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  • BOSTON, Feb 28- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday refused to tip its hand on how it may be react to allegations that Herbalife is a fraud, but said it is taking a lawmaker's concerns about the company seriously and underscored its record of shutting down pyramid schemes.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb 28- Apple Inc sold more than $1 billion of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said at the company's annual meeting on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager Mathew Martoma asked a U.S. judge to throw out his insider trading conviction, saying federal prosecutors did not prove he committed a crime and that improper evidence and jury bias tainted the verdict. The request submitted late Thursday night in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan was expected.

  • BOSTON, Feb 28- Billionaire investor William Ackman, who has long claimed Herbalife Ltd is a fraud, on Friday said he would provide proof next month that the nutrition and weight-loss company is running a pyramid scheme in China.

  • Sotheby's buys 'Pink Star' diamond after default Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Sotheby's said it acquired the "Pink Star" diamond, which had fetched a world-record price in November, after its buyer couldn't pay and defaulted.

  • Feb 28- Sotheby's said it acquired the " Pink Star" diamond, which had fetched a world-record price in November, after its buyer couldn't pay and defaulted. New York- based diamond cutter Isaac Wolf outbid three rivals last November to pay 76.3 million Swiss francs for the flawless pink diamond in an auction guaranteed by Sotheby's.

  • Feb 27- Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is mounting a proxy fight at Sotheby's with the goal of winning three board seats after the auction house's promise to return $450 million to shareholders failed to appease activist investors.

  • *Cheung Kong, Sun Hung Kai best placed to benefit from mass-market demand. HONG KONG, Feb 28- When things get choppy at the top of the property ladder, it pays to have your feet planted on the middle rungs, which makes developers Cheung Kong and Sun Hung Kai Properties the best bets to weather the storm brewing in Hong Kong.

  • Argentina warns of bond case impact on debt restructuring Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    "The issues here are incredibly important not just for Argentina but for the U.S. government and all foreign sovereigns," said Paul Clement, at a briefing on the case at the Argentine embassy in Washington, D.C..

  • The SEC has embarked on a multi-year deal, worth more than $13 million, to use Palantir's technology to help the agency crunch massive amounts of data, said John Nester, a spokesman for the U.S. securities regulator.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn and eBay Inc took their war of words up a notch on Wednesday. Icahn, who last month called for eBay to sell off its fast-growing PayPal payments business, called corporate governance at the e-commerce giant "dysfunctional" in his second letter to eBay shareholders this week.

  • U.S. SEC's newest enforcement weapon: powerful software Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The SEC has embarked on a multi-year deal, worth more than $13 million, to use Palantir to help the agency crunch massive amounts of data, the sources said.

  • Feb 26- Struggling department store operator Sears Canada Inc posted a fall in quarterly sales, citing severe winter weather and power outages in the holiday shopping season.

  • Feb 26- Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore project is close to finalising a $7.8 billion financing deal, sources said, a vital step towards an end-2015 start for the giant mine in Western Australia's iron-rich Pilbara district.

  • Feb 26- Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore project is close to finalising a $7.8 billion financing deal, sources said, a vital step towards an end-2015 start for the giant mine in Western Australia's iron-rich Pilbara district.

  • TOKYO/ MACAU, Feb 26- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is willing to bet $10 billion that his Las Vegas Sands will become the leader in casino gambling in Japan, an offer he says his competitors can't match.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took just five of the top 10 spots, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the annual rankings.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. electric luxury car Tesla Model S was named by Consumer Reports magazine on Tuesday as its overall top pick for 2014, while Japanese models took five spots in the annual rankings, their worst showing in the 18- year history of the ratings.

  • *Initially valued at $500- 600 mln, but the value has fallen. LONDON, Feb 25- Brazilian mining firm B&A Mineração has pulled out of talks to buy BHP Billiton's stake in the Mount Nimba iron ore deposit in Guinea, bank and industry sources said, in the latest sign that projects in riskier countries have become a tough sell.

  • SEOUL/ TOKYO, Feb 25- South Korea's Naver Corp said it had no plans to sell a stake in its mobile-messaging service Line Corp after a media report that Japan's SoftBank Corp was seeking to buy part of the fast-growing mobile app operator. Naver, whose shares shot up more than 8 percent on Tuesday on the report, denied it was discussing a possible sale.