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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.
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.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- KKR& Co LP and Carlyle Group LP are competing for National Vision Inc, the fourth-largest U.S. retailer of eyeglasses and contact lenses, in an auction that could fetch up to $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said this week. It competes in the United States with Luxottica Group Spa, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Visionworks of America Inc..
In an open letter on Tuesday to Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner, the state's two senators and 10 representatives emphasized the congressional support that would come with putting the jet factory in their state.
NEWS: HD Supply Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it posted a profit during its fiscal third quarter, thanks to higher demand for its industrial products. NUMBERS: The company reported net income of $51 million, or 26 cents per share, in the quarter ending Nov. 3.
NEW YORK, Dec 10- If the American dream is to own a house, you know you've really arrived when you have two of them. In 2011, Allison and Doug Gumbs, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, bought their second house, in Avalon, New Jersey, taking advantage of low interest rates and a time when the market was particularly floundering.
BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The artificial sweetener aspartame- widely used in low-calorie soft drinks- poses no health risks at currently approved consumption levels, the European Union's food safety watchdog said on Tuesday.
Goldman Sachs may be one of the last firms standing as a rocky romance between Wall Street and raw material markets turns sour.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 6- Just over three decades ago, Goldman Sachs bought a niche coffee-and-gold trading firm called J. Aron& Company, becoming one of the first banks to enter the commodity markets. On Thursday, Deutsche Bank, one of the five biggest players of the past decade, said it would quit commodities trading under regulatory pressure, cutting 200 jobs.
CHICAGO-- Illinois took a giant step toward fixing its biggest financial problem Thursday by putting a sweeping pension reform on the books, but legislators' inaction on tax incentives aimed at keeping companies and creating new jobs has triggered fresh concerns about the state's business climate.
ATLANTA-- A Wendy's employee who dropped a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession. Police in the city of Lovejoy, Ga., about 25 miles south of downtown Atlanta, said a customer drove home with her food on Nov. 1, took a bite out of the burger and noticed a strange smell wafting from it.
ATLANTA-- There's more evidence that U.S. births may be leveling off after years of decline. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest figures show the number of births from July 2012 through last June were essentially the same as the previous 12 months, suggesting the trend is continuing.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The founder of a U.S. Navy contractor from Georgia must serve three years in prison for his part in a kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million, a federal judge in Rhode Island ordered Wednesday.
*CEO says addressing technical issues to push London launch. SINGAPORE, Dec 5- CME Group says the delayed launch of its first overseas bourse could come in London in the first quarter of 2014, as the top U.S. futures market operator intensifies its focus on overseas growth.
ROME, Ga.-- Governor Nathan Deal has announced that flooring manufacturing company Mohawk Industries is planning to renovate two facilities in northwestern Georgia and create more than 400 new jobs. Deal said Wednesday that Mohawk industries is planning to invest $85 million in the renovation of two facilities in Rome and Dalton over the next two years.
ATLANTA-- Aaron's plans to buy back $125 million of its common stock under an accelerated repurchase program. It is scheduled to pay $125 million to Wells Fargo on Wednesday for about 3.5 million shares. Aaron's Inc. said it had about 76.3 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 25.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
Production on "Fast& Furious 7" is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker. A spokesman for Universal Pictures declined to say when shooting will resume. Universal Pictures is expected to go forward with the film, but it has not announced how it will adjust the movie or handle Walker's unfinished performance.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
NEW YORK-- NCR's stock dropped Tuesday as Moody's put the company's ratings on review for a possible downgrade due to its $1.65 billion Digital Insight buyout and $84 million deal for Alaric Systems Ltd.. THE SPARK: On Monday NCR Corp. announced that it was buying Digital Insight Corp., which provides online and mobile banking services.