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  • BRASILIA, June 20- The Brazilian government plans to inject 30 billion reais into state development bank BNDES in a single installment, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday. The capital injection will take place soon, said the sources, who requested anonymity because the decision has not been made public.

  • ROME, June 20- Italy wants a change in European "mentality" and not looser budget rules, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday, adding that he would propose an ambitious agenda for when Rome assumes the rotating European Union presidency next month.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 20- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Friday her government would negotiate with all the country's creditors, amid expectations that the country is poised to start talks with bond investors who refused to participate in two restructurings.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- President Barack Obama's new health secretary moved swiftly on Friday to shore up administration oversight of Obamacare with a series of management changes to address weaknesses blamed for last year's crash of the federal website, HealthCare.gov.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The White House on Friday announced a federal strategy to reverse a rapid decline in the number of honey bees and other pollinators in the United States that threatens the development of billions of dollars in crops.

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 20- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Friday her government would negotiate with all the country's creditors, amid expectations that the country is poised to start talks with bond investors who refused to participate in two restructurings.

  • *Iraq violence drives Brent and U.S. crude up 1 pct on week. NEW YORK, June 20- Oil and gold rose for a second week and a key commodities index hit 21- month highs on Friday as violence in Iraq fueled oil supply worries and the U.S. central bank's comfort with inflation boosted bullion buying.

  • CAMDEN, N.J., June 20- Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel has received court approval to borrow $23.9 million that it said would keep the 1,400- room resort operating for the coming month as it scrambles to find a buyer.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday called for hefty reforms of the less transparent multi-trillion dollar bond market- putting traders and brokers on notice that they cannot use technology to hide pricing and cost information from investors.

  • Oracle slumps, Carmax surges after results. NEW YORK, June 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to record levels and setting the benchmark index up to score its fourth weekly advance over the past five.

  • June 20- The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration said on Friday it was reviewing reports that exhaust gases, including carbon monoxide, may enter the passenger compartment of some Ford Explorers, a potential safety issue that has prompted customer complaints and a recent lawsuit.

  • *Oil eases away from $115. NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street equities hit new highs on Friday, boosted by money managers convinced that U.S. policymakers will keep a lid on interest rates through 2016, while oil prices backed away from nine-month peaks triggered by worries about the turmoil in Iraq.

  • Drone test flights starting in Texas -FAA Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 20- The fourth of six U.S. test sites chosen to perform research on unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, has started operations in Texas to study weather patterns, among other things, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday.

  • *French state to take 20 percent stake in Alstom. PARIS, June 20- France chose General Electric to form an alliance with Alstom on Friday- rejecting an offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries- but said the deal still needed some work and added it would buy a 20 percent stake in the hotly-contested company.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- State lawmakers on Friday approved New York City's request to lower its speed limit to 25 miles per hour, down from 30, as part of the city's effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- President Barack Obama's new health secretary moved swiftly on Friday to shore up administration oversight of Obamacare with a series of management changes to address weaknesses blamed for last year's crash of the federal website, HealthCare.gov.

  • IMF directors back sovereign debt reform plan Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    LONDON, June 20- International Monetary Fund directors have tentatively approved plans to allow distressed sovereigns seeking IMF assistance to re-profile debt maturities without changing other contract terms.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The International Monetary Fund should ask private bondholders to hold onto the debt of financially distressed countries for longer, as the global lender seeks to improve its sovereign debt restructuring strategy, IMF economists said on Friday.

  • Fuel-cell stocks give traders a wild ride Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 20- Wall Street has been quiet lately, with volume often below average and gains mostly slight, but fuel-cell makers have emerged as one of 2014' s most dynamic sectors, making huge swings on massive volume. Plug Power Inc has attracted volume of about 4.3 billion shares so far in 2014, compared with roughly 1 billion throughout 2013..

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A Wall Street regulator has begun to migrate its surveillance and other watchdog duties to cloud computing, which in combination with crunching big data, will dramatically boost the organization's capabilities, two officials at the agency said.