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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it will hold an open meeting to discuss a final rulemaking to implement bank related regulations pertaining to liquidity ratios and margin requirements for non-cleared swaps.

  • Allergan sets date for special shareholder meeting Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    Botox maker Allergan Inc. has set a date for a special meeting at which its shareholders will consider replacing most of its board, but it doesn't want the main proponents of that move to participate.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Time Warner Cable says widespread outages are largely resolved, still investigating cause SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk 10 things to know about corporate inversions Intel to get local tax breaks worth about $2 billion on equipment, tools in Oregon expansion Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition IMF chief Lagarde under official investigation in France for' negligence' in corruption case Stocks drift in quiet trade, a day after S&P 500 has first close above 2,000; Express gains Malaysia Airlines braces for state-mandated shakeup as it reels from twin disasters General Motors to add engines, move Cadillac SRX production from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tenn.

  • AP Top Financial News At 2:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities 10 things to know about corporate inversions Intel to get local tax breaks worth about $2 B Medtronic spends $350 M on another European deal IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France US indexes drift a day after record; Express gains Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tenn.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:38 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Time Warner Cable says widespread outages are largely resolved, still investigating cause SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition IMF chief Lagarde under official investigation in France for' negligence' in corruption case Stocks drift in quiet trade, a day after S&P 500 has first close above 2,000; Express gains Malaysia Airlines braces for state-mandated shakeup as it reels from twin disasters General Motors to add engines, move Cadillac SRX production from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on Fyffes merger, outlines further cost savings

  • AP Top Financial News At 2:38 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medtronic spends $350 M on another European deal IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France US indexes drift a day after record; Express gains Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on merger

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

  • Elizabeth Arden mulls investment firm tender offer Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Elizabeth Arden Inc. said Wednesday that investment holdings affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. began a partial tender offer to acquire about 20 percent of the company's stock at $17 a share. Rhone Capital had said that it advised Elizabeth Arden it would agree to increase its ownership of the company's common stock over time.

  • AP Top Financial News At 2:27 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medtronic spends $350 M on another European deal IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France US indexes drift a day after record; Express gains Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on merger

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:27 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Time Warner Cable says widespread outages are largely resolved, still investigating cause SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition IMF chief Lagarde under official investigation in France for' negligence' in corruption case Stocks drift in quiet trade, a day after S&P 500 has first close above 2,000; Express gains Malaysia Airlines braces for state-mandated shakeup as it reels from twin disasters General Motors to add engines, move Cadillac SRX production from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on Fyffes merger, outlines further cost savings

  • Aug 27- LendingClub Corp, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors directly, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. LendingClub's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Foundation Capital LP, Morgenthaler Venture Partners and Canaan LP.

  • AP Top Financial News At 2:19 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medtronic spends $350 M on another European deal IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France US indexes drift a day after record; Express gains Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on merger

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:19 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Time Warner Cable says widespread outages are largely resolved, still investigating cause SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition IMF chief Lagarde under official investigation in France for' negligence' in corruption case Stocks drift in quiet trade, a day after S&P 500 has first close above 2,000; Express gains Malaysia Airlines braces for state-mandated shakeup as it reels from twin disasters General Motors to add engines, move Cadillac SRX production from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on Fyffes merger, outlines further cost savings

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 27- U.S. car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities such as Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis. Currently, Uber operates in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Duesseldorf.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, holding near record highs on a day of light volume, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results. Both Tiffany& Co and apparel retailer Express Inc rose after posting quarterly revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:09 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    3 moves health insurers can still make to help steer sick patients away from their plans Time Warner Cable says widespread outages are largely resolved, still investigating cause SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medical device maker Medtronic spends $350 million on another European acquisition IMF chief Lagarde under official investigation in France for' negligence' in corruption case Stocks drift in quiet trade, a day after S&P 500 has first close above 2,000; Express gains Malaysia Airlines braces for state-mandated shakeup as it reels from twin disasters General Motors to add engines, move Cadillac SRX production from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on Fyffes merger, outlines further cost savings

  • AP Top Financial News At 2:09 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities 10 things to know about corporate inversions Medtronic spends $350 M on another European deal IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France US indexes drift a day after record; Express gains Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tenn. Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on merger

  • Cypriots protest proposed bank loan legislation Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    NICOSIA, Cyprus— Hundreds of Cypriots have staged a protest outside the presidential palace against proposed legislation aimed at helping the bailed-out country's beleaguered banks collect on bad loans. Cyprus currently has a very lengthy foreclosures process and many bad loans.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 27- Arabica coffee futures on ICE briefly rose above $2 a lb on Wednesday, extending the prior session's rally on concerns about output in top grower Brazil, while cocoa fell after vaulting to the highest since May 2011 in a one-minute rally.

  • Aug 27- The first interdealer trading platform aimed at opening up credit derivatives markets to new competition has hit roadblocks due to resistance from some banks that dominate such trading, according to several people familiar with the situation.