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  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 16 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.S. Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington- 1300 GMT. RICHMOND- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy hold two-day conference on "The Labor Market After the Great...

  • NYMEX-Crude rises toward $91 on U.S. oil stocks drop Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 2- U.S. crude futures edged up on Thursday towards $91 a barrel and paring losses from a day earlier due to support from a U.S. government report showing a surprise drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. *NYMEX crude for November delivery was up 18 cents at $90.91 a barrel by 2324 GMT, after settling down 43 cents at $90.73 on Wednesday. *The oil price drop is a concern for...

  • Oct 1- The judge presiding over the Stockton, Calif., bankruptcy case said he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said late on Wednesday afternoon that he was "not in a position to make a decision right now, in light of everything said today," and scheduled a new hearing for Oct....

  • Oct 1- Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc will appeal a California federal judge's decision finding it liable of copyright infringement for airing pre-1972 songs by the band, The Turtles, and failing to pay royalties. District Judge Philip Gutierrez found that California law gave the 1960 s band copyright protection for its music, including the...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- The safe-haven yen held onto solid gains early on Thursday after disappointing manufacturing surveys from around the globe triggered a run on risk, while the euro stayed defensive as a policy review by the European Central Bank loomed. Investors warmed to the Japanese currency after a slew of surveys showed German factory activity shrank for the...

  • JUDGE IN STOCKTON, CALIF., BANKRUPTCY WILL RULE ON WHETHER CITY CAN EXIT CHAPTER 9 IN LATE OCTOBER.

  • U.S. venture-backed IPOs fall in value, number Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 1- Venture-backed initial public offerings fell in value in the United States compared with a year ago, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters, even as the overall IPO market strengthened. Not included in the numbers: Chinese start-up Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which raised $25 billion in...

  • Oct 1- VWR Corp, a provider of laboratory supplies and services, priced its initial public offering at $21 per share, below the price range it had previously indicated, raising $536 million. VWR, backed by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, had said last month it expected its common stock to price between $22 and $25 per share. The company was sold by...

  • Cotton merchants have complained to the USDA over the past year that some warehouse operators were slow to load bales and that the U.S. government was relying too heavily on the industry to self regulate. In response to those complaints, Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Under-Secretary Michael Scuse wrote to American Cotton Shippers Association...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Oct 1- Argentina's central bank chief resigned on Wednesday after a long tussle with the Economy Ministry and was replaced with a regulator considered sympathetic to the interventionist stance of a government battling one of the world's highest inflation rates. The move drew a sharp negative reaction in financial markets, with the price of...

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The Bank of England must watch for signs that sterling's recent strength has masked underlying inflation pressures in Britain, one of the central bank's newest policymakers said on Wednesday. Economists have been keen to hear the views of Forbes as they gauge whether more members of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee are likely to join...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Air Force is close to announcing the winner of a three-way competition between Lockheed Martin Corp, Raytheon Co and Northrop Grumman Corp to build the next generation of long-range radars, senior military officials said. One source familiar with the process said Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer, had approved the Air...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 1- PayPal's biggest threat as it prepares to split from eBay next year may come from former employees who back a crop of new businesses serving shoppers who increasingly prefer to pay with mobile phones rather than personal computers. Stripe, which helps merchants like Apple Inc and car-sharing service Lyft accept payments made by smart...

  • Oct 1- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said it offered to acquire the remaining shares in RealD Inc after raising its stake in the 3 D technology licensor. Starboard offered $12 per share, a premium of 29 percent to RealD stock's Wednesday close and valuing the company at about $540 million. RealD's shares were up 21 percent in extended trading.

  • Oct 1- The California Public Employees' Retirement System, or Calpers, on Wednesday said it disagreed with a U.S. bankruptcy judge's ruling that Stockton, California, could impair worker pensions as part of the city's proposed financial restructuring. "This ruling is not legally binding on any of the parties in the Stockton case or as precedent in any other...

  • EBOLA PATIENT IDENTIFIED AS LIBERIAN NATIONAL-.

  • Starboard offers to take RealD private for $12/share Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Activist investor Starboard Value LP said it proposed to acquire 3-D technology licensor RealD Inc for $12 per share.

  • Online auctioneer Liquidity Services to cut 130 jobs Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Oct 1- Online auctioneer Liquidity Services Inc said it will cut about 130 full-time and temporary jobs through 2015 after it paid more for a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to auction goods such as field gear and boats. Losing a contract to auction DoD vehicles also led to the job cuts, spokeswoman Julie Davis said. The company, which provides online...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 2- The European Central Bank will present details on Thursday of a new asset-buying plan with which it hopes to revive the flagging euro zone economy and see off the spectre of deflation. That prospect has already stirred controversy in Germany and elsewhere. But the weak economic outlook has convinced a majority of the ECB's 24 Governing Council...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Three of the four largest U.S. wireless carriers and satellite provider Dish Network Corp plan to bid in the Federal Communications Commission's November auction of airwaves, according to initial applications released on Wednesday. As expected, the largest U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc, No. 2 AT&T Inc, No. 4 T-Mobile US Inc...