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  • *Coming up: Yellen speech to Senate at 1500 GMT; EIA stockpile data at 1600 GMT. In prepared comments to be delivered to a Senate committee hearing later on Thursday, Janet Yellen, who is poised to be the next head of the Fed, said she thought the U.S. central bank had more work to do to aid the economy.

  • SEATTLE, Nov 13- Boeing Co workers finished voting on a landmark labor contract on Wednesday, with results due around 9 p.m. Pacific Time on a historic decision that could forever alter the course of Boeing's presence in Washington state.

  • JGBs mostly up ahead of 5-year auction Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 10:28 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 14- Japanese government bond prices were mostly up at midday on Thursday, ahead of the outcome of an auction of 5- year notes later in the session. As widely expected, the Ministry of Finance set the coupon of the new 5- year JGBs at 0.2 percent, unchanged from the previous month, re-opening the current issue.

  • UPDATE 1-Twitter troll swarm sends JPMorgan running Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 10:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- JPMorgan Chase& Co canceled a question and answer session on Twitter with a veteran investment banker after being flooded with insults, highlighting the risks companies take as they experiment with social media marketing.

  • Nov 13- Kinross Gold Corp said on Wednesday it is making further cuts to its employee numbers and capital spending as the Toronto- based gold miner reported a steep drop in third-quarter earnings, hurt by weaker gold prices. Gold prices, trading at $1,272 on Wednesday, have fallen 24 percent this year.

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- The Nikkei share average raced to a three-week high on Thursday morning, supported by dovish comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen and data showing the Japanese economy notched up its fourth straight quarter of growth.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- Cisco Systems Inc warned its revenue would dive as much as 10 percent this quarter, and keep contracting until after the middle of 2014, as a backlash against U.S. government spying contributed to plummeting demand in emerging markets like China.

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- A year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took financial markets by storm with promises to revive the moribund Japanese economy, data showed growth slowed sharply and that his "Abenomics" policy mix is yet to secure a durable recovery.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 14- London copper rebounded on Wednesday from three-month lows touched the session before after dovish comments by Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen soothed concerns the United States could begin tapering its huge bond-buying programme this year.

  • SEOUL, Nov 14 (Reuters)- South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for a sixth consecutive month on Thursday, as expected, while monitoring a steady economic recovery as analysts largely expect it to keep policy steady until late next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank would remain alert to preventing inflation from declining too far from its goal of 2 percent.

  • Obama administration officials have argued that Trade Promotion Authority, which would prevent Congress from amending trade deals, is needed to assure trade partners that any agreements will not be reopened.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Wednesday declined a request from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for a stay of an appeals court ruling that would strip the company's $4 billion- a-year multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone of patent protection in 2014, rather than in 2015..

  • A jury found Fabrice Tourre guilty in August of six of the seven civil charges he faced over transactions the SEC said caused $1 billion of investor losses. The request for salary information, which could reveal the scope of the penalties the SEC will seek from Tourre, was disclosed in a Wednesday night filing in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

  • SEOUL, Nov 14- South Korea's central bank held its base rate steady at 2.50 percent for a sixth straight month on Thursday, a media official said without elaborating, on par with market expectations. The following is a chronology of the Bank of Korea's main policy rate changes since it began setting the policy rate target in May 1999:.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank would remain alert to preventing inflation from declining too far from the Fed's goal of 2 percent.

  • SEOUL, Nov 14- South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for a sixth straight month on Thursday, as expected, while monitoring the economic recovery and as analysts largely expect it to keep the policy steady until late next year.

  • Rio Tinto seeks U.S. approval for Arizona copper mine Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Nov 14- Rio Tinto is set to submit a mine plan to U.S. authorities this week for its $6 billion Resolution project in Arizona, which could become the largest copper producer in North America, a spokesman said on Thursday.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude lower on expected rise in inventories Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    The drop came even after Janet Yellen, who is poised to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, said she thinks the U.S. central bank has more work to do to aid the economy.

  • *Japan Q3 GDP +0.5 pct qtr/qtr vs f'cast +0.4 pct. TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's economy slowed less than expected in July-September and is expected to pick up pace in the current quarter as consumers spend now to beat a tax rise next year, but business investment came in sharply below market forecasts.

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