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  • *Data shows slowing factory activity in China, Europe. *Moody's cuts Japan's credit rating. NEW YORK, Dec 1- Global stock markets fell on Monday as slowing factory activity in China and Europe added to worries about weaker global growth and Apple shares dropped, while the yen briefly hit a seven-year low after Moody's cut its rating on Japan.

  • *Data shows slowing factory activity in China, Europe. *Moody's cuts Japan's credit rating. NEW YORK, Dec 1- Global stock markets fell on Monday as slowing factory activity in China and Europe added to worries about weaker global growth and Apple shares dropped, while the yen briefly hit a seven-year low after Moody's cut its rating on Japan.

  • "The news overseas has been bullish for Treasuries," said Jake Lowery, a portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta. Wall Street dropped in early trading, and the MSCI world equity index fell 0.83 percent to 422.29. German manufacturing activity shrank in November at the fastest rate in 17 months, a survey showed, and Moody's Investors Service...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 11 Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    BERLIN- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger gives a keynote speech at the Wirtschaftsgipfel 2014 "Wirtschaft neu denken- die Kraft der Innovation" organized by Suddeutsche Zeitung in Berlin- 1030 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council annual meeting- 1315 GMT.

  • *Daihatsu joins list of car makers in Takata recalls. TOKYO, Nov 27- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained. Toyota's action follows a recall by rival Honda Motor Co for the same...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 9 Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MELBOURNE- Australian Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson speaks in Melbourne, Australia- 0130 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB board member Vitor Constancio participates in a press roundtable on the occasion of the " November 2014 Financial Stability Review" presentation organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. LIMASSOL, Cyprus- 5th Limassol...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC will send recall notifications to owners of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata Corp air bags nearly two weeks earlier than planned, the company said late Wednesday. Chrysler's delay in alerting owners of potential defects in the Takata air bags "exacerbates the risk to motorists' safety," the NHTSA said in a...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC must expand its regional recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Chrysler's delay in alerting owners of potential defects in Takata air bags "exacerbates the risk to motorists' safety," the NHTSA said in a...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- Chrysler Group LLC must expand its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unit is at the "rear of the pack" among automakers in telling its customers of the possible dangers of Takata's air bags,...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 8 Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Europlace Financial Forum in Tokyo. Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to attend. SYDNEY- RBA Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Annual Australian Business Economists Conference dinner in Sydney- 0905 GMT.

  • Your lost bags go to this Alabama store Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    It is a secondhand store, one of a kind. A spokeswoman estimated annual traffic at nearly a million, from every state and at least 40 countries.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said on Thursday his office was taking a close look at payday lending as part of a broad crackdown on wrongdoing involving the handling of consumer debts. On Wednesday, a Manhattan federal judge sentenced the owner of New York debt settlement company Mission Settlement Agency, Michael Levitis, to nine...

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...

  • Steel is stockpiling extra iron ore ahead of what could be another record-long freeze-up of the Great Lakes. General Motors has built up inventories of critical parts at its plants and established a supply chain "crisis room" that will swing into action in the event of a major winter storm. But Whirlpool, General Motors, Ford Motor Co and Con-way, and other...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- The owner of a New York debt settlement company was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for his guilty plea in a fraud scheme that authorities say victimized 1,200 people through false promises of relief from credit card companies and banks. Michael Levitis and his company, Mission Settlement Agency, committed crimes that resulted in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday called on Japanese supplier Takata and five automakers to expand nationwide a regional recall of potentially deadly air bags, increasing pressure on the industry to act more swiftly in the growing scandal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also scolded Takata for what it called "an...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday announced it has called on Japanese supplier Takata and automakers to expand nationwide their previously regional recall of flawed air bags. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator David Friedman told reporters on Tuesday that Takata has so far expressed an "...

  • Williams Scott& Associates LLC wrongly threatened people with arrest, used aliases such as "Investigator Ace Rogers" and tried other tricks to collect at least $4.1 million from consumers whose debt it bought for pennies on the dollar, prosecutors said. The company was owned by John Williams of Norcross, Georgia, who authorities said went on to operate a new debt...

  • ATLANTA, Nov 18- Lower U.S. gasoline prices could boost consumer spending ahead of the holiday season, a critical period for the retail sector, a top executive at United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday. "The impact of low fuel prices right now is it puts more discretionary dollars in consumers' pockets," Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn told Reuters at the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Federal authorities announced fraud charges against a Georgia- based debt collection company and seven of its employees on Tuesday, saying they used threats of jail and other hardball tactics to convince more than 6,000 people to cough up money the company said they owed. According to a criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors in...