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  • HAVANA, Oct 5- Defense lawyers for a Canadian executive sentenced to 15 years prison in Cuba on bribery and other charges released a raft of documents on Sunday seeking to bolster their case that Cy Tokmakjian was denied a fair trial. Sixteen others including two Canadian employees of his company, the Tokmakjian Group, were convicted and sentenced to terms...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff placed first in Sunday's election but did not get enough votes to avoid a runoff and will face pro-business rival Aecio Neves after he made a dramatic late surge into second place, partial results showed. After Brazil's most volatile campaign in decades, Neves' emphasis on "safe change" and his record as a...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff placed a strong first in Sunday's election but did not get enough votes to avoid a runoff and will face pro-business rival Aecio Neves after he made a dramatic late surge into second place, an exit poll showed. After Brazil's most volatile campaign in decades, Neves' emphasis on "safe change" and his record...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazil's presidential election is heading to a runoff between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves, according to an exit poll conducted by public research firm Ibope during the first round of voting on Sunday. The poll of 64,200 voters, released by TV Globo, showed 44 percent of valid votes going to Rousseff, 30 percent to Neves and...

  • LONDON, Oct 5- BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified miner, said it aimed to squeeze more tonnage from its iron mines at less expense per tonne as it aims to overtake rival Rio Tinto as the world's lowest-cost producer. The focus of mining companies has shifted towards cost-cutting as iron ore prices have dropped from about $190 a tonne in 2011 to less than...

  • Oct 5- Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson& Co has agreed to buy CareFusion Corp, a maker of infusion pumps and other medical devices, for $12.2 billion in cash and stock, marking the latest multibillion-dollar healthcare sector deal. Becton said on Sunday it would pay a total of $58.00 a share- $49.00 in cash and 0.0777 of a share of Becton Dickinson- for...

  • Oct 5- Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard Co, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of mobile and online computing, plans to split into two companies as it looks to put more focus on the faster-growing corporate services market, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday. Founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a Palo Alto, California garage...

  • Oct 5- Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson& Co has agreed to buy CareFusion Corp, a maker of infusion pumps and other medical devices, for $12.2 billion in cash and stock, marking the latest multibillion-dollar healthcare sector deal. Becton said on Sunday it would pay a total of $58.00 a share- $49.00 in cash and 0.0777 of a share of Becton Dickinson- for...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 5- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared not to be receiving any of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. medical official said. Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia two weeks ago, heightening concerns...

  • Hewlett-Packard to split into two companies: Report Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    The Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Hewlett-Packard plans to break in two, separating its computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations, WSJ reports.

  • PARIS, Oct 5- France expects to launch a joint operation with Germany "in the coming days" to monitor a ceasefire between the Ukrainian army and separatists in the east of the country, the French defence minister said on Sunday. Last month, France and Germany offered to deploy drones as part of efforts by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe to...

  • Oct 5- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to break in two, separating its computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The company plans to announce the move as early as Monday, the Journal said in a report on its web site that cited people familiar with the matter. The division would be made...

  • TEL AVIV, Oct 5- Israel plans to issue minority stakes of up to 49 percent in state-owned companies on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange over the next three years, a move the Finance Ministry said would bring in revenue of 15 billion shekels. The move, which is common in many other Western countries, is also expected to develop and strengthen Israel's capital market, the...

  • Oct 5- Hewlett-Packard Co plans to break in two, separating its computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The company plans to announce the move as early as Monday, the Journal said in a report on its web site that cited people familiar with the matter. The division would be made...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Hewlett-Packard Co. *Plans to break in two, Wall Street Journal says. *Split would separate personal computer, printer businesses- WSJ.

  • DALLAS, Oct 5- The first person to develop Ebola in the United States was struggling to survive at a Dallas hospital on Sunday after his condition worsened to critical, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said. Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia two weeks ago- heightening concerns that the worst Ebola...

  • *Kiev says two servicemen killed over last 24 hours. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 5- Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of again violating a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk. Two Ukrainian service staff were killed in the past 24...

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- The International Monetary Fund will cut its estimates for German economic growth in 2014 and 2015 to about 1.5 percent for each year because of the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East, weekly German magazine Der Spiegel said on Sunday. The IMF, which is due to publish the forecasts on Tuesday, predicted in July that Europe's largest economy would...

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- The European Central Bank's plans to buy rebundled packages of debt have drawn sharp criticism from officials in Germany, including the head of the Bundesbank, the ECB's former chief economist and allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel. It will include buying debt with a "junk" credit rating from Greece and Cyprus as long as such countries are under a...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 5- Sears Holdings Corp.' s deepening financial troubles have forced insurers and banks to raise the cost of guaranteeing payment to vendors, rattling the retailer's supply chain as the company heads into the key holiday season. In the past three weeks, the retailer twice has turned to its billionaire CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund for a cash infusion--...