding company fills a critical hole for the salt-to-software conglomerate, but it leaves another at its most valuable company ahead of a complex and unpredictable 2017.. Indeed, for Tata Sons, promoting one-time Tata intern Chandrasekaran to chairman of the $100 billion...

  • Jan 12- Elliott Associates LP, a unit of activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, disclosed an 8.3 percent stake in Advisory Board Co, saying the company's stock was "significantly undervalued". Shares of Advisory Board, which provides research and software tools as well as consulting services to healthcare and education companies, shot up as much as 17.15...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 12- India's biggest software services exporter Tata Consultancy Services Ltd said it would continue to focus on expanding its digital business after beating analyst estimates with a 10.9 percent rise in profit for the quarter to December. India's $150 billion showpiece information technology sector struggled through 2016 as Western clients...

  • PARIS, Jan 12- French food services and facilities management group Sodexo said organic revenue fell 1.5 percent in the first quarter of the 2016/ 17 fiscal year, reflecting weakness in its energy and resources unit and higher year-ago comparables. Its clients range from the Royal Ascot Racecourse in England to the U.S. Marine Corps. Revenue reached 5.45 billion...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- U.S.-based taxable bond funds netted cash for the first time in four weeks, Lipper data released on Thursday showed, a sign that savers may be less wary than the Federal Reserve of inflation under the incoming Trump administration. The funds attracted $1.2 billion in the week through Jan. 4, the research service said, even as minutes from the Fed's...

  • Jan 5- U.S. private employers added 153,000 jobs in December,. below economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Thursday. The ADP figures come ahead of the U.S. Labor Department's more comprehensive non-farm payrolls report on Friday, which includes both public and private-sector employment.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 31- China Central Television, Beijing's largest and most important TV network, said it will launch a new global media platform at the stroke of New Year's Day to help re-brand China overseas. The new multilingual media cluster will have six TV channels, a video newsletter agency and a new media agency and will see the original CCTV News channel...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- A Koch Industries- funded report warned on Friday U.S. gasoline prices would rise if Congress passed a Republican proposal to adjust U.S. corporate tax rates to favor exports over imports, escalating a lobbying battle over the measure. The report by energy consultant Philip Verleger surfaced a week after the private conglomerate, controlled...

  • LONDON, Dec 13- BP's refining operations are exposed to high safety risks that can lead to deadly accidents and pollution as a result of slack data management and a lack of investment, according to a leaked internal report from 2015.. "Inadequate management and use of engineering information has been a root cause or contributing factor" in 15 percent of 500...

  • LONDON, Dec 13- BP's refining operations are exposed to high safety risks that can lead to deadly accidents and pollution as a result of slack management and a lack of investment, according to a leaked internal report from 2015.. "Inadequate management and use of engineering information has been a root cause or contributing factor" in 15 percent of 500 high-risk...

  • The Brazilian unit of Deloitte will pay $8 million to settle civil charges that it issued and tried to cover up false audit reports.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • Dec 1- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission failed to verify whether futures and swaps brokerage firms have adequate policies to help ward off cyber attacks, an internal CFTC audit found. The audit was completed in October by Brown& Company CPAS and Management Consultants PLLC at the request of the CFTC's inspector general. Auditors took issue with the...

  • Connection to Asia is critical: Deloitte

    Cindy Hook, CEO of Deloitte Australia, weighs in on the debate on protectionism and free trade.