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  • News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Democrats' campaign committee for House races picked up $16.7 million in September despite long odds of winning a majority— surpassing both parties' campaign arms focused on the Senate, which is very much in play. If Republicans net six Senate seats and win handily as expected in the House, they will control both chambers in Congress for the final two years of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Corporate America's cash stockpile increased to a record $1.65 trillion in mid-2014 from $1.64 trillion at the end of 2013, although the pace of growth has slowed sharply, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. "U.S. corporate cash balances continue to grow on the back of modest economic expansion," Richard Lane, Moody's senior vice president,...

  • New York, Oct 17- Suvretta Capital Management, founded by a former portfolio manager for billionaire investors George Soros and Steven A. Cohen, is generating net returns of 6 percent year-to-date, despite this week's stock market drop and wild gyrations, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The majority of flows into equity strategies over the...

  • Oct 17- The bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal casino received court approval on Friday to break its labor agreement, a key condition for a rescue deal with billionaire Carl Icahn, and the union promptly announced a plan to picket the Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel. Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc has said trimming $14.6 million from its annual union...

  • Oct 17- Billionaire investor Mark Cuban said he is buying Netflix Inc shares as he considers the video streaming company to be an acquisition target. Netflix shares were down 1.3 percent at $357.03 in midday trading on the Nasdaq. They earlier traded as low as $341.50, down 5.6 percent, after Goldman Sachs slashed its price target on the stock to $450 from $550,...

  • Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:07 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort may survive after all, but it's likely to do so with angry employees. A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Friday voided the struggling casino's contract with its union workers, giving owner Trump Entertainment Resorts a big part of its plan to keep the casino open and save its 3,000 jobs.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 16- A late injection of campaign cash is helping business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves push Brazil's presidential runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff down to the wire, eroding her huge fundraising advantage. Neves has already won over many investors and business leaders with promises to restore fiscal discipline, clamp...

  • *Jimmy Choo growth promises staked on declining China. LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 16- Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo is expected to set its London flotation price at 140 pence a share, the bottom of its indicative range, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, amid declining enthusiasm for new issues. Fund managers have also expressed concern that Jimmy Choo had...

  • RPT-Buffett cuts Tesco stake to below 3 pct Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 16- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, has cut his vehicle's stake in troubled British grocer Tesco to below 3 percent, according to a stock market notification. The filing, published on Thursday, said that on Oct. 13 Berkshire reduced its Tesco holding to "less than 3 percent."

  • BOSTON, Oct 16- Some of Wall Street's biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market's roughest months. Morgan Stanley strategists said this week that their model portfolio through Monday had trailed the S&P by 3.6 percentage points due to bad bets on technology stocks, including GT Advanced Technologies, the...

  • BRASILIA/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 16- An iron-ore mining company controlled by Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, the third time in a year that a unit of the former billionaire's EBX industrial group has sought protection from creditors. MMX Sudeste Mineracao SA, the company that made the petition, holds nearly all the significant...

  • Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue drops, profit grows Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— International gambling destination Macau continued to pose a challenge for casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. in the third quarter. Sheldon Adelson, the company's CEO and chairman, remained bullish on Macau and expansions into other Asian gambling markets during a conference call with investors and analysts Wednesday. But the win-rate at the Las...

  • Hedge funds bleed as AbbVie reconsiders Shire bid Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 15- Some of the world's best known hedge funds lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the value of the stock they hold as Shire plunged after AbbVie's decision to reconsider its $55 billion bid for the British healthcare group. Chicago- based AbbVie was eager to buy Shire to reduce its U.S. tax bill by moving its tax base to Britain. "It seems Abbvie is...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 15- China Resources Holding Co Ltd's new chairman has met with at least 10 provincial governments since taking the helm six months ago- a charm offensive that is helping the state-owned conglomerate move past a major corruption scandal. The campaign by the politically connected Fu, formerly chief of China Merchants Group, which is also a sprawling...

  • Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    FLORENCE, Ky.— The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running TV ads in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, a severe blow to Alison Lundergan Grimes in her challenge to Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The committee's decision in Kentucky was in strong contrast to its activities in other states with pivotal Senate races. Democrats continued to...

  • Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc has said trimming $14.6 million from its annual union pension and healthcare costs is key to save the casino from becoming the fifth to close this year in the seaside resort. Atlantic City has lost thousands of jobs this year and Trump Entertainment has warned it could be forced to begin winding down the Taj Mahal...

  • UPDATE 2-Iliad shares jump after T-Mobile bid scrapped Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    *Bouygues up 4.6 pct, Orange up 3 pct. Backed by billionaire founder Xavier Niel, Iliad made an initial bid worth $15 billion and then raised it but was rebuffed by T-Mobile US's majority owner Deutsche Telekom. Bouygues' shares closed up 4.6 percent at 25.64 euros on Tuesday while shares in mobile market leader Orange closed up 3 percent at 11 euros on hopes that it...

  • *Bouygues up 3.8 pct, Orange up 1.4 pct. The aborted U.S. foray is seen favourably by Iliad investors because many would prefer Niel focus on organic growth at home and pursue mobile consolidation by reviving talks with struggling number three mobile player Bouygues. Bouygues shares rallied 3.9 percent at 0859 GMT.

  • European shares resume slide, Iliad surges Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 14- European stocks fell early on Tuesday, losing ground for the seventh time in 10 sessions and tracking steep losses on Wall Street as investors fret about the strength of the global economy. British luxury brand Burberry was among the top losers in Europe, down 4.4 percent after warning that market conditions were becoming more difficult, partly...

  • Iliad shares leap after failure to win US mobile prize Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:28 AM ET

    Backed by billionaire founder Xavier Niel, Iliad made an initial bid worth $15 billion and then raised it further, but was rebuffed by T-Mobile US parent company, Deutsche Telekom. The aborted U.S. foray is seen favourably by Iliad investors because many would prefer Niel focus on organic growth at home and pursue mobile consolidation by reviving talks with...