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  • Ex-Dewey finance director admits accounting was false Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    Dewey& LeBoeuf's former chairman Steven Davis, 60, executive director Stephen DiCarmine, 57, chief financial officer Joel Sanders, 55, and client relations manager Zachary Warren, 29, were all criminally charged March 6 for the alleged use of accounting gimmicks and fraud to cheat banks and investors in a failed attempt to keep the law firm alive.

  • SAN ANTONIO, March 27- Sprint Corp is in talks with Dish Network Corp on a fixed wireless broadband partnership, the chairman of Sprint Corp told Reuters on Thursday.

  • *IMF has resumed links; World Bank, EU and others to follow. ANTANANARIVO, March 27- Madagascar's finance minister on Thursday forecast its economy could grow by 3 percent this year and hit 12 percent in five years' time following peaceful elections on the Indian Ocean island, whose economy is still reeling from a coup in 2009..

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The dollar edged higher against the euro and the yen on Thursday after upbeat U.S. employment data, while the New Zealand dollar hit its highest in more than 2-1/ 2 years on economic data and hints the country's central bank could raise interest rates.

  • *Citigroup shares slump after Fed rejects capital plan. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks extended losses in late afternoon trading on Thursday, erasing S&P 500' s year-to-date gain, as banks and technology stocks led the decline.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BOSTON, March 27- As increasing numbers of technology companies defer their initial public offerings, one influential hedge-fund investor has stepped up to the plate in Silicon Valley.

  • March 27- Video game retailer GameStop Corp, forecast full-year earnings below market expectations as it is yet to see an uptick in sagging video game software sales, despite robust hardware sales driven by the launches of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles.

  • BRASILIA, March 27- Brazil's Congress will likely move forward with a special investigation of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the Senate's leader said on Thursday in a move that could impair President Dilma Rousseff's chances for re-election.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The United States said on Thursday it imposed a ban this week on the issuance of licenses for the export of defense items and defense services to Russia in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Baidu Inc, the Chinese Internet company, on Thursday won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit by pro-democracy activists who complained that Baidu illegally suppressed their political speech from China's most widely used Internet search engine.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- A White House- backed bill to renew expired jobless benefits for 2.2 million Americans cleared a Republican procedural hurdle on Thursday in the Democratic-led Senate. On a 65-34 vote, the bipartisan measure advanced toward anticipated Senate passage, yet it will likely die when it reaches the Republican-led House of Representatives.

  • Such measures have been pushed by big technology companies such as Google Inc and Apple Inc..

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The White House said on Thursday that more than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare, reflecting a surge in enrollments days before the March 31 deadline.

  • HONG KONG, March 27- The Federal Reserve, which has kept short-term U.S. interest rates near zero since late 2008, should start raising them early next year with the aim of returning them to normal by the end of 2016, a top Fed official told Reuters on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- A White House- backed bill to renew expired jobless benefits for 2.2 million Americans cleared a Republican procedural hurdle on Thursday in the Democratic-led Senate.

  • YOUR MONEY-The Last Taboo: Why nobody talks about money Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 27- Everyone knows there are a few hot-button topics that can make any conversation go nuclear. But when it comes to the most difficult conversation you can possibly have, a new survey from Wells Fargo& Co found one clear winner: money.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella took the wraps off an Office software suite designed for Apple Inc's iPad on Thursday, a widely anticipated move that underscores the new chief's willingness to point the lumbering software giant in a new direction.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills on Thursday to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Kiev government and impose sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The White House said on Thursday that more than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare, reflecting a surge in enrollments days before the March 31 deadline.

  • U.S. bans licenses for military exports to Russia Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it imposed a ban this week on the issuance of licenses for the export of defense items and defense services to Russia in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.