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  • Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 3:12 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

    Apple new mobile payments system is winning over financial industry heavyweights, signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives.

  • India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    Left largely unspoken, though, are the deep worries in India over Chinese maneuvering in the Indian Ocean, where New Delhi's years of dominance is being chipped away by billions of dollars in aid from Beijing and gargantuan Chinese construction projects.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • Mentor swears in new Southeast Asia ambassador Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Judge Harry Pregerson, who is 91 and one of the longest-serving members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, swore in Nina Hachigian as American envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- General Electric Co and Germany's Siemens are considering bids for compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand that could derail a merger between Dresser-Rand and Swiss pump maker Sulzer, according to media reports.

  • Sept 19- Online home-furnishings retailer Wayfair Inc's initial public offering is expected to be priced at $25- $28 per share, valuing the company at $2.32 billion at the top end of the range. It counts funds affiliated with Great Hill Partners, Battery Ventures and HarbourVest Partners among its stockholders.

  • But Apple Inc's new mobile payments system- unveiled just ten days ago- is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial industry and signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives.

  • Sept 19- Oracle Corp's shares fell as much as 5.5 percent after the database software maker reported disappointing quarterly earnings late Thursday and said Larry Ellison was stepping aside as chief executive.

  • Sept 19- For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc disclosed on Friday that it may face civil charges by the U.S. securities regulator following investigations related to two private education loan programs for its students.

  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.

  • Oracle shares slide after soft results, CEO change Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    Sept 19- Shares of database software maker Oracle Corp. fell 2 percent in premarket trading on Friday after the company posted disappointing quarterly earnings late Thursday and at the same time said Larry Ellison was stepping aside as chief executive.

  • Sept 19- For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc disclosed on Friday that it may face civil charges by the U.S. securities regulator following investigations related to two private education loan programs for its students.

  • Sept 18- U.S. regulators are investigating a Goldman Sachs Group Inc internship for the brother of a former official at Libya's sovereign wealth fund and perks allegedly offered by the bank to the fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • BOSTON/ CHICAGO, Sept 18- Home Depot Inc Thursday said some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting the hacking attack at the home improvement chain was larger than last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp..

  • Sept 18- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.

  • Sept 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, forecast quarterly revenue below analysts' estimates. Red Hat's billings growth of 17 percent for the second quarter ended Aug. 31 also disappointed investors, said Derrick Wood, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP.

  • Sept 18- Hyatt Hotels Corp said it will sell as franchises 38 select service hotels to a company organized by Lone Star Funds for about $590 million.

  • Sept 18- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading. Cowen and Co said last month that it expects JetBlue to outperform the market under new management and increased its price target for the airline's shares to $15 from $10.

  • Clorox CEO Donald Knauss steps down Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Sept 18- Home cleaning products maker Clorox Co said Chief Executive Donald Knauss was stepping down after eight years at the helm. He started his career at The Coca-Cola Co and went on to join PepsiCo Inc and Procter& Gamble Co before joining Clorox. Oakland, California- based Clorox's shares were little changed on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • Sept 18- Home Depot Inc said on Thursday that data could have been stolen from 56 million payment cards by criminals who used malware from April to September to hack into its systems at stores in the United States and Canada.