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  • WELLINGTON, Sept 24- New Zealand's Fonterra will likely slash its milk purchase price to a six-year low on Wednesday, reviving margins while dealing a blow to farmers and the economy of the world's largest dairy exporting nation.

  • The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda- linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war. AbbVie has agreed to a deal to acquire Shire, which fell 1.9 percent to $251.38 in New York.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.

  • *U.S. and Arab allies bomb Syria for first time. NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. benchmark Treasuries yields on Tuesday fell to their lowest since Sept. 11 after U.S. and Arab warplanes bombed Syria, triggering concerns about the extent of U.S. involvement and effects on oil prices.

  • President Obama: 'Not America's fight alone' Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about airstrikes against militants in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    Obama emphasized that Americans were not acting alone but rather together with a coalition of Arab states and the support of more than 40 nations.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, as conflict in the Middle East intensified to push the energy sector higher, offsetting declines in the healthcare space after the U.S.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges up on softer dollar, equities Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    *U.S. attacks IS targets in Syria. LONDON, Sept 23- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar eased following comments from a New York Federal Reserve official that any increase in interest rates should be done cautiously, while U.S. air strikes added to global tensions and demand for safe assets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday, putting the S&P on pace for a third straight fall, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S. Treasury moved to curb "tax inversion" deals.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Tuesday, putting the S&P on pace for a third straight fall, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • Shoemaker Jimmy Choo to list shares in London Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    LONDON— Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has announced its intention to float its shares in London next month as part of an expansion drive, particularly in China. Malaysian-born designer Jimmy Choo and the brand's co-founder Tamara Mellon opened their first store in London in 1996. It is now owned by private investment firm JAB Luxury, which acquired it in 2011..

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S.-listed shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals were climbing on Tuesday, up 8.9 percent at $25.70 as one of the most actively trades Nasdaq stocks as its Ebola drug will be one of several to be tested in West Africa in a bid to win fast-track trials.

  • *138,000 Syrian Kurds crossed into Turkey in past week. GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

  • *U.S. attacks IS targets in Syria. LONDON, Sept 23- Gold rose 1.5 percent on Tuesday as the dollar eased after comments from a New York Federal Reserve's official that any increase in interest rates should be done cautiously, while U.S. air strikes added to global tension and hence safe-asset demand.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stock index futures were moving lower on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track for a third straight decline, as conflict in the Middle East intensified and after the U.S.

  • Albright: US needs to explain stakes better     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, shares her thoughts on whether the U.S. was late to the game in fighting against the ISIS threat.

  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, explains why U.S. airstrike against ISIS are very important and boots on the ground are needed. The regional partners are the ones that need to do a lot of it, says Albright.

  • US Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    A US jury finds a large Jordan-based bank responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings that left several Americans dead or wounded.

  • *Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights. LONDON, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday as the United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched strikes against Islamic State strongholds in Syria, and as a surprise pick-up in China's factory activity boosted the demand outlook.

  • *Jimmy Choo aims to join London stock market next month. PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 23- Jimmy Choo set out plans on Tuesday to join the London Stock Exchange next month in a deal that could value the upmarket shoe maker at more than 700 million pounds, seeking to woo investors with the prospect of expansion in Asia.