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STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS REVIEW PROCESS ON KEYSTONE "NOT STARTING OVER" BUT GIVING AGENCIES MORE TIME TO WEIGH IN.
EXTENDS COMMENT TIME ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE, U.S.
*Deal in Geneva offers hope of end to Ukraine crisis. *Russia sought assurances on rights for east Ukraine. WASHINGTON/ GENEVA, April 18- The agreement designed to pull Ukraine back from the brink of civil war had been floundering around lunchtime on Thursday, so U.S.
Talks between the U.S. and Japan are making progress and will resume again on Monday, Japan's economy minister said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 18- Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.
WASHINGTON, April 18- U.S. and Japanese trade negotiators have been unable to reach a deal to open Japan's markets more widely to imports ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Japan, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.
CURRENCY ISSUES ARE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE AND SIGNIFICANCE TO OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN TRADE TALKS WITH JAPAN- SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL.
SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS NO DEADLINE FOR CONCLUDING TALKS, SUBSTANCE OF NEGOTIATIONS WILL DETERMINE TIMELINE.
U.S., JAPAN HAVE NARROWED TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE NEGOTIATIONS TO A RELATIVELY LIMITED SET OF ISSUES BUT CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCES REMAIN, SENIOR U.S.
U.S., JAPANESE NEGOTIATORS WILL CONTINUE TO MEET IN COMING DAYS- SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL.
WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. State Department will on Friday extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, said sources familiar with the plans, likely postponing a final decision on the controversial project until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. State Department will on Friday extend the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, likely postponing a final decision on the controversial project until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections, said sources familiar with the plans.
EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE, LIKELY POSTPONING DECISION UNTIL AFTER NOV. 4 MIDTERM ELECTIONS- SOURCE.
April 18- Telus Corp, one of Canada's dominant telecom providers, has reached a new agreement to acquire struggling wireless startup Mobilicity, in a renewed bid to overcome government objections on competition grounds.
LONDON, April 18- The amount of money Amazon.com Inc reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits.
NEW YORK, April 18- High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc, which has been pursuing an initial public offering, has received a letter of inquiry from the New York attorney general amid a wider probe of the industry, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a challenge by environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, which said the emissions standards were not stringent enough.
NEW YORK, April 10- A U.S. judge has issued final dismissals of lawsuits accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc and various company officials of defrauding shareholders by concealing defects in yoga pants.
BEIJING, April 18- A French utility blamed by China for failing to maintain water quality standards said on Friday it is not responsible for polluting tap water with a cancer-causing chemical.
*Four-way talks end with call for end to Ukraine violence. SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine, April 18- Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.