KIEV, Dec 5- Ukrainian police on Thursday warned pro- Europe protesters they faced a "harsh" crackdown if they did not end their occupation of public offices in Kiev, while President Viktor Yanukovich's prime minister denounced them as "Nazis and criminals".» Read More
*Walt Disney drags on Dow after results. NEW YORK, Aug 7- U.S. stocks fell for a third straight day on Wednesday on growing uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may start to wind down its stimulus, which has been a major force behind the run higher in equities this year.
Aug 7- A US Airways Group Inc flight from Ireland made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday, the airline said without describing what had prompted the emergency. WPVI television, without citing a source, reported the plane received a bomb threat and said at least three airport buses had parked next to the plane.
Aug 7- Hit movies and strong cable TV advertising boosted Time Warner Inc's second-quarter profit, and the media company raised its profit forecast for the year and said the spinoff of its Time Inc magazine division would be early next year.
*Dollar slips vs yen after stops triggered below 97.50 yen. NEW YORK, Aug 7- The dollar fell to a seven-week low against major currencies on Wednesday, stung by steep losses against the yen and sterling, on concerns about the scope and timing of the Federal Reserve's eventual tapering of its bond-buying program.
Aug 7- A U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Apple Inc should be able to renew its arguments at the International Trade Commission that Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit violated two patents relating to the iPhone.
SAO PAULO, Aug 7- Grupo BTG Pactual SA, the Brazilian investment bank expanding heavily into commodities sales and trading, expects the area to begin contributing to earnings soon, Chief Financial Officer Marcelo Kalim said on Wednesday. However, sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the bank has hired Ricardo Leiman from Noble Group Ltd to lead the drive.
*Post-tax adjusted ENI per share of 39 cents vs Wall St's 56 cents. Aug 7- Carlyle Group LP on Wednesday posted a second-quarter profit after a year-ago loss, but it fell short of Wall Street's expectation that a stock market rally would benefit the company more, and it struck a gloomy note on the outlook for private equity deals in the United States.
NEW YORK, Aug 7- As investors pour more and more money into funds that track indexes, the indexes themselves are getting more esoteric. Challenging the very definition of "index," companies that construct these benchmarks are slicing and dicing the market in innovative ways.
*North Sea restart, Iran comments ease supply concern. NEW YORK, Aug 7- Oil slid for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, driven lower by an expected increase in North Sea crude output next month and by worries about how soon the Federal Reserve will end its U.S. economic stimulus.
DETROIT, Aug 7- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday that it is recalling 342,000 Tacoma pickup trucks to fix defective seat belts. Toyota said a screw could come loose in the front seat belts on some of those trucks, causing the belts to malfunction. Toyota will notify customers by mail.
NEW YORK, Aug 7- U.S. investors who buy foreign stocks are increasingly looking at currency hedging, a strategy that has had a mixed track record. There are nearly 1,500 exchange-traded funds, but the one with the greatest inflows so far in 2013 has been the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund.
LONDON, Aug 7- Europe is more attractive than the United States for private equity investments because price tags are lower and the region's weak economy has scared off many other players, buyout firm Carlyle said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW, Aug 7- Russia's third-largest mobile operator Vimpelcom has hired the former finance chief of the biggest U.S. mobile provider Verizon Wireless, as it strives to cut its $23 billion debt.
LOS ANGELES, Aug 7- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would push to have a broad package of housing reform measures passed through Congress by the end of the year. Obama made his remarks during an interview with housing website Zillow.
Aug 7- Trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc is considering refinancing its debt for the second time in two years after reporting a far larger-than-expected quarterly loss. Shares of YRC Worldwide, which was on the brink of bankruptcy two years ago, fell as much as 21 percent.
A Swiss prosecutor said Kazakhstan had accused Swiss-based Viktor Khrapunov, a former Kazakh government minister, mayor and father-in-law of Ablyazov's eldest daughter Madina- along with his wife Leila- of using public money for property investments.
LONDON, Aug 7- Scientists are to create mutant forms of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has emerged in China so they can gauge the risk of it becoming a lethal human pandemic.
WASHINGTON, Aug 7- Freddie Mac, the government-owned mortgage finance company, on Wednesday said it is considering legal action against Richmond, California, if the city uses eminent domain to seize mortgages of local residents who owe more than their properties are worth in a bid to keep them in their homes.
NEW YORK, Aug 7- Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc is close to selling itself to larger rival Amgen Inc as the cancer drugmaker's high stock price has discouraged other companies from making a counteroffer so far, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Aug 7- Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority on Wednesday sold $673 million of revenue bonds at tax-free yields of as much as 7.12 percent in the Caribbean island's first municipal bond deal in more than a year that was clouded by Detroit's bankruptcy case.