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  • HOUSTON, July 29- Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. To carry out the order from Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Marshals Service may need to rely on companies in the Galveston Bay area that provide crude offloading services.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 0430 GMT/12.30AM ET Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival. TOKYO- Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster- the PlayStation.

  • July 28- Darden Restaurants Inc's food fight with activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP entered a new phase on Monday, when the company said Clarence Otis would step down as chairman and chief executive officer.

  • July 28- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Monday that Clarence Otis would step down as chairman and chief executive officer, buckling under pressure from activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP.

  • July 28 (Reuters)- Darden Restaurants Inc said Clarence Otis would step down as chairman and chief executive officer, buckling under pressure from activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP.

  • July 28- Herbalife Ltd, a maker of weight-loss and nutritional products, cut its sales outlook for the year after raising it three months earlier, sending its shares down 10.5 percent in extended trading.

  • Herbalife profit falls 17 pct as costs rise Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    July 28- Herbalife Ltd, a maker of weight-loss and nutritional products, reported a 17 percent drop in quarterly profit as costs rose, sending its shares down 7 percent after the bell. Net income fell to $119.5 million, or $1.31 per share, in the second-quarter ended June 30, from $143.2 million, or $1.34 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 7 percent to $1.31 billion.

  • *North America sales up 14 pct; international down 1 pct. July 28- Engine-maker Cummins Inc raised its revenue forecast this year, on the back of increased demand from North American truck makers, but its shares dropped as much as 3.9 percent as investors were unimpressed.

  • July 25- Shares of WellCare Health Plans Inc fell 22 percent on Friday, a day after the healthcare provider reported a surprise loss due to high costs for Medicaid plans in Florida and the company halved its forecast for full-year adjusted profit.

  • Analysts, who were surprised by the decision, said the issues cited by the FDA were "rather mild" and expected Zalviso to eventually receive approval. The FDA in its complete response letter sought more data to ensure proper use of the device but did not ask for additional human clinical trials.

  • July 28- Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock, combining the two most-popular U.S. real estate website operators. Both Zillow and Trulia have been spending aggressively on advertising, foregoing near-term profitability, to capture a bigger share of online spending on real estate listings.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to bigger global rival JBS SA's Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million.

  • July 28- Cummins Inc, which makes engines and other vehicle components, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast, citing improving demand from makers of pickup trucks and motor homes in North America.

  • UPDATE 1-Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 bln in stock Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    July 28- U.S. real estate website operator Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock, as the U.S. real estate market continues its choppy recovery. Both Zillow and Trulia have been spending aggressivley on advertising, foregoing near-term profitability, to corner a bigger share of online spending on real estate listings.

  • July 28- Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc plunged nearly 28 percent in premarket trading, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its pain drug device, Zalviso, late on Friday. AcelRx said it would resubmit its marketing application for Zalviso by the end of the year, pending further discussions with the FDA.

  • Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 bln in stock Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    July 28- U.S. real estate website operator Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock.

  • July 28- Canadian power company TransAlta Corp said it would build a A $570 million gas power station in South Hedland, Western Australia. The 150- megawatt power station will supply to customers of state-owned Horizon Power in the Pilbara region and to Fortescue Metals Group Ltd's port operations, TransAlta said on Monday.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA, the world's No. 1 meat producer, for $575 million. The company said it would use proceeds from the sale to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co, which is expected to close in the current quarter.

  • July 28- Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer. Dollar Tree's offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represents a premium of about 23 percent over Family Dollar's close of $60.66 on Friday.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to Pilgrims Pride Corp parent JBS SA for $575 million. Tyson, which also reported a 10.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, said it would use the sale proceeds to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co..