WELLINGTON, Dec 10- Food co-operative Land O'Lakes Inc will become the second U.S. firm to join the world's dairy trading platform, adding a potentially big exporter of skim milk powder to the internationally traded dairy market.» Read More
WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to approve billionaire Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker to lead the U.S. Commerce Department, where she has promised to serve as a bridge between the White House and the business community.
LONDON, June 25- Software company Autonomy, owned by U.S. computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co., said on Tuesday it sold its remaining stake in video search engine group Blinkx Plc. Autonomy said it sold 45.7 million Blinkx shares at a price of 120 pence per share, in a deal valued at 54.84 million pounds.
*Homebuilders rally after Lennar results, data. NEW YORK, June 25- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday after strong housing and durable-goods figures brought a measure of calm to investors worried about the Federal Reserve's plans to reduce its massive monetary stimulus.
TORONTO, June 25- Canada's largest bank and some of its most influential fund managers plan to set up a new stock exchange to challenge the dominant TMX Group Ltd, one that would limit the role of controversial high-frequency trading strategies.
BRUSSELS, June 25- Human rights watchdog The Council of Europe voted on Tuesday not to put Hungary under surveillance over concerns about changes to its constitution, in a boost to Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The settlement would resolve a lawsuit filed in 2011 against Lebanese Canadian Bank, accusing it of using the U.S. banking system to launder drug trafficking profits through West Africa back into Lebanon.
June 25- Barnes& Noble Inc will stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets, marking the end of its expensive attempt to compete alone with deep-pocketed rivals Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Google Inc in the tablet wars.
June 25- Puerto Rico's turquoise Caribbean waters lap white sandy beaches under year-round sun, making the island a safe place to relax.
June 25- First Manhattan Company stepped up the pressure in its proxy fight with obesity drug maker Vivus Inc, saying it was in advanced discussions with potential chief executive candidates to replace the current CEO should it prevail in gaining control of the Vivus board.
ISTANBUL, June 25- Turkey's Capital Markets Board has launched a detailed investigation into financial orders at brokerages, with a focus on foreign transactions, during a period of high market volatility in recent weeks.
*Plans come amid 50 pct drop in Europe's motorcycle market. June 25- MV Agusta, a rival of Volkswagen's Ducati hopes to be in a position to bring its brand of Italian superbikes to Milan's stock market in 2015 as it embarks on a new campaign for growth, it said on Tuesday.
*Fed officials play down chances of imminent stimulus withdrawal. NEW YORK, June 25- The dollar rose for a fifth straight session on Tuesday after a slew of positive economic data boosted optimism about the U.S. recovery and affirmed expectations the Federal Reserve would scale back its stimulus measures.
WASHINGTON, June 25- President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he is directing federal regulators to develop a plan to end the "limitless dumping of carbon pollution" from U.S. power plants.
BRUSSELS, June 25- Leaders of the European Union will meet in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to discuss the state of Europe's economy and the growing problem of youth unemployment. Following are some facts and figures about joblessness among people aged under 25 in the European Union:. *In Greece and Spain, youth unemployment is over 50 percent.
The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to refineries in Texas, was one of several topics Obama was expected to address in a climate change speech.
WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. economy appears to be gaining momentum with data showing strong gains in business spending plans last month and the largest annual rise in house prices in seven years in April. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said last week the central bank would likely begin to slow the pace of its bond-buying stimulus later this year. "
*Restive Nile Delta town tense as Sunday protests near. EL- MAHALLA EL-KUBRA, Egypt, June 25- Fuel is in short supply in El-Mahalla El-Kubra. While some drivers blame each other and fights are common, most in the industrial city agree on the underlying cause: President Mohamed Mursi.
JERUSALEM, June 25- Israel's Justice Ministry said on Tuesday it was examining whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security adviser had a conflict of interest regarding the fast-developing energy industry.
*Mirrors scam by Florida fund manager. NEW YORK, June 25- Former Oregon gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to defrauding investors by persuading them he could use their money to buy shares of Facebook Inc before the company's May 2012 initial public offering.
WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it will allow two new cigarettes from Lorillard Inc onto the market, adding that while they are not safe, they are no worse than products already being sold. The FDA approved Lorillard's Newport Non-Menthol Gold Box 100 s and Newport Non-Menthol Gold Box.