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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- For the past month, the name most associated with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers is former partner Ellen Pao, who took the firm to trial for gender discrimination and retaliation. "You can imagine that over the next 18-24 months we'll be adding people to the firm," said Mike Abbott, 42, one of the newest Kleiner partners,...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan remains cautious about joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday, as a March 31 deadline draws near for becoming a founding member. Japan is in close contact with key ally the United States about the Beijing- based institute, and has yet to receive any response from China over...

  • March 26- Builders FirstSource Inc, a U.S. supplier of residential building products, is in discussions to acquire peer ProBuild Holdings Inc for approximately $1.5 billion, including debt, three people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The negotiations between Builders FirstSource and privately held ProBuild are ongoing and may not lead to an...

  • CHICAGO, March 26- A cool April in the U.S. southern Plains and Delta region will slow some planting of corn, soybeans and other crops but below-normal rainfall across the main crop belt should prevent any major planting delays this spring, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday. "We'll see delays continue across some southern areas but when you get into...

  • HOUSTON, March 26- Motiva Enterprises said on Thursday that operations at its Convent and Norco, Louisiana, refineries will be integrated to take advantage of increased production of lower-cost U.S. shale oil. Gas oil produced by the Convent refinery will go to the expanded hydrocracker and 112,000 bpd catalytic cracking unit at the Norco plant.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 9 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "Monetary Policy" before the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Conference: The New Normal for Monetary Policy- 1945 GMT. PRISHTINA- European Central Bank's Deputy Director General International& European Relations, Gilles Noblet, speaks at an event to celebrate the conclusion of a...

  • SEOUL, March 27- U.S. crude futures dipped on Friday on crude stocks extending their record build, but stayed above $51 a barrel and near 2015 highs as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies stoked supply concerns. *Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the less than 40 km wide waters...

  • *Expects 2015 profit of $3.60- $3.80/ share vs est $4.04/ share. *Expects strong dollar to hit 2015 profit by 6- 9 cents per share. March 26- GameStop Corp's full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street expectations as the dollar strengthened and demand for new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles failed to make up for falling sales of earlier versions.

  • By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Lisa Baertlein. NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, March 26- The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed...

  • March 26- A former LPL Financial LLC broker who borrowed nearly $2.3 million from clients to build a vacation rental property in Hawaii has been permanently barred from the securities industry in a settlement reached with Wall Street's watchdog. Raymond Daniel Schmidt, who was affiliated with the unit of LPL Financial Holdings Inc in Oceanside, California,...

  • March 26- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity- after paying for his 10- year-old nephew's college education. Billionaire financier...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 26- At the prompting of at least one director of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, an executive recruiting firm has come up with a list of potential candidates to replace embattled CEO Gerald Hassell, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The overture to Fleming does not appear to represent an official search effort by BNY Mellon's...

  • HEADHUNTER CONTACTS MORGAN STANLEY'S FLEMING ABOUT CEO JOB AT BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON- SOURCES.

  • Project sponsor Mines Management Inc. of Spokane, Washington, rejected the group's compensation figure during court-ordered settlement talks on Wednesday. Mines Management chief executive Glenn Dobbs says the agency's announcement marks a major step forward. "It's the culmination of 10 years of very hard work by good people at the U.S. Forest Service and...

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...

  • Dozens of trains rerouted after derailment in Nevada Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:43 PM ET

    FALLON, Nev.— Union Pacific officials hope to a reopen a stretch of one of the busiest east-west railroad routes in the nation by Friday after a freight train derailed in Nevada's high desert about 60 miles east of Reno. About 30 freight trains and another three Amtrak passenger trains had to be rerouted after 34 rail cars on a 51- car train derailed Wednesday...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 26- The bankrupt California city of San Bernardino revealed on Thursday details of its deal with the state's public pension system Calpers, in which the retirement fund will be paid in full under the city's bankruptcy exit plan. San Bernardino announced last year it intended to pay the powerful California Public Employees' Retirement System...

  • March 26- Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million in the next two years through a combination of restricted stock units and a biennial grant. Porat's compensation package includes a grant of $25 million through restricted stock units, a $40 million biennial grant in 2016 and a special one-time $5 million...

  • March 26- Private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC is in advanced talks to buy PrimeSource Building Products Inc, the largest distributor of screws and nails in the United States, from Itochu Corp, according to people familiar with the matter. Reuters reported in November that Itochu, a Japanese trading house, had hired investment bank JPMorgan Chase& Co in an...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 26- A bill to create two casino gambling "destination resorts" in south Florida divided the Republican-controlled statehouse on Thursday, with the expansion of craps, slot machines and high-stakes gaming opposed by family-oriented tourist attractions. Proponents argue that Florida is losing billions in tourism revenue to Caribbean...