WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal negotiated behind closed doors, indicating that this normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight.» Read More
SEOUL, Aug 1- Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for July, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Thursday:. JULY* JUNE Balance 2.7 6.0 Exports 45.8 46.7 +2.6 -1.0 Imports 43.1 40.7 +2.7 -3.0* Revised figures released on July 14.
BRASILIA, July 31- The Brazilian government will maintain the amount of allowed deductions for investment and tax cuts from its budget to reach an important fiscal savings target this year.
WASHINGTON, July 31- The House of Representatives easily passed a bill on Wednesday to tighten sanctions on Iran, showing a strong message to Tehran over its disputed nuclear program days before President-elect Hassan Rouhani is sworn in.
TOKYO, Aug 1- Japan's Nikkei share average may edge higher in a cautious start on Thursday after Wall Street finished flat overnight and the U.S.
*Three firms have NASA backing to develop human spaceships. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 31- NASA is pressing ahead with a program to fly its astronauts on commercial spaceships despite budget uncertainties that threaten to undermine a heated competition for its business.
SYDNEY, Aug 1- Asian markets got off to an indecisive start on Thursday after the Federal Reserve provided little clarity on the outlook for U.S. stimulus, leaving investors hostage to Chinese data later in the session. Analysts at Australia and New Zealand Bank look for a fall to 49.7. "
July 31- A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a $500 million lawsuit brought by state-owned Mexican oil company Pemex against Siemens AG and a South Korean company that claimed the defendants bribed Pemex officials to secure oil refinery projects in Mexico.
LONDON, Aug 1- The Bank of England and its new governor Mark Carney will put the finishing touches to a fresh approach to nurturing Britain's nascent economic recovery on Thursday, when the central bank wraps up a policy meeting.
FRANKFURT, Aug 1- Signs of a tentative euro zone recovery are easing pressure on the European Central Bank to take fresh policy action and on Thursday it will emphasise its message that interest rates are on hold for an extended period.
LONDON, Aug 1- Tweeting and texting while watching TV is supplanting the traditional water-cooler chat about the previous night's viewing among increasingly media-savvy Britons, the country's telecoms regulator has found.
*Marriott 2nd- qtr EPS $0.57 in line with analysts' estimates. Marriott cuts 2013 EPS outlook to $1.92 to $2.03 from $1.93 to $2.08. July 31- Marriott International Inc, which runs the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels, cut its 2013 earnings outlook to reflect lower-than-expected conference revenue, sending its shares down 3 percent in trading after the bell.
WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a bill on Wednesday to tighten sanctions on Iran, a move that came days before President-elect Hassan Rouhani is sworn in.
July 31- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said worldwide box-office takings would propel its latest animated movie, "Turbo", to a profit that few analysts had expected, sending its shares up 6 percent after the bell.
NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. natural gas prices at Henry Hub, a key supply point in Louisiana, are expected to average $3.87 per million British thermal units in 2013, up fractionally from a previous poll published in April but still 40 percent above last year's 13- year-low average of $2.77. For a related story, click on. COMPANY 2013 PREVIOUS 2014 2015.
Forrest earlier Wednesday told jurors it was their job to determine if the SEC had by a preponderance of the evidence met its burden of proof to hold Tourre liable. The SEC is seeking unspecified financial penalties and a lifetime ban from the securities industry, both to be determined by the judge.
NEW YORK, July 31- For Airgas Inc founder and Chairman Peter McCausland, there was a fair amount of schadenfreude in the air on Wednesday. McCausland, 62, fought a bitter and eventually successful battle for 13 months to keep Airgas independent in the face of a hostile bid from Air Products and Chemicals Inc..
BRASILIA, July 31- The Brazilian government, trying again to reassure investors of its fiscal discipline, said on Wednesday it will reduce the amount of allowed deductions for investment and tax cuts from its budget to reach an important fiscal savings target this year.
*Facebook falls after trading above IPO price of $38. NEW YORK, July 31- The S&P 500 finished a volatile session nearly flat on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve gave no hint that a reduction in the pace of its bond-buying program is imminent.
WASHINGTON, July 31- The Obama administration is preparing to subject the information technology backbone of the new state and federal healthcare exchanges to final "dress rehearsal" testing that could continue until just before the online marketplaces are slated to begin enrollment on Oct. 1.
LONDON/ CANNES, France, July 31- Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh businessman accused of embezzling $6 billion from his former bank, BTA, has been arrested on the French Riviera, two sources said on Wednesday.