*Arabica crawls toward 2- yr high on Brazil weather worries. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 13- ICE arabica coffee futures rose and traded near a two-year high on weather-related crop concerns in top grower Brazil, while cocoa rallied the most since January and recovered the previous day's sharp losses on bargain-hunting.» Read More
Sept 24- Gulfport Energy Corp, a publicly traded oil and gas company based in Oklahoma City, allowed its former chairman to receive millions of dollars in equity interests at no cost in more than a dozen companies that have done business with Gulfport.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday for talks that focused on his government's economic policies and ways to deepen relations with the international institution, an IMF spokesman said.
DETROIT/ MILAN, Sept 24- Italian automaker Fiat SpA has delayed again the U.S. relaunch of its sporting Alfa Romeo brand until spring 2014, a Fiat spokesman said Tuesday. Fiat, which controls Chrysler Group LLC, had planned to begin selling the Alfa Romeo 4 C sports car later this year through Chrysler dealers that also handle the Fiat brand.
WASHINGTON, Sept 24- U.S. banks must incorporate the strict new Basel III capital rules in the next set of the surveys of their financial health known as stress tests, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday.
A French government source said the provisional deal, to be signed in front of visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Paris on Wednesday, would set the stage for 60 firm orders for medium-haul aircraft as well as options for 30 more.
*Lennar earnings $0.54 per share vs est $0.45. *Lennar shares up 6 pct; KB Home shares rise 7 pct. Sept 24- Lennar Corp and KB Home posted strong quarterly earnings as scarcity of new homes kept the U.S. housing recovery firmly on track.
Sept 24- Sears Canada Inc Chief Executive Calvin McDonald has resigned just as the department store chain restructures amid intensifying competition from U.S. retailers such as Target Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
DENVER, Sept 24- Barrick Gold Corp, the world's largest gold producer, is in talk on further asset sales, Chief Executive Jamie Sokalsky told Reuters on Tuesday.
*Closing price values Nordea stake at 22.5 bln SEK. STOCKHOLM, Sept 24- Sweden is to sell its remaining 7 percent stake in Nordea, the Nordic region's biggest bank, its second sale of Nordea shares this year and giving the centre-right ruling coalition some fiscal room for manoeuvre ahead of next year's general election.
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL, Sept 24- MMX, a mining company controlled by Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista, should honor a contract to pay Brazil's MRS railway for iron ore shipments even if its mines are not ready to produce, Vale SA Chief Executive Murilo Ferreira said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Sept 24- Wells Fargo& Co failed to win dismissal of a lawsuit in which the U.S. government accused the nation's largest mortgage lender of fraud by lying about the quality of home loans it submitted to a government insurance program.
By Richard Lough and Edmund Blair. NAIROBI, Sept 24- Kenya's president said on Tuesday that his forces had "defeated" Islamists from Somalia's al Shabaab, had shot five of them dead and detained 11 others suspected of killing 67 people after storming a Nairobi shopping mall.
In 2009, the FDA was given authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, although not pipe tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes. The law allows the FDA to expand its authority over all tobacco products, but it must first issue new regulations.
*Applied Materials shares rise on merger with Tokyo Electron. *Facebook leads Nasdaq on report it could be allowed in China. "We are seeing that once again where, after some weakness, the buyers do kind of dip their toes in," said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research in Cincinnati, Ohio.
NEW YORK, Sept 24- Battling relatives and other beneficiaries on Tuesday resolved a dispute over the multimillion-dollar estate of Huguette Clark, one of America's wealthiest heiresses who died in New York City in 2011 at age 104..
A report earlier on Tuesday by The Street said Twitter had already chosen the NYSE, but sources close to the exchanges told Reuters that Twitter has not made its decision yet. Traditionally, Nasdaq had a lock on technology company listings, and NYSE on blue-chip stocks, but both have made inroads into each others' respective territories in recent years.
Sept 24- Smithfield Foods Inc shareholders on Tuesday approved the pork giant's $4.7 billion sale to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd in what is shaping up as the biggest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm.
LONDON, Sept 24- Bank of England policymakers are seeking to ram home the central message of their new forward guidance policy- British interest rates are not going up any time soon, even as growth accelerates.
MILAN, Sept 24- Spanish telecoms group Telefonica has struck a deal to gradually secure control of Telecom Italia and its lucrative south American business without having to launch a full takeover bid.
Sept 24- Carnival Corp warned it could report an adjusted loss for the current quarter, after posting a 30 percent fall in third-quarter profit due to a series of headline-grabbing mishaps on its cruise ships.