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  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Global equities rose modestly on Thursday in choppy trading and as investors continued to examine the depths of China's slowdown and search for clarity on the timing of an interest rate hike from the U.S. "Investors are holding their breath for tomorrow's number and we have earnings next week," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO...

  • Chipmaker Micron's profit falls 59 percent Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    Oct 1- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc reported a 59 percent fall in quarterly profit as demand stayed weak for its chips used in personal computers and a decline in selling prices. Net income attributable to Micron fell to $471 million, or 42 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Sept. 3, from $1.15 billion, or 96 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Oct 1- Anbang Insurance Group Co is in the lead to acquire annuities and life insurance company Fidelity& Guaranty Life, according to people familiar with the matter, as more Chinese insurers seek to expand into the United States. Privately held Anbang has so far prevailed over other bidders, including private equity firms, in the auction for Fidelity& Guaranty...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed slightly higher on Thursday in a choppy start to the fourth quarter as investors waited for the monthly U.S. jobs report and the start of earnings season.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $612 billion annual defense authorization bill on Thursday, but the measure's future was clouded by a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over government spending policy. The White House said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama would veto the bill if it is passed in Congress because of...

  • PARIS, Oct 1- France's economy is likely to expand less rapidly than the euro zone average in 2015 due to weak construction investment, but recovery is under way and unemployment appears to be stabilizing after a long rise, the statistics office INSEE says. "As was the case last year, GDP is seen rising less strongly in France than the average of the euro zone," which on...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the government's storm monitor altered forecasts for the path of the latest U.S. hurricane, snuffing out an early rally that was prompted by fears of storm damage to U.S. East Coast oil installations. "We don't see either item as deserving of much premium given the sizable supply surplus of both crude...

  • *Gold prices rebound after four-day slide. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 1- Palladium rose to its highest level in nearly three months on Thursday on reports of strong car sales from major automakers, continuing a trend in which the component of gasoline engine autocatalysts gains at the expense of platinum. Gold prices were little changed ahead of the U.S. nonfarm...

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  • GM CFO: HIGHER CASH FLOW IN FUTURE WILL "TRANSLATE INTO A GREATER RETURN OF CAPITAL TO OUR OWNERS".

  • *GM CFO:WE EXPECT AN ACCELERATION OF CASH FLOW Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:11 PM ET
  • *Sept factory activity down in US, China. Oct 1- Wall Street started the last quarter of the year in the red in a choppy trading session as investors fled utilities and telecoms while they parsed mixed U.S. data. Fears the storm could damage U.S. East Coast oil installations lifted energy stocks, but they were well off their highs.

  • DETROIT, Oct 1- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's U.S. workers soundly rejected a four-year contract the automaker had agreed with the UAW, the union said on Thursday, setting the stage for at least localized strikes against the automaker. UAW President Dennis Williams will convene about 300 of the union's representatives of Fiat Chrysler local branches in...

  • Trading legend Dauphin leaves void at Trafigura Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 1- When Claude Dauphin, the billionaire founder of Trafigura, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, few doubted he would entirely abandon the fierce work ethic or grueling travel that helped him to build one of the world's biggest commodity traders. In fact, according to some insiders, he barely slowed down in the months prior to his death this week in...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russia's central bank said on Thursday it has discussed cuts in capital requirements and other measures related to the Basel III regulatory framework with major lenders and lobby groups. The central bank said in a statement on its website that it has looked into the possibility of cutting core capital adequacy ratios to 4.5 percent from 5 percent...

  • The EPA had said it was considering a range of 65 to 70 ppb. A 65- ppb cap would have cost industry about $11 billion more to implement than a 70- ppb limit but would have prevented three times as many childhood asthma attacks, according to EPA estimates. "The EPA has threaded the needle in strengthening the ozone standard," said S. William Becker, executive director of...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 1- Starbucks Corp will switch to using only eggs laid by cage-free chickens at its North American locations within five years, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The pledge follows similar moves by McDonald's Corp, Burger King Corp and food services company Sodexo SA. "While there is still work to be done across the industry to increase supply to...

  • U.S. House passes sweeping defense policy bill Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $612 billion annual defense authorization bill on Thursday, but the measure's future was clouded by a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over government spending policy. The White House said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama would veto the bill if it is passed in Congress because of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- JPMorgan Chase& Co prevailed in an $8.6 billion lawsuit brought on behalf of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc creditors who said the bank abused its power by draining Lehman of critical liquidity in its final days, precipitating the global financial crisis. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan rejected claims that JPMorgan exploited its "...

  • *Europe stocks relinquish early gains. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Global equities edged lower on Thursday and commodities retreated from early gains as investors continued to question the depths of China's slowdown and the timing of an interest rate hike from the U.S. China's markets will be closed until Oct. 8 for the National Golden Week holidays.