April 27- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc said it reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over one of the company's drug delivery systems. The consent decree places some restrictions on the company and outlines the steps it must take to address the FDA's expectations, the company said on Monday. The agreement does not...» Read More
*Resource stock performance tied to China, commodities.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- New York City will suspend its train, subway and bus service Sunday night ahead of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to bring strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference. ``If it turns and moves off, great.
PANAMA CITY, Panama-- Panama's government has repealed a measure to sell state-owned land in a duty-free zone along the Panama Canal following a week of sometimes violent protests.
HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 28- Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday.
ZURICH/ LONDON, Oct 28- A metal door set into a mountain in Switzerland offers a way out for fine art investors forced to pay over the odds to insure their collections.
NEW YORK-- The New York Stock Exchange plans to open for trading as usual Monday, even as Hurricane Sandy barrels its way up the Atlantic.
According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, 1,100 Sunday flights have been canceled as of Sunday afternoon, with more than 265 cancellations at Newark Airport, a hub of United Airlines.
KIEV, Ukraine-- Ukraine's opposition parties alleged widespread violations in Sunday's parliamentary vote, seen as a test of President Viktor Yanukovych's commitment to democracy and European values.
ATHENS, Greece-- Police have arrested the publisher of a magazine that printed what is it says is a list of more than 2,000 Greek depositors at an HSBC bank in Switzerland.
NEW YORK-- New York City announced the closings of it mass transit and school systems, both the nation's largest, and ordered residents to leave some low-lying areas Sunday ahead of the massive storm approaching the eastern third of the U.S.
SUDBURY, Ontario, Oct 28- In an office trailer parked outside a mine shaft in northern Ontario, operator Carolyn St-Jean leans back in her chair and monitors a machine loading nickel-rich ore into rail cars deep underground.
JERUSALEM-- Israel's Justice Ministry has indicted the former chairman of a major bank on charges including aggravated fraud and money laundering. The suspicions against Danny Dankner, who served as chairman of Bank Hapoalim between 2007 and 2009, center on the lender's dealings with Turkey's BankPozitif.
NEW YORK-- New York City's transit service will suspend bus, subway, and commuter rail service in advance of the massive storm expected to hit the eastern third of the United States, Gov. Subways and trains will be suspended starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, with the last buses running at 9 p.m., Cuomo said.
HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 28- Weather forecasters warned on Sunday that Hurricane Sandy will affect a large area of the U.S. East Coast but said it was too early to pinpoint where the storm, which has the potential to be the biggest to hit the mainland, would make landfall.
NEW YORK-- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered New York City's transit service to suspend bus, subway, and commuter rail service in advance of the massive storm expected to hit the eastern third of the United States. Rainfall is expected to start late Sunday or early Monday in New York.
*Poland is EU's growth leader but lags on innovation. WARSAW, Oct 28 Reuters)- Polish scientist Miroslaw Grudzien built the infra-red detectors that NASA uses to explore Mars, but getting a business development loan nearly defeated him. Such stories are common in Poland.
OCTOBER 2012- Archer Daniels Midland bids $2.8 billion for Australia's GrainCorp in a deal that could give it a platform to supply Asia. MARCH 2012- Glencore agreed to buy Canada's largest grain handler Viterra in a $6.2 billion deal to provide the world's top commodities trader with a powerful position in both the Canadian and Australian markets.
LONDON, Oct 28- A global race for grain trading power is putting more of the world's vital cereals in the hands of fewer companies, with a string of recent acquisitions raising fears that consumers will pay even more for their food, while farmers are squeezed.
BERLIN, Oct 28- With the U.S. presidential election too close to call, hundreds of thousands of Americans living in Europe have been posting their absentee ballots with a sense that they could truly make a difference on Nov. 6.
WASHINGTON-- You'd think health insurance CEOs would be chilling the bubbly with Republican Mitt Romney's improved election prospects, but instead they're in a quandary.