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  • *Freeport targtting 2014 copper sales worth $5.7 bln. JAKARTA, March 28- Indonesia has approved big increases in 2014 copper sales for local units of copper miners Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc and Newmont Mining Corp, as it pushes for the two firms to resume exports quickly.

  • LONDON, March 28- Copper rose on Friday, climbing to its highest in 2-1/ 2 weeks, as speculation gathered pace that China could step-in to stimulate its economy and lift demand for industrial metals.

  • SYDNEY, March 28- London copper edged higher on Friday, moving further away from more than three-year lows hit earlier this month, as hopes for stimulus in top metals user China put it on target for its biggest weekly rise in six months.

  • LONDON, March 21- The future of two big loans for oil trading firm Gunvor and petrochemicals group Sibur were thrown into doubt after Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko appeared on the US sanctions list over Russia's involvement in Crimea and Ukraine.

  • *Freeport says tax breaches contract; govt wants firmer smelter commitments. Freeport and fellow U.S. miner Newmont Mining Corp have refused to pay an escalating export tax introduced on Jan. 12 as part of package of new mining rules aimed at forcing miners to build smelters and process raw materials in Indonesia.

  • *The move is a potential victory for Freeport, Newmont. *Minister: Freeport to resume copper exports in near future. A senior government official said Freeport would resume exports of copper concentrate in the "near future".

  • *Indonesia will consider easing export tax after Freeport builds smelter-minister. JAKARTA, Feb 24- U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold is expected to resume copper concentrate exports from Indonesia in the "near future", a minister said, after halting shipments due to a dispute over new mining rules imposed last month.

  • *Copper producers Freeport and Newmont in dispute with govt. The tax ratchets up sharply before an outright export ban from 2017 and Freeport and Newmont Mining Corp, which produce 97 percent of Indonesia's copper, have halted all exports and are locked in talks with the government because they say the tax breaches their contracts.

  • Jan 31- Gold and copper producer Newmont Mining Corp might curtail operations in Indonesia unless its dispute with the government over a new export tax is resolved in the next couple months, Chief Executive Gary Goldberg said on Friday.

  • Jan 27- Southwest Airlines Co said on Monday it will start flights to Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica in July, its first flights outside the continental United States under the Southwest brand.

  • Jan 27- Southwest Airlines Co said on Monday it will start flights to Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica in July, its the first international flights under the Southwest brand.

  • *Freeport could face $5 bln in extra taxes over next 3 yrs- Reuters calculation. Freeport and fellow miner Newmont Mining, which together account for virtually all copper mining in Indonesia and are exempt from export taxes under current contracts, are expected to meet finance ministry officials on Friday.

  • New copper tax clouds Freeport's outlook in Indonesia Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    *Freeport could face $5 bln in extra taxes over next 3 yrs-Reuters calculation. Freeport and fellow miner Newmont Mining, which together account for virtually all copper mining in Indonesia and are exempt from export taxes under their current contracts, are expected to meet with finance ministry officials later on Friday.

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    Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!

  • *30,000 to 40,000 will need shelter, New York mayor says. NEW YORK, Nov 4- A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday's presidential election.

  • HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as it threatened to hit the eastern third of the country with torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before U.S. presidential and congressional elections.

  • UPDATE 4-Hurricane Sandy closes in on U.S. East Coast Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday, where it threatens to hit the eastern third of the country with torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before U.S. presidential and congressional elections.

  • MIAMI, Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy was downgraded on Saturday morning but remained highly menacing as it pulled away from the Bahamas, making a slow path toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades.

  • MIAMI, Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy was downgraded on Saturday morning but remains a highly menacing tropical storm likely to have a major impact on the northeastern United States early next week, forecasters said.

  • MIAMI, Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy was downgraded on Saturday morning but remains a highly menacing tropical storm likely to have a major impact on the northeastern United States early next week, forecasters said.