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  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Third Point LLC, the hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb that is known for pushing companies to perform better, has taken a "significant" stake in eBay Inc and has had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- The dollar surged on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data for September raised expectations of new stimulus from the European Central Bank, while world stock markets were set for their largest quarterly drop in more than two years.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co said lower insurer payments for prescriptions amid increased competition, and a rise in generic drug prices would continue to hurt margins in the current quarter, pressing its shares. Pharmacy chains such as Walgreen are contracted with health insurers and others that operate Medicare Part D drug plans.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- British wealth manager St. James's Place has replaced Pimco as the manager of its Multi Asset fund, less than a week after the resignation of Pimco's Chief Investment Officer, Bill Gross, roiled global fixed income markets.

  • *EU regulator requests income statements of 2 Apple groups. *If proven, Ireland could have to claw back tax from Apple. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 30- The European Union has accused Ireland of swerving international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs.

  • CLEARSTREAM, A CLEARING HOUSE FOR ARGENTINE DEBT PAYMENTS, SAYS ALWAYS COMPLIES WITH COURT RULINGS.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 30- The World Bank arbitration tribunal will give its final award ruling this week on a multibillion- dollar claim by Exxon Mobil Corp against Venezuela over the 2007 nationalization of two oil projects, legal sources said on Tuesday.

  • Strike-scarred Air France-KLM may need strategy rethink Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 30- With no deal in sight over pilot pay and up to 300 million euros of strike costs to absorb, Air France-KLM may need to rethink its route to viability.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 30- California Governor Jerry Brown late on Monday vetoed a bill that would have helped franchisees recoup some of their business investments when a franchisor wrongly terminates their relationship.

  • The European Aviation Safety Agency said Airbus, the planemaking unit of Airbus Group, had proved the jet's airworthiness in more than 60,000 hours of certification work including 250 hours spent with safety inspectors in the air.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 30- Brazil's auction of fourth-generation cell spectrum on Tuesday raised much less than expected as only three of four major carriers took part, leaving the government without revenue it needs to plug a big budget deficit.

  • BOSTON, Sept 30- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC has taken a "significant" stake in online marketplace EBay Inc and had discussions with its chief executive officer, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The company announced earlier on Tuesday that it agreed to spin off its PayPal unit.

  • *BRENT CRUDE FUTURES FALL $2 PER BARREL Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper was on track for its biggest monthly loss since March on Tuesday, weighed down by a strong dollar, renewed signs of rising global supply and concerns about slack demand from China.

  • BUCHAREST, Sept 30- Romania's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a new record low of 3 percent on Tuesday, as benign inflation gave it room to help an economy that has dipped into recession.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- Brent oil slipped below $97 a barrel on Tuesday, hit by dollar strength and ample supply, and U.S crude also fell as both benchmarks headed for the deepest quarterly drop in more than two years. Brent for November delivery was down 97 cents at $96.23 per barrel at 11:06 a.m. EDT.

  • *Mood swing from austerity seen helping France's case. PARIS, Sept 30- From Athens to Madrid and Dublin to Rome, France can count on a sympathetic hearing in several European capitals in its campaign for leniency over the latest broken promise to bring its public finances into shape.

  • PARIS, Sept 30- Lingerie provider Agent Provocateur is seeing brisk business in Russia, Hong Kong and China, contrary to many other luxury brands, and is rolling out a second line co-designed by actress Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica, its head said.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 30- Russia's central bank said on Tuesday it did not plan to implement "any kind" of capital controls, after a news report saying the bank was considering such controls sent the rouble plunging to a new all-time against a dollar-euro basket.

  • *BRENT CRUDE FUTURES FALL $1 PER BARREL Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET