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  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude oil steadied below $98 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week as OPEC talk of a production cut balanced worries about ample supply at a time of fragile demand.

  • *To help Mitsubishi maintain production levels in Thailand. MILAN/ TOKYO, Sept 19- Mitsubishi Motors will produce a new pickup for Fiat from 2016 in a deal to boost the Italian carmaker's commercial vehicle sales and raise output at the Japanese company's plant in Thailand.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude slipped towards $97 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week, as OPEC talk of a production cut failed to calm market nerves about ample supply at a time of fragile demand.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude slipped towards $97 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week, despite signs oil producers may cut production to arrest price falls.

  • RPT-Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    *Turkish TV saturated by images of brutality. ISTANBUL, Sept 18- Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. prime-time talk show host Seda Sayan asked Calinak, who served two separate prison sentences for the murders before being released under an amnesty program.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Brent crude drew closer to $98 a barrel on Friday and is set for its first weekly gain in three on the possibility of lower OPEC output. Brent was up 6 cents at $97.76 a barrel at 0624 GMT, while October U.S. crude was 5 cents higher at $93.12.

  • *Sterling gains as Scotland voters decide to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Brent crude held below $98 a barrel on Friday, but was set for its first weekly gain in three on the possibility of lower OPEC output. Brent was down 4 cents at $97.66 a barrel by 0418 GMT, while the October U.S. crude was 5 cents lower at $93.02.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after a early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares edged higher on Friday, cheered by news of an eye-popping initial public offering by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, while sterling rebounded after a survey published showed support for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom.

  • Sept 18- Hyatt Hotels Corp said it will sell as franchises 38 select service hotels to a company organized by Lone Star Funds for about $590 million.

  • Air Products reorganizes business into 7 units Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Air Products& Chemicals Inc. plans to restructure its business into seven divisions next month as it seeks to boost growth. On Oct. 1, the company will break up its industrial gases business by location: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia; and global. Shares of Air Products rose $2.12 to $133.04 Thursday.

  • The drug, developed by Vivus Inc, is marketed in the United States and Canada by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. Vivus' stock was up about 13 percent at $4.40 in afternoon trading.

  • The drug was developed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc and Vivus Inc.. Vivus owns the worldwide development and commercial rights to Stendra for use in sexual dysfunction, with the exception of certain Asian countries in the Pacific Rim.

  • Massacre warnings signal it's time to attack ISIL Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:08 PM ET
    File photo of ISIS fighters on parade

    Warnings of a massacre in northern Syria indicate that it's time for the US to attack ISIL, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters)- Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer told jurors on Thursday during closing arguments at the bank's trial on civil charges under the U.S. anti-terrorism law.

  • The drug, developed by Vivus Inc, is marketed in the United States and Canada by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. Vivus' stock was up about 13 percent at $4.40 in afternoon trading.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will recall about 20,000 vehicles worldwide for possible fuel leaks. All of the affected Toyota models were produced in the United States, with the Lexus model made in Canada.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A lawyer for Arab Bank Plc urged U.S. jurors to find that it never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, as closing arguments began on Thursday in a closely-watched terrorism financing trial.

  • How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    AMMAN, Sept 18- In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate.