PARIS, Dec 9- European stocks rose in early trade on Monday, adding to the previous session's gains as robust exports data from China boosted investor sentiment.» Read More
Aug 29- U.S. engineering company KBR Inc has won its latest court battle with Pemex in a decade-long dispute over payments from the Mexican state oil company for offshore platform work.
WASHINGTON, Aug 29- All legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for U.S. federal tax purposes, the Obama administration said on Thursday, allowing gay couples to claim the same tax benefits that heterosexual couples do. As expected after a landmark Supreme Court ruling in June, the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service said:.
Aug 29- China- based JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd's muted forecast provided little hope of ending its string of losses as a large chunk of its sales still come from low-margin solar cells. JA Solar's shares fell as much as 7 percent on Thursday after the company forecast nearly flat shipments for the third quarter, failing to meet lofty expectations set by its rivals.
WASHINGTON, Aug 29- Environmental groups used statements from industry groups and government officials on Thursday as they sought to debunk a key finding of the U.S. State Department's environmental review of the proposed Canada-U.S.
TORONTO, Aug 29- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will part with around C $3 billion of credit card receivables if its deal to sell half of its Aeroplan Visa credit card portfolio with Toronto-Dominion Bank goes through.
TOKYO, Aug 30 (Reuters)- Japan's core consumer inflation rate is expected to have hit its highest in nearly five years in July and factory output is seen rebounding, a Reuters poll shows, suggesting that government and central bank efforts to end deflation are making some progress.
*4th- qtr adj. earnings/share $0.45 vs est $0.42. Aug 29- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup maker, reported quarterly revenue that fell short of analysts' expectations as sales in its core U.S. soup business slowed, sending its shares down 3 percent.
BOGOTA, Aug 29- Thousands of Colombian farmers and state workers marched through the streets of Bogota on Thursday, converging on the capital after 11 days of increasingly violent national protests against agricultural and trade policies they say have left them impoverished.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29- Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista, the controlling shareholder of OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações SA, sold 1.54 percent of the oil company's stock to pay debts of his EBX group, OGX said in a securities filing on Thursday.
BRASILIA, Aug 29- At a time of heightened financial turbulence at home and abroad, Brazil's central bank chief, Alexandre Tombini, is moving away from the typically convoluted, cryptic language of monetary authorities and opting for a new approach: speaking simply.
*Dollar rises vs yen as Syria tensions ease. NEW YORK, Aug 29- The dollar hit a two-week peak on Thursday, and was on track for its largest daily gain against the euro in more than four months after strong U.S. data emboldened the view that the Federal Reserve could next month begin winding down its stimulus program.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday hinted he would approve AMR Corp's bankruptcy exit plan despite the government's challenge to its main component: AMR's planned megamerger with US Airways Group Inc..
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 29- Gold fell about 1 percent on Thursday, snapping a five-day rally on fading fears that U.S.-led forces would soon launch a military strike on Syria, as investors turned attention to strong U.S. economic growth and the Federal Reserve's plans to rein in its bond buying.
Gold mining firms said they were also preparing for a bruising strike that could come as early as Sunday and would slow bullion output, one of South Africa's largest foreign currency earners. That would mean that about 3 percent of South Africa's workforce would be on strike.
WASHINGTON, Aug 29- U.S. officials said on Thursday they were scrutinizing crude-by-rail shipments as they consider rules meant to prevent another tragedy like the runaway train that killed dozens in Canada last month.
*Obama wants to punish Syria, but faces growing opposition. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Brent crude oil eased off a six-month high on Thursday as traders sold contracts to book profits as fears of a U.S.-led military strike on Syria waned and after the market had its biggest two-day rally in more than 1-1/ 2 years.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Strong growth in the U.S. economy and signs of a delay in expected Western military strikes on Syria lifted equities worldwide on Thursday and pushed the dollar to two-week peaks.
*Former Deutsche Bank boss steps down as Zurich chairman. *Several top executives have left Zurich in past year. ZURICH, Aug 29- Josef Ackermann, the former head of Deutsche Bank, resigned on Thursday as chairman of Zurich Insurance over the apparent suicide of the Swiss insurer's finance chief.
*Vodafone rises 8.2 pct on Verizon talks, telecoms rally. LONDON, Aug 29- Bumper gains among telecom stocks powered a rebound in European shares on Thursday after Vodafone confirmed it was in talks with Verizon to sell out of its U.S. joint venture.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Nasdaq OMX Group plans to release additional details on last week's more-than-three-hour trading freeze at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, according to Fox Business Network.