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  • Sept 15- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp struck its biggest deal on Monday, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion to beef up its slowing healthcare business. Shares of the company, which is buying TriZetto from London- based private equity firm Apax Partners LLP, rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • Europe shares rise as M&A fever boosts brewers Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    *Report AB InBev seeking financing for SABMiller deal. PARIS, Sept 15- European shares rose around midday on Monday, led by a sharp rally in brewers such as SABMiller and Heineken sparked by M&A activity in the sector.

  • Bradley Cooper drops in at London Fashion Week Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    LONDON— London Fashion Week reached its glitziest day Monday, with big names like Burberry and Tom Ford packing in the crowds, the supermodels and the celebrities. Day 4 of the style spectacle also saw the latest offerings from young talents Christopher Kane and Erdem, as well as Issa, Giles and Peter Pilotto.

  • *China factory output grows at weakest pace in nearly 6 yrs. LONDON, Sept 15- Sweden's crown hit a two-year low against the dollar and a two-month trough versus the euro on Monday after voters elected a minority government, which could trigger political uncertainty in Scandinavia's biggest economy.

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 15- Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself.

  • GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept 15- Once mocked for claiming to have saved the world after the 2008 financial crisis, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown may now have the fate of Scotland in his hands.

  • Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small companies slump Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. "Reading the tea leaves, it seems that investors are trying to position themselves for a more aggressive Fed," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank.

  • *Gulf better able to handle U.S. rate hikes than most regions. *Bahrain and Oman budgets, Dubai property market may be losers.

  • *SABMiller, Heineken advance on M&A news. Weekend data showed China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other major sectors also fell, increasing fears that China may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes new stimulus measures.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Sweden's crown fell to a two-month low against the euro on Monday after the country elected a minority government, which could lead to a political impasse in Scandinavia's biggest economy.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later on Monday four days before a historic independence referendum to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice.

  • Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand— At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.

  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security— the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

  • *China slowdown worries rattle stocks. SYDNEY, Sept 15- Asian stocks skidded to five-week lows on Monday, giving European markets a negative lead after a batch of weak data out of China raised the spectre of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

  • Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    He's the subject of an exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried— just miles from Coney Island where he lived and worked. "William F. Mangels: Amusing the Masses on Coney Island and Beyond" runs through Oct. 26 at the cemetery's chapel.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing, people familiar with the matter said, in a new reversal on electric cars that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.

  • US says Middle East to help fight IS, UK cautious Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Washington said countries in the Middle East have offered to join airstrikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.

  • *Aussie tests psychological 90- cent support on soft China data. SYDNEY, Sept 15- The Australian dollar slid to a six-month low on Monday as worries about slower Chinese growth hit a nerve, but other major currencies held their ground ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.8 percent to 24,392.86 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6 percent to 5,496.20. China's Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.3 percent to 2,326.06. Singapore, Seoul, Jakarta and Taipei also fell.

  • *China slowdown worries curb risk appetite. SYDNEY, Sept 15- Asian stocks stumbled to their lowest in five weeks on Monday after a batch of weak data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. The Australian dollar, considered a liquid proxy for China plays, also took a hammering and slumped to a six-month low.