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NEW YORK, Aug 29- Morgan Stanley has quietly filed plans to build and run one of the first U.S. compressed natural gas export facilities, the first sign the bank is plunging back into physical commodity markets even as it sells its physical oil business.
CHICAGO, Aug 29- Henry Jarecki, one of the world's most prominent gold bugs, is a celebrated advocate of free markets with a legendary record in precious metals trading.
*Support of rural population is key for govt in Thailand. BANGKOK, Aug 29- Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world's second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said. The' rai' is a unit of measurement commonly used in Thailand.
SYDNEY, Aug 29- London copper futures were mostly unchanged on Friday, but prices were on track for their biggest monthly loss since March on worries that escalating tensions in Ukraine could set back global growth and hit metals demand. *The most-traded October copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell 1 percent to 49,740 yuan a tonne.
BOSTON, Aug 28- An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase& Co and other banks.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.
SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Gold hardly moved on Friday but was on track for its first monthly gain since June after some investors ditched equities and poured their money back into gold due to growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. *Gold was little changed at $1,290.25 an ounce by 0030 GMT. Gold prices were more than $600 below a record hit in 2011..
SINGAPORE, Aug 29- U.S. crude futures stayed above $94 a barrel on Friday, holding overnight gains as positive economic data boosted the outlook for demand in the world's largest oil consumer. *U.S. crude had edged down 2 cents to $94.53 a barrel by 0024 GMT, after settling up 67 cents on Thursday.
TOKYO, Aug 29- Asian shares slumped in early trading on Friday, after flaring Ukraine tensions ruined investors' appetite for risk and bolstered the safe-haven yen.
Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson plans to seek a buyer for its medical device maker business, Cordis Corp, The Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. Earlier this year, J&J sold another of its units, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc to private-equity firm Carlyle Group for $4.15 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO— Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
The subpoenas are aimed at a US $4.7 bn facility provided by China Development Bank, ICBC and BOC to finance the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia and a US $2.1 bn loan from China Development Bank and ICBC to finance the Belgrano Cargas railway project.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28- Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. The problem arises because in Colorado and Washington states, marijuana for general use is legal, and in a host of other states it is legal for certain medicinal purposes.
Aug 28- Longtime Google Inc executive Megan Smith is a top candidate for the role of United States' chief technology officer, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
HOUSTON, Aug 28- A tanker near Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the latest development in a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse between Baghdad and the Kurds.
NAB acquired regional lender Great Western in 2008 for just below $1 billion to get more involved in funding agribusiness in the United States, but the operation lacks the scale of larger competitors in the western states where it operates.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12- year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts.
Express Scripts Holding Co. fell$. 90 or 1.2 percent, to $73.82.
Coca-Cola Co. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $41.63. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 67 or 1.1 percent, to $62.49. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 03 or percent, to $73.62.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $94.53. Humana Inc. rose$. 32 or. 3 percent, to $127.64. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 04 or percent, to $86.34.