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  • TORONTO, Oct 30- Goldcorp Inc said on Thursday it expected "very strong" fourth-quarter production after its third-quarter earnings and output fell short of market expectations, pushing its stock down to a six-year low. We expect a very strong fourth-quarter finish, "Goldcorp Chief Executive Officer Chuck Jeannes said on a conference call.

  • Mexico Supreme Court rejects energy referendum Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a bid to hold a national referendum on a major energy overhaul that opened the sector to widespread private investment for the first time in 76 years. By law, the Supreme Court must determine whether such a vote would be constitutional. Dolores Padierna of the opposition Democratic Revolution Party...

  • *NHTSA sets Dec. 1 deadline for Takata documents. DETROIT, Oct 30- U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday ordered Japanese supplier Takata Corp to provide documents and answer questions under oath related to the government's ongoing probe of potentially defective Takata air bags in millions of U.S. vehicles. Takata spokesman Alby Berman said on Thursday the...

  • Oct 30- Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has set its sights on the wireless assets put up for sale by America Movil, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. SoftBank recently asked Sprint Corp Chief Executive Marcelo Claure to gather information on the assets that America Movil is planning to sell, sources told the...

  • UPDATE 2-Goldcorp results lag expectations, stock drops Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 30- Goldcorp Inc, the world's biggest gold producer by market value, reported lower-than-expected adjusted earnings on Thursday as production lagged expectations, sending its stock sharply lower. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based miner said adjusted earnings fell to $70 million, or 9 cents a share, in the quarter from $190 million, or 23 cents a...

  • Minibike company fined by government safety agency Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A South Carolina company that sells minibikes and go-carts has agreed to pay $4.3 million in a settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission— the largest-ever civil penalty levied by the agency. CPSC alleged that Baja Inc. and its corporate affiliate, One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, South Carolina, failed to immediately report...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 27- Mexico's Grupo Elektra said it had settled a legal dispute with the Mexican stock exchange, which the company controlled by billionaire Ricardo Salinas had blamed for causing its share price to slump in 2012.. Elektra said in a statement to the exchange on Monday that an agreement had been approved by a Mexico City court to prevent any change...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- Mexico and the United States reached a deal on Monday to avert potentially steep duties on Mexican sugar imports to the United States, defusing a months-long dispute that threatened to escalate into a major trade war. The concessions will help resolve a dispute that threatened to spiral into a tit-for-tat trade war after Mexico...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- Mexico and the United States reached a deal on Monday to avert potentially steep duties on Mexican sugar imports to the United States in talks that went down to the last minute. The U.S. Department of Commerce said late on Monday that Mexican and U.S. officials and Mexican sugar exporters initialed a draft agreement that would...

  • SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    It departed the International Space Station earlier in the day with 3,300 pounds of gear for NASA, including valuable science samples. The California- based SpaceX company launched the Dragon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 21. NASA is paying SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corp. to make station supply runs.

  • Controladora Vuela beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    ZEDEC SANTA FE, Mexico _ Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB. de CV on Wednesday reported earnings of $26 million in its third quarter. Zedec Santa Fe, Mexico- based company said it had net income of 26 cents. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share.

  • LAGOS DE MORENO, Mexico, Oct 22- Nestle has no plans to close any of its eight factories or curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West and Central Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if it spreads, the Chief Executive of the world's largest food company said on Wednesday. Nestle's factories in the region including both Ghana and Ivory Coast produce...

  • Correction: Air Bag Recall-Glance story Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. But Wednesday it added multiple models and removed about 133,000 older General Motors cars that were put on the list by mistake. The agency is urging people in high-humidity areas such as Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  • Oct 22- U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp airbags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. Following is a list of U.S. vehicle recalls so far in 2014 that are related to the airbags:. Recalled more than 5 million potentially affected...

  • Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say. Kelp plays a pivotal role in the food chain, she told the Los Angeles Times. She noticed something different while scuba diving near Crystal Cove in late August, when...

  • OSLO, Oct 20- The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action "will be almost insignificant relative to projected growth," the document showed.

  • MEXICO CITY/ DETROIT/ TOKYO, Oct 18- Manufacturing problems with Takata Corp air bags go beyond what the Tokyo- based company has disclosed to U.S. safety regulators about why the devices are at risk of exploding with dangerous force, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters. Takata has cooperated with an investigation begun in June by...

  • MEXICO CITY/ MONTERREY Oct 17- Mexico's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart de Mexico, on Friday said Chief Executive Scot Rank would step down after five years and that the head of Wal-Mart Latin America would take on a bigger role in the Mexico and Central America business. The change in leadership comes almost two years after a New York Times investigation that alleged...

  • CARACAS, Oct 15- After three weeks trapped inside their home, Natalie Pereira and her family made a final decision: they must leave Venezuela. Pereira, a 33- year-old dentist now living in Texas, is not alone in making that decision. Having largely but unsuccessfully voted against socialist leader Hugo Chavez during his 14- year presidency, they hoped for a change...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 13- The Mexican peso could hold its value or even strengthen against the U.S. dollar on the back of a raft of domestic economic reforms and the country's close ties to the United States, Mexico's central bank chief Agustin Carstens said. But strong economic fundamentals in Mexico should help shore up Mexico's peso, Carstens told Mexican newspaper...