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GM CEO BARRA WILL TESTIFY ON APRIL 1 BEFORE U.S. HOUSE PANEL ON IGNITION SWITCH DEFECTS, COMMITTEE SAYS.
NEW YORK, March 20- Minutes after the U.S. government said Thursday it would punish the Russian co-owner of the world's No.4 private oil trading firm Gunvor SA with crippling sanctions, traders and bankers active in global oil markets began asking urgent questions.
TORONTO, March 20- A tentative labor agreement between the Canadian National Railway and the train conductors union narrowly failed ratification, the two parties said late on Thursday.
SINGAPORE, March 21- Gold edged up in thin trade on Friday but was on track for its biggest weekly fall since September as the dollar firmed after the U.S. It briefly rose to a six-month top of $1,391.76 on Monday on tensions in Ukraine and concerns about growth in China.
CN RAIL REQUESTS RESPONSE FROM TCRC-CTY BY END OF DAY MARCH 21, SAYS DISPUTE WILL ILL SERVE CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, ECONOMY.
SINGAPORE, March 21- U.S. crude extended losses in early Asian trading below $99 per barrel, as ample supply and a stronger dollar outweighed positive economic data in the world's largest oil consumer.
BRUSSELS, March 20- European leaders added 12 people to a list of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea on Thursday and begin preparations for economic sanctions if Russia expands its footprint in Ukraine.
CN RAIL SAYS PROPOSES BINDING ARBITRATION TO REACH CONTRACT SETTLEMENT WITH TRAIN CONDUCTORS' UNION.
TEAMSTERS CANADA RAIL CONFERENCE SAYS MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY HAS FAILED RATIFICATION.
TCRC SAYS CN RAIL HAS ADVISED IT DOES NOT INTEND TO MEET FOR FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS UNLESS TO DISCUSS ARBITRATION CONDITIONS.
WASHINGTON, March 20- The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee will introduce a bill on Friday that provides aid to Ukraine but will not include reforms of the International Monetary Fund requested by the Obama administration and contained in the Senate version, congressional aides said on Thursday.
March 20- Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen will lose one of his top portfolio managers when Gabriel Plotkin sets up his own hedge fund, a person familiar with his plans said on Thursday.
WELLINGTON, March 21- Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom on Friday suffered another blow to his fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges after New Zealand's highest court rejected his appeal to access evidence to be presented at the hearing.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE TO FILE UKRAINE AID BILL THAT WILL NOT INCLUDE IMF REFORMS- CONGRESSIONAL SOURCES.
ANKARA, March 21- Twitter users in Turkey reported widespread outages on Friday, hours after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down access to the social media platform as he battles a damaging corruption scandal.
*Asia shares aided as Wall St recoups post-Fed losses. SYDNEY, March 21- Asian markets will be hoping for a bounce on Friday after Wall Street shook off concerns about Federal Reserve policy, while a rise in U.S. yields should keep the dollar underpinned near three-week highs.
BRUSSELS, March 21- European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to widen the list of Russian officials subject to personal sanctions over Moscow's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine and asked the European Commission to prepare for broader economic sanctions if the crisis escalates.
BRASILIA, March 20- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is holding on to her wide lead over potential rivals and would win a second term outright in the Oct. 5 general election, according to a poll published on Thursday.
DigitalGlobe Inc, a Colorado- based company that collects imagery for the U.S. government and other countries, as well as private companies, confirmed on Thursday that it had collected satellite images on March 16 that appeared to show debris that may be related to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
SYDNEY, March 21- The U.S. dollar hovered near a three-week peak against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, but could struggle to extend gains as investors awaited more clarity on the Federal Reserve's policy path.