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  • Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson plans to seek a buyer for its medical device maker business, Cordis Corp, The Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. Earlier this year, J&J sold another of its units, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc to private-equity firm Carlyle Group for $4.15 billion.

  • Aug 28- Longtime Google Inc executive Megan Smith is a top candidate for the role of United States' chief technology officer, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • NAB acquired regional lender Great Western in 2008 for just below $1 billion to get more involved in funding agribusiness in the United States, but the operation lacks the scale of larger competitors in the western states where it operates.

  • Aug 28- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 52 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more customers and the company raised its full-year revenue forecast, sending its shares up 10 percent in extended trading.

  • MUMBAI, Aug 29- Indian drugmakers are fleeing a regulatory morass at home and moving some research and development to Europe and the United States as try to boost margins by producing high-value drugs.

  • Splunk's quarterly revenue rises 52 pct Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    Aug 28- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 52 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. However, net loss attributable to Splunk widened to $60.8 million, or 51 cents per share, in the quarter from $13.7 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $101.5 million from $66.9 million.

  • Avago Technologies quarterly revenue jumps 97 pct Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Aug 28- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd reported a 97 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for its radio frequency chips used in smartphones.

  • Stop worrying, and love nuclear power: Officials Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Although atomic power is languishing, the industry is going on the offensive to change the conversation.

  • Aug 28- Abercrombie& Fitch Co is finally shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel, clothes that made the brand one of the most sought after among teens in the past two decades. While a pair of women's skinny jeans from Abercrombie would set a shopper back by about $75, the same could cost less than $10 at Forever 21 or H&M, according to company websites.

  • Aug 28- Canadian oil and gas company Crew Energy Inc said it would sell its liquids-rich assets in Princess, Alberta for C $150 million to focus on the development of its core Montney properties in British Columbia.

  • Aug 28- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on patient enrolments for three trials testing its experimental cancer drug, vantictumab.

  • Aug 28- Canadian oil and gas company Crew Energy Inc said it would sell its liquids-rich assets in Princess, Alberta for C $150 million to focus on the development of its core Montney properties in British Columbia.

  • Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson is recalling some lots of its implant used to correct defects of the jaw, following more than a dozen cases of injury.

  • Aug 28- Digital Ally Inc said the Michigan police force placed an order for the company's flagship video cameras for its fleet, highlighting the spike in demand for surveillance systems since a policeman fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.

  • Aug 28- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on patient enrolments for three trials testing its experimental cancer drug, vantictumab. OncoMed is developing the drug in collaboration with Germany's Bayer AG. The FDA formally placed a partial hold on vantictumab, following the voluntary halt.

  • UPDATE 1-Abercrombie comparable sales continue slide Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    Aug 28- Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie& Fitch Co's same-store sales declined for the tenth straight quarter as it struggled to attract customers who held back discretionary spending amid wage cuts and fewer jobs.

  • FDA says Johnson & Johnson recalls some jaw implants Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson is recalling some lots of its implant used to correct defects of the jaw following more than a dozen cases of injury. The device, which is used to lengthen and stabilize the lower jawbone and the side of the lower jaw, is being recalled by JNJ unit DePuy Synthes as it may reverse after surgery.

  • Aug 28- Digital Ally Inc, a maker of wearable cameras, said it received an order of more than $1.1 million from the Michigan police force. Interest in makers of security cameras has surged as pressure mounts on the police for a transparent investigation into the Aug. 9 shooting of 18- year-old by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Abercrombie second-quarter sales fall 6 pct Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Aug 28- Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie& Fitch Co's quarterly sales fell 6 percent as customers cut back on discretionary spending amid wage cuts and fewer jobs. The company's shares were down 8 percent in premarket trading on Thursday.

  • Aug 28- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc and that its offer was both superior and achievable than an offer from Dollar Tree Inc.