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  • Kazakhstan has been looking forward to revenues from Kashagan, which took nearly 13 years and about $50 billion to complete. On Sunday Christophe de Margerie told a news conference in Abu Dhabi that Kashagan, in the Caspian Sea off western Kazakhstan, would not be able to start production again before the end of the year.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 10- The Los Angeles school district is putting the brakes on a project to give an iPad to each student, a $1 billion initiative that is the largest rollout of its kind in the nation and has been plagued by students hacking the devices' security features.

  • Kuwait to review $16 bln annual subsidies - paper Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 7:56 AM ET

    KUWAIT, Nov 10- Kuwait's government plans to form a special committee to review subsidies on goods and services which are costing the Gulf Arab state more than 4.5 billion dinars a year, daily al-Qabas reported on Sunday, citing government sources.

  • ABU DHABI, Nov 10- Subsidised petrol and electricity programmes are causing a huge waste of energy across the Gulf and threatening economies, Oman's oil and gas minister said on Sunday, in a rare official warning over surging demand in the region. The United Arab Emirates and Oman have already seen their gas exports constrained by ballooning domestic demand.

  • Nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires in January, Yellen will have to endure plenty of heated anti-Fed rhetoric from Republicans on Thursday, when she appears before the Senate Banking Committee.

  • New China political party aims for modest changes Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 6:40 AM ET
    China's Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    For someone who has just set up a new political party in the face of a de facto ban by the Chinese government, Wang Zheng has surprisingly small aims.

  • DUBAI/ GENEVA, Nov 10- President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to big powers, said on Sunday it would not yield to any threats or discrimination in an apparent bid to keep hardliners on side as Tehran edges toward a deal on its nuclear programme.

  • *Microsoft, Google running tests in three African countries. *Microsoft in talks with 10 more countries for trials. Elsewhere in the country Microsoft is operating similar pilots.

  • CAIRO, Nov 10- Egypt is engaged in a high stakes gamble, using billions of dollars from Gulf Arab allies to stimulate the economy and keep its politically charged streets calm in the hope that investors and tourists will return.

  • TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 10- One of the most powerful storms recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city.

  • TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 10- One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves.

  • TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 10- One of the most powerful storms ever recorded has killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves.

  • OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov 9- The Washington state legislature on Saturday passed a measure to extend nearly $9 billion in tax breaks for Boeing through 2040 in an embattled effort to entice the company to locate production of its newest jet, the 777 X, in the Seattle area.

  • GENEVA, Nov 10- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that nuclear talks between Iran and global powers had finished without an agreement but that they would continue at a later date.

  • OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov 9- The Washington state Senate on Saturday passed a measure to extend nearly $9 billion in tax breaks for Boeing through 2040 in an embattled effort to entice the company to locate production of its newest jet, the 777 X, in the Seattle area.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- The U.S. government urged that Bank of America Corp pay $863.6 million in damages after a federal jury found it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 7- Mexico has room for further fiscal reform to improve its tax base because a bill passed by Congress last week still leaves it well behind countries with stronger revenues, credit ratings agency Standard& Poor's said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- The U.S. government urged that Bank of America Corp pay $863.6 million in damages after a federal jury found it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit.

  • *Typhoon crossing South China Sea, heading for Vietnam. *At least 1,200 dead, says Red Cross.

  • Gary's underused Genesis Convention Center, for example, cost the city $3.6 million in repairs and operations in the past year alone.

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