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  • HOUSTON, Oct 31- Tesoro Corp doesn't expect to add stabilizers that remove flammable natural gas liquids from crude in North Dakota's prolific Bakken shale, where the company is expanding its pipeline infrastructure, Chief Executive Officer Greg Goff said on Friday. North Dakota plans to issue new rules for the treatment of crude on Nov. 13 to address the...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Copper fell on Friday due to a strong dollar buoyed by U.S. economic data, outweighing the positive impact of a surprise move by Japan to expand its stimulus programme. The dollar index hit the highest levels since June 2010, weighing on commodities priced in U.S. currency since it makes them more expensive for buyers outside of the United States.

  • Comcast spinout to list on Nasdaq in 2015 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Oct 31- Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc, said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.. Comcast said in April it would divest 2.5 million subscribers across the U.S. This was part of a three-way deal between Comcast, Charter Communications Inc and Time...

  • The hardware failure impacted data feeds for about half an hour at the NYSE Group's primary data center in Mahwah, New Jersey, forcing the unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc to switch to its back-up recovery center in Chicago. The processing of quotes and trade reports resumed at Mahwah on Friday, said NYSE spokesman Eric Ryan. The operating and advisory...

  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results for Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset lower oil and gas output and slumping crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted results.

  • LONDON, Oct 28- British insurance broker Aon has launched Ebola liability cover for hospitals and other health care institutions, the company said on Tuesday. "There are several areas where there has not been certainty about coverage for Ebola," Gigi Norris, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Western Region Health Care Practice, said. The policy has been...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 31- Mexico's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Friday and argued that a recent spike in inflation would quickly fade next year while flagging the risk that social unrest in the country could dampen a modest recovery. The Banco de Mexico maintained its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 3 percent, as expected by 15 of 16 analysts...

  • Clorox profit beats; demand for products rises Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
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    U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and adjusted profit, helped by strong demand for household products.

  • *Barclays shares jump 8 pct; RBS, HSBC, Lloyds also up. LONDON, Oct 31- The Bank of England told British banks on Friday they will need to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected. Shares in Barclays-- the bank that analysts said was most at risk from tough new rules-- jumped 8 percent on the news,...

  • AbbVie: Strong results lessen need for big deal Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
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    AbbVie reported strong earnings on demand for its Humira drug and said it could deliver strong long-term growth without another big merger bid.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- Investors worldwide poured $20.4 billion into stock funds in the week ended Oct. 29, the largest in more than a year, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. U.S-focused stock funds worldwide posted $14.5 billion of inflows, mostly via exchange-traded funds, the largest in 58 weeks, according to the report,...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 31- Deutsche Boerse is counting on its new chief executive to raise both the profile and prospects of the German exchange operator, which has seen its efforts at strategic mergers repeatedly stymied. Appointed on Oct. 27, Carsten Kengeter, a former head of investment banking at Swiss lender UBS, will join Deutsche Boerse next April and become CEO on...

  • Sterling sinks to two-week low against rallying dollar Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 31- Sterling hit a fresh two-week low against the dollar on Friday after data showed U.S. wages picking up, leaving the pound on track for its fourth straight month of losses- its weakest run since 2009.. The greenback gained further on Friday after the Bank of Japan shocked financial markets by unleashing a fresh round of quantitative easing in a...

  • *No sign of OPEC cutting output. NEW YORK, Oct 31- Oil prices dropped on Friday and were headed toward their fourth consecutive monthly fall as another round of monetary stimulus from Japan pumped up the U.S. dollar and pounded a crude market already suffering from robust supply. The downtick was led by Angola and Nigeria, with overall OPEC production still...

  • *GoPro rallies as holiday outlook shines. *Abbvie shares rise after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Oct 31- The Dow industrials hit a record high on Friday as stocks rallied on Wall Street after the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- The yen plunged to a near seven-year low against the U.S. dollar on Friday, putting it on track for its worst day in 18 months, after the Bank of Japan shocked financial markets with an aggressive easing of its monetary policy. While some investors had expected some easing, most had thought any additional action was months away as Governor Haruhiko...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 31- Taiwan's president said in remarks published on Friday that the island needed the United States to help it develop an indigenous submarine programme. "We are still discussing this issue with the United States," President Ma Ying- jeou told The New York Times, reaffirming Taiwan's commitment to construct diesel-electric submarines to replace...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 31- Brazil posted its biggest monthly deficit ever in September, underscoring a rapid deterioration of the fiscal accounts that poses the biggest challenge to newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain investor trust. That put Brazil at risk of ending 2014 with its first annual primary deficit in nearly two decades.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 31- Mexico's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Friday and argued that a recent spike in inflation would quickly fade next year while flagging the risk that social unrest in the country could dampen a modest recovery. The Banco de Mexico maintained its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 3.00 percent, as expected by 15 of 16 analysts...