*Gold eyes key chart support at $1,180/ oz, June 2013 low. LONDON, Sept 22- Gold slid to its weakest since early January and silver to a four-year low on Monday as speculation that the Federal Reserve will start its rate-tightening cycle sooner than expected fuelled selling of precious metals.» Read More
*Expects full-year earnings/share $0.70- $1.00 vs est $0.89. April 10- Heavy equipment retailer Titan Machinery Inc said it expects its construction machinery business to break even this year after losing money for two years, reducing the impact from a slowdown in its larger farm equipment division.
WASHINGTON, April 10- More than 7.5 million people are expected to sign up for private health coverage this year under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the top U.S. health official said on Thursday.
"We just did one earlier this year, and as you know, the Philippines is always opportunistic and when market opportunity is there, we will do one," Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima told reporters on the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington.
*American Express, Citigroup, Discover prevail. NEW YORK, April 10- Consumers suffered a setback on Thursday as three big credit card issuers won the dismissal of U.S. lawsuits accusing them of colluding to require that disputes be settled in arbitration rather than class action lawsuits.
April 10- AlixPartners, a leading business turnaround advisory firm, sued two former managing directors for breaching employment contracts and stealing trade secrets after they jumped to consulting firm McKinsey& Co..
*Gap Inc and American Apparel are yet to report same-store sales.
NEW YORK, April 10- "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely about divorce in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.
*Biotech indexes have worst day since August 2011. *Bed, Bath& Beyond slumps after earnings. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stocks sank on Thursday, with the S&P 500 turning negative for the year and the Nasdaq falling its most in a day since June 2012 as investors again sold high-flying names in the technology and biotech sectors and sought shelter in defensive names.
April 10- Rite Aid Corp, the third-largest U.S. drugstore operator, forecast fiscal 2015 sales above analysts' estimates as it benefits from the launch of new generic drugs and enrolls more customers in its loyalty programs.
FORMER CANADIAN FINANCE MINISTER FLAHERTY HAS DIED- SUN TELEVISION.
*Corn back above $5 on slow start to U.S. planting. Corn fell on technical selling but pared losses amid concerns about potential U.S. planting delays. At the Chicago Board of Trade by 12:34 p.m. CDT, May wheat was down 7 cents at $6.62 a bushel, while KC May hard red winter wheat, the type grown in the Plains, dipped to a one-month low of $7.19-3/ 4.
Executives who gathered in the Chilean city of Santiago this week acknowledged tougher environmental standards, labor strikes, community resistance and resource nationalism were also making exploration more challenging.
*Angola to boost output to 9.5 mln carats this year. LUANDA, April 10- Angola, the world's fourth-largest diamond producer by value, will approve a new concession to De Beers to explore for diamonds, Geology and Mines Minister Francisco Queiroz said.
BERLIN, April 10- A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions.
TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 10- Goldcorp Inc raised its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp on Thursday, squeaking above a white knight bid by Yamana Gold Inc and heightening a bidding war that has helped inject life into a depressed gold mining sector.
WASHINGTON, April 10- Public company and bank audits conducted around the globe by units affiliated with the world's six largest accounting firms are persistently riddled with flaws, a group of international regulators have found.
TOKYO, April 10- Big gaps remain between the United States and Japan after two days of talks on a bilateral trade deal that is vital for a broader regional pact, negotiators on both sides said on Thursday. Japan and the United States are seeking a two-way trade deal, regarded as a cornerstone of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, before U.S.
LONDON, April 10- Banks will not have to hold as much capital as feared to cover trading losses, global regulators said on Thursday in their latest easing of rules to avoid crimping economic recovery.
NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, April 10- Chevron Corp and state-controlled YPF SA plan to spend an additional $1.6 billion to develop Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation further, boosting plans for new wells this year and announcing fresh exploration projects.
ABU DHABI/ CAIRO, April 10- Two wheat cargoes purchased by top global wheat buyer Egypt are stuck at Russia's Novorossiisk port, after the trade house selling the grain had problems opening the importer's letters of credit, traders said.