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  • Sept 22- Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had authorized emergency use of its Ebola treatment to confirmed or suspected patients under an expanded access protocol.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • Sept 22- Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Apple shares were up 0.8 percent at $101.84 in early trading on the Nasdaq on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- U.S. stocks dipped at the open on Monday, after China's finance minister indicated the country will not increase stimulus measures, with data on the housing market due shortly after the opening bell.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Russia's auto market shows no signs of improving in the next two years having been hit by an economic slowdown and weak rouble, the head of Ford Motor Co's Russian venture told Reuters. Russia had been expected to overtake Germany as Europe's biggest auto market earlier this decade, but its progress has been delayed.

  • Sept 22- Home cleaning products maker Clorox Co said it was discontinuing operations in Venezuela as the business was no longer viable and that it was looking to sell its assets there. Venezuela devalued its currency bolivar last year, which forced a number of consumer goods companies such as Colgate-Palmolive Co and Avon Products Inc to slash product prices.

  • The Dow closed at a record high on Friday and the S&P 500 was little changed in a heavy volume session due to "quadruple witching," when stock options, index options, index futures and single-stock futures all expire, as well as the initial public offering of Alibaba Group.

  • Sept 22- Auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc reported weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue as a strengthening U.S. economy encouraged consumers to buy new vehicles instead of repairing existing ones.

  • UPDATE 1-ECB's Praet - give euro zone a seat at IMF Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 22- The euro zone should have its own single representation at the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank's chief economist said on Monday, a call which may encounter resistance around the bloc.

  • Sept 22- Apple Inc said it sold a record 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new, larger phone models went on sale in 10 countries on Friday. Last year, Apple sold 9 million iPhone 5 S and 5 C models in 11 countries, including China, in the first weekend. Sales of the new models in China have been delayed by regulatory issues.

  • Clorox says looking to sell Venezuela operations Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Sept 22- Home cleaning products maker Clorox Co said it was discontinuing operations in Venezuela and was seeking to sell its assets in the country.

  • It is the first such port call to Iran by the People's Liberation Army Navy and highlights the efforts both China and Iran are making to counterbalance the power of the United States in the Middle East and along the sea lanes connecting the oil fields of the Gulf with major energy-consuming centers in Asia.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Sigma-Aldrich shares were surging on Monday, up 34.4 percent to $137.60 after German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA said on Monday it agreed to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion in cash to boost its life science business.

  • Sept 22- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said its board had determined that Endo International Plc's offer "significantly undervalues" the company. Auxilium said in June that it would buy QLT for $346 million, in a deal aimed at cutting its tax bill by moving its headquarters to lower-tax British Columbia, Canada.

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- Germany's Angela Merkel said on Monday after meeting French premier Manuel Valls that she was impressed by the number of reforms Paris had launched, but deferred to Brussels on the halting French efforts to reduce its public deficit.

  • Sept 22- FMSA Holdings Inc, owned by private equity firm American Securities LLC, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $21- $24 per share, raising up to $1.07 billion. American Securities, through its affiliate ASP FML Holdings LLC, is selling all the 44.5 million shares in the offering.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Major currencies recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday after the dollar index racked up a 10th straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since its free float in 1973..

  • DETROIT, Sept 22- Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 230,760 sport utility vehicles globally to install a new part to prevent a fuel pump issue that could cause the vehicles to stall or not start.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 22- Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

  • *Exchange seeks expansion in top metals consumer China. The launch of LME Clear is a key step by LME owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd to generate profits after paying $2.2 billion to buy the LME in December 2012, a price which many analysts regarded as very high.