Traders also cited a Bloomberg report that a port workers' union in Nigeria had ended its strike, potentially allowing crude oil shipments to resume out of the country.» Read More
PUTIN SAYS IMF CASH FOR UKRAINE HAS ENDED UP IN PRIVATE BANKS OF UKRAINIAN BILLIONAIRES.
RUSSIA'S PUTIN DENIES RUSSIA IS REINSTATING ITS COMMUNICATIONS SURVEILLANCE BASE IN CUBA.
TEGUCIGALPA, July 16- Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a "mini-Marshall plan" to attack the broader underlying problems.
RUSSIA'S PUTIN SAYS SANCTIONS USUALLY HAVE A BOOMERANG EFFECT, WILL TAKE U.S.- RUSSIA RELATIONS TO DEAD END.
BRASILIA- RUSSIA'S PRESIDENT PUTIN SAYS NEEDS TO SEE DETAILS OF U.S.
WASHINGTON, July 16- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced late Wednesday it will meet July 23 to vote on final rules aimed at reducing investor risk in money market mutual funds. The SEC did not disclose details on how the rule will look. The SEC also said it will repropose a set of money fund rules that reference credit ratings.
The Democrat-controlled Senate is not expected to approve the bill as it is now. Earlier this week, the White House said that President Barack Obama "strongly opposes House passage" of the appropriations bill and would veto it if the legislation reached his desk.
July 16- Love Culture Inc on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, becoming the latest women's apparel retailer to seek protection from creditors, and said it may be sold after having received interest from possible buyers.
NEW YORK, July 16- A U.S. judge said in New York on Wednesday that he would hear arguments next Tuesday related to the banks and payment agents caught up in Argentina's sovereign debt case as a potential default looms at the end of the month.
July 16- Dubai's Emirates could buy an additional 60 to 80 Airbus A380s if the four-engined superjumbo were revamped with more fuel-efficient engines by 2020, the airline's Chief Executive Tim Clark said, according to the Financial Times.
Noriega was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989. He was an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, according to historical accounts. He also worked with Colombian drug cartels and was eventually indicted in the United States on drug and racketeering charges.
The 28 leaders did agree to step up sanctions against Russia over separatist violence in eastern Ukraine shortly after Washington also tightened the screw.
*Record client assets of $2 trillion trail those at Charles Schwab. NEW YORK, July 16- Bank of America's continuing investment in its Merrill Lynch wealth management business caused expenses in its global wealth sector to grow more quickly than revenue in the second quarter, the company said on Wednesday.
July 16- Yum Brands Inc on Wednesday said its KFC business bounced back in China, its No. 1 market, but its stock fell more than 2 percent in extended-hours trading on disappointing quarterly results from its India, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut divisions.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 16- The U.S. Air Force released the first of up to eight solicitations for space launch services outside of its controversial, exclusive, multibillion-dollar agreement with United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
WASHINGTON, July 16- General Motors Co has appointed an outside law firm to investigate its legal department, which is under fire for its role in the company's mishandled ignition switch recall, the automaker's top lawyer will announce at a Senate hearing.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- EBay Inc posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped to overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com Inc and a well-publicized cyber-attack that exposed customers' data.
SEATTLE, July 16- Microsoft Corp on Wednesday started taking requests from individuals in Europe who want to be removed from its Bing search engine results following a court judgment in May guaranteeing the "right to be forgotten."
*CNOOC in pre-feasibility study of FLNG technology. BEIJING, July 17- Chinese energy giant CNOOC Group is studying the possibility of building a multi-billion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas vessel, as-yet untried technology that would likely be used to produce gas from the deep waters of the South China Sea.
NEW YORK, July 16- A proposal to overhaul nutrition labels on packaged foods sold in the United States does not go far enough to influence consumer choices and reduce obesity, a former U.S.