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  • 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.

  • DUBAI, Aug 9- Abu Dhabi National Energy Co, the state-owned oil explorer and power supplier, has suspended its activity at the Atrush Block in Kurdistan due to the instability in the region, a company statement said on Saturday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Boeing has pushed some factory work on the 787 Dreamliner to the uncovered tarmac outside its assembly plant in Washington state in an effort to keep churning out the popular plane at a rate of one every three days, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. grain shipments out of the largest terminal in the Pacific Northwest are facing major delays as grain inspectors remain off-site because of a labor dispute, and concerns are growing that the backlogs will get much worse when bumper harvests roll in.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2:30 P M ET Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Aug 3- McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 31- Seattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for one thing: Amazon.com Inc was taking notes. Amazon's experiment with services goes back to at least mid-2012 in its hometown of Seattle.

  • But the new plane's longer fuselage sections will be "too long to be transported efficiently" from North Charleston to Everett, Washington, where Boeing has two 787 s assembly lines, Boeing said in a statement.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., July 30- Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will build its biggest Dreamliner, the 787-10, exclusively at its South Carolina plant in North Charleston, a move that marked the continuing evolution of Boeing's production strategy for its flagship jet.

  • July 30- Diamond rings on display at Nordstrom's flagship Seattle store are not for sale. It is the first time the company has turned to brick and mortar in its 15- year history, showcasing products in two Nordstrom stores.

  • July 29- Amgen Inc on Tuesday said it would cut up to 15 percent of its work force and close plants in a series of moves aimed at reallocating resources as it prepares to introduce new medicines it hopes will drive future growth.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 30- When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peak at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers warned on Tuesday that restricting Mexican sugar imports would inflate food prices and threaten U.S. food manufacturers, the latest sign that pressure is growing on Washington to avoid trade barriers.