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  • Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote. The issues range from whether Scotland will use the pound as its currency to how much U.K. debt it should take on to how the military will be split up— and the results will affect all of the U.K.' s 64 million people, not just the 5.3 million in Scotland.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher moderates panel, "Perspectives on the Fed's Role in International Crises" before a conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas- 2100 GMT.

  • *Polling stations open at 0600 GMT on Thursday. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Just hours before Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters, as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307- year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

  • *SPDR Gold Trust holdings fall. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Gold prices fell more than 1 percent to fresh eight-month lows on Wednesday as the dollar rallied and investors worried about forecasts that the U.S. That's what the market is looking at despite a pretty even, perhaps dovish result and presser, "said Tai Wong, director, metals trading at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • *Britain implores Scotland to stay, offers more powers. *Polling stations open at 0600 GMT on Thursday. EDINBURGH, Sept 17- On the eve of Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307- year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists.

  • *Scottish firms vs FTSE: http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/2014/08/27/14062036f0. htm. LONDON, Sept 17- The big question about investor anxiety over Scotland's independence referendum is not whether it's warranted, but why it took so long to materialise and why it's still so marginal.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Brent turned lower and U.S. crude extended losses on Wednesday after a government report showed crude stocks rose sharply in the United States last week and as a strong dollar continued to create headwinds for dollar-denominated commodities.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- London's trading rooms are gearing up for an extra long shift to cover Scotland's independence referendum and drafting in extra staff, anticipating a surge in activity when the result comes through early on Friday.

  • *Sellers say holding talks with China on Kurdish oil sales. *A China deal could hurt Baghdad's efforts to halt trades.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- London's trading rooms are gearing up for an extra long shift to cover Scotland's independence referendum and drafting in extra staff, anticipating a surge in activity when the result comes through early on Friday. The vote on whether Scotland should end its 300- year-old union with England was set for a nail-biting finish.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- The U.S. dollar edged lower against the euro on Wednesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices fell last month, fueling skepticism that the Federal Reserve will adopt a more hawkish tone in a policy statement later in the session.

  • *OPEC could trim 2015 output to 29.5 mln bpd- Badri. LONDON, Sept 17- Brent crude oil steadied at around $99 per barrel on Wednesday, after jumping on Tuesday on hopes the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would help reduce a global supply glut by cutting output.

  • Exodus hits U.S. law firm Bingham amid merger talks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Sept 17- Twenty-two partners have jumped ship en masse from Bingham McCutchen's marquee restructuring practice, raising questions about the fate of the law firm's closely watched merger talks with the larger Morgan Lewis& Bockius.

  • ISTANBUL, Sept 17- The head of Turkey's Bank Asya has vowed to strengthen its capital base and see off what he described as a systematic campaign to undermine it, warning the attack on his bank could sour foreign investors' views of Turkey.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- Shares in Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema tumbled on Wednesday after its head Vladimir Yevtushenkov was accused by Russian investigators of money-laundering in connection with the company's acquisition of oil producer Bashneft.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- Sterling crept higher on Wednesday, helped by a handful of polls showing the "No" camp holding onto a slender lead in the run-in to Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence.

  • Russian investigators accused Sistema's Vladimir Yevtushenkov of money laundering late on Tuesday in connection with his company's acquisition of up-and-coming oil producer Bashneft.

  • *Need for skilled talent puts London at odds with national policy. LONDON, Sept 17- When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.

  • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    Russia's rich have followed that rule for nearly a decade, and now fret the unspoken promise may be void. Market watchers are almost unanimous in saying that Yevtushenkov's house arrest is a move by the government and state-owned oil giant Rosneft to take control of his oil company, Bashneft.