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  • Google starts quantum computing research project Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    Sept 2- Google Inc said a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics.

  • GE's 3D mammography device gets U.S. FDA approval Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Sept 2- General Electric Co's healthcare unit last week won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its mammography device that produces three-dimensional images to detect breast cancer. Hologic Inc came up with one of the first 3- D breast imaging devices in 2001, which continues to dominate the market.

  • Sept 2- JPMorgan Chase& Co is in talks to sell its oil-supply agreement with a major Philadelphia refinery to Bank of America Corp, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 2- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a more than seven-fold rise in quarterly profit helped by higher investment banking revenues. The bank's preliminary net profit rose to $82 million for the third quarter ended Aug. 31, from $11.7 million a year earlier.

  • Sept 2- Buckeye Partners LP said it would pay $860 million for 80 percent of Trafigura AG's membership interests in certain midstream assets linking South Texas to the Gulf Coast. Buckeye Texas Partners will run a deep-water, high-volume marine terminal, a condensate splitter and LPG storage complex on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Buckeye said.

  • Sept 2- Drugmaker Tetraphase Pharmaceutical Inc said its experimental drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections compared favorably to standard treatment in the first portion of a two-part late-stage trial.

  • Sept 2- Halliburton Co, North America's top oilfield services provider, said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims related to its role in BP Plc's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Halliburton said.

  • Sept 2- Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis& Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board.

  • Sept 2- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said it would buy Prestige Cruises International Inc from its owner Apollo Global Management LLC in a $3 billion deal to expand its high-end luxury cruise offerings.

  • Compuware agrees to private equity sale Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    Sept 2- Business software maker Compuware Corp agreed to be bought by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion.

  • Sept 2- Halliburton Co said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

  • Sept 2- Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp said it would buy the Vantage pipeline system, gaining access to the prolific Bakken shale field in North Dakota. Vantage, a recently constructed pipeline system with a capacity of 40,000 barrels per day, originates in North Dakota and ends at Alberta.

  • Sept 2- Gift retailer 1-800- Flowers.com Inc said it would buy Harry& David Holdings Inc, known for its gourmet food brands such as Wolferman's English muffins and Cushman's HoneyBells citrus products, for $142.5 million in cash.

  • Sept 2- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said it would buy Prestige Cruises International Inc in a $3.03 billion deal, including debt. Prestige owns upper-premium cruise operator Oceania Cruises and luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

  • Sept 2- Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp said it would buy the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc's interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant from Riverstone Holdings LLC for $650 million.

  • Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Sept 2- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, from $78.50 per share. Dollar General said last week it remained committed to acquiring Family Dollar, after the target rejected the previous offer, saying the deal could run foul of competition law.

  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    TOKYO— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.

  • Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:55 AM ET
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

    Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said.

  • Sept 2- Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis& Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board.

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations.