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  • PARIS, Dec 10- Exhausted climate negotiators from 195 nations sought ways on Thursday to strengthen a planned global agreement to combat global warming, and argued over who should pay billions of dollars to help developing nations meet those goals. Among remaining points of discord, the European Union said curbs agreed in Paris should be reviewed and...

  • SOUTHWEST AIRINES CO IS CONCERNED ABOUT "ANEMIC" U.S.

  • TRAVEL ADVISORY AFTER NOV. 13 PARIS ATTACKS MAY HAVE AFFECTED BOOKINGS LAST MONTH- CEO.

  • Dec 10- Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer gave birth to identical twin girls early on Thursday. "Our whole family is doing great! Thanks to everyone for all of the support and well wishes throughout my pregnancy, "Mayer said in a post on Tumblr.

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 10- When Grupo BTG Pactual SA took control of apparel and home furnishing retailer Leader Participações SA about three years ago, it looked like a classic turnaround play: a threadbare chain that could be revamped to serve Brazil's burgeoning middle class. Esteves was arrested Nov. 25 on obstruction of justice charges related to a graft...

  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO SAW "A LOT OF DISCOUNTING" BY LARGER RIVALS FOR LAST-MINUTE TRAVEL AROUND THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY- CEO.

  • *Market ignores forecast of sharp drop in 2016 non- OPEC supply. Futures of Brent and U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate struck February 2009 lows for a fourth day in a row in continued fallout from an OPEC meeting last week that abandoned price support measures. Despite that, OPEC left its forecast for 2016 world oil demand unchanged at 1.25 million bpd.

  • Dec 10- Twitter Inc said it was testing a feature to show advertising to people who checked Twitter without logging in, to cash in on an additional half a billion people each month. Twitter's biggest rival, Facebook Inc, with its 1.55- billion user network, has been consistently launching tools to capture ad dollars. The company is testing the feature with certain...

  • ROME, Dec 10- The death of a pensioner who lost money in Italy's rescue of four small savings banks has turned up the heat on the government, adding politicians to the investors already in an uproar over its handling of the move. The man hanged himself in a communal staircase at his home in Civitavecchia, near Rome, in late November, a police source said on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 10- U.S. corn and wheat futures rose for the third straight day on Thursday, with investors who had made bearish bets on the grains scrambling to cover their short positions as the market rallied, traders said. "The exports today were on the positive side for corn," said Greg Grow, director of agribusiness at Archer Financial Services.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- When health insurer Humana Inc reported worse-than-expected quarterly earnings in late 2014- including a 21 percent drop in net income- it softened the blow by immediately telling investors it would make a $500 million share repurchase. It added around two cents to the company's annual earnings per share, allowing Humana to surpass its $7.50...

  • Atlassian's strong debut signals to investors that among the crop of 145 tech unicorns- venture-backed private companies worth $1 billion or more- there are still some that are not overvalued. Sydney- based Atlassian, which makes collaboration and management software, was valued at $3.3 billion in its last private valuation. Atlassian joins online dating...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday it fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV $70 million for failing to report vehicle crash deaths and injuries since 2003.. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the failures stem from problems in FCA's electronic system for...

  • *Ukraine has $3 bln debt to Russia due Dec. 20. *Russia criticizes decision but generally backs IMF. MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russia has no plan to cancel its membership in the International Monetary Fund after the organisation changed its operating rules in a way that may support Ukraine in a debt dispute with Russia, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- Shares of Chipotle jumped more than 5 percent on Thursday after its founder apologized to patrons who fell ill after eating at the company's restaurants and pledged that strict new food-safety practices would prevent future outbreaks. "This was a very unfortunate incident and I'm deeply sorry that this happened, but the procedures we're...

  • *Kerry in Paris says talks "constructive," "tough issues" remain. RIYADH, Dec 10- A powerful Islamist insurgent group said it pulled out of a Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh on Thursday because rebel proposals had been ignored, in a move which highlighted the enduring divisions among President Bashar al-Assad's enemies. The talks in Saudi Arabia were intended...

  • Dec 10- Shares of Australian business software maker Atlassian Corp Plc rose as much as 33.3 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $5.85 billion. The company's initial public offering raised $462 million after the shares were priced at $21 each, above the expected range of $19- $20. The company has about 51,000 customers in more than 160...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10- The United Nations on Thursday said it cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 by 0.4 percentage point to 2.4 percent, largely due to lower commodity prices, increased market volatility and slow growth in emerging market economies. The International Monetary Fund, also in the U.N. family, said in October that it had cut its global...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- U.S. economic growth for the third quarter is likely to be revised lower after data on Thursday showed a bit less spending on services and software than previously estimated. Based on the QSS data, economists at Barclays and JPMorgan estimated another one-tenth of a percentage point would be subtracted from the GDP estimate.

  • *OPEC raises November output by 230,000 bpd, most since 2008. *Sees larger drop in 2016 non- OPEC supply, but raises 2015. "U.S. tight oil production, the main driver of non- OPEC supply growth, has been declining since April," OPEC said in the report.