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  • Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating Systems files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    Aug 20- Buyout firm Carlyle Group LP backed performance coatings company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • *Home Depot lifts the Dow; rival Lowe's rebounds. *Target bounces back; American Eagle rallies. NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 just missing a record close, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting gave investors reason to believe that the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after sales from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but a flat to declining performance from its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth.

  • Icahn reveals stake in Hertz, plans to push management Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    BOSTON, Aug 20- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Wednesday that he owns an 8.5 percent stake in Hertz Global Holdings Inc and plans to pressure the rental car company's management over accounting issues and operational failures.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 21- Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.

  • *Wall Street rebounds on Fed minutes, dollar rallies. NEW YORK, Aug 20- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve indicated there is no rush to bring forward plans to raise interest rates in the future, reversing earlier declines that were driven by hints from the Bank of England of an early rate hike.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- The New York offices of Pimco, the massive asset manager run by Bill Gross, are being fumigated this week because of a bed bug infestation. "Our New York office is addressing an isolated issue with insects, and as a precautionary measure the firm is fumigating certain areas of the office space," a spokesman said on Wednesday.

  • An acceleration could leave Argentina facing claims of up to $30 billion, more than the government holds in foreign reserves.

  • HP in better position now to make acquisitions - CEO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- Hewlett-Packard Co is in a better position today to make acquisitions than in the past year, given its $4.7 billion in net cash and as it evaluates its overall cloud software capability, Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said in an interview.

  • UPDATE 1-Verizon denies it plans to open new app store Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Verizon Communications Inc denied a report on Wednesday it was in talks with carriers and hardware manufacturers to open a new mobile software store. "We have no plans to do that," Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said. Done that, "she added, referring to Verizon's Apps, a mobile software store the company shut down last year.

  • Aug 20- Individual investors have been cutting back on cash in portfolios, the exact reverse of what Warren Buffett has been doing at Berkshire Hathaway.

  • UPDATE 1-Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after revenue from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but flat to declining revenue in its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth. Wall Street analysts, on average, had forecast a modest drop in revenue to $27.01 billion.

  • BOSTON, Aug 20- The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- The U.S. At the same time, most Fed officials wanted further evidence before changing their view on when rates should rise, according to the minutes from the central bank's July 29-30 meeting. "The committee as a whole has started to shift its stance," said Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics in London. "

  • DETROIT, Aug 20- Ford Motor Co plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, two sources with knowledge of the company's plans told Reuters on Wednesday. The sources said Ford eventually could offer several different body styles of the new hybrid, as Toyota does with the Prius.

  • Hewlett-Packard manages surprise quarterly revenue gain Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue, as it works through an internal overhaul aimed at cutting costs and re-orienting the sprawling computing company. HP recorded sales of $27.6 billion in its fiscal third quarter, ended July, up 1 percent from $27.2 billion a year earlier.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 20- Brazil's biggest opposition party would support Marina Silva for president if its own candidate fails to make an October runoff, a party source told Reuters, an alliance that would damage President Dilma Rousseff's chances for a second term.

  • TORONTO, Aug 20- Canadian medical marijuana producer Bedrocan Cannabis Corp is set to go public on Monday, offering investors an alternative to Tweed Marijuana Inc in the nascent market, according to two sources familiar with the company's plans.

  • *Eyes on Jackson Hole summit starting Thursday. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The U.S. dollar hit fresh multi-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting signaled the potential for an earlier-than-expected hike in interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- The Dow and the S&P 500 rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, with the S&P ending a hair under a record reached in late July as minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed the central bank remains accommodative. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59.54 points or 0.35 percent, to end unofficially at 16,979.13.