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  • SONY PICTURES CEO SAYS CYBERATTACK COST' CERTAINLY SHOULDN'T BE ANYTHING DISRUPTIVE TO OUR BUDGET'.

  • SONY PICTURES CEO SAYS DOES NOT SEE ANY MORE COST-CUTTING AT STUDIO.

  • Jan 8- Trian Fund Management L.P., one of DuPont's largest shareholders, nominated its chief executive Nelson Peltz and three other members to DuPont's board. Investment funds managed by Trian currently own 24.3 million DuPont shares valued at about $1.8 billion, Trian Fund said on Thursday. In September, Trian Fund urged DuPont to break itself up, saying that...

  • VANGUARD CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER BUCKLEY SAYS BOND INVESTORS SHOULD TEMPER THEIR RETURN EXPECTATIONS IN 2015.

  • TOP VANGUARD GROUP EXECUTIVES SAY DEFLATION IS A REAL RISK FOR GLOBAL ECONOMY.

  • Overall, Britain's labour market was in good shape heading into 2015, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG's monthly report on jobs. The Bank of England is watching the labour market closely as it weighs up when to raise interest rates from their record low 0.5 percent, and so are political leaders ahead of a national election on...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 22 Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota participates in a Public Town Hall Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis- 0100 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker discusses the economic outlook at the joint Virginia Bankers Association and Virginia Chamber...

  • Jan 8- General Mills Inc said it plans to close down its plants in Midland, Ontario, Canada and New Albany, Indiana, cutting about 500 jobs, as part of announced efforts to reduce costs. General Mills said it had notified the New Albany union representatives of its decision to shutdown the plant. General Mills, which is struggling with weak sales and competition from...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $12.3 billion out of stock funds in the week ended Jan. 7 as a drop in oil prices hurt risk appetite at the start of the year, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Funds that specialize in U.S. stocks accounted for most of the outflows with $11.3 billion in withdrawals, while funds that...

  • UPDATE 1-Macy's to cut jobs, close 14 stores Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET

    Macy's, which owns the high-end Bloomingdale's chain, said the move would help offset higher expense expected from healthcare and retirement plans. Picking up goods from stores after ordering online, a service being rolled out at all large Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, has also gained popularity as shoppers can save shipping charges and collect orders...

  • Hall's Westport, Connecticut- based Astenbeck Capital Management gained just over 10 percent last year, a letter the fund sent its investors and seen by Reuters on Thursday said. Still, a few other oil fund managers did even better than British-born Hall, 63, who has traded oil for more than three decades and once earned a $100 million bonus from Citigroup.

  • Facebook buys video startup QuickFire Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Jan 8- Social network operator Facebook Inc said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth. QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday. Facebook's acquisition of the video technology company comes a day after it said in a blog it averaged more than 1 billion video views every day since June...

  • Jan 8- Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday initial results from small early stage trials supported continued development of its experimental drug for patients with cirrhosis and liver impairment. But shares of the tiny company fell 36 percent to $6.60 after markets closed, giving back gains seen earlier this week following the announcement that...

  • OIL MAN HAROLD HAMM'S EX-WIFE IS SEEKING TO CASH $975 MLN DIVORCE CHECK- SOURCE.

  • UPDATE 1-Halcon Resources cuts 2015 spending again Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    Jan 8- Oil and gas producer Halcon Resources Corp said it would further cut its drilling and completion budget for 2015, responding to the continuing fall in oil prices. Halcon said on Thursday it now expected to spend between $375 million to $425 million, down from its earlier forecast of $750 million to $800 million. The midpoint of the earlier forecast on Nov. 10...

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  • Jan 8- General Mills Inc said it plans to reduce its refrigerated dough capacity and close its plants in Midland, Ontario, Canada and New Albany, Indiana, as part of efforts to cut costs.

  • Jan 8- Health insurer Anthem Inc on Thursday said it reached a deal under which Gilead Sciences Inc's hepatitis C drug Harvoni will be the primary treatment for patients infected with the most common strain of the liver-destroying virus. Last month, AbbVie Inc began sales of a competing drug, Viekira Pak, at a similar list price. Express Scripts Holding Co, the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC have challenged the U.S.- Mexico trade deal, warning that the pact potentially harms domestic sugar refiners and prolonging a long-running dispute between the two countries. In a filing on Thursday, Imperial asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to review suspension...

  • DETROIT, Jan 8- Fully automated driverless cars could make up nearly 10 percent of global vehicle sales, or about 12 million cars a year, by 2035, the Boston Consulting Group said on Thursday. "This will be as radical a change as the auto industry has seen in 100 years," said Thomas Dauner, head of BCG's global automotive practice. Vehicle manufacturers, including...