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  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.

  • Oracle shares slide after soft results, CEO change Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    Sept 19- Shares of database software maker Oracle Corp. fell 2 percent in premarket trading on Friday after the company posted disappointing quarterly earnings late Thursday and at the same time said Larry Ellison was stepping aside as chief executive.

  • *Sterling gains as Scotland voters decide to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after a early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares edged higher on Friday, cheered by news of an eye-popping initial public offering by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, while sterling rebounded after a survey published showed support for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 18- Worries that China's economy may be slowing further intensified on Thursday as data showed home prices fell for the fourth straight month, adding to expectations that Beijing will need to do more to stimulate activity.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 17- Hong Kong's benchmark index closed higher for the first time in nine sessions on Wednesday, tracking gains in U.S. markets on speculation the Federal Reserve would maintain a pledge on low rates when a two-day policy meeting ends later in the day.

  • Hong Kong shares bounce off 8-week lows, China stays weak Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 17- Hong Kong shares rebounded from eight-week lows on Wednesday, tracking gains in U.S. markets on speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge to keep rates low when a two-day policy meeting ends later in the day. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 1.7 percent.

  • *China bank liquidity speculation lifts Aussie. SYDNEY, Sept 17- The U.S. dollar nursed modest losses early on Wednesday, having suffered an unexpected setback as jitters mounted hours before the Federal Reserve offers its latest guidance on interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- New York's attorney general said on Tuesday that Barclays Plc's motion to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging the bank lied to customers about "high-frequency" trading on its private trading platform should be denied.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- PODS Enterprises Inc, a U.S. moving and storage company managed by private equity firm Eagle Merchant Partners, is exploring a sale of that could value it at around $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Entropic, which did not say what those options were, also lowered its revenue forecast for the current quarter blaming slower spending by telecom and cable customers in light of several big mergers. Entropic supplies chips for set-top boxes for cable and satellite TV providers such as Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc..

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm, is exploring a sale of PODS Enterprises Inc that could value the U.S. moving and storage company at about $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm, is exploring a sale of PODS Enterprises Inc that could value the U.S. moving and storage company at about $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Global shares hit a one-month low on Tuesday as investors refrained from placing strong bets before a Fed meeting that could adjust expectations about how soon the U.S. central bank will hike interest rates.

  • INSIGHT-Europe's startups get bootcamp booster Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    *Startup sale prices have surged in Europe. It's an increasingly familiar story in Europe, where hundreds of entrepreneurs have set up incubators that are adapting the Silicon Valley model to fast-track new companies. One EU-funded study from March, by database Seed-DB, estimated startups have created 3,500-4,500 jobs in Europe.

  • The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, was down 0.2 percent after hitting its lowest level since mid-August earlier in the session. In Europe, the benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.4 percent.

  • JGBs yields hit highest in months on Fed risk Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese government bond yields rose to their highest levels in some months on Tuesday, tracking higher U.S. bond yields on expectations of earlier rate increases by the U.S. Given that uncertainty, market players are worried that demand at an auction of 1.2 trillion yen 20- year JGBs on Wednesday could be weak.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 16- The dollar eased on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar held above a six-month trough.

  • *Nikkei sheds 0.4 pct in early trade after Japan holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was slightly higher in early trade.