*Loews 3rd- qtr adj net income fell to $324 mln from $343 mln. Oct 28- Loews Corp, controlled by the billionaire Tisch family, reported lower adjusted net income for the third quarter as profit nearly halved at the conglomerate's Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc unit and overall investment income fell.
Oct 28- Loews Corp posted a 59 percent jump in third-quarter profit as the hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate took a smaller impairment charge in its HighMount Exploration& Production unit. Loews is controlled by the billionaire Tisch family.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 10- Argentina will offer about $500 million to resolve disputes with corporations at a World Bank arbitration panel, a financial daily newspaper reported on Thursday.
*Drug firm Perrigo to buy Elan; Publicis, Omnicom in merger. Shares of Southwestern Energy slid 3 percent to $38.14 and shares of Noble Energy fell 2.1 percent to $62.07 following as a decline in natural gas prices.
*Drug firm Perrigo to buy Elan; Publicis, Omnicom in merger. The energy sector led the day's losses, with the S&P energy index down 0.9 percent, while Caterpillar was up 0.9 percent at $82.82 and gave the Dow its biggest boost after announcing a $1 billion accelerated stock repurchase program.
*Investors turn focus to data, signals from Fed on stimulus. *Drug firm Perrigo to buy Elan; Publicis, Omnicom in merger. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. stocks fell on Monday as investor sentiment turned wary before a U.S.
*Drug firm Perrigo to buy Elan; Publicis, Omnicom in merger. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday as a week packed with data and central bank meetings got under way, with the S&P 500 within a few points of its record close set a week ago. Federal Reserve, which will be combed for clues on when the Fed will begin to pare its $85 billion in monthly asset purchases.
*Drug firm Perrigo to buy Elan; Publicis, Omnicom in merger. Pending-home sales data due at 10 a.m.. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. stocks were set to slip at the open on Monday as a week packed with data and central bank meetings gets under way, with the S&P 500 just 0.2 percent below its record close set a week ago.
*Perrigo to buy Elan, Lord& Taylor's parent to acquire Saks. The European Central Bank and the Bank of England will also meet this week. On Monday, U.S. drugmaker Perrigo agreed to buy Elan for $8.6 billion.
The Fed is expected to repeat its dovish message in the coming week, which could provide a safety net for the market amid a big wave of earnings and the April jobs report.
LONDON, Oct 12- Britain's energy suppliers, hit by rising operating and fuel costs, should think twice before hiking rates for cash-strapped families, finance minister George Osborne said on Friday.
LONDON, Oct 12- Britain's' Big Six' energy suppliers, which control 99 percent of the market, are expected to increase energy tariffs this winter following a rise in underlying wholesale prices, network costs and mandatory government schemes to reduce carbon emissions and help disadvantaged households.
*British Gas prices to rise 6 pct from Nov. 16. LONDON, Oct 12- Two of Britain's biggest energy suppliers are raising their prices just as millions of cash-strapped consumers switch on their central heating for the winter, saying higher costs made the move unavoidable.
*British Gas says faces rising wholesale prices and upgrade costs. LONDON, Oct 12- Centrica PLC, the owner of Britain's biggest energy supplier, is raising its domestic gas and electricity prices by 6 percent next month, saying it was necessary to cover rising wholesale prices and upgrade costs.
*Tokyo Gas says oil-indexation "not rational". Producers BG Group, Russia, Norway and Qatar regard them as cornerstones of the business. Tokyo Gas, Japan's single biggest importer of oil-linked, called the global gas pricing mechanism "not rational" in light of cheap U.S. gas exports expected to flood markets by 2016..
*British Gas says faces rising wholesale prices and upgrade costs. LONDON, Oct 12- Centrica PLC, the owner of British Gas, Britain's biggest energy supplier, is hiking its domestic gas and electricity prices by 6 percent next month, saying the "unwelcome news" for already tight household budgets was necessary to cover rising wholesale prices.
LONDON, Oct 12- Centrica PLC:. *Will raise domestic gas and electricity prices by an average of 6% on 16. *Annual dual fuel bills for British gas customers with average consumption.
LONDON, Oct 10- Britain's National Grid Plc. "This drilling operation is a major step forward in the development of a long-term, large-scale CCS cluster of transportation networks and storage facilities in the UK," Jim Ward, National Grid's head of CCS, said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW, Oct 8- Gazprom on Monday launched the second line of the Nord Stream pipeline which brings Russian gas to Germany via the bed of the Baltic Sea, but actual gas volumes remained unchanged due to lack of sufficient growth in demand.
LONDON, Oct 8- Britain is in danger of suffering a long-term loss of liquefied natural gas supply as top exporter Qatar sends only left-over short-term deliveries to the UK while more and more of its LNG goes to higher paying Asian customers. Analysts and British energy companies say the strategy rewards Qatar but puts Britain at a significant disadvantage.