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  • July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, sending the pet products retailer's shares up 13 percent in premarket trading.

  • July 3- Chinese mobile security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said its independent auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, informed the company that it would need to expand the scope of its 2013 audit. NQ said its board and audit committee are considering PricewaterhouseCoopers' request.

  • NEW DELHI, July 3- Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for improving U.S. ties during a meeting with Senator John McCain in New Delhi on Thursday, as the two countries seek to patch up their differences and boost their economic relationship.

  • Brand USA is actively involved in Asian markets to tap into the "aspirational" nature of travel to the U.S., said Chris Thompson CEO of Brand USA.

  • July 2- U.S. strip mall vacancies fell slightly in the second quarter, while retail mall vacancies remained unchanged, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report.

  • July 2- Russia's Rosneft has submitted details of a deal to buy an oil trading unit of Morgan Stanley to a confidential U.S. committee that evaluates national security risks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.

  • July 2- North Korea has handed Japan names of at least 10 Japanese nationals who are said to be living in that country, including those believed to have been abducted by Pyongyang agents, the Nikkei reported.

  • July 2- Drug developer Bind Therapeutics said it ended a partnership with Amgen Inc to develop targeted cancer therapy due to unsatisfactory results.

  • UPDATE 1-Fiber network company Zayo Group files for IPO Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    July 2- Fiber network company Zayo Group Holdings Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. The Boulder, Colorado- based company listed Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Goldman Sachs as lead underwriters for the IPO.

  • Fiber network co Zayo Group files for IPO Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    The Boulder, Colorado- based company listed Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Goldman Sachs as lead underwriters of the IPO.

  • *Mitsubishi UFJ, CIMB and TPG among suitors- bankers. *Targets include Rizal Commercial Banking Corp- bankers.

  • July 2- Troubled lender Doral Financial Corp said an appeals court in Puerto Rico reversed a lower court's ruling that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a case stemming from its tax dispute with the island's government.

  • Boeing gets $2.8 bln contract from NASA Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    The agreement comes as NASA and Boeing complete the Critical Design Review on the core stage, the last major review before full production begins, Boeing said.

  • July 2- Kroger Co said on Wednesday it would buy Vitacost.com Inc, a health products retailer, for about $280 million in a bid to expand its presence in the profitable health and wellness niche popularized by Whole Foods Market Inc..

  • July 2- St. Jude Medical Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified the company that issues regarding its Sylmar, California- based manufacturing plant have been resolved. The FDA last year had warned St.

  • UPDATE 2-Rackspace may take itself private - TechCrunch Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Wells Fargo Securities analyst Gray Powell said Rackspace could seriously be considering a move to go private, a move supported by the strength of its balance sheet. Rackspace has received at least three acquisition bids, including those from Hewlett-Packard Co and IBM, the tech blog reported, citing a source within the company.

  • July 2- Energy utility UGI Corp said it reached an agreement in principle to buy French oil major Total SA's LPG distribution business in France for about 400- 450 million euros. UGI distributed about 600 million retail gallons of LPG throughout Europe in fiscal 2013, including more than 250 million retail gallons of LPG by its unit Antargaz in France.

  • July 2- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said it would buy online grocery and nutrition products retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million to strengthen its online retailing business. Kroger said it would use Vitacost to enter new markets and new channels, along with its Harris Teeter's online order and pick-up service.

  • July 2- Constellation Brands Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as its advertising campaigns boosted sales of Corona and Modelo beer brands in the summer, sending its shares up 7 percent premarket.

  • July 2- St. Jude Medical Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified the company that issues regarding its Sylmar, California- based manufacturing plant have been resolved. The FDA last year had warned St. Jude of serious violations at the plant where the Durata and Riata leads for implantable defibrillators are made.