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  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • *Gold rebounds after hitting 15- month low earlier. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 6- Gold rose nearly 1 percent on Monday, putting it on track for its biggest one-day gain in two months as the dollar's retreat and weaker U.S. equities sparked fresh demand and short covering after bullion earlier hit a 15- month low. "Gold's drop below $1,200 an ounce is sparking some more...

  • Miners help European shares to end slightly higher Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    *Glencore "groundwork" for likely merger with Rio: report. Rio Tinto's American Depository Receipts were 7.4 percent higher after the European market close on a Bloomberg report, quoting people familiar with the situation, saying Glencore was laying the groundwork for a potential merger with Rio Tinto Group in 2015.. A Glencore spokesman said "we don't comment...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- The number of claims of injury and death linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co cars rose 30 percent last week to 1,130, according to a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program set up to compensate accident victims. Since Aug. 1, claims related to 24 deaths and 16 injuries have been deemed eligible for compensation by...

  • KOGALYM, Russia/ BUCHAREST, Oct 6- Lukoil's Petrotel refinery in Romania said on Monday that authorities had confiscated its raw materials, crude oil and products, after prosecutors said last week they were investigating it on alleged tax evasion and money laundering. "It is of particular concern that as part of the ongoing investigation the refinery was...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Bank of America-Merrill Lynch on Monday wrote that buyback programs could drive third-quarter earnings above expectations, though the twin headwinds of lower oil and a stronger dollar could limit the upside surprise. "Though they slowed from, we estimate that buybacks still boosted earnings per share growth by 1.5-2.0 percent" in the third...

  • John Flannery, 53, was appointed president and chief executive officer of GE Healthcare, effective immediately. With 27 years at GE, Flannery most recently was GE's senior vice president of business development, which recently included a key role in the $16.9 billion purchase of the power assets of France's Alstom. Previously, Flannery served as president and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Micron Technologies was leading a slide in the PHLX semiconductor index on Monday after Samsung unveiled plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility. Chipmaker Toshiba Corp fell 2.6 percent overnight in Tokyo and SK Hynix Inc lost 5.1 percent in Seoul. Index snapshot at 12:03 EDT:.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 6- Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company Petronas said on Monday it could delay its planned $11 billion liquefied natural gas plant on Canada's Pacific Coast by as long as 15 years unless it can reach a favorable tax deal by month's end. Petronas said in a statement that the economics of the plant are marginal and without a favorable tax...

  • U.S. crude traded below $90 a barrel, despite a brief mid-morning rally, while Brent traded below $92 a barrel. "Supply continues to weigh heavy on the market and demand isn't keeping up with it," said Oliver Sloup, director of managed futures at iitrader.com LLC in Chicago. November crude was down 23 cents at $89.51 a barrel 11:35 a.m. EDT.

  • The deal with Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co helps Chevron reduce production risk and gives it more capital to increase drilling in Alberta's Duvernay shale formation, one of North America's largest shale deposits. Chevron's Canadian subsidiary has exploration leases for about 330,000 net acres in the Duvernay shale formation.

  • LONDON, Oct 6- International banks are shying away from processing humanitarian deals with Iran for fear being fined for breaking Western sanctions, despite moves intended to facilitate the trade, a senior Iranian banker said. The sanctions regime, imposed by the United States and European Union over Tehran's nuclear program, allows trade in humanitarian...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an industry challenge to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by Republican former President George W. Bush's administration that set standards for ozone pollution. Those rules, which set air quality standards that U.S. states and the federal government must implement through...

  • European shares edge higher as miners advance Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources index rose 1.5 percent as prices of copper, aluminum and zinc climbed 0.3 to 1.4 percent anticipating stronger demand for raw materials in countries such as the United States. The way the market appears to be reacting to these numbers suggests that investors are more concerned about the growth outlook at this point in time...

  • BUCHAREST, Oct 6- Lukoil's Petrotel-Lukoil refinery in Romania said on Monday that authorities had confiscated its raw materials, crude oil and products pending an investigation. In a statement sent to Reuters, the refinery said: "Following the seizure of raw materials, crude and products by penal investigation authorities, the Petrotel-Lukoil refinery has...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Global equity markets extended a rally on Monday that drew strength from a forecast-beating U.S. jobs report last week that bolstered confidence in the American economy and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, but the dollar gave up some of its gains. Brazil's benchmark stock index jumped more than 5 percent after a pro-business candidate...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat as discretionary names weigh Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    The group was pressured by H&R Block Inc, which lost 6.3 percent to $29.67 a day after the company said its deal to sell its bank to BofI Federal Bank would not be approved by regulators before next year's tax season. Among other names in the group, Nike Inc fell 1.6 percent to $88.87 while Priceline Group was off 1.5 percent at $1,124.49. "The recovery is alive and well,...

  • TORONTO, Oct 6- Air Canada has reached a tentative agreement on a new 10- year contract with its pilots' union, 1-1/ 2 years ahead of the expiration of the current contract at Canada's largest airline. Air Canada has been pushing expansion of its international flights and of Rouge, its low-cost vacation carrier. Tyerman cautioned, however, that Air Canada reached an...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 6- Luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo is on course to join London's main stock market next week with a value of up to $1.1 billion, industry sources said, citing the initial price range quoted by banks arranging the sale. "Jimmy Choo is a great brand with good growth potential but it has a high capital expenditure ratio and usually we prefer fashion...

  • Oct 6- GT Advanced Technologies Inc, a partner with Apple Inc in a sapphire glass plant in Arizona, said it had filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection. "It would appear that something very fundamentally broke down in the relationship between Apple and GT Advanced," Raymond James analyst Pavel Molchanov said in an email. Up to Friday's close, GT Advanced shares...