JOHANNESBURG, Dec 12- South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers said on Thursday it had agreed a two-year wage deal for pay increases of 7.5 to 8.5 percent with Anglo American Platinum, the world's top producer of the precious metal.» Read More
DETROIT, July 22- Labor unions trying to stop Detroit from cutting pensions filed a new challenge to the city in bankruptcy court as the federal judge overseeing the case said he would hear arguments on Wednesday.
HONG KONG, July 23- Hong Kong shares may start higher on Tuesday, after China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli reiterated the country's commitment to steer towards consumption and to fine-tune policies to deal with any prolonged slowdown.
PERTH, July 23- U.S. crude prices were steady early on Tuesday, after a selloff the day before as traders tried to lock in gains from a 16- month high seen last week. *NYMEX crude for September delivery had fallen 2 cents to $106.92 a barrel by 0040 GMT. *Brent crude for September delivery rose 7 cents to $108.22 a barrel.
SINGAPORE, July 23- Gold was trading near its highest in a month on Tuesday after gaining 3 percent the session before and breaking through key resistance at the $1,300 level. *Spot gold was down 0.08 percent at $1,334.01 an ounce by 0020 GMT, while U.S. gold fell $2.50 to $1,333.50.
SYDNEY, July 23- Asian stocks got off to an uninspired start on Tuesday, with Japan's share market losing a bit of ground, while gold took a breather after its biggest one-day gain in over a year.
LOS ANGELES, July 22- Quirky comedy "Arrested Development" lured new subscribers to Netflix Inc's streaming service in the second quarter, but not enough to impress investors who sent its shares tumbling 4 percent in after-hours trading on Monday.
TOKYO, July 23- Japan's Nikkei average may open steady on Tuesday as the yen's rally against the dollar paused, with investors turning their attention to corporate earnings to assess the outlook as the government continues its aggressive campaign to revive the economy.
WASHINGTON, July 22- President Barack Obama's well-advertised plans to address economic topics this week are part of an effort to break through the "fevered focus on controversies" and "fake scandals" generated by Republicans, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
*Dollar testing support at 99.56 yen in technical trade. SYDNEY, July 23- The dollar was nursing broad losses in Asia on Tuesday as soft U.S. housing data offered an excuse to sell, while a sharp fall in Portuguese bond yields provided a boost to the euro.
CHICAGO, July 22- Last week's heat wave across the central and southern United States stressed the developing corn and soybean crops, causing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut its ratings for both on Monday. USDA rated 63 percent of the U.S. corn crop good to excellent, versus 66 percent a week ago.
ISTANBUL, July 23- Turkey's central bank is expected to raise one of its main interest rates to shore up the lira on Tuesday and investors will be focusing on whether it affirms its independence by flagging further tightening.
NEW YORK, July 22- The former chief executive of a bond insurer central to the fraud trial of one-time Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre said on Monday he was "pretty surprised" to learn billionaire John Paulson's hedge fund had bet against the mortgage deal at the center of the case.
CHICAGO, July 22- Last week's heat wave across the central and southern United States stressed the developing corn and soybean crops, causing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut its ratings for both on Monday.
WASHINGTON, July 22- The U.S. program that pays farmers to idle fragile cropland soon will protect the smallest amount of land in a quarter-century, the government said on Monday, the result of several years of sky-high commodity prices that have encouraged farmers to plant as much as possible.
WASHINGTON, July 22- Several large U.S. auto insurance companies use education levels and occupation to set rates, effectively pricing some low- and moderate-income earners out of the market, according to a report by the Consumer Federation of America.
WASHINGTON, July 22- Diplomatic talks on a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the global aviation industry have intensified recently as EU and U.S. officials try to stave off the threat of a trade war, lawmakers and observers said.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Texas Instruments Inc gave a third-quarter revenue forecast that was stronger than some analysts had expected and said customers seem more confident about placing orders for chips. Texas Instruments' book to bill ratio, a measure of orders filled, was 1.03 in the second quarter, unchanged from the prior quarter.
Cisco Systems Inc, Apple Inc, Google Inc and other technology powerhouses have been pushing for legislation that would reduce the number of times each year that they are sued for infringement by a "non-practicing entity," a company that licenses patents as its business. Google has estimated the cost of such litigation to the U.S. economy at $30 billion a year.
*Net fines from CFTC, CME, and FCA of nearly $6 million. LONDON/ NEW YORK, July 22- Regulators in the United States and Britain fined U.S. trading firm Panther Energy Trading LLC and owner Michael Coscia nearly $6 million for manipulating commodities markets, in the latest crackdown on abuses in high-speed automated trading.
For President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare reform law to succeed, the White House needs to attract 2.7 million younger consumers between the ages of 18 to 35, mostly male and non-white, to participate in new online health insurance exchanges.