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  • AP Top Financial News At 11:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet US stock market ends slightly lower Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline Dominican president vetoes new national park Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks edge lower as weaker global growth overshadows positive signs for US Venezuela's president replaces longtime oil chief as part of cabinet shakeup Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina Dominican Republic president vetoes bill to create national park on land sought for mining Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill

  • Google starts quantum computing research project Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    Sept 2- Google Inc said a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics.

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet US stock market ends slightly lower Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline Dominican president vetoes new national park Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1 B

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks edge lower as weaker global growth overshadows positive signs for US Venezuela's president replaces longtime oil chief as part of cabinet shakeup Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina Dominican Republic president vetoes bill to create national park on land sought for mining Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores

  • Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— President Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela's longtime oil minister and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for much-needed reforms to address the country's economic crisis.

  • TOKYO, Sept 3- Japanese shares hit a seven-month high on Wednesday, with brokerages leading the gains because of hopes that a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give fresh impetus to his growth-oriented policies.

  • CARACAS, Sept 2- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday named engineer Eulegio Del Pino to lead state oil company PDVSA, pushing oil czar Rafael Ramirez from the job he had held for a decade.

  • CARACAS, Sept 2- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday named Asdrubal Chavez, cousin of the late president Hugo Chavez, to replace Rafael Ramirez as the new oil and mining minister.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- China's services sector expanded at the strongest pace in 17 months in August as new business rebounded after a sharp slowdown in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit jumped to 54.1 in August- the strongest reading since March 2013- from a nine-year low of 50.0 in July.

  • *Aug official services PMI rises to 54.4 from 54.2 in July. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the sector remains relatively resilient compared to the manufacturing sector.

  • GE's 3D mammography device gets U.S. FDA approval Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Sept 2- General Electric Co's healthcare unit last week won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its mammography device that produces three-dimensional images to detect breast cancer. Hologic Inc came up with one of the first 3- D breast imaging devices in 2001, which continues to dominate the market.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2- Apple Inc has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. In the wake of the breach, cybersecurity experts and mobile developers have called out inadequacies in Apple's and, more generally, cloud-services security.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 3- London copper drifted on Wednesday in low volume trade, with expectations of fresh supply weighing on prices and dampening investor interest.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, with the official purchasing managers' index for the industry rising to 54.4 from a six-month low of 54.2 in July, a government survey showed on Wednesday. The official non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index was published by the National Bureau of Statistics.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude bounces off 7-1/2 month closing low Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 3- U.S. crude oil futures rebounded slightly in early Asian trade on Wednesday, supported by encouraging manufacturing data in the United States. Benchmarks on both sides of the Atlantic plummeted in the previous session on a stronger dollar and the prospects of slowing oil demand growth in China and Europe.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 3- Gold was struggling to shake sharp overnight losses on Wednesday, trading near its lowest level in 2-1/ 2 months on a stronger dollar and robust U.S. economic data that curbed the metal's safe-haven appeal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,265.04 an ounce by 0029 GMT, not too far from $1,262.42 hit in the previous session- its lowest since mid June.

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:31 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet US stock market ends slightly lower Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors Dominion, Duke propose $5 B natural gas pipeline Dominican president vetoes new national park Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Halliburton reaches $1 B Gulf oil spill settlement Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1 B US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 years

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:31 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks edge lower as weaker global growth overshadows positive signs for US Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad habits of the past $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Dominion, Duke propose huge new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina Dominican Republic president vetoes bill to create national park on land sought for mining Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity Halliburton reaches $1 B settlement of plaintiff suits from Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores US manufacturing expanded in August at fastest pace in 3 years as orders and production rose

  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:29 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 years ago.