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TOP STORY

GLOBAL ECONOMY-ECB may soon join the flight of the doves

LONDON - Even as the euro zone economy shows faint signs of stirring, the European Central Bank is likely to send a dovish message this week that more monetary help will be on the way before long (ECONOMY-GLOBAL/WEEKAHEAD, moved, by Alan Wheatley, 840 words)

ALSO IN THE NEWS

Embraer probed for bribery in Argentine, Dominican deals

SAO PAULO/WASHINGTON - U.S. and Brazilian authorities are investigating whether Embraer SA bribed officials in Argentina and the Dominican Republic to secure deals for commercial and defense aircraft, according to legal documents reviewed by Reuters (EMBRAER-PROBE/ (UPDATE 3), moved, by Brad Haynes and Aruna Viswanatha, 750 words)

US farm kids lavish shampoos, drugs on their prize cattle

DALLAS - For more than a century, ranchers and their children have paraded cattle around the dusty show ring at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, in a rite of passage that is part farm economics, part rural theater. For many contestants the secret weapon of choice is Zilmax, a controversial feed additive sold by Merck & Co (MERCK-ZILMAX/SHOWS (PIX), moved, by Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter, 1,800 words)

FEATURES

US manufacturers refashion themselves as 'lifestyle brands'

CHICAGO - Call it concealed-carry chic: With all 50 states now permitting people to pack pistols in public, it was only a matter of time before some company came to market with an apparel line targeting the gun-toting crowd (USA-MANUFACTURERS/LIFESTYLE-BRANDS (PIX), moved, by James B. Kelleher, 910 words)

Chip designers see dollar signs in Bitcoin miners

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Tucked away in an air conditioned data center in Silicon Valley is a hodgepodge of black boxes, circuit boards and cooling fans owned by Aaron Jackson-Wilde, 27, a modern-day prospector looking for Bitcoins. Since discovering the digital currency a few months ago, he has paid about $2,000 for his "rigs," which are powered by specialized computer chips, designed to help operate and maintain the Bitcoin network - and, in return, generate a small reward in a process known as "Bitcoin mining" (TECHNOLOGY-BITCOINS/ (FEATURE, PIX), moved, by Noel Randewich, 1,420 words)

BOX OFFICE

'Ender's Game' battles to U.S., Canada box office win

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "Ender's Game", the futuristic tale of children recruited to wage war against an enemy race, wins the weekend box office battle in the United States and Canada, defeating senior citizen buddy comedy "Last Vegas" and animated turkey tale "Free Birds" (BOXOFFICE/ (UPDATE 1), moved, by Lisa Richwine and Chris Michaud, 600 words)

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- BOXOFFICE/ (CHART), moved

COLUMN

Wall St Wk Ahead: Twitter's IPO to provide week's excitement

NEW YORK - Twitter will be the talk of Wall Street this week when the social media company goes public in the stock market's most anticipated initial public offering since 2012's Facebook event (USA-STOCKS/WEEKAHEAD, moved, by Angela Moon, 810 words)

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