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NEW YORK, Aug 27- Dow Chemical Co has kicked off processes to sell two of its specialty chemicals subsidiaries that could fetch close to $2 billion combined, according to people familiar with the matter, part of its effort to divest several billion dollars worth of non-core assets by 2015..
Traders are bracing for the start of the autumn harvest in the Midwest in the coming weeks, with growers in Louisiana and Mississippi already bringing in crops with high yields.
LOS ANGELES— In a story Aug. 23 about the declining number of gay bathhouses The Associated Press reported erroneously that Todd Saporito, the CEO of Ohio- based Flex Spas, ran the Gay Games that were held in Cleveland. LOS ANGELES— Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.
MOSCOW, Aug 27- Renault, the major carmaker with most at stake in Russia, could turn a market crisis to its advantage as Moscow considers a subsidy scheme to steady demand and a weaker rouble undermines rivals that make fewer parts locally.
CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.5650 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.75 cents lower at $3.6325 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.4475 a bushel; while Nov soybeans loss 3.75 cents to $10.2425 a bushel.
Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc the second-largest U.S. cable operator, experienced a major network outage early Wednesday morning that shut down Internet services for almost two hours, the company said. Time Warner Cable provides Internet services to about 11 million customers nationwide.
CHICAGO— Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss. Matthew McCrea and Steven White filed the lawsuit against Sun Taxi. They claim the driver violated the Illinois Human Rights Act and are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- Chicago- based Arch Venture Partners raised a $400 million fund to invest in early stage companies, the firm announced Wednesday, underscoring renewed investor confidence in the once moribund life sciences sector.
CHICAGO— "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.
*Corn around 2- wk low on hopes of record U.S. production. Corn fell to levels near Tuesday's two-week low as the expected record-large U.S. crop thrives in favourable weather. Corn fell 0.4 percent to $3.63-1/ 2 a bushel, not far from last session's two-week low of $3.61-3/ 4 a bushel.
NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. crude rose on Tuesday, as supportive U.S. economic data overshadowed concerns about slowed growth in other oil consuming economies and ample global oil supplies. Brent crude fell 15 cents to settle at $102.50 a barrel, after reaching $103.40 during the session.
*Libya calls for foreign help to protect oil infrastructure. U.S. crude jumped $1 after an industry group reported that U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, but later trimmed gains after failing to push through a resistance point at $94.35, analysts said.
FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz- run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. American said that it had already dropped its fares from Orbitz and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Monday.
CHICAGO— New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.
CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.5450 a bushel; Dec corn was 5.25 cents lower at $3.6225 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.5150 a bushel; while Nov soybeans loss 7.50 cents to $10.2175 a bushel.
Burger King may move to Canada. NEW YORK— Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.
The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining. The Federal Aviation Administration leaves it up to individual airlines to set rules about the device.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Burger King Worldwide Inc., up $5.29 to $32.40. GrubHub Inc., down $3.60 to $39.16.
NEW YORK, Aug 25- A New York broker went on trial on Monday over a U.S. securities regulator's claims he participated in a scheme designed by a Morgan Stanley employee to profit from the death of terminally ill patients through variable annuity sales.
NEW YORK, Aug 25- Brent crude oil edged higher on Monday while U.S. crude fell in light trading, as support from geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya offset ample supplies and anticipated weak demand after a slew of disappointing economic data from the United States and Europe.