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  • U.S. regulators tell banks to address 'Heartbleed' risk Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 10- U.S. financial regulators on Thursday told banks to upgrade their systems as soon as possible if they are vulnerable to the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" bug, which exposes data to hackers.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely about divorce in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Investor group seeks to buy Mt Gox for 1 bitcoin - WSJ Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Gox, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources. The investor group is offering a token payment of one bitcoin, or about $400, to buy the exchange, the Journal said.

  • Chad Johnson, chief of the Investor Protection Bureau for the New York Attorney General, said state investigations now underway would show whether enforcement actions would be needed.

  • OTTAWA, April 10- Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, 64, who steered Canada through the global financial crisis and then nearly eliminated the huge budget deficits he had run up in the process, died on Thursday just weeks after resigning.

  • *Greece makes successful return to bond markets. NEW YORK, April 10- Wall Street stocks tumbled on Thursday as investors exited technology and biotech shares, extending recent weakness and knocking the Nasdaq down by more than 3 percent.

  • *Ghana's TUC rejects a wage freeze. ACCRA, April 10- For a decade, Ghana powered ahead as it started pumping oil, won debt forgiveness, achieved coveted middle-income status and saw five years of economic growth above 8 percent that made it the envy of other African nations.

  • *Biotech index has worst day since August 2011. NEW YORK, April 10- The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.

  • Google to sell Glass to public next week Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Google Inc will take online orders for its Glass wearable gadget on April 15, in its biggest push to get the $1,500 wraparound Web-ready glasses out to the U.S. public.

  • Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the EPA's office of enforcement, wrote in a blog post that the agency remained committed to punishing polluters that violate U.S. rules but needed to prioritize because of budgetary and staffing constraints.

  • *Putin says cut-off of gas to Ukraine possible. MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, April 10- President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Russian gas supplies to Europe could be disrupted if Moscow cuts the flow to Ukraine over unpaid bills, drawing a U.S. accusation that it is using energy "as a tool of coercion".

  • CARACAS, April 10- Asia overtook North America last year as the main destination for Venezuelan exports of crude oil and processed fuels, according to preliminary data submitted to parliament by state oil company PDVSA. Asia received an average of 1.04 million barrels per day from Venezuela in 2013, up a fifth compared with the previous year.

  • *Putin says cut-off of gas to Ukraine possible. MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, April 10- President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Russian gas supplies to Europe could be disrupted if Moscow cuts the flow to Ukraine over unpaid bills, drawing a U.S. accusation that it is using energy "as a tool of coercion".

  • April 10- Family Dollar Stores Inc, seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs, and shutting hundreds of stores. Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine, on a call with investors, pointed to "a more financially constrained consumer," echoing recent comments from rivals.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.

  • BOSTON, April 10- Fidelity Investments said on Thursday it is exploring the creation of a new trading venue with other asset managers, as U.S. regulators investigate the controversial practice of high-frequency trading.

  • COLUMN-Words, charts, numbers all fail Fed: James Saft Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    April 10- Since neither words, nor charts nor numbers seem capable of expressing when the Fed will raise interest rates, perhaps they need to adopt some new kind of symbol. What's the symbol for "The first day of never"? Didn't Prince already use that?

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, April 10- Carl Icahn backed off calls for eBay Inc to spin out its fast-growing PayPal payments unit on Thursday, after the billionaire investor failed to drum up support from the e-commerce company's major shareholders. Icahn withdrew his two nominees to eBay's board ahead of the company's annual meeting in May.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, with the Nasdaq suffering its worst day since November 2011 as investors again sold high-flying names in the technology and biotech sectors. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 266.96 points or 1.62 percent, to end unofficially at 16,170.22.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Zynga Inc has appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continues reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth. Zynga has sought to revive its business by overhauling top management, trimming staff and introducing titles that can be played on smartphones and tablets.