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  • June 23- Harbinger Group Inc, the holding company for Spectrum Brands, said it had offered to buy retailer Central Garden& Pet Co for $10 per share, or acquire its pet business for $750 million. The $10 per share offer represents an 11.1 percent premium to Central Garden's Friday closing price.

  • June 23- Augusta Resource Corp said it agreed to be bought by HudBay Minerals Inc after the company raised its offer to buy Augusta shares it does not already own. The offer price of about C $3.56 per Augusta common share represents a premium of about 11 percent to Augusta's Friday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • BRUSSELS/ ROME, June 23- European leaders will consider calls for an interpretation of EU budget rules that gives more emphasis to economic growth, according to the draft of a document being circulated before a summit in Brussels this week.

  • June 23- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that would prevent the for-profit education provider from having a cash shortfall.

  • AbbVie raises 2014 adjusted profit forecast Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    June 23- U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc, which is trying to buy London- listed peer Shire, raised its 2014 adjusted earnings forecast, citing strong "business performance" that it expects to continue for the rest of the year.

  • RPT-COLUMN-Can we really do without coal? Kemp Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    LONDON, June 23- Two-thirds of the world's already discovered reserves of oil, coal and natural gas must remain unburned if the rise in average global temperatures is to be limited to 2 degrees Celsius by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency.

  • BRUSSELS, June 23- There is a very low risk that Ireland will not pay back its bailout loans but Dublin must maintain budget discipline to reduce its large public debt, the European Commission said.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after mixed data overseas Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    *Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. NEW YORK, June 23- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, after a six-day rally in the benchmark S&P 500, as upbeat manufacturing data in China was offset by soft readings on business activity in Europe.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. LONDON, June 23- Brent crude held near $115 a barrel on Monday, supported by worries about potential disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents took control of strongholds along the border with Syria at the weekend.

  • TOKYO, June 23- When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed at the World Economic Forum in Davos to take a "drill bit" to the "solid rock" of vested interests in reforming Japan's economy, executives at companies such as General Electric and IBM paid attention.

  • June 23- American Apparel Inc founder Dov Charney, who was fired as the maverick retailer's chairman last week, said he wants to talk to the company to shake up its board. American Apparel's board ousted Charney as chairman and suspended him as president and chief executive officer on June 18.

  • TOKYO, June 23- Following are key economic policy proposals that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to unveil on Tuesday.

  • June 23- Wisconsin Energy Corp said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc for $5.71 billion to create a larger, more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company. The combined company, which will be named WEC Energy Group Inc, will serve more than 4.3 million gas and electricity customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

  • FOREX-Euro dips on data; Aussie and Kiwi jump Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    LONDON, June 23- Optimism over China's economic prospects drove the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars higher on Monday, while the euro struggled to make headway after some softer business- sentiment surveys.

  • Harbinger offers to buy Central Garden & Pet Co Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    June 23- Harbinger Group Inc, the holding company for Spectrum Brands, said it had offered to buy retailer Central Garden& Pet Co for $10 per share, or acquire its pet business for $750 million.

  • June 23- Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said on Monday that it would acquire British energy services provider Kentz Corp Ltd for about 1.164 billion pounds in cash to expand its offerings in the oil and gas sector.

  • Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys in $9.1 bln deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    The combined company, which will be named WEC Energy Group Inc, will serve more than 4.3 million gas and electricity customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

  • Augusta agrees to revised HudBay takeover offer Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    June 23- Augusta Resource Corp said it agreed to be bought by HudBay Minerals Inc after the company raised its offer to buy Augusta shares it does not already own. The revised offer values Augusta at about C $555 million, HudBay said.

  • Although companies like Deere& Co and Monsanto Co's Climate Corp are giving some ground by putting legal teeth behind promises made during sales pitches, they are refusing to back away from claims they have an absolute right to all data collected as combines, tractors and other equipment work fields across the country.

  • June 23- American Apparel Inc founder Dov Charney, who was fired as the apparel retailer's chairman last week, said he wants to talk to the company to shake up its board.