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CACI Chief Executive Ken Asbury told Reuters the acquisition would help accelerate CACI's transition as it shifts into providing more technology-based "solutions" to government agencies and away from providing mainly services and staff.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- South Africa's declining economic growth rates will continue to feel the impact of strikes in its key mining sector in 2013, even as mining revenues are expected to rise, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told Reuters on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, Oct 9- U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc on Wednesday reported a 41 percent drop in quarterly profits as the lingering effects of the 2012 severe drought in the United States reduced grain-handling opportunities.
But for BlackBerry, the embattled smartphone maker, Ottawa's decision may not make much difference as primarily North American companies appear to be interested in acquiring the parts of the company that would raise security concerns.
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct 9- General Motors Co is taking the unusual step of offering a mildly restyled version of the Chevrolet Malibu in an effort to reverse the last 18 months of disappointing sales since the mid-sized sedan's last major redesign in early 2012..
NEW YORK, Oct 9- The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes turned positive, hitting session highs in afternoon trade on Wednesday, while the Nasdaq trimmed earlier losses. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 51.88 points, or 0.35 percent, at 14,828.41. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 9.12 points, or 0.25 percent, at 3,685.71.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- Banks and money market funds are beginning to shun some Treasuries bills normally used as collateral in the $5 trillion repurchase agreement market, a sign that the deadlock over raising the U.S. debt ceiling could disrupt a key source of day-to-day funding for the financial system.
OSLO, Oct 9- Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday. Regardless of the scenario, changes will be coming soon, "lead author Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii said.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The current federal budget shutdown is constraining the budget and spending plans of Washington, D.C., Standard& Poor's Ratings Service said on Wednesday as it cut its score on the U.S. capital's institutional framework.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- Global oil prices dropped on Wednesday after the largest weekly buildup of U.S. crude stocks in a year added to concerns that a budget impasse in Washington would curb demand in the world's biggest oil consumer.
LA PAZ, Oct 9- Argentina- based energy firm Pan American Energy has requested $1.49 billion from Bolivia as compensation for the 2009 nationalization of its subsidiary in the Andean nation, according to a statement late Tuesday from Bolivia's state attorney general's office.
Serious deficit-cutting efforts in most advanced economies, with the exception of Japan, means debt is set to stabilize at an average of just below 110 percent of GDP, the International Monetary Fund said in its twice-yearly Fiscal Monitor.
Oct 9- Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it is slashing by about $2,000 the price of its Prius Plug-in hybrid, continuing a trend of automakers cutting prices for electric vehicles. The 2014 Prius Plug-in will be sold for $30,785, including a destination charge of $795, Toyota's U.S. sales division said.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said on Wednesday it is partnering with a unit of high-frequency trading firm Tradeworx on an algorithm testing site for firms to examine automated trading strategies and reduce operational risk.
Oct 9- Canadian pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by ongoing regulations that have capped the prices companies can charge for generic drugs.
SAN JOSE, Oct 9- Hewlett Packard Co Chief Executive Meg Whitman expects revenue to stabilize in 2014 with "pockets of growth" before the business accelerates again in 2015, sending the stock up as much as 9.5 percent on Wednesday. Whitman's comments to analysts at an annual investor briefing eased Wall Street's concerns about her multiyear turnaround program.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 9- Gold fell 1.5 percent to $1,300 an ounce on Wednesday, as the dollar rose while investors digested news that Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen will be nominated as the next chief of the U.S. central bank.
Oct 9- Comcast Corp announced on Wednesday that it developed a new remote control feature in partnership with Twitter that allows users to turn the channel through a tweet. Comcast and Twitter said they are in discussions with other distribution partners and TV networks to use the feature to promote their content.
*Brent oil dips below $110, gold eases. NEW YORK, Oct 9- Strains in short-term interest rates and funding markets rose on Wednesday as the U.S. debt ceiling battle heats up, while the expected nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chief boosted the dollar.
LONDON, Oct 9- Euro zone shares steadied on Wednesday, outpacing their British and Swiss counterparts as successful debt sales in Rome and Madrid boosted banks and stocks on the region's periphery.