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  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, July 23- Argentina will keep talking to "holdout" investors suing the country for full payment on their bonds, but its demands should not be trivialized as whims, its president said on Wednesday.

  • TABLE-South Korea Q2 GDP grows 0.6 pct vs Q1 Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    SEOUL, July 24- Following are details of the advance estimates of South Korea's gross domestic product for the April-June period from the central bank, the Bank of Korea: OVER PREVIOUS QUARTER, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED.

  • S.Korea Q2 economic growth at slowest in more than a year Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, July 24- South Korea's economy grew 0.6 percent in April-June over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Thursday, the slowest in more than a year due to sluggish consumption while falling slightly below market expectations.

  • Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

  • FOREX-Kiwi hits skids, others buy time before China PMI Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 24- The New Zealand dollar skidded to a six-week low on Thursday after the country's central bank switched to a wait-and-see stance following its fourth straight rate hike, while other major currencies snoozed. The kiwi dollar dropped nearly a full U.S. cent to as low as $0.8606, touching levels not seen since June 12.

  • Standard & Poor's may face SEC charges over ratings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    In a regulatory filing, McGraw-Hill Financial Inc said it received a "Wells notice" on July 22 indicating the SEC is weighing filing civil charges for alleged securities law violations over S&P's ratings of six commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions issued in 2011..

  • July 23- Gilead Sciences Inc said on Wednesday that its new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi had sales of $3.5 billion in the second quarter, demonstrating that the furor over its price has not curtailed early use. Since its December launch, Sovaldi has been prescribed for more than 80,000 patients in the United States and Europe, the company said.

  • July 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it expects to "imminently" sign an agreement with Indonesia that would enable it to immediately resume copper concentrate exports which have been halted for more than six months. Indonesia introduced a mineral ore export ban and a steep export tax in January.

  • BOSTON, July 23- Larry Zelvin, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's center for countering cyber threats, is retiring next month after a government career of nearly 30 years during which he advised U.S. businesses on fighting hostile hackers.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- The U.S. ethanol industry pushed back on Wednesday against what they called a "one size fits all" approach to proposed federal rules for shipping fuel by rail, saying regulators must distinguish between the often corn-based biofuel and crude oil.

  • BOSTON, July 23- New rules announced on Wednesday will likely drive safety-oriented retail investors away from some money market funds because they highlight risks and make it harder to pull cash out when market turmoil strikes.

  • July 23- The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed on Wednesday a lower court ruling that ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to provide a shareholder with documents related to the company's internal investigation of allegations that the retailer had paid bribes in Mexico.

  • SEC considering action against S&P over ratings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    S&P's parent McGraw Hill Financial Inc. disclosed in a regulatory filing that it has received a so-called "Wells Notice" from staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission. S&P has been cooperating with the SEC in the matter and will continue to do so, New York- based McGraw Hill said. SEC spokeswoman Gina Talamona declined to comment.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A federal judge on Wednesday said banks faced an uphill battle in convincing her to dismiss a U.S. regulator's claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.

  • The law known as Obamacare, President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, provides federally subsidized private coverage through new online insurance marketplaces and an expansion of Medicaid in 26 states and Washington, D.C..

  • U.S. SEC weighs filing charges against S&P Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    McGraw Hill said it received a "Wells Notice" from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging violations of federal securities laws by Standard& Poor's related to the ratings. S&P has been cooperating with the SEC, McGraw Hill said. McGraw Hill shares closed at $83.11 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

  • Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

  • July 23- Enterprise network security services provider Fortinet Inc reported a quarterly profit and revenue above analysts' average expectation, helped by strong demand for its hi-end software security products.

  • FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    FDA regulators approved the drug for daily, round-the-clock pain that does not respond to other medications. The FDA notes that Targiniq can still be abused by simply swallowing the tablets, the most frequent method of painkiller abuse. The FDA has been under intense public pressure to combat the national epidemic of prescription opioid abuse.

  • July 23- Brokerage and investment bank Raymond James Financial Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly profit jumped 46 percent from last year, driven by growth in its asset management business.