PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 16- Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem- as well as a world-class rum- the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.» Read More
MEXICO CITY, Oct 18- Mexico's lower house of Congress on Friday proposed raising the oil revenue estimate in next year's budget to plug a funding gap after lawmakers revised President Enrique Pena Nieto's tax overhaul plan and stripped out some planned levies. Lawmakers proposed raising the oil price estimate in the 2014 budget to $85 per barrel from $81.
NEW YORK, Oct 18- While the federal government ramped its operations back up on Thursday, 16 days of a partial shutdown have left some lingering headaches in certain corners of the bond market that rely on timely inflation data to value securities.
The initial public offering of microblogging site Twitter is the most highly anticipated since Facebook's IPO last year, when software problems at Nasdaq OMX Group resulted in a chain of events that market making firms said cost them a combined $500 million.
*Morgan Stanley earnings, revenue beat expectations. NEW YORK, Oct 18- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 index heading for its best week in more than three months and earnings from Google, Morgan Stanley and others lifting sentiment.
Rains have already delayed the cane crush in Brazil, the world's largest producer. The firm represents 47 sugar mills in Brazil, recorded revenue of $4.1 billion in 2012 and says it controls nearly a fifth of the world's sugar exports through its trading desks.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 18- Power company NRG Energy Inc on Friday said it would pay $2.635 billion to acquire the assets of bankrupt unregulated power producer Edison Mission Energy, adding nearly 8,000 megawatts of coal, gas and wind generation to its business. Princeton, New Jersey- based NRG will also assume $1.545 billion of EME's non-resource debt.
The FDA is not bound to follow its advisory panel's advice but typically does so. Impavido was granted priority review by the FDA, a status that cuts the review time to six months from the standard 10. Priority review is typically given to experimental products that address an unmet medical need or represent a major advance over current treatments.
NEW YORK, Oct 18- U.S. Lawmakers in Washington agreed late on Wednesday to lift the U.S. debt ceiling after a bruising battle that caused many investors to flee from some Treasuries.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 18- Power company NRG Energy Inc on Friday said it would pay $2.635 billion to acquire the assets of bankrupt unregulated power producer Edison Mission Energy, adding nearly 8,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity to its business.
Oct 18- Paladin Labs Inc's experimental drug to treat a rare parasitic disease is safe and effective enough to be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.
SAO PAULO, Oct 18- Fire on Friday destroyed most of the infrastructure at Copersucar's sugar terminal in Brazil, one of the biggest in the world, likely putting 10 million tonnes of export capacity offline for up to six months until repairs are made.
NEW YORK, Oct 18- Electronic trading platform EBS is trying to regain its mojo. "The direct dealing segment of the industry is growing in a fragmented fashion and there is no dominant player," Gil Mandelzis, chief executive officer at EBS, told Thomson Reuters.
The plan, which would give the SEC more information about the private securities market, aims to offset concerns about lifting an 80- year-old ban on general advertising to allow hedge funds and others to use the Internet, radio or television to reach investors.
*Gold posts 3.3 percent gain for week. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 18- Gold fell on Friday as investors took profits after the previous session's 3 percent rally on expectations the partial U.S. government shutdown will lead the Federal Reserve to postpone tapering of its bond-buying stimulus. Gold- backed ETF holdings are often seen as a gauge of investor interest.
The Obama administration was able to scrape up against the government's debt ceiling for five months before it came to the brink of default. It could have less breathing room in 2014.
WASHINGTON, Oct 18- The Obama administration was able to scrape up against the government's debt ceiling for five months this year before it came to the brink of default. These steps are known in Washington as the Treasury's "extraordinary measures."
*Cocoa slips as investors take profit after inline N.A grind data. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 18- Raw sugar futures spiked to a one-year-high on Friday after a fire engulfed four warehouses in Brazil's Santos port, jeopardizing a fifth of monthly exports from the top producer's main terminal.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 18- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was re-elected chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc despite protests from shareholder groups who sought to separate the chairman and chief executive positions of the family-dominated company.
Oct 18- General Electric Co on Friday posted a record backlog of orders that the company said positioned it well for 2014, lifting shares and overshadowing a decline in quarterly profit and revenue. Orders grew 18 percent in the United States and 17 percent in Europe, helped by bookings for products such as wind turbines and oil pumps.
Oct 18- A legal fight over AT&T Inc's refusal to carry the U.S. news channel of Qatar- based broadcaster Al Jazeera can remain under wraps for now, despite a ruling by a Delaware state judge earlier this week lifting the secrecy in the case. Al Jazeera sued AT&T in Delaware's Court of Chancery, saying AT&T had broken and wrongfully terminated their contract.