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NEW YORK, Sept 17- AT&T Inc is planning to announce on Wednesday that it will expand its Latin American reach for business customers through a collaboration with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil.
TOKYO, Sept 18- Japanese government bond prices were down on Wednesday morning, weighed by a sharp rise in Tokyo stocks and as investors looked ahead to the 20- year JGB auction later in the day. The Ministry of Finance set the coupon of the new 20- year JGBs at 1.700 percent, unchanged from last month's sale.
*Gold down for 3rd session, falls over 1 pct. *Next support only near $1,270- $1,280- traders. SINGAPORE, Sept 18- Gold extended losses into a third session on Wednesday, falling over 1 percent to trade below $1,300 an ounce, with investors expecting the U.S.
Sept 17- Pandora Media Inc has won a Manhattan federal court decision rejecting efforts by some music publishers to narrow a license that enables the largest U.S. ASCAP has about 470,000 members, and said it represents music from artists like Leonard Bernstein, Beyoncé, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Alan Jackson, Jay-Z and Katy Perry.
TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to an eight-week high on Wednesday, spurred by expectations the U.S. The market has started pricing in the possibility that the Fed will start scaling back its stimulus but the impact is likely to be limited, "said Hikaru Sato, a senior technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.
SINGAPORE, Sept 18- London copper was treading water on Wednesday, underpinned by a slightly weaker dollar and steady Chinese demand in what is expected to be a quiet session ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement on the scale of its stimulus drawback. *Copper fell to its lowest in more than a month on Friday at $7,024 a tonne.
Sept 17- The family that controls the Empire State Building plans to kick off a formal roadshow to sell the iconic tower as early as this week by offering shares in a real estate investment trust, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Two years after getting its start in a downtown Manhattan park, Occupy Wall Street, the populist movement protesting economic inequality, marked its second anniversary on Tuesday with a protest near the New York Stock Exchange and a march near the United Nations.
HONG KONG, Sept 18- Hong Kong shares may start weaker on Wednesday ahead of Chinese home price data for August at 0130 GMT and an expected paring of stimulus by the U.S. Elsewhere in Asia at 0045 GMT, Japan's Nikkei was up 1.3 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI was down 0.4 percent.
SYDNEY, Sept 18- Asian markets held their breath on Wednesday as investors counted on the Federal Reserve to launch only a modest scaling back of stimulus later in the day, with all assets vulnerable to any hint of hawkishness from the world's most powerful central bank. The euro idled at $1.3354, near the recent 2-1/ 2 week peak of $1.3385.
SINGAPORE, Sept 18- Gold extended losses into a third session on Wednesday, falling about 1 percent to trade below $1,300 an ounce, with investors expecting the U.S. *Spot gold had fallen 0.9 percent to $1,297.76 an ounce by 0028 GMT. Gold is often regarded as a hedge against inflation.
SINGAPORE, Sept 18- U.S. oil futures steadied above $105 a barrel on Wednesday after a three-day slide as tensions over Syria receded. The contract fell to a two-week low of $104.94 on Tuesday as major world powers met to draft a resolution to destroy Syria's cache of chemical weapons, calming investor fears of an imminent U.S. military strike.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives faced increasing pressure on Tuesday from their restive caucus for a stop-gap government funding plan that defunds or delays "Obamacare" health reforms.
Sept 17- The family that controls the Empire State Building could kick off a formal marketing process to sell it as early as this week by offering shares in a real estate investment trust, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Former Lehman Brothers President Joseph Gregory, who often commuted by helicopter to work before his bank went bust, is auctioning off a collection of centuries old furniture and artwork from his Long Island mansion which sold in June.
*White House opposed June proposal for cuts. WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Food-stamp defenders appealed for two dozen Republican defectors to help kill their party's proposed $40 billion cut in the main U.S. antihunger program as a close vote nears later this week in the House of Representatives.
AREQUIPA, Peru, Sept 17- Peruvian miner Volcan expects two new silver projects to add 8 million ounces to its current annual output of 22 million ounces, the company's president said on Tuesday. "These two projects will allow Volcan to add another 8 million ounces of silver on top of current production," he said.
SEATTLE, Sept 17- Boeing Co's 787-9 Dreamliner, a stretched version of its high-tech composite plane, successfully completed its first flight on Tuesday. The plane landed at 4:18 pm PST at Boeing Field in Seattle after about five hours in the air testing its control systems.
Sept 17- Pre-orders for Apple Inc's new plastic-backed, brightly colored iPhone 5 C have not been "overwhelming," and supply of both that model as well as a more expensive phone has been disappointing, a source at a U.S. wireless carrier told Reuters on Tuesday.
Sept 17- Ecotality Inc, a maker of charging stations for electric cars that won a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy four years ago, has filed for bankruptcy protection and said it plans to auction its assets next month. Ecotality and five affiliates filed for Chapter 11 protection on Monday night with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Phoenix.