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  • Time Warner's HBO to cut 7 percent of staff Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    Oct 28- Time Warner Inc's pay TV network HBO is preparing to cut 7 percent of its staff in the United States or about 150 jobs. Time Warner, under pressure to boost profits after rejecting a takeover bid, has also announced cuts at its other units: cable networks Turner Broadcasting and movie studio Warner Bros. Time Warner is under pressure to boost its stock price...

  • There is a litany of these things which have risen in the last year or so which have provided a negative backdrop, "said Scott Spitzer, chief operating officer of Manfra Tordella& Brookes, a major coin wholesaler based in New York. Sales to European investors also showed an uptick on bets that a proposal to prohibit the Swiss National Bank from selling any of its gold...

  • Oct 28- DuPont said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together after higher operating margins in five of its seven units helped the company report a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its agriculture, nutrition and health, and industrial biosciences...

  • Google's YouTube explores paid, ad-free video service Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28- YouTube, the popular online video service owned by Google Inc, is planning to offer a paid, ad-free version, the head of the site said. "There are going to be cases where people are going to say' I don't want to see the ads or I want to have a different kind of experience'," Susan Wojcicki, a Google senior vice president who heads the YouTube business, said...

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 28- The recent shift to slight deflation in Israel is not overly worrisome since it does not fully stem from weak consumer demand as in some European countries, the central bank's deputy governor, Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, said on Tuesday. The European Central Bank and some other European central banks are cutting interest rates to stave off...

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, Oct 28- Sewing machines hum inside a spacious clothing boutique where the wife and son of Lululemon Athletica Inc's founder hope to capture the retail magic that turned the yogawear maker into a stock market darling. Meet Kit and Ace, the brainchild of billionaire Chip Wilson's wife, former Lululemon lead designer Shannon Wilson, who started...

  • Oct 28- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers recommended approval of a 60 mg dose of Daiichi Sankyo Co's blood thinner for some atrial fibrillation patients, but suggested limiting its use to those with abnormal kidney function. The drug, edoxaban, is a once-daily anticoagulant that inhibits Factor Xa, a protein that plays a central role in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- Demand for U.S.-made capital goods recorded its biggest drop in eight months in September and the pace of house price gains moderated in August, suggesting some cooling in economic growth in the third quarter. "The weak capital goods orders and house price data confirm the slowdown in activity, but the burst in consumer confidence suggests...

  • US STOCKS-Earnings lift Wall St despite mixed data Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    *Twitter falls; Madison Square Garden up on possible split. *Capital goods orders post largest fall in eight months. Ranking among the largest percentage gainers on the S&P 500 were Amgen, AutoNation and Cummins, which reported earnings between late Monday and Tuesday morning.

  • MEXICAN SUGAR CHAMBER SAYS SAYS SUGAR PACT IS FOR FIVE YEAR TERM AND WILL THEN BE SUBJECT TO REVISION.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 28- Mexico expects to export 1.5 million tonnes of sugar to the United States during the current season following a trade deal struck on Monday, which would mark a sharp drop compared to last season, the country's sugar chamber said on Tuesday. Juan Cortina, president of Mexico's sugar chamber, added that the deal does not involve a fixed export...

  • Oct 28- Freeport-McMoRan Inc on Tuesday reported better-than expected quarterly earnings but lowered its production estimates for the full year partly on worker strife at its big copper and gold mine in Indonesia, sending its shares down more than 4 percent. "We believe the weak October production is the reason for lower annual guidance," RBC Capital Markets...

  • MEXICAN SUGAR CHAMBER SAYS NO FIXED EXPORT QUOTA AS SUCH, AMOUNT OF SUGAR EXPORTED WILL DEPEND ON FORMULA GOVERNED BY U.S.

  • *Brent oil steadies around $86 as weak dollar offsets data. NEW YORK, Oct 28- Global equity markets rose and bond prices eased on Tuesday on solid corporate earnings on both sides of the Atlantic and an upbeat U.S. consumer confidence report that more than made up for weak American housing and industrial data. With 245 companies in the S&P 500 having reported...

  • Oct 28- U.S. nuclear regulators are investigating a leak of uranium hexafluoride that occurred on Sunday at an Illinois plant operated by Honeywell International Inc where union workers have been locked out. Honeywell confirmed the Sunday evening leak at its Metropolis, Illinois plant, saying it was due to an equipment failure. There were no injuries and no...

  • MEXICAN SUGAR CHAMBER SAYS EXPECTS TO EXPORT 1.5 MLN TONNES OF SUGAR NEXT YEAR TO UNITED STATES.

  • Taco Bell, fast-food rivals push toward mobile ordering Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 28- Taco Bell on Tuesday debuted its mobile app that allows customers to place an order, customize their food, access special offers and pay from their phones. The move from the chain owned by Yum Brands Inc comes as restaurant chains, including McDonald's Corp and, seek ways to use mobile technology to drum up more business and speed up service times.

  • TD Ameritrade expects more growth; shares up Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Fred Tomczyk, chief executive officer of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

    TD Ameritrade said profit climbed 5.5 percent on a jump in net new assets, and forecast asset growth of 7 to 11 percent in 2015.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 28- The rouble weakened further on Tuesday, hitting record lows for the fifth straight day against both the dollar and the euro and increasing pressure on the central bank to take decisive action at a rate meeting later in the week. The rouble has fallen over 20 percent against the dollar this year on falling oil prices, risk aversion towards Russia...

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday it expects 2014 medical costs to increase at the high end of its forecasts, underpinning investor concerns that years of stabilized medical use could be ending. Shares in Aetna fell 2.2 percent and others insurers including UnitedHealth Group Inc and WellPoint Inc also fell.