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The 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway refinery is one of several on the East Coast emerging from years of poor margins as they have depended on higher-priced oil from Europe and Africa due to a lack of access to cheaper domestic crude.
LONDON, May 24- Police investigating the murder of a soldier hacked to death on a busy London street were looking on Friday into whether the two suspected killers, British men of Nigerian descent, were part of a wider conspiracy.
LONDON, May 23- In the lurid scene of the red-handed knifeman describing his motives for hacking to death a British soldier in broad daylight, perhaps the most chilling aspect for Londoners was the man's unmistakably familiar accent.
JOHANNESBURG, May 23- South Africa's Reserve Bank left its repo rate unchanged on Thursday, while admitting for the first time in nearly a year that it had considered a cut to try to boost weakening growth in Africa's biggest economy.
STOCKHOLM, May 23- The scene of Sweden's worst riots in years, Husby is on the surface at least a typically neat suburb of colourful playgrounds, manicured parks and low rise apartment buildings.
SAN FRANCISCO/ DUBLIN, May 23- Apple has operated almost tax-free in Ireland since 1980, welcomed by a government keen to bring jobs to what was then one of Europe's poorest country, former company executives and Irish officials have said. Apple must have seemed attractive to Ireland and to Cork.
ADDIS ABABA, May 23- Ethiopia's huge public spending has created one of Africa's fastest-growing economies, but volatile inflation, balance of payments pressures and a stifled private sector raise questions over its sustainability, the International Monetary Fund said.
EPS 238.7 U.S. cents vs 239 Thomson Reuters forecast. *Main growth in Latin America, Africa. BRUSSELS, May 23- SABMiller, the world's second-biggest brewer, forecast margin expansion in the year ahead after profit grew in line with expectations thanks to a surge in earnings in Latin America and Africa.
TOKYO, May 23- Nissan Motor Co Ltd will recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including the Micra compact car, also known as the March, as a result of a steering wheel glitch, Japan's No.2 automaker said on Thursday.
TUNIS, May 23- For the first time since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, relations between mainstream Islamists in government and radical Salafist Muslim activists have reached breaking point, sparking deadly clashes in two Tunisian cities.
*Shifting story puts White House under glare. WASHINGTON, May 22- Facing criticism from Democratic loyalists, the White House acknowledged on Wednesday that President Barack Obama's team has struggled to get its story straight on who knew what when about the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
GENEVA/ LONDON, May 22- The UK and French governments will join a global initiative that will require oil and mining firms to comply with new disclosure measures aimed at tackling corruption, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.
May 22- Starbucks Corp executive Michelle Gass, who was instrumental in the world's biggest coffee chain's post-recession U.S. turnaround, is leaving after more than 16 years to become chief customer officer at retailer Kohl's Corp..
GENEVA, May 22- Russia, long touted as an engine of growth for the stuttering global business aviation industry, needs radical changes in its taxation and regulatory system if it is to fulfil that promise, a U.S. expert said on Wednesday.
*Spot gold slides after brief break over $1,400/ oz. (Rewrites throughout, updates prices, changes byline, dateline NEW YORK, May 22- Gold turned sharply lower on Wednesday, as investors weighed U.S. , "said Michael Cuggino and president and portfolio manager at Permanent Portfolio Funds in San Francisco."
GENEVA/ LONDON, May 22- The UK and French governments are set to join a global initiative that will require oil and mining firms to comply with new disclosure measures aimed at reducing corruption, sources involved in the process said on Wednesday.
By Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West. WASHINGTON, May 22- The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a scandal about extra tax scrutiny of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday she had done nothing wrong but invoked her constitutional right not to answer questions.
NEW YORK-- Syneron Medical Ltd. on Wednesday posted a smaller loss in the first quarter despite a decline in sales, helped by lower costs. Sales for its Syneron and Candela devices fell 5 percent, hurt by economic conditions in Japan and the region encompassing Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
LONDON, May 22- Gold was flat on Wednesday, giving up earlier gains after U.S. Spot gold had briefly broken above $1,400 to a one-week high of $1,414.25 an ounce after Bernanke said the Fed needed to see further signs the economy was gaining traction before removing current measures.
DUBAI, May 22- The lure of sub-saharan Africa, with its geographic proximity and promise of higher returns, is tempting cash-rich Gulf Arab bond investors to look south, a marked departure from the relative comfort and familiarity of the Middle East.