SINGAPORE, March 17- Brent futures edged higher on Monday to hold above $108 a barrel as the deepening crisis in Ukraine led to supply disruption worries. Brent crude edged up 10 cents to $108.31 by 0322 GMT, while U.S. crude futures were up 24 cents at $99.13.» Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 2- Over a sushi lunch on Monday in downtown Boulder, Colorado, venture capitalists at early-stage investment fund Foundry Group decided to act on an initiative that aims to admit more than the usual foundations and university endowments to the VC clubhouse.
TOKYO, Oct 3- Japan's Nikkei stock average was mostly flat on Thursday morning, struggling to gain momentum as investors fretted about the U.S. government shutdown and agenda for raising the debt ceiling.
Oct 2- Otsuka Holdings Co's $886 million bid for Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc has run into opposition from an activist shareholder who says the deal significantly undervalues the U.S. biotech firm- a charge that Astex has denied.
SINGAPORE, Oct 3- London copper futures dropped for a second session out of three on Thursday, with commodity prices under pressure as a partial shutdown of U.S. government operations dragged on. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had eased 0.2 percent to $7,267.25 a tonne by 0045 GMT.
*President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough.
HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong shares may start slightly weaker on Thursday as the U.S. government shutdown dragged on, keeping the mood subdued with investors reluctant to take on fresh positions. On Wednesday, the Hang Seng Index ended up 0.6 percent at 22,984.5 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.2 percent.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- Domino, a magazine focused on do-it-yourself home decor until sparse advertising forced its closure during the financial crisis, is re-launching on Thursday as an e-commerce site and quarterly publication.
SYDNEY, Oct 3- The U.S. dollar stayed under pressure on Thursday while share markets flatlined as the U.S. government shutdown dragged on with no obvious end in sight, stirring unease about the country's economy and its debt ceiling.
SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Gold held on to sharp gains from the previous session in early Asian trading on Thursday as weak U.S. economic data and a partial government shutdown raised hopes the Federal Reserve would stick to its bullion-friendly stimulus for longer.
After more than an hour of talks at the White House that did not lead to a breakthrough, the White House issued a statement saying that Obama remains hopeful that "common sense will prevail" in the budget standoff.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama stressed to congressional leaders on Wednesday in White House talks that he will not negotiate with Republicans over a government shutdown or raising the U.S. debt limit, the White House said.
DETROIT, Oct 2- Tesla Motors Co shares fell 6 percent on Wednesday after an automotive blog published images of a Model S electric sedan in flames after an accident on Tuesday morning just south of Seattle, Washington.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough.
Oct 2- Siena prosecutors requested that JPMorgan Chase& Co stand trial for obstructing regulators as part of a wider probe into Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA's purchase of Banca Antonveneta SpA, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama rejected Republican entreaties to negotiate over his healthcare law on Wednesday as a condition for their agreement to approve legislation that would end a government shutdown, Democratic leaders said.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- Every October, my book group drops its strictly literary agenda and spends a weekend shopping at outlets on the Delaware shore. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the malls sell pink cards for $1 each that get us 20 percent discounts on purchases and raise money for breast cancer research.
SYDNEY, Oct 3- The dollar languished at eight-month lows early in Asia on Thursday as the U.S. government shutdown dragged on, while positive developments in Italian politics and a watchful but patient European Central Bank helped lift the euro.
BRUSSELS/ MONTREAL, Oct 2- European countries expressed support for an "imperfect" compromise to curb global aviation emissions on Wednesday but still face pressure to drop a key demand- to be able to apply the EU's carbon trading scheme to foreign air carriers.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 2- When Britney Spears takes the stage this December for the first of a heavily hyped 100- show two-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, the loudest cheers may come from her insurance underwriters.
SYDNEY, Oct 3- The U.S. dollar stayed under pressure in Asia on Thursday in what looked likely to be another jittery session for stock markets as President Barack Obama met congressional leaders to try and break a deadlock on the U.S. government shutdown.