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  • Share of Apple Inc turned lower as the initial excitement over its announcement of new products including a watch, larger iPhones and a mobile payment service, quickly evaporated. That may hobble the region's tech stocks, especially those linked to Apple's supply chain, though rival's of the Cupertino, California- based company could get a boost.

  • Fashion world divided on first look at Apple Watch Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 9- Apple Inc's newly unveiled smartwatch on Tuesday split fashion arbiters who may prove pivotal to its broad acceptance. Apple will offer three different versions-- sport, standard, and a luxury edition, with finishes including stainless steel and gold plated.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 10- Gold slipped on Wednesday to trade near its lowest in three months as speculation over an early U.S. interest rate hike strengthened the dollar and dulled bullion's appeal. *Spot gold slipped $1 to $1,254.90 an ounce by 0039 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export lender.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 9- The first substantial oil-by-rail project at a California refinery won approval on Tuesday despite a last-minute push for more scrutiny by some environmental groups.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The Pentagon's biggest supplier, Lockheed Martin Corp, on Tuesday said it was "very happy" it had teamed up with Boeing Co to bid for the U.S. Air Force's new long-range strike bomber and expected the companies to submit a joint bid soon.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 9- A majority of Argentina's creditors are opposed to their bonds being moved to a new jurisdiction under a government proposal that would sidestep a U.S. court ruling that toppled it into default, the country's economy minister said on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in July, a tentative sign of a pickup in business investment that is needed to propel Japan out of the slump caused by April's sales tax hike.

  • BOSTON, Sept 9- After months of staying largely silent on a deal he is trying to broker, billionaire William Ackman on Tuesday criticized Allergan Inc' s board of directors, urging them to "wake up" and at least listen to what potential purchaser Valeant Pharmaceuticals has to offer the Botox maker.

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 9- The Canadian province of British Columbia on Tuesday issued a formal warning against the owners of the Mount Polley mine after an inspection found that mine waste was still leaking from its breached tailing dam facility a month after it burst.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 9- The first substantial oil-by-rail project at a California refinery won approval on Tuesday despite a last-minute push for more scrutiny by some environmental groups.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's core machinery orders rose 3.5 percent in July, government data showed on Wednesday, marking the second straight month-on-month gain in a sign of a gradual pick-up in capital spending.

  • Sept 9- Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has been sued over data breach by a customer, saying the company failed to properly safeguard customer data from hackers, a lawsuit filed in a Chicago federal court showed on Tuesday.

  • Sept 9- Detroit and one of its last hold-out creditors, Syncora Guarantee Inc, have reached an agreement in principle over the city's plan to adjust its debt and exit bankruptcy, according to a federal court filing on Tuesday.

  • Sept 9- Detroit and one of its last hold-out creditors, Syncora Guarantee Inc, have reached an agreement in principle over the city's plan to adjust its debt and exit bankruptcy, according to a federal court filing on Tuesday.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 10- The Australian dollar nursed a second session of heavy losses early on Wednesday as investors unwound popular carry trades amid a pick-up in market volatility and further gains in U.S. It slid to its lowest in over five months at $0.9188, before edging back to $0.9210.

  • Sept 9- Nearly two years after the merger of BAE Systems Plc with rival EADS fell apart, BAE's U.S. unit on Tuesday said it is focused more on winning orders in key product lines than through mergers and acquisitions.

  • CARACAS, Sept 9- Venezuela's annualized inflation rate reached 63.4 percent in August, with consumer prices rising by 3.9 percent that month, the central bank said, reaching a fresh six-year high as President Nicolas Maduro wrestles to control spiraling prices.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is seeking preliminary offers for its U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum Corp by the end of September, a deal that could fetch up to $10 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 9- America's largest public pension fund was criticized in a report on Tuesday for failing to sufficiently audit and clamp down on pension "spiking", a practice of inflating workers' benefits just before retirement in order to boost their pensions.