Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina US stocks waver in morning trading as investors await key economic reports IMF says Ukraine could need billions in additional aid if fighting persists Halliburton reaches $1.1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill US manufacturing expanded in August at fastest pace in 3 years as orders and production rose US construction spending rebounds 1.8 percent in July, biggest gain in more than 2 years US home price gains slowed to 7.4 percent in July as more homes were listed for sale Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores Norwegian goes black tie with $3 billion acquisition of high-end cruise line Prestige» Read More
March 25- Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc said that its IPO was priced at $22.50 per share, which would value the maker of "Candy Crush Saga" at about $7.08 billion when it goes public on Wednesday.
SYDNEY, March 26- China's ambitions to internationalise the renminbi are likely to be a "seismic event" for global markets, leading to large capital flows and perhaps a new reserve currency, a top Australian central banker said on Wednesday.
March 25- Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc's IPO was priced at $22.50 per share, which could value the maker of "Candy Crush Saga" at more than $7 billion, the Wall Street Journal said, quoting a person familiar with the matter.
SANTIAGO, March 25- Argentina's government is studying different options to replace its Mirage fighter jets and would like to close a deal this year, Defense Minister Agustin Rossi said on Tuesday. Among those options, Argentina is in talks with Israel regarding Kfir jets.
NEW YORK, March 25- More than a dozen tankers carrying some 9 million barrels of crude should soon begin moving into the Port of Houston after officials began to gradually reopen a key waterway that was shut for four days.
March 25- The former chief executive officer of Sentinel Management Group Inc was found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding customers out of more than $500 million before the suburban Chicago firm collapsed in August 2007, federal prosecutors said.
SAO PAULO, March 25- Brazilian state governor Eduardo Campos, a probable candidate for president in the October election, said the implementation of long-term goals for budget spending and debt reduction are necessary to restore confidence that has been eroding in Latin America's largest economy.
WASHINGTON, March 26- Market operators' failure to cooperate to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with adequate data is preventing the regulator from effectively monitoring the global swaps market, according to sources familiar with the matter.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25- Facebook Inc will acquire Oculus VR Inc, a maker of virtual-reality glasses, for $2 billion, buying its way into the fast-growing wearable devices arena with its first-ever hardware deal.
March 25- Women's apparel retailer Body Central Corp raised doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern after it reported its third straight quarterly loss and negative cash flows from operations. Body Central also said it would expand its credit facility, cut jobs and defer certain capital projects to improve liquidity.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, March 25- Top Federal Reserve officials rushed on Tuesday to clarify just when the U.S. central bank would finally tighten monetary policy after comments last week from Fed Chair Janet Yellen intensified a guessing game among investors.
The buyout firm is in the final stages of negotiations with Gates' private equity owners, Onex Corp and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and the two sides are aiming to finalize an agreement by early next week, the people said on Tuesday.
In the short term, that is expected to benefit larger global competitors, such as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Actavis Plc and Mylan Inc, which will be called upon to supply drugs no longer available from some of their rivals in India, they said.
March 25- Facebook Inc said it would acquire Oculus VR Inc, which makes virtual reality headsets, in a deal valued at $2 billion. The deal comprises $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014..
*Reuters/ Ipsos poll: 67 pct want tougher U.S. auto regulation. WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. lawmakers are considering calling on former General Motors Co executives and employees from parts supplier Delphi Automotive to testify as they cast a wide net in their probe of GM's recall of 1.6 million vehicles with potentially lethal ignition-switch problems.
BOTH INBOUND AND OUTBOUND HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL TRAFFIC WILL STOP TUESDAY EVENING, RESUME WEDNESDAY MORNING- HOUSTON PILOTS.
COAST GUARD GAVE PILOTS A' SMALL WINDOW' TO ALLOW SOME INBOUND TRAFFIC TO HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS- HOUSTON PILOTS.
ATLANTA, March 25- The U.S. "think that it's going to be longer than that," Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, told an investment conference. Lockhart was commenting on a statement by Fed Chair Janet Yellen last week that a considerable time meant around six months.
CARACAS, March 25- Investors see Venezuela's new free-floating foreign exchange system as an important step toward improving the country's stretched finances, but economists question whether it can provide enough dollars to kick-start the economy. Still, Venezuela's bonds rose on Tuesday, extending gains from Monday as the measures encouraged investors.