Honda recorded a 136.5 billion yen profit for the three months through December 2014, in line with forecasts by analysts. Honda says it was hurt by recall expenses, mainly in North America. Honda has been the hardest hit by the quality woes over Takata Corp. air-bags that explode.» Read More
SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Aug 21- When Brazil's notoriously private President Dilma Rousseff showed up in her kitchen cooking pasta in a campaign TV ad this week, it was one of the clearest signs yet that the country's October election is up for grabs.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 21- Gold slid 1.4 percent to its lowest in two months on Thursday, extending losses to a fifth session, as fears about an early interest rate hike by the U.S.
Aug 21- An experimental new psoriasis treatment from Eli Lilly and Co proved superior to Amgen Inc's blockbuster Enbrel, drawing it closer to a potential marketing battle with new products being developed by Amgen and Novartis AG.
HOUSTON/ CARACAS, Aug 21- Venezuela's shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former President Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.
DETROIT, Aug 21- General Motors Co's premium Cadillac group is considering expanding its offices from Detroit to Manhattan, GM said Thursday, as part of an effort to remake the brand's image and broaden its appeal outside North America under new boss Johan de Nysschen.
HAVANA, Aug 21- Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-market-style reforms.
Aug 21- EBay Inc is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, as soon as next year, tech news website The Information reported, citing sources. EBay told potential candidates for the position of PayPal chief executive officer, a post that David Marcus vacated in June, about a possible spinoff of the payments unit, the website reported.
NEW YORK, Aug 21- Bank of America's decision to pay $16.7 billion to settle charges stemming from the sale of mortgage-backed securities may finally allow the company to put last decade's housing bubble behind it, fund managers and analysts say.
NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. and Brent crude futures rose on Thursday, lifted by supportive economic data from the United States after a plentiful supply picture and Chinese economic data had earlier pressured prices.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 21- The International Swaps and Derivatives Association will include two yen- denominated bonds in the list of securities used to settle Argentina's credit default swaps, a move that will likely reduce the payout for protection holders.
Aug 21- Deutsche Bank has sold its North American natural gas trading book to Morgan Stanley, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday. Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley declined to comment. Last month, Morgan Stanley bought Deutsche Bank's bulk commodities trading book in coal, iron ore and freight forward contracts.
ATLANTA, Aug 21- Two American aid workers who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola they contracted in Liberia now pose no health risk to the public after being cleared of the virus and released from an Atlanta hospital, one of their doctors said on Thursday.
SEATTLE, Aug 21- U.S. airlines more than doubled their net profit margin in the first half of the year as revenue rose nearly three times faster than costs, trade group Airlines for America said on Thursday. Net profit at the airlines rose to $3.8 billion, up from $1.6 billion in the prior-year period.
LONDON, Aug 21- Copper steadied on Thursday after U.S. data signaled a strengthening economy, but sluggish growth elsewhere in the world kept the metal under pressure.
Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job.
Aug 21- When is the best time to book a trip to Walt Disney World? During a Twitter discussion on Aug. 19 hosted by Reuters, a panel of experts fielded questions about travel. The panel comprised Brian Kelly, who runs ThePointsGuy.com; Tim Winship, editor and publisher of FrequentFlier.com, and Jason Cochran, editor of Frommers.com.
ATLANTA, Aug 21- Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said on Thursday.
DEUTSCHE BANK SELLS NORTH AMERICAN NATGAS BOOK TO MORGAN. Aug 21- Duetsche Bank has sold its North American natural gas trading book to Morgan Stanley, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday. Deutsche Bank declined comment in an email to Reuters, while spokespeople for Morgan Stanley were not immediately available to comment.
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