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TAIPEI, Dec 12- Apple Inc on Thursday said it sent medical experts to contractor Pegatron Corp's Shanghai factory last month after a 15- year-old employee died of pneumonia.
*Microsoft down to' handful' of CEO candidates, Mulally not only contender. DETROIT/ NEW YORK, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co's board of directors plans to press Chief Executive Alan Mulally soon for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the job of CEO at Microsoft Corp.
NEW YORK, Dec 12- As a deadline approaches for people to sign up for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, some insurers and state-run online marketplaces are giving shoppers an extra week to pay their first premiums.
Lenders initiated foreclosure action against 52,826 U.S. homes in November, down 10 percent from the previous month and a drop of 32 percent from November last year, according to new data from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc.. Foreclosure starts increased last month on an annual basis in 15 states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Oregon.
AMSTERDAM, Dec 12- Every year Singaporeans and Malaysians choke on smoke when farmers and plantation firms in neighbouring Indonesia clear the land with fires during the dry season. Last summer, Philips diverted stocks of air purifiers from Hong Kong and China to the area in time for the worst pollution in 16 years.
SEOUL, Dec 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea after a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed on three of Samsung's mobile patents.
Dec 11- Boeing's Seattle- area machinists union made a preliminary proposal for a contract that would allow the new 777 X jetliner to be built in Washington state, where the current 777 is built.
*Tokyo's Nikkei heads for third straight daily fall. TOKYO, Dec 12- Asian shares slipped to a 2-1/ 2 month low on Thursday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve may act sooner than later to unwind its stimulus after a provisional budget deal in Washington eased some of the fiscal drag on the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Ukraine assured the United States on Wednesday that it had a policy against using the armed forces against demonstrators, the Pentagon said, after Washington expressed alarm at Kiev's deployment of riot police against anti-government protests.
SINGAPORE, Dec 12- London copper on Thursday fell back from one-month highs hit the day before, with traders taking profits from a four-session winning streak, but tight physical supply underpinned prices. *Copper pries hit their highest since Nov. 4 at $7,221 a tonne on Wednesday.
*Nitto Denko nosedives after cutting forecast. TOKYO, Dec 12- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped 1.4 percent to a one-week low on Thursday morning, led The Nikkei shed 223.11 points to 15,291.95 in mid-morning trade after hitting a low of 15,288.91, the weakest since last Friday.
SEOUL, Dec 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea, as a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed three of Samsung's mobile patents.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 12- Chevron Corp raised the cost of its giant Gorgon liquefied natural gas project in Australia by $2 billion on Wednesday, the second increase in just over a year to take the total cost to $54 billion.
*Tokyo's Nikkei heads for third straight daily fall. TOKYO, Dec 12- Asian shares slipped to a four-week low on Thursday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve may act sooner than later to unwind its stimulus after a provisional budget deal in Washington eased some of the fiscal drag on the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a bipartisan two-year budget deal, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co has moved Chief Executive Matthew Rose to an executive chairman role, renewing speculation he might be in line to replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire's helm. Carl Ice, 57, will replace Rose as chief executive at the nation's largest railroad, starting on Jan. 1.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- In the crucial minutes before an Asiana Airlines flight crashed in San Francisco last summer, the pilots voiced concern about the plane's low speed but did nothing to correct it until just before it hit the ground.
Dec 11- U.S. wireless operators on Wednesday fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a "kill switch" to discourage theft of smartphones.
SINGAPORE, Dec 12- Gold inched up on Thursday as some safe-haven bids emerged after equities and the dollar dropped on fears over an early end to the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus.