*UAE, Qatar change direction as Western markets dip. DUBAI, Oct 20- Most Middle Eastern stock markets fell on Monday as a rebound by global equities turned out to be short-lived, but Saudi Arabia's bourse rose after a string of strong quarterly earnings. Stock indexes in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar rose in early trade but quickly gave up all their gains after...» Read More
NEW YORK, June 25- Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof is due to address the United Nations and the press on Wednesday about the country's standoff with holdout bond investors, but it remains to be seen whether he will actually open negotiations while the clock ticks down toward a debt default.
NEW YORK, June 25- A former driver for Raj Rajaratnam has sued the one-time billionaire, claiming he was fired for complaining about secret wire transfers the founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund made to fellow prisoners following his conviction for insider trading.
June 25- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday that popular acne products such as Proactiv and Neutrogena can cause rare but serious and life-threatening allergic reactions.
GOOGLE SAYS OVER 40 NEW AUTOMAKERS HAVE JOINED ITS OPEN AUTOMOTIVE ALLIANCE.
ATHENS, June 25- President Barack Obama's administration will push the U.S. Congress to enact legislation to give European Union citizens the right to sue in the United States if they think their private data has been released or misused, the U.S attorney general said on Wednesday.
June 25- Barnes& Noble Inc said it would spin off its Nook tablets and college books business, letting go of the loss-making Nook e-reader business to focus on its book stores.
WASHINGTON, June 25- White House changes to proposed rules for tobacco products significantly weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, published documents show.
WASHINGTON, June 25- Omnicare Inc will pay $124 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to secure contracts to supply drugs to nursing homes with Medicare and Medicaid patients, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.
June 25- For-profit education provider Apollo Education Group reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as new enrollments saw its smallest decline in a year, sending its shares up as much as 4 percent.
GOOGLE SAYS LG, SAMSUNG SMARTWATCHES RUNNING ANDROID WEAR AVAILABLE LATER WEDNESDAY ON GOOGLE STORE.
WHITE HOUSE SAYS THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE TO U.S.
WASHINGTON, June 25- The future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank was cast further into doubt on Wednesday after an influential conservative lawmaker labeled the bank an example of corporate cronyism that benefits multi-nationals at the expense of taxpayers and many small companies.
In a decision that could crimp consumers' hopes to cut the cord from their cable operators, the U. S Supreme Court said Aereo Inc, a video streaming service backed by media mogul Barry Diller, violated copyright law by using tiny antennas to broadcast TV content online to paying subscribers.
*Europe, Asia equities fall on Iraq fears. LONDON, June 25- Copper rebounded to a three-week high on Wednesday as the market brushed aside weak U.S. economic growth data and refocused on falling global inventories.
This year it rejected plans by Citigroup to buy back $6.4 billion of shares and boost dividends, and also objected to plans from the U.S. units of three European banks: HSBC, RBS and Santander.
WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace in the first quarter than previously estimated, turning in one of its worst-ever non-recession performances, but growth already appears to have rebounded strongly.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25- Google Inc is working with three manufacturers to develop a sub- $100 smartphone for the Indian market this fall, getting Android software into one of the fastest-growing major mobile markets.
GOOGLE SAYS WORKING WITH DEVELOPERS TO BRING SUB- $100 4.5- INCH PHONE TO INDIA IN THE FALL.
NEW YORK, June 25- Like a lot of American couples in the late 1950 s, my parents got a set of sterling silver flatware for their wedding. And also like many, they have not used it for many years.