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  • The deal will have to protect a Mexican auto industry that emerged as the North American Free Trade Agreement locked Mexico and Canada into the supply chains for U.S. carmakers- and increasingly their Japanese competitors, who manufacture there to avoid U.S. import duties of 2.5 percent on Japan- made cars. That tax will be phased out under the TPP, sparking fears...

  • PENTAGON SAYS KUNDUZ CLEARLY A "SETBACK" FOR AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES.

  • PENTAGON SAYS SITUATION IN CITY OF KUNDUZ REMAINS "FLUID," EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE IN AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 29- Flexjet, which offers fractional ownership and leasing of private jets, is counting on Embraer's new Legacy 450 and 500 for the bulk of a mid-size business jet program that could grow beyond a quarter of its fleet, Chief Executive Mike Silvestro said on Tuesday. Both Brazil- based Embraer and Flexjet, the second-largest company selling shares of...

  • Sept 29- Micro-blogging website operator Twitter Inc is working on a product that will allow users to share content longer than 140 characters, technology website Re/code reported on Tuesday. Increasing the limit has been discussed at Twitter for years, more so in recent months under interim Chief Executive Jack Dorsey as the company looks to grow its user...

  • Sept 29- U.S. stocks gave up some of their early gains in afternoon trading on Tuesday as investors remained cautious amid lingering concerns about the health of the global economy. A rebound in health care stocks, which looked set to snap a 7- day losing streak, provided some succor to investors worried about a China- led global slowdown. "Investors are still very...

  • PARIS, Sept 29- Former BNP Paribas banker Francois Villeroy de Galhau on Tuesday tried to calm fears of possible conflict of interest in his new role as governor of France's central bank, saying he would be no "prisoner of the finance industry". Villeroy said he would not take any decision himself regarding BNP Paribas, France's biggest listed bank, in his first two...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- Cablevision Systems Inc and Viacom Inc are discussing a possible settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which the cable operator accuses Viacom of forcing distributors and subscribers to buy channels they do not want, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Cablevision recently agreed to a $17.7 billion takeover by European...

  • Canada is one of 12 Pacific Rim countries trying to nail down a trade deal in Atlanta this week. The United States, New Zealand and Australia want Canada to start dismantling a system of tariffs that keep domestic prices high and imports expensive. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has said Canada must sign onto the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- The worst is over for U.S. stocks, if new predictions by top Wall Street strategists are to be believed. This week alone, both Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets joined the long list of banks cutting their outlooks for both stocks and earnings of S&P 500 companies, as worries about slower global growth and still-falling oil prices weighed.

  • WIESBADEN, Germany, Sept 29- The dip in oil prices will save German companies and individuals 25 billion euros this year, the head of the Bundesbank said on Tuesday, as he warned of the perils of keeping the cost of money too low. "The expansionary monetary policy should not go on for longer than is absolutely necessary," Jens Weidmann told an audience near Frankfurt,...

  • Wal-Mart has been testing online grocery delivery services in two markets and pickup in the five markets of Denver, Phoenix, San Jose, California, Bentonville, Arkansas, and Huntsville, Alabama. Target Corp this month partnered with Instacart Inc to deliver groceries for $3.99 per order in a pilot offering in Minneapolis. Amazon.com Inc is testing delivery in...

  • UPDATE 1-Google unveils tablet, Nexus phones Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:57 PM ET

    Sept 29- Google Inc unveiled on Tuesday its new Nexus smartphones as well as its first tablet based on the Android operating system. The Nexus 5 X is made by South Korea's LG Electronics Inc and the Nexus 6 P by China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.. The phones are available for pre-order on the Google Store from a number of countries including the United States, the...

  • *Glencore shares bounce in London after plunge in Hong Kong. *Platinum falls to lowest level since December 2008. "It's typical of a market that is trying to find the bottom but it is hard because there is so much uncertainty," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- Congressional Republicans on Tuesday challenged Planned Parenthood's U.S. taxpayer support, while the health organization's president said defunding it would disproportionately hurt low-income women. At a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards appeared alone to respond to...

  • UPDATE 1-BofA to cut "a couple of hundred" jobs - WSJ Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    Sept 29- Bank of America Corp is planning "a couple of hundred" job cuts at its global banking and markets unit, the Wall Street Journal reported. Bank of America, which had about 216,700 full-time employees as of June 30, declined to comment on the report. Bank of America's third-quarter trading revenue may fall between 5 percent and 6 percent due to weakness in its...

  • LUXEMBOURG, Sept 29- Boeing is studying further expansion into the cargo market by offering conversions of its most popular passenger jet, the 737-800, into freight haulers in a move aimed at express parcel firms, its top marketing executive told Reuters. The proposal emerged weeks after rival Airbus relaunched its own plans to offer conversions of its...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- The owner of Grand Central Terminal has filed a $1.13 billion lawsuit accusing New York City of taking away his air rights over the landmark train station and giving them to the developer SL Green Realty Corp to build a giant skyscraper. The complaint filed late on Monday on behalf of owner Andrew Penson is the latest chapter over Grand Central,...

  • TALIBAN FIGHTERS ATTEMPTING TO SEIZE CONTROL OF AIRPORT IN AFGHAN CITY KUNDUZ- SECURITY OFFICIAL.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 29- A flurry of gasoline import cargoes helped push California gasoline prices down from July's 2015 highs, but the continued shutdown of a major Los Angeles- area refinery on top of autumn planned work at other plants could bring more spikes by Thanksgiving, experts and traders said. Multiple import cargoes of gasoline and gasoline components...