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NEW YORK, Aug 29- A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors. Preska had delayed enforcement of the government's search warrant so Microsoft could appeal.
*Ukraine tensions add safety bid. Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of bringing troops into the southeast of the country in support of pro- Moscow separatist rebels. "It's all about Europe," said Ira Jersey, an interest rate strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.
BP said its largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana, continued to operate on Thursday morning following a blaze the night before.
Aug 28- An explosion shook BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana refinery, its largest in the United States, on Wednesday night but a resulting fire had been contained as of 9:30 pm local time, according to a report by WFLD-TV.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.
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.
-Charles Schwab Corp. has lost a $15 million arbitration case against Morgan Stanley, which it accused of improperly recruiting brokers from a Schwab San Francisco branch who left with confidential information. Schwab accused Morgan Stanley of maliciously organizing an "actionable raid" of the branch.
LONDON, Aug 22- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it would raise 938 million pounds in its first rights issue to part fund the acquisition of U.S. indexes group Frank Russell.
Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.
Aug 11- Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecom and communications companies have agreed to invest about $300 million to develop and operate a trans-Pacific cable network connecting the United States to Japan.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- A global gauge of equities rose for a second straight day on Monday, posting its largest daily advance in four months on bets on a reduced risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- The euro fell against the dollar on Monday, giving up Friday's gains, hampered by looming monetary easing from the European Central Bank and worries about the impact of the Russia- Ukraine conflict on Germany, the euro zone's largest economy. Germany is Russia's largest trading partner in the European Union.
Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.
Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mounting number of lawsuits by women who say the company knew its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor was linked to a small increased risk of type-2 diabetes but never properly warned the public.
SEATTLE, Aug 8- A former Microsoft Corp employee was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for his part in an insider trading scheme that netted him and his partner more than $400,000. District Judge Marsha Pechman said in handing down the sentence in Seattle federal court.
In today's "Power House," CNBC's Sue Herera speaks to Robert Macdonald of Lake & Company Real Estate, about some hot real estate in Seattle.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Mikhail Galas, Alexander Hawatmeh, Christopher Mrowca and Tovy Pustovit made more than $2.5 million by buying six thinly traded stocks and then artificially driving up their prices through a so-called "pump-and-dump" scheme.
Artist Juli Adams has accused pet supply company Hartz Mountain Company of illegally selling her 'Angry Birds' designs.
Aug 3- McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.