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  • July 1- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said it was voluntarily recalling six lots of the injectable version of its blood thinner, Coumadin, in the United States, after particulate matter was found in some unreleased samples.

  • July 1- Twitter Inc named Anthony Noto as CFO, putting the well-regarded former Goldman Sachs executive who led its successful November IPO in charge of finances. Twitter shares rose as much as 4.8 percent after the messaging service announced its latest upper-management shake-up.

  • *Manufacturing picks across Asia, South Korea lags. New York, July 1- Manufacturing activity in the United States and in Asia's industrial powerhouses China and Japan expanded further in June but euro zone growth faltered as main motor Germany slowed.

  • July 1- Twitter Inc said Chief Financial Officer Mike Gupta will become senior vice president of strategic investments and named Anthony Noto as his replacement. Noto, 46, was a managing director in Goldman Sachs' technology, media and telecom investment banking group, Twitter said in a regulatory statement.

  • July 1- Lockheed Martin Corp, Pentagon's biggest defense supplier, said it would freeze its current pension plan and move employees to a defined contribution retirement plan. The new pension plan will come into effect from Jan. 1, 2016, the maker of the F-35 fighter jet, satellites and coastal warships said on Tuesday.

  • July 1- Agenus Inc said its experimental cancer vaccine helped brain tumor patients live nearly twice as long compared with those who received standard of care treatment.

  • July 1- Dov Charney, ousted as American Apparel Inc's chairman and chief executive two weeks ago, said he has increased his stake in the apparel retailer to 43 percent, as he fights to regain control of the company he founded. American Apparel shares were marked down 7.7 percent at 83 cents in premarket trading.

  • July 1- Private-equity firms KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital are among the groups looking to buy a majority stake in food retailer Kuwait Food Co SAK, better known as Americana, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The other potential bidders include CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Advent International Corp, Bloomberg said.

  • AGENUS BRAIN CANCER VACCINE NEARLY DOUBLES SURVIVAL RATE IN. July 1- Agenus Inc said its experimental cancer vaccine helped brain tumor patients live nearly twice as long compared with those who received standard of care treatment.

  • *Manufacturing picks across Asia, South Korea lags. LONDON/ TOKYO, July 1- Manufacturing activity in Asia's industrial powerhouses China and Japan gained pace in June, fuelled by improving demand at home, but euro zone growth faltered as main motor Germany slowed.

  • July 1- Dov Charney, who was ousted as American Apparel Inc's chairman and chief executive last month, said he has increased his stake in the apparel retailer to 42.98 percent. The former CEO, already the biggest shareholder in American Apparel with a 27.2 percent stake, said the increased stake reflected his holding as of last Friday.

  • PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - July 1 Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    July 1- The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. *BNP Paribas SA on Monday admitted to doing billions of dollars in deals with Iran and other countries blacklisted by the United States and agreed to pay a record $8.9 billion penalty to state and federal authorities.

  • *Domestic demand, investment lift China, Japan activity. BEIJING/ TOKYO, July 1- Manufacturing activity in Asia's industrial powerhouses China and Japan gained pace in June, fueled mainly by improving demand at home, but a long-awaited bounce in exports remained slow in coming.

  • June 30- U.S. office vacancy rate remained stagnant at 16.8 percent in the second quarter due to lower demand for new or additional space, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report released on Monday. Markets in Houston, San Jose, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, San Diego and Orange County had the strongest rent growth in the quarter, Reis said.

  • June 30- Hewlett-Packard Co and attorneys representing shareholders confirmed on Monday they had agreed to settle litigation over the $11.1 billion acquisition of British software company Autonomy Corp..

  • June 30- Home healthcare service provider Gentiva Health Services Inc said its board had rejected an unsolicited offer from Kindred Healthcare Inc, saying the offer significantly undervalued the company.

  • MEWAT, India, July 1- Jai Prakash Sharma looked gloomily into the chilling tanks at the Mewat milk cooperative: they are only half full these days, thanks to a delay in India's annual monsoon rains that has robbed cattle fodder of nutritious moisture.

  • June 30- U.S. Bank, a part of U.S. Bancorp, will pay $200 million to resolve allegations that it certified home loans for government insurance even though they did not meet regulatory requirements, the U.S. Justice Department said.

  • June 30- Devon Energy Corp said it would sell its remaining non-core gas-rich properties to peer Linn Energy LLC for $2.3 billion to focus on more lucrative oil assets and cut debt.

  • Google is cutting its forgotten social network Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Orkut, Google's first social networking site, will fold on September 30 after ten years of existence. NBC News reports.