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  • European shares slip again, Commerzbank recovers Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    PARIS, Aug 7- European stocks slipped in early trade on Thursday, extending a week-long slide as tensions between the West and Russia continued to spook investors.

  • Aug 6- Travel website owner Priceline Group Inc will invest $500 million in Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd to broaden options for both companies in China. Shares of Ctrip rose about 8.6 percent in after-market trading to $65.65 while that of Priceline's were little changed.

  • Shares of the oil sands producer surged as much as 4.8 percent after Athabasca Chief Executive and President Sveinung Svarte said Wednesday a C $1.23 billion deal with PetroChina Co Ltd to complete its takeover of the Dover project would close within a "reasonable time frame."

  • Aug 6- NU Skin Enterprises Inc, a direct-seller of skincare and nutritional products, reported a much smaller-than-expected profit as sales fell in Greater China, its biggest market, and costs jumped, sending its shares down 16 percent.

  • Aug 6- Digital media and entertainment company AOL Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by a 60 percent jump in advertising revenue in its third-party platform. AOL, whose shares were up nearly 4 percent in premarket trading, also said it approved a $150 million share buyback program.

  • *HKEx shares up 35 pct in 2014 on Shanghai stock connection. HONG KONG, Aug 6- Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing Ltd will raise fees on the London Metal Exchange from Jan. 1 2015, HKEx said on Wednesday, as it battles costs from its acquisition of the LME and absorbs the London exchange's rising legal expenses.

  • NU Skin reports 73 percent fall in quarterly profit Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    Aug 6- NU Skin Enterprises Inc, a direct-seller of skincare and nutritional products, reported a 73 percent drop in quarterly profit as costs jumped and sales in Greater China, its biggest market, fell 12 percent. Nu Skin shares were down 17 percent in premarket trading.

  • UPDATE 1-Cognizant warns of slower growth; shares fall Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Aug 6- IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp said it expects full-year sales to grow at a slower pace than previously forecast, citing weakness at some clients and delays in booking revenue from some large deals.

  • MILAN, Aug 6- Shares in Fiat fell more than 8.5 percent on Wednesday to their lowest level this year, with traders citing concerns that investors who voted against the Italian carmaker's merger with Chrysler would exercise their right to sell the stock, potentially jeopardising the tie-up.

  • *Fate of Deutsche Telekom's U.S. business in suspense. FRANKFURT, Aug 6- Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 percent to a 16- week low on Wednesday after Sprint Corp dropped a bid to acquire the German company's U.S. business because of regulatory opposition.

  • Walgreen confirms Boots takeover in non-inversion deal Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    A Walgreens store on June 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

    U.S. giant Walgreen announced a near-£6 billion ($10.1 billion) deal to buy the remaining stake in U.K. drugstore chain Alliance Boots.

  • Aug 5- Media company Walt Disney Co's quarterly profit blew past Wall Street expectations, with a muscular performance from its "Captain America" movie, higher attendance at U.S. theme parks and brisk sales of merchandise tied to mega-hit "Frozen." Shares of Disney rose 15 cents in after-hours trading to $86.90 after closing at $86.75 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • *2nd- qtr rev drops 7 pct $1.39 bln. *Sees 3rd- qtr earnings/share $0.35- $0.41. Aug 5- Motorola Solutions Inc, a maker of walkie-talkies and radio systems, forecast a drop in sales for the current quarter and reported a 7 percent fall in second-quarter revenue as sales declined in North America.

  • Aug 5- Cablevision Systems Corp's subscriber losses doubled in the second quarter from the previous quarter as it cut down on promotions, sending its shares down as much as 7.8 percent.

  • Aug 5- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp is considering a rival bid to Dollar Tree Inc' s $8.5 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Dollar General shares were up 3 percent at $57.62 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Aug 5- Shares in Fiat fell more than 4 percent on Tuesday, with three traders citing a Chinese press report about a competition probe targeting the Chinese operations of Chrysler, the U.S. carmaker wholly owned by Fiat.

  • Aug 5- Cablevision Systems Corp's subscriber losses doubled in the second quarter from the previous quarter as it cut down on promotions, sending its shares down as much as 6 percent.

  • Aug 5- Motorola Solutions Inc, a maker of walkie-talkies and radio systems, forecast a surprise drop in sales for the current quarter and reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as sales declined in North America.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 5- Shares in WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork producer, are set to rise 9.7 percent in their Hong Kong trading debut on Tuesday as investors who weren't able to buy into the initial public offering jostle for a piece of the deal.

  • Aug 4- Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals soared on Monday, only to slump on Nasdaq after a CNN report suggested another company was first in line to see its Ebola treatment used to treat an outbreak in Africa.