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Aug 14- Macy's Inc reported an unexpected decline in sales on Wednesday and blamed hesitation by consumers to spend on non-essentials, leading to deeper markdowns and a disappointing profit. Shares of Macy's, which also operates the luxury chain Bloomingdale's, were down 3.3 percent at $46.89 in midday trading, leading other retail stocks lower.
Aug 14- Alcoa Inc said on Wednesday it is temporarily cutting production at its aluminum smelters in Brazil, and will permanently shut down part of its operations in Massena, New York.
WASHINGTON, Aug 14- A U.S. judge postponed throwing out a controversial cap on debit card "swipe fees" and gave the Federal Reserve one week to take a position on whether to write an interim rule to replace the fee cap.
Aug 14- The New York Times website was unavailable for roughly 2 hours on Wednesday and it is not clear what caused the outage. A New York Times Co spokeswoman said they are looking into what caused the problem, which also affected the company's email.
*Macy's shares fall after Q2 earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as investors speculated on when the Federal Reserve might curb its stimulus measures and after department store Macy's stock fell from a "tough" sales environment.
The resumption of negotiations, after a first round in Washington last month that ended a three-year stand-off over Jewish settlement building, followed Palestinian celebrations overnight as Israel released 26 of their jailed brethren.
*Deputy oil minister-output 600,000 bpd vs 680,000 Tuesday. LONDON/ TRIPOLI, Aug 14- Libya said on Wednesday its crude oil output, much of which has been paralysed for more than two weeks by labour unrest, had fallen again as new problems appeared at oilfields.
LONDON, Aug 14- Money markets are pricing out expectations of another European Central Bank interest rate cut as the euro zone returns to growth, though it is still seen lagging the United States and Britain in tightening policy.
Aug 14- A broad area of low pressure in the northwestern Caribbean Sea has a high 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday. The storm system is moving toward the west-northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour, the Miami- based weather forecasters said.
*Silver set for biggest six-day rally in 2 years. *Gold market ignores another import control by India. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 14- Gold rose about 1 percent on Wednesday, as broad gains in the commodities complex and signs of simmering inflation lifted bullion after the previous day's drop.
MUMBAI, Aug 14- India imposed restrictions on foreign exchange outflows and gold imports on Wednesday in a new attempt to prop up the rupee, as a spike in inflation added pressure on policymakers to curb a crippling external deficit.
Aug 14- Alcoa Inc said on Wednesday it is temporarily cutting production at its aluminum smelters in Brazil, and will permanently shut down one line at its Massena East plant in New York.
*Egypt enters state of emergency. (Adds details on Egypt, updates prices, changes byline, dateline (pvs LONDON). "Fresh headlines out of Egypt are the primary concern right now," said Stephen Schork, editor of The Schork Report in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
*Arabica coffee rallies on crops concerns in Brazil. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 14- ICE cocoa futures posted their biggest gains in a week on Wednesday on concerns over dry weather in top grower Ivory Coast, and ICE arabica coffee rallied on short-covering and expected crop losses due to frost in Brazil, the world's top producer.
Aug 14- If anyone is an educated hotel guest, it's Bjorn Hanson, dean of New York University's Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. But even Hanson got confused during a business trip a few years ago when a hotel bill included $18 in charges for gratuities.
DETROIT, Aug 14- Ford Motor Co on Wednesday laid out a more ambitious mid-decade plan that includes a 25 percent increase in projected capital spending, to take advantage of growing automotive demand worldwide, as well as the possibility of a higher dividend.
Aug 14- The New York Times website has been unavailable since late Wednesday morning, and it is not clear what is causing the outage. A New York Times Co spokeswoman confirmed the site is down and that they are looking into the matter.
Aug 14- Canadian grocer Metro Inc reported a fall in its quarterly sales and said it will close or convert 15 of its stores in Ontario to cut costs, sending its shares down 3 percent. The company, which runs Adonis ethnic food stores and the Brunet pharmacy chain, also said it has agreed to operate Target Corp's in-store pharmacies in Quebec.
SARRAZAC, France, Aug 14- Hundreds of miles from the bustling trading rooms where he worked with the "London Whale", a former JPMorgan trader has taken refuge in a French hamlet where few have heard of the $6.2 billion scandal to which he is being linked.
*Soybeans up for third straight day on yield concerns. Drier weather was expected for the Midwest through the end of August and warmer temperatures were slated to arrive beginning next week, said Joel Widenor, meteorologist for Commodity Weather Group. " Our forecast scaled back coverage in Missouri and Iowa compared with yesterday's forecast, "he said."