*Says offered to let Casablanca appoint two independent directors. Casablanca, Cliffs' fifth-largest shareholder with about a 5 percent stake, nominated six directors for election to the company's 11- member board on Thursday. Cliffs said on Friday it had offered to let Casablanca appoint two independent directors.» Read More
**BLACKBERRY LTD, $10.66, up 3.4 pct. **COTY INC, $15.56, down 4 pct. **ORBITAL SCIENCES CORP, $21.10, up 5 pct.
Sept 17- Huntsman Corp is buying Rockwood Holdings Inc's titanium dioxide pigments business for $1.1 billion cash, a deal that could mark the start of a long-expected shake-up in the volatile industry.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- When Barney Frank, former U.S. $300 trillion derivatives markets, he felt the key was to foster competition.
*Euro gains as German ZEW index at highest since April 2010. NEW YORK, Sept 17- The dollar struggled against most currencies on Tuesday as investors were reluctant to make fresh bets ahead of the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting expected to result in a reduction of its massive stimulus program.
*Gold volatility could spike if Fed surprises. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 17- Gold fell on Tuesday on muted U.S. inflation data and as investors braced for the expected announcement by the U.S. The Labor Department said U.S. consumer prices barely rose 0.1 percent in August.
SEATTLE, Sept 17- The elongated 787-9 version of Boeing Co's Dreamliner made its maiden flight on Tuesday, passing a key milestone for a plane that should be more profitable both for Boeing to sell and for its customers to operate.
Sept 17- Clovis Oncology Inc, a developer of cancer treatments whose value has more than tripled this year, is exploring strategic options including a sale of the company, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
*Tucker says that is not the position in Europe. LONDON, Sept 17- The United States has largely cracked the problem of protecting taxpayers from the danger of having to bail out banks that are "too big to fail" while Europe lags behind, Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker said.
Sept 17- New Millennium Iron Corp said a Canadian project owned with India's Tata Steel Ltd made its first shipment, sending New Millennium shares up as much as 24 percent. The Direct Shipping Ore project is operated by TSMC, in which New Millennium holds 20 percent and Tata Steel owns the rest.
Sept 17- AT&T Inc is seeking buyers for its wireless telecommunication towers and is working with TAP Advisors LLC and JPMorgan Chase& Co on the sale, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
HONG KONG/ MILAN Sept 17- Prada is seeing green shoots in Europe and feels confident about China, its biggest market, even though sales slowed in the first half, the luxury Italian fashion house said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives predicted on Tuesday a tough battle for averting a government shutdown on Oct. 1, saying the atmosphere in Congress is worse than it was in 1995-96 when a similar funding impasse closed federal agencies.
*Easing tensions over Syria reduce risk premium. NEW YORK, Sept 17- Brent crude oil traded more than 2 percent lower on Tuesday after its largest drop in three months as a deal averting an imminent U.S. attack on Syria calmed fears of a disruption in Middle East oil supplies.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Canadian energy producer Encana Corp on Tuesday said 99 well shut due to flooding in Colorado had returned to service, but nearly 300 remained shut in.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. prosecutors are still looking into events surrounding JPMorgan Chase& Co's "London Whale" trading scandal for potential wrongdoing by the bank itself, according to several people familiar with the probe, in a sign that an expected $700 million civil settlement with regulators on the issue may not end its legal woes.
The Dutch government's announcement in its budget for next year was a boost for Lockheed Martin and Washington, which had urged the Netherlands in April not to turn to other suppliers because of fears of rising costs in a project that has been blighted by technical faults and delays.
The Census Bureau in its annual report said about 46.5 million Americans were living in poverty last year, little changed from 46.2 million in 2011. The 2012 median U.S. income was $51,017, also statistically unchanged from the previous year.
The Labor Department report on Tuesday showed inflation largely under wraps, but some details suggested a down drift in prices earlier in the year had probably run its course. "
*Siemens supervisory board to meet on Wednesday. FRANKFURT, Sept 17- The supervisory board of Germany's Siemens will on Wednesday name a successor for Josef Ackermann, who has said he will step down from the body, two people familiar with the matter said.
*Symantec says Hidden Lynx very likely based in China. Symantec Corp said the group, which it dubbed "Hidden Lynx," was among the most technically advanced of several dozen believed to be running cyber espionage operations out of China. Unlike a previous report by another company, Symantec did not accuse the Chinese government of involvement in the cyber attacks.