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  • NEW DELHI, Oct 30- India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming $3 billion global market.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 31- Indonesia's mining-to-telecoms conglomerate Bakrie Group will negotiate with creditors to restructure part of its $8 billion in debt rather than sell major assets, people familiar with its strategy say. Some creditors sued one Bakrie company in New York while a Jakarta supplier has asked an Indonesian court to supervise a debt...

  • Oct 30- A major RadioShack Corp lender is attempting to buy a bigger part of the electronic retailer's debt in exchange for backing the company's store-closing plan, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Salus Capital Partners LLC is seeking to buy as much as $465 million of the $585 million of loans arranged for affiliates of...

  • Oct 30- GoPro Inc forecast better-than-expected holiday quarter sales, underscoring the increasing popularity of its wearable cameras among surfers, skydivers and other action junkies. GoPro's shares, which went public in June, shot up 14 percent in extended trading on Thursday after the company also reported strong third-quarter results.

  • UPDATE 1-Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    Oct 30- Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff. Revenue at LinkedIn's hiring business, called Talent Solutions, rose 45 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, representing 61 percent of total revenue. LinkedIn's net loss attributable to...

  • Oct 30- Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries." On a per-share basis, Citigroup adjusted its profit to 88 cents for the quarter. Bernstein Research analysts estimated before Thursday's announcement that Citigroup's remaining reserves were about...

  • Oct 30- New York and federal energy regulators will hold a conference on Nov. 5 to discuss power grid capacity and infrastructure improvements that could help attract investments, the New York Public Service Commission said Thursday. Over the past year or so, several groups within New York, including the PSC, have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

  • Oct 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company benefited from its digital money transfer services. Western Union has cut prices and invested heavily in its online and mobile businesses to better compete with fast-growing rivals such as MoneyGram International Inc,...

  • Oct 30- GoPro Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, driven by strong demand for its wearable cameras, which are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies. Videos taken using GoPro cameras, which can be mounted on gear such as helmets, boards, bikes and dog harnesses, have made a big splash on the Internet. The net income...

  • FDA panel backs Daiichi's blood thinner Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Oct 30- A panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 9-1 in favor of approving Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo Co's blood clot and stroke preventer for use in some patients with atrial fibrillation. The drug, edoxaban, is a once-daily anticoagulant that inhibits Factor Xa, a protein that plays a central role in blood-clotting.

  • Citi revises Q3 lower due to legal accruals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    Oct 30- Citigroup Inc revised its third-quarter results lower due to a $600 million increase in legal accruals. The bank adjusted its third-quarter net income to $2.84 billion from $3.44 billion, citing "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations". The company, which had reported third-quarter results on Oct. 14, said its profit on a per share...

  • LinkedIn revenue jumps 45 pct as companies hire more Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    Oct 30- Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported a 45 percent rise in quarterly revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff. The company's net loss attributable to stockholders widened to $4.3 million, or 3 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $3.4 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $568.3 million from...

  • GoPro revenue up 46 pct on robust demand for cameras Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Oct 30- GoPro Inc's quarterly revenue jumped 46 percent due to strong demand for its wearable cameras, which are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies. The company reported net income attributable to GoPro shareholders of $14.6 million, or 10 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $1.1 million, or 1 cent per share, a...

  • Oct 30- Beauty products maker Elizabeth Arden Inc posted its third straight quarterly loss, largely due to its large exposure to perfumes, a category that has seen weak demand in North America. Elizabeth Arden had announced an annual cost saving target of $40- $50 million and the company said it had made significant overhead cost reduction during the first...

  • Western Union profit rises 9 pct Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Oct 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly profit as more people transferred money using its services. The company's net income rose to $234.1 million, or 44 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30 from $214.4 million, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier. Total revenue rose 2 percent to $1.44...

  • Oct 30- Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has set its sights on the wireless assets put up for sale by America Movil, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. SoftBank recently asked Sprint Corp Chief Executive Marcelo Claure to gather information on the assets that America Movil is planning to sell, sources told the...

  • TORONTO, Oct 30- Bombardier Inc reported quarterly earnings that topped expectations on Thursday and said it had put plans for a plane-building joint venture in Russia on hold due to political and economic conditions there, potentially jeopardizing a large Russian order. The Canadian plane and train maker had been in talks with state-owned industrial and...

  • Oct 30- A Southern California law firm has sued Kimberly-Clark Corp for more than $500 million, alleging that the Kleenex tissue maker committed fraud by marketing and selling some of its surgical gowns as protection against Ebola. Law firm Eagan Avenatti said it filed a class-action lawsuit in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, stating that Kimberly-Clark had...

  • *Walter Energy's Q3 cash burn rate high- analysts. *Alpha Natural shares slide 6 pct, Walter Energy down 13 pct. Oct 30- Higher-than-expected spending levels at U.S. coal miners Walter Energy Inc and Alpha Natural Resources Inc, struggling to stem their losses, worried investors enough to dump their stock.

  • Oct 30- Mosaic Co on Thursday forecast record-high global phosphate and potash shipments in 2015 despite concerns that weak crop prices would reduce farmers' fertilizer purchases. Corn and wheat prices plunged this autumn to multiyear lows amid a huge but delayed U.S. harvest. Dan Basse, president of research company AgResource said on Wednesday in Winnipeg...