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  • DISTRICT JUDGE NICHOLAS GARAUFIS RULES SOME PLAINTIFFS' LAWYERS MAY HAVE PLAYED' FAST AND LOOSE' IN AMEX CASE.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Rapper 50 Cent owns seven cars valued at more than $500,000 and pays $72,000 a month to maintain his Connecticut mansion, according to bankruptcy court filings. It's listed in papers filed Monday in a Connecticut court at nearly $8.3 million. The filings show losses of more than $10 million in 2013 and 2014, with expenses outstripping income and...

  • GARAUFIS ORDERS ONE LAW FIRM REMOVED AS CO-LEAD COUNSEL IN AMEX ANTITRUST CASE, ORDERS NEW ROUND OF BRIEFING.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also said five of Allergan's Lumigan patents were valid. The case stems from lawsuits Allergan filed in 2011 against Akorn's Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co Inc, Novartis AG, and Lupin Ltd over proposed generic versions of Lumigan, which has more than $600 million in annual sales. The Allergan patents cover an improved...

  • *Stability in China shares, oil prices reduces safety bids. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. "There isn't as much of a safe-haven bid," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • JUDGE REJECTS CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN AMERICAN EXPRESS CO, MERCHANTS OVER SWIPE FEES- RULING.

  • ATHENS, Aug 4- Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Tuesday that discussions with lenders on a multi-billion bailout would be wrapped up within days. "Everything will be concluded this week," Tsakalotos told reporters after meeting representatives of the IMF, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the euro zone's rescue fund, the...

  • DUBLIN _ Global Indemnity PLC on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $11.1 million. Global Indemnity shares have decreased roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Global Indemnity, Earnings Report.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 4- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged on Tuesday that if he is reelected in October he would bring back a home renovation tax credit that proved popular in 2009 in combating an economic downturn. About one in three households had taken advantage of the temporary credit, saving on average more than C $700 each, a Conservative statement said.

  • Aug 4- U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp estimated current-quarter profit below analysts' expectations, hurt by pressure from reimbursement rates and lower customer traffic after the company stopped selling tobacco products. The company forecast adjusted profit of $1.27- $1.30 per share for the third quarter. The company also raised the lower...

  • *Disappointing U.S. data raise doubts on rate hike in Sept. NEW YORK, Aug 4- The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Tuesday following a batch of disappointing economic data, while currencies tied to commodities rebounded on a stabilization in oil and metal prices that had fallen sharply in recent weeks. "It's been a quiet day with most major...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher in early trading Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery rose 3 cents to $5.02 a bushel; December corn was 2.25 cents higher at $3.7875 a bushel; December oats were 2.75 cents higher at $2.48 bushel; while November soybeans gained 7.5 cents to 9.43 cents a bushel. October live cattle was. 60 cent higher at...

  • HOUSTON _ Westlake Chemical Partners LP on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $10.4 million. Westlake Chemical Partners shares have fallen 26 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Westlake Chemical Partners, Earnings Report.

  • The District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an award rendered by a panel at The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands, after Chevron claimed Ecuador had violated an international treaty by failing to resolve lawsuits over commercial disputes between the two sides in a timely manner.

  • GREEK FINANCE MINISTER TSAKALOTOS SAYS ALL ISSUES WILL BE CONCLUDED WITH LENDERS THIS WEEK.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- New orders for U.S. factory goods rebounded strongly in June on robust demand for transportation equipment and other goods, a hopeful sign for the struggling manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday new orders for manufactured goods increased 1.8 percent after declining 1.1 percent in May. Those factors have eroded the...

  • *UK government sells 5.4 pct to leave it with 73 pct. LONDON, Aug 4- Britain took a 1.1 billion pound loss on its first sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland on Tuesday, sparking accusations of poor timing from opposition politicians. The UK government sold a 5.4 percent stake in RBS at 330 pence per share, a third below the price paid when Britain rescued the bank with...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas started its fiscal year with tax revenue coming in higher than expected, finance officials said Tuesday, as the governor said a hiring freeze saved the state $2.5 million over the past several months. The Department of Finance and Administration said net available revenue in July totaled $399.2 million, which was $3.9 million less...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 4- Archer Daniels Midland Co's plans to acquire a privately held sweetener manufacturer in central China have fallen through, the U.S. agribusiness company's chief executive officer said on Tuesday. In May, the Chicago- based company said it had struck a deal to buy Meiweiyuan Biotechnology, in the central Chinese province of Hubei, to "better meet...

  • PITTSBURGH— A Pittsburgh- based health care system is expected to post patient satisfaction surveys and star ratings of physicians online this week to help patients choose the right doctor. The ratings of up to five stars are based on more than 200,000 reviews of over 1,600 physicians. Tami Minnier, UPMC's chief quality officer, told the Pittsburgh...