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  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Brent broke below $90 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since the summer of 2012, joining a rout in U.S. crude and gasoline prices as sinking stock prices, Europe's worsening outlook and surging oil inventories hammered energy markets. "You can draw as many technical support levels as you like on these markets from the charts, but none may really...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took the stand on Thursday to defend the U.S. government's bailout of American International Group in 2008, in a fourth day of testimony by former top government officials looking to convince a federal judge that the rescue of the insurance company was legal. Former AIG Chief Executive Hank...

  • SKOPJE, Oct 9- A British man with symptoms of the Ebola virus died in Macedonia on Thursday and authorities said they had sealed off a hotel where he stayed, keeping another Briton and hotel staff inside. A Health Ministry official said the man had arrived in the capital, Skopje, from Britain on Oct. 2 and had been rushed to hospital at 3 p.m. on Thursday, where he died...

  • DETROIT, Oct 9- Mediation for the last, and potentially one of the biggest, settlements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has moved to New York City, a Detroit spokesman said on Thursday, amid a newspaper report that a potential deal with Financial Guaranty Insurance Co is still days away. Nearly a month ago, Detroit struck a deal with another bond insurer,...

  • AUTHORITIES SEAL OFF SKOPJE HOTEL WHERE BRITON STAYED, SECOND BRITON AND HOTEL STAFF INSIDE- MACEDONIAN HEALTH MINISTRY.

  • MACEDONIA HEALTH MINISTRY CONFIRMS DEATH OF BRITON, SAYS EBOLA "SUSPECTED" AND THAT VICTIM TRAVELED FROM BRITAIN.

  • *U.S., Germany lack political will to spend. Germany is in danger of slipping into recession, China has slowed, and U.S. policymakers are concerned a fresh bout of global weakness will stymie the U.S. recovery as well. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde issued a blunt call on Thursday for the United States and Germany to open the taps...

  • Oct 9- Kindred Healthcare Inc said on Thursday it would buy Gentiva Health Services Inc in a cash and stock deal valued at $1.8 billion including debt, ending its months-long pursuit of the home-healthcare provider. Kindred said the deal, which it valued at $19.50 per share, would enhance its position as a provider of post-acute care and rehabilitation services...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 9- A World Bank arbitration decision that Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil Corp about $1.6 billion shows that the country "failed to provide fair compensation" for oil assets nationalized in 2007, Exxon said in a statement on Thursday. "Exxon Mobil recognizes the sovereignty of all nations and, while clearly not a desirable outcome, accepts...

  • "Weakness continues to pervade European economies, and that's leading to some nervousness with how earnings will play out," said Bill Lynch, director of investments at Hinsdale Associates, in Hinsdale, Illinois. Chevron Corp fell 2.9 percent to $114.60 while Exxon Mobil lost 2.8 percent to $91.97. Among specific names, U.S. Steel Corp fell 7.2 percent to $33.95...

  • SKOPJE, Oct 9- A British man suspected of contracting the Ebola virus has died in Macedonia, a senior Macedonian government official said on Thursday, a further sign that the disease is spreading in Europe. He said the two had been staying at a hotel in the capital Skopje and that hotel staff and the ambulance crew that took them in for treatment had been put into...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Wall Street slumped on Thursday as anxieties about global economic growth smothered a short-lived, Federal Reserve-sparked rally in equity markets around the world. Energy stocks were big losers on Wall Street, where leading indices were off sharply at mid session. The MSCI index of world stocks was off 0.9 percent at 407.53.

  • Oct 9- Impax Laboratories Inc said it was on the hunt for further deals- and would consider a so-called "tax inversion" transaction- after its acquisition of two privately held Pennsylvania drugmakers for $700 million. Impax's shares jumped as much as 17 percent to $17.85 in morning trading on the Nasdaq on Thursday. The acquisition of Lineage Therapeutics Inc...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- More than two dozen lawmakers want the United States government to ban travelers from the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola virus until the outbreak is under control. Twenty-three Republican and three Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter released on Thursday to President Barack Obama asking...

  • CARACAS, Oct 9- A World Bank arbitration tribunal has determined Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil Corp around $1.6 billion to compensate for a 2007 nationalization, the award posted on the International Chamber of Commerce website Thursday showed. A separate decision by the Paris- based ICSID in 2012 ordered Venezuela state oil company PDVSA pay Exxon $908...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 9- Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have asked prospective buyers for their jointly-owned nuclear fuel enrichment firm Urenco to submit indicative bids by year-end, sources familiar with the process said. France's Areva, Japan's Toshiba, a consortium led by former boss Patrick Upson and a number of private equity firms are expected to...

  • Briton reported dead in Macedonia with suspected Ebola Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    SKOPJE, Oct 9- A British man suspected of contracting the Ebola virus has died in Macedonia, a senior Macedonian government official said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Bill Gross, in his first conference call and webcast since his shock departure from Pimco, told existing and potential clients on Thursday that there will be more flexibility in running less money at Janus Capital Group Inc.. "I think in terms of Janus Capital, like any successful marriage, we sort of chose each other," Gross said to Janus Chief...

  • URENCO OWNERS ASK FOR INDICATIVE BIDS BEFORE YEAR-END- SOURCES.

  • BRITAIN, GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS LOOK FOR BUYERS TO PRIVATISE JOINTLY-OWNED NUCLEAR FIRM URENCO- SOURCES.