WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...» Read More
GRIESA SAYS FOR THE MOMENT STICKING TO FINDING THAT ARGENTINA'S PROPOSAL ON DEBT TRANSFER IS ILLEGAL AND THAT IS AS FAR AS HE IS PREPARED TO GO PRESENTLY.
Aug 21- Teen apparel retailer Gap Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales and raised its full-year profit forecast, helped by strong sales of its low-priced Old Navy clothes. Comparable sales at Old Navy stores, which cater to a slightly older customer base, rose 4 percent in the second quarter ended Aug 2.
NEW YORK, Aug 21- The dollar surrendered some recent gains on Thursday as central bankers gathered for a three-day meeting in Wyoming that will feature a potentially market-rattling speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Weak data on China's factory output weighed on oil prices early. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. and Brent crude futures rose on Thursday, lifted by supportive economic data from the United States after a plentiful supply picture and Chinese economic data had earlier pressured prices.
NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 ending at a record on a flurry of positive economic data. Trading was light as investors waited for possible clues about interest rates from central bankers attending an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
GRIESA SAYS ANY ENTITY ASSISTING ARGENTINA IN AVOIDING BASIC ORDER OF THIS COURT WOULD BE A CLEAR VIOLATION.
Aug 21- Port Metro Vancouver, Canada's largest port, said on Thursday it has approved a new facility to transfer coal from trains onto barges at Fraser Surrey Docks, a decision that followed lengthy public scrutiny over the project's environmental and health impact.
ATLANTA, Aug 21- Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release.
GRIESA SAYS PROPOSAL IS A VIOLATION OF CURRENT U.S.
GRIESA SAYS PROPOSAL BY ARGENINE PRESIDENT TO SHIFT DEBT DOMICILE MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND IF IT IS IMPROPER THERE MUST BE A REMEDY.
ARGENTINA EXCHANGE BONDHOLDER GROUP WORKING WITH DEUTSCHE BANK ON RUFO CLAUSE WAIVER- LAWYER.
GRIESA SAYS ARGENTINA HAS TAKEN WHAT AMOUNTS TO A "LAWLESS POSITION".
JUDGE GRIESA SAYS "APPALLED" ARGENTINA WOULD NOT CONSULT WITH CLEARY GOTTLIEB BEFORE MAKING PROPOSAL TO SHIFT DEBT DOMICILE TO ARGENTINA.
NEW YORK, Aug 21- Bank of America's decision to pay $16.7 billion to settle charges stemming from the sale of mortgage-backed securities may finally allow the company to put last decade's housing bubble behind it, fund managers and analysts say.
ARGENTINE LAWYER BOCCUZZI SAYS LAW FIRM CLEARY DID NOT KNOW ABOUT ARGENTINA'S PLANS FOR LEGISLATION TO MOVE DEBT DOMICILE TO ARGENTINA.
HOLDOUT LAWYER EDWARD FRIEDMAN FOR AURELIUS SAYS NO SETTLEMENT POSSIBLE UNTIL IT BECOMES "CRYSTAL CLEAR" TO ARGENTINA THAT EVASION OF JUDGE'S ORDER WILL NOT BE COUNTENANCED.
ARGENTINA'S LAWYER CARMINE BOCCUZZI SAYS A CONTEMPT ORDER WOULD NOT FACILITATE SETTLEMENT TALKS, SAYS IT WOULD ONLY PUT "GASOLINE ON THE FIRE".
HOLDOUT LAWYERS ASK JUDGE FOR CONTEMPT ORDER NOW AND LEAVE DISCUSSION OF SANCTIONS FOR LATER.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 21- Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase& Co customers in an email "phishing" campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus for stealing passwords from other institutions.