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  • The Iowa- based agricultural seed and chemical unit of DuPont this autumn harvested its first test crops of GMO corn in China in six years after lengthy efforts to win government approval for the new field trials. The company is pressing ahead while Monsanto Co is retreating from efforts to grow GMO crops in China amid mounting frustrations within the U.S. seed...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- Now that new medicines promise to cure millions of hepatitis C patients in coming years, drugmakers including Gilead Sciences Inc are turning their attention to other liver diseases, with a potential market that could rival the success of statins, which generated more than $30 billion a year in sales at their peak. Several companies are working on...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 19 Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome remarks before "The New International Financial System: Analyzing the Cumulative Impact of Regulatory Reform" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Bank of England- 1540 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives...

  • EXCLUSIVE-Firms drop Pimco funds from managed accounts Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Nov 5- Charles Schwab Corp, Wells Fargo Advisors and Raymond James& Associates have all dropped Pimco funds from some investment portfolios they offer clients over the past several weeks, following the September resignation of fund manager and company co-founder Bill Gross. Pacific Investment Management Co has seen huge outflows since Gross, who ran the...

  • Nov 5- The defeat of twin measures in Oregon and Colorado that would have required labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients sets the stage for a battle over the issue in the nation's capital, both sides of the debate said on Wednesday. The Oregon measure lost 49 to 51 percent, according to unofficial results reported by the Oregon Secretary of...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 18 Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks at the "Committing to Financial Stability" before the "Financial Stability after Dodd Frank: Have We Ended Too Big to Fail?" VIRGINIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on "Clarifying the Objectives of Monetary Policy" before...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 17 Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0330 GMT. LONDON- Developing Markets Association hosts UK-Albania Trade& Investment Forum. LIMA- Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will participate in a meeting on "Global Banking Standards and Regulatory and Supervisory Priorities in the Americas."

  • NEW TOWN, N.D., Nov. 3- A change in leadership at an American Indian reservation in North Dakota wouldn't normally get a whole lot of attention. That's because the reservation's Three Affiliated Tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation control roughly a third of North Dakota's oil output. The reformers, Damon Williams, the tribal attorney, and Mark Fox, the tax...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Nov 14 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher speaks on "Preparing to Normalize Monetary Policy" before a Shadow Open Market Committee meeting sponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research- 1740 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome and opening remarks before the "...

  • INSIGHT-U.S. jockeys with China over GMO crop issues Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Oct 31- With U.S. approval for Dow AgroSciences' package of chemicals and new genetically engineered crops now in hand, the Dow Chemical Co unit faces a major obstacle to a $1 billion market opportunity: Chinese import barriers. China for the last year has been rejecting U.S. corn shipments containing traces of a type of GMO corn developed by Syngenta AG.

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have fans, critics Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    China has recently slowed its process for allowing imports of certain types of GMO corn and rejected millions of dollars worth of U.S. corn shipments. *GMO crop developers and other backers say many scientific studies show the crops are safe, and the USDA promotes the crops as a means to enhancing global food security. The last import approval for a GMO grain was...

  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results for Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset lower oil and gas output and slumping crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted results.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to donate to help fight Ebola Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    You can find comprehensive lists of charities fighting Ebola from organizations that vet nonprofits like Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. The organization, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, announced it is budgeting $64 million for its work fighting Ebola. It has raised at least $35 million in private...

  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted...

  • GDP grows 3.5 percent in Q3; Treasuries briefly cut gains. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. "It didn't help that we had an uninspiring seven-year auction," said David Keeble, global head of interest rates strategy at Credit Agricole in New York.

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have history of controversy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Oct 29- Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled...

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs as resource prices rise Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 28- Canada's main stock index rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with higher crude and other commodity prices helping boost energy and mining companies as investors returned to buying after a sharp sell-off in recent weeks. Suncor Energy Inc was the biggest positive driver, adding 2.2 percent to C $39, while Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gained...

  • TREASURIES-Prices ease as Wall St rallies, Fed meets Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    *Bidding soft as Treasury sells $29 bln of 2- yr notes. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. "The market is waiting on the FOMC," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager at Wilmington Trust in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service. Executives at the 2- year-old startup said on Friday it has raised $4.4 million from investors led by Silicon Valley- based venture firm Mayfield, with seed funding from SoftTechVC.

  • *Microsoft, Procter& Gamble results lift U.S. shares. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets rose on Friday after strong corporate results from Microsoft and Procter& Gamble and reduced concerns over the possible spread of Ebola boosted U.S. shares and kept safe-haven U.S. MSCI's all-country world equity index rose 3.1 percent for the week, marking its biggest...