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  • JOINT ACTION AGAINST RUSSIA FOR CRIMEA SEIZURE NOT ON G20 AGENDA- AUSTRALIAN OFFICIAL.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A lawsuit has been unsealed accusing OneWest Bank FSB, a lender once known as IndyMac Bancorp Inc, of causing the U.S. government to improperly pay out $206 million under a federal program to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Iowa and North Carolina said they are looking into a breach involving a subsidiary of Experian Plc that exposed some 200 million social security numbers, in addition to two states that previously announced investigations.

  • SYDNEY, April 9- The dollar languished at three-week lows against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, having broken decisively lower as the yen squeezed higher and even the euro gained a tailwind. Traders said the moves were sparked in part by comments from the Bank of Japan on Tuesday that dismissed any need for additional stimulus.

  • ALBANY, N.Y., April 8- New York's highest state court has ruled that a lawsuit by the Algosaibi family conglomerate, claiming that a Saudi billionaire who married into the family committed a $150 million fraud, should be heard in Saudi Arabia.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A lawsuit has been unsealed accusing OneWest Bank FSB, a lender once known as IndyMac Bancorp Inc, of causing the U.S. government to improperly pay out $206 million under a federal program to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • April 8- Blackstone Group LP- owned La Quinta Holdings Inc's initial public offering priced at $17 per share, according to Bloomberg, valuing the hotel chain at about $2.1 billion. La Quinta's IPO raised $650 million, after its offering of 38.25 million shares priced below an expected range of $18 to $21 a share, Bloomberg reported.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The United States should strengthen a century-old law designed to protect the domestic shipping industry, rather than relax it under pressure from the energy industry, the chair of the Senate Energy Committee said on Tuesday.

  • *GE tops list, followed by Microsoft, Pfizer, Merck, Apple. WASHINGTON, April 8- Foreign profits held overseas by U.S. corporations to avoid taxes at home nearly doubled from 2008 to 2013 to top $2.1 trillion, said a private research firm's report, prompting a call for reform by the Senate's top tax law writer.

  • ROCHESTER, Minn./ PHILADELPHIA, April 8- The Federal Reserve needs to be more specific about what economic conditions would prompt it to raise interest rates from current rock-bottom levels, a pair of top Fed officials normally at loggerheads on policy said on Tuesday.

  • OTTAWA, April 8- With the crushing defeat suffered by the Parti Quebecois in Monday's provincial election, Canadians are once again wondering aloud whether voters have finally buried the decades-old nationalist dream of an independent Quebec.

  • *Corn, wheat contracts affected, soybean spared. CHICAGO, April 8- The world's largest futures markets operator had to shut electronic trade for leading agricultural contracts on Tuesday, just a day before key U.S. crop data, as rare technical problems hit and sent traders scrambling to get back on the floor.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The eight biggest U.S. banks must boost capital levels by a total of about $68 billion under new rules, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday, prompting industry complaints that less-stringent global standards will give overseas competitors an advantage.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A U.S. judge on Tuesday raised a series of questions about a proposed $1.2 billion insider trading accord with billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm, formerly known as SAC Capital Advisors, in advance of its sentencing on Thursday.

  • April 8- A six-year-old online news startup has agreed to buy the Anchorage Daily News, the largest daily newspaper in Alaska, from the McClatchy Co for $34 million, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Alice Rogoff, publisher of the online-only Alaska Dispatch, said the deal was meant to serve Alaskans, many of whom still read a print newspaper.

  • CHICAGO, April 8- A bill aimed at boosting funding for two of Chicago's retirement systems breezed through the Democrat-controlled Illinois House and Senate on Tuesday and now heads to Governor Pat Quinn, who has not yet taken a position on the measure.

  • April 8- The last six weeks have been rough for investors who jumped into 2013' s big stock market winners like Netflix and Facebook, only to see their share prices crater. For now, they have shifted money to other parts of the equities market, instead of retreating to safe-havens like cash, and concerns that there will be a full-scale retreat are muted.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday it was fining General Motors $7,000 a day for missing an April 3 deadline to respond to the U.S. agency's request for information about the automaker's recall of 2.6 million cars for defective ignition switches.

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A debt settlement company and its operator on Tuesday pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy charges of mail and wire fraud, capping the first criminal case referred to U.S. prosecutors by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The U.S. Air Force general who runs the F-35 fighter jet program for the Pentagon said he expected to reach agreements with both Lockheed Martin Corp and engine-maker Pratt& Whitney by the end of May for the next order of fighter planes.