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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 12- The next generation version of Gilead Sciences Inc's $84,000 hepatitis C drug, already under fire for its record-breaking costs, is going to be even more expensive.

  • RadioShack mulls financing from banks: Report Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    RadioShack is evaluating a $585 million financing package led by UBS AG and hedge fund Standard General LP it tries to avert bankruptcy.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 12- Canada has finally ratified a foreign investment protection agreement with China after a two-year delay in a step that may help ease tensions between the two countries and smooth the way for a possible visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

  • Greek businessman and ship owner Victor Restis last year sued UANI for defamation after the New York- based group, whose advisors include former intelligence officials from the United States, Europe and Israel, accused him of violating sanctions on Iran by exporting oil from the country.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Puerto Rico will aim to sell $900 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes in the next 30 days to meet near-term cash needs, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The United States is planning to push Europe towards new and more aggressive efforts to boost demand and economic growth given a renewed risk of deflation in the euro zone, a senior Treasury official said on Friday.

  • Syncora, which pegs its claim at about $400 million, worked out a three-part deal involving city-owned land and contracts.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- The recent wobbly stretch in both stocks and bonds may persist for the short term if the U.S. "If investors feel the Fed is becoming more hawkish, that's actually a negative for all asset classes with the exception of the dollar," said Chris Gaffney, senior market strategist at EverBank Wealth Management in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Sept 12- RadioShack Corp is evaluating a $585 million financing package led by UBS AG and hedge fund Standard General LP as the U.S. electronics retailer tries to avert bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Premium pet food company Freshpet files for IPO Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the New Jersey- based company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Freshpet's filing listed private equity firm MidOcean Partners LP and Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, as investors.

  • Sept 12- Customers may have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc's iPhone 6 Plus, after a record number of orders for the company's latest smartphones strained available supply. While the larger 5.5- inch "Plus" models now display a wait time of up to a month, the 4.7- inch version remains available for delivery on Sept. 19, Apple's website showed.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- The U.S. Justice Department asked a judge to dismiss a private lawsuit on the grounds that proceedings could reveal state secrets and "cause harm to national security," government lawyers said in a court filing on Friday.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 12- Brazil's central bank will extend its currency intervention program into 2015 and may increase the rollover pace of expiring currency swaps to curb volatility in the real, a person on President Dilma Rousseff's economic team said on Friday.

  • *Fed may raise short-term rates in first quarter- BlackRock. NEW YORK, Sept 12- Traders piled into U.S. short-term interest rates options on Friday, adopting a bearish posture on the view the Federal Reserve will signal next week that interest rates will be notably higher by the end of next year.

  • Sept 12- Pfizer Inc and India's Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on Friday won dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to delay sales of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the best-selling drug in history.

  • UPDATE 2-Russia wins delay in EU-Ukraine trade pact Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 12- The European Union and Ukraine agreed on Friday to delay the implementation of their free-trade pact until the end of next year in a concession to Russia, which had complained its industry would be hurt by the deal.

  • Sept 12- Hudson City Bancorp Inc said Chief Executive Ronald Hermance Jr., 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening, and named Chief Operating Officer Denis Salamone as successor. His passing comes before the close of M&T Bank Corp's acquisition of Hudson City for $3.7 billion.

  • Sept 12- Israel Chemicals Ltd, a Tel Aviv- based maker of fertilizer and specialty chemicals, filed with U.S. regulators to list on the New York Stock Exchange. ICL, which has exclusive permits to extract potash and bromine from the Dead Sea, is a subsidiary of Israel Corp and the second largest company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by market value.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp retreated 1.3 percent on the day, while ConocoPhillips fell 1.2 percent.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 12- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said on Friday limits on companies making dollar deposits in cash would be scrapped in a bid to spur trade in the border region near the United States.