SHANGHAI, March 14- Waning popularity and a wounded reputation are likely to dull the edge of China's consumer day TV expose when it airs on Saturday, offering some relief for companies that have in the past taken pains to avoid any fallout from the once-a-year show.» Read More
MOSCOW, Sept 23- A crackdown on Russia's opposition following President Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012 only increases the risk of violent change, leading liberal economist Sergei Guriev said from exile on Monday. A former advisor to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Guriev left Russia in May after facing pressure from state investigators.
WASHINGTON, Sept 23- President Barack Obama is unlikely to unveil his pick to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve this week, and the current Fed No. 2, Janet Yellen, remains the leading contender, a source familiar with the process said on Monday.
MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian and foreign investors could buy a stake in potash producer Uralkali, while there is no sense for the government to take on risks of ownership on itself, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told Reuters on Monday.
NEW YORK, Sept 23- Global oil prices dropped by more than $1 per barrel on Monday despite upbeat economic data from China and Europe, as higher crude output from Iraq and a possible thaw in U.S.- Iran relations boosted the supply outlook.
SAN ANTONIO, Sept 23- The Federal Reserve's unexpected decision last week to keep its massive bond-buying program in place has hurt the U.S. central bank's credibility, a top Fed official said on Monday.
MOSCOW, Sept 23- A1, an investment vehicle of Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, told Reuters on Monday it had acquired a 24.4 percent stake in Regal Petroleum, which produces gas and gas condensate in Ukraine. Khabarov declined to disclose financial details of the deal, but said Regal Petroleum's revenues stood at 25.3 million pounds in 2012..
NEW YORK, Sept 23- Oaktree Capital Group is leading an effort to put up for sale roughly 500 fully-leased homes, an indication some early investors are looking to cash-out on the recovery in U.S. housing prices, according to sources familiar with the market.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 23- President Barack Obama likely will meet with Congressional leaders ahead of the looming Sept. 30 deadline to keep the government funded, but a White House spokesman made it clear on Monday that it is up to Congress to come to an agreement to avoid a government shutdown.
Sept 23- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Monday it plans to hire 55,000 temporary workers at its Walmart U.S. stores during the holiday season, up roughly 10 percent from 2012, as the world's largest retailer seeks to maintain its edge during a sluggish economic recovery.
BERLIN, Sept 23- Angela Merkel has emerged from the German election with the closest thing to a governing mandate since Helmut Kohl rode to victory in 1990 on the feel-good wave of reunification.
U.S. stocks fell as comments by a Federal Reserve official and a looming political deadline in Washington outweighed earlier upbeat economic data from Germany and China. **APPLE INC, $485.76, up 4 pct. Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5 s and iPhone 5 c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever.
LONDON, Sept 23- European shares held below five-year highs on Monday, as solid euro zone data and Angela Merkel's landslide personal victory in Germany's election were counterbalanced by concerns about U.S. fiscal and monetary policy.
NEW YORK, Sept 23- For now the Federal Reserve must push hard against threats to the U.S. recovery even though it still plans to reduce its support for the economy later this year, an influential central bank policymaker said on Monday.
*BlackBerry shares fall further after change in focus. NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. stocks fell on Monday as comments by a Federal Reserve official and a looming political deadline in Washington outweighed earlier upbeat economic data from Germany and China.
LONDON, Sept 23- Euro zone debt yields fell on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi flagged the possibility of another round of cheap loans to banks keep monetary policy loose.
*Soybeans pressured as recent rain improved harvest outlook. *Corn firms on wheat strength. Corn futures edged higher on spillover strength from the wheat market but soybeans dipped amid hopes that some recent rain across key growing areas of the U.S.
MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russia's stock market is set to rebound, thanks in part to reforms to bring trading in line with international norms, Moscow Exchange's chief executive said on Monday. "There is nothing left but upside," Alexander Afanasiev told the Reuters Russia Investment Summit.
Sept 23- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final rules covering the development of mobile medical apps on Monday, saying it will focus it oversight on those apps that have the potential to harm consumers if they do not function properly.
NEW YORK, Sept 23- The euro fell across the board on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the ECB could cut interest rates further and flood the market with cheap money.
Sept 23- Cardiome Pharma Corp said an intravenous version of its drug to treat irregular heartbeat was found to be more effective than two rival oral drugs as it helped to bring patients' heartbeat back to normal levels in shorter time. Shares of the Canadian company jumped 31 percent to an 18- month high of C $4.09 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.