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  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 3- An Argentine bill designed to sidestep adverse U.S. court rulings regarding the country's defaulted debt may be amended to include France as a jurisdiction for making restructured bond payments, state news service Telam reported on Wednesday.

  • Sept 3- Navistar International Corp posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday, helped by a rebound in North American demand for its commercial vehicles as well as lower warranty costs stemming from its failed proprietary engine technology.

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher on Ukraine, Russia optimism Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    *Toll Brothers advances after results. NEW YORK, Sept 3- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, on hopes a resolution would be reached between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of the latest batch of data which could provide insight on the health of the economy.

  • *Gold falls on Ukraine ceasefire report, then pares losses. LONDON, Sept 3- Gold recovered from 2-1/ 2 month lows on Wednesday as a reports of a potential ceasefire in eastern Ukraine sowed confusion on the eve of a NATO summit, though strength in stocks kept the metal under pressure.

  • Arrangements for handling failures of diverse financial groups are inadequate according to the survey by the Joint Forum which comprises the Basel Committee of global banking supervisors, the International Organization of Securities Commissions and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 3- Ukraine limited electricity supplies to consumers in Crimea on Wednesday and threatened to cut power altogether if quotas were breached, a move to try to ease a power crisis on the mainland triggered by a separatist conflict in its east.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- The euro climbed against almost every major currency on Wednesday on speculation of a possible ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, offering some comfort to the euro zone economy which has borne the brunt of the impact of the conflict.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Some of the best-known technology investors are looking beyond their tried-and-true Internet plays to bet on healthcare data as the next growth market.

  • Navistar posts smaller-than-expected quarterly loss Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    Sept 3- Navistar International Corp posted a smaller-than-expected loss on Wednesday, lifted by a rebound in commercial vehicle demand in North America as well as declining warranty costs related to its big bet on a failed proprietary engine technology.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- World markets jumped on Wednesday as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said a ceasefire had been reached with Russia, raising hopes that a recent escalation in the conflict could be reversed.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- Britain's economy has grown at a stronger rate than previously estimated over the last few years, according to new figures that could be a boon for Britain's government ahead of elections next year.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- Euro zone business grew at the slowest rate this year in August and retail sales plummeted in July as escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine subdued spending and investment, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 3- Ukrainian state electricity company Ukrinterenergo said on Wednesday it had imposed limits on electricity supplies for Crimean consumers due to a power crisis on the mainland, threatening to cut all supplies if the quotas were breached.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 3- In January, Linden Texas native Richard Bowden suffered a mild stroke. "They checked me out real good," said the former city councilor, whose East Texas community of nearly 2,000 has relied on the Linden hospital since the 1960 s. Small, rural hospitals like Linden have always struggled to remain viable, but things are getting worse, fast.

  • Investors bet on eastern Ukraine ceasefire after Russia talks. LONDON, Sept 3- European shares rose on Wednesday, with a key index hitting a two-month high, on speculation about a possible ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and fresh monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- Nickel prices rose on Wednesday on news that a Philippine senator had urged a ban on unprocessed mineral ore exports, while copper slipped on higher exchange stocks and investors downplayed signs of progress towards peace in eastern Ukraine.

  • UKRAINE'S UKRINTERENERGO SAYS IF ELECTRICITY LIMITS ARE NOT IMPLEMENTED, IT WILL BE "FORCED" TO CUT OFF SUPPLIES TO CRIMEA.

  • UKRAINIAN STATE ELECTRICITY COMPANY UKRINTERENERGO SAYS ORDERS CRIMEA TO LIMIT POWER SUPPLIES TO CONSUMERS BECAUSE OF ELECTRICITY CRISIS ON MAINLAND.

  • Iceland volcano spews more lava, but no ash Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    REYKJAVIK/ STOCKHOLM, Sept 3- Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano poured out more lava on Wednesday but no ash was emerging from the eruption, authorities said. In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, in a different region of Iceland, closed much of Europe's air space for six days after an eruption under the icecap.

  • ADVISORY-Changing slug on Iraq stories Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 3- With immediate effect the identifying masterslug for stories about Islamic State and violence in Iraq will be IRAQ- CRISIS/.