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RUSSIAN FOOD SAFETY WATCHDOG ROSPOTREBNADZOR SAYS FINDS "NUMEROUS" BREACHES OF SANITARY REGULATIONS AT FOUR MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS IN MOSCOW, ORDERS SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS AT THE FOUR RESTAURANTS.
Aug 20- Silver Lake Partners LP and Bain Capital LLC are among the buyout firms vying to acquire Shutterfly Inc, an online photo-sharing services provider with a market value of $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
Aug 20- Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink, toner and paper in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains.
NEW YORK, Aug 20- Macy's Inc has agreed to pay $650,000 to New York's attorney general and install a monitor to resolve allegations that its security personnel targeted minority shoppers.
BEIJING, Aug 20- Amazon.com will set up shop in China's Shanghai free trade zone, state media said on Wednesday, aiming to take advantage of less stringent trade regulations to sell a wider range of products in the country.
ARGENTINE DISCOUNT BOND AND PAR BONDS FALLS MORE THAN 2 PCT IN OTC TRADING- TRADERS.
*Carillion ends pursuit of merger with Balfour Beatty. LONDON, Aug 20- British construction company Carillion said it had abandoned its pursuit of a merger with Balfour Beatty on Wednesday after Balfour rejected its advances for the third time.
Lamson said it plans to sell its main factory, enabling it to repay a $1.07 million loan to the U.S. Small Business Administration, which holds a first mortgage on the property. The privately held company was founded in 1837, the same year President Andrew Jackson left the White House and Queen Victoria began her 63- year reign in the UK.
*Lowe's pares losses, Target rebounds, after dim forecasts. NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. stocks were little changed Wednesday after two days of gains, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting, as investors shrugged off bleak earnings forecasts from some retailers like Lowe's and Target.
LONDON, Aug 20- U.S. crude oil rose by more than $1 a barrel ahead of the September contract's expiry on Wednesday and as crude stocks in the United States posted a sharp fall, while Brent bounced off a 14- month low to reach $102.
NEW YORK, Aug 20- The U.S. dollar advanced further on Wednesday, holding at over 11- month highs against a basket of major currencies on a view the U.S. economy was improving and that minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting could show a slightly less dovish tilt.
WARSAW, Aug 20- Poland believes Russia may be seeking to extend its ban on imports of food products from the European Union to goods in transit through Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said on Wednesday.
ARGENTINE PESO FALLS 1.5 PCT TO STRIKE NEW RECORD OF 13.43 PER DOLLAR ON BLACK MARKET- TRADERS.
CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND GAINS ON AFTER EIA SAYS TOTAL U.S.
*G20 source says industry over-reacted to first plans. *Sector expects revised plans from G20 later in year. LONDON, Aug 20- Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by global regulators than planned after their intense lobbying against a first proposal backfired, industry sources and G20 officials said.
LONDON, Aug 20- Gold prices steadied after a two-day losing streak on Wednesday, as equity markets dropped but remained well below the $1,300 mark as the dollar hit its highest in nearly a year against a currency basket on growing optimism over the U.S. economy.
Aug 18- Asset manager Eaton Vance Corp's quarterly profit narrowly beat analysts' estimates, as it investment advisory and administrative business fees increased 6 percent. Net income attributable to the company's shareholders rose to $77.9 million, or 63 cents per share, from $23.2 million, or 18 cents per share, a year earlier.
In high school and university classrooms across the United States, a quiet revolution is underway as students adapt to a difficult job market by choosing more quantitative disciplines. Nearly all the highest-paid jobs in the United States require training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. stocks dipped slightly at the open on Wednesday following weak earnings forecasts from retailers Lowe's and Target, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve.
*Drug has orphan drug status in US, EU and Japan. Aug 20- Amicus Therapeutics Inc moved a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial results paved the way for its lead drug to become the first oral treatment for patients with a disorder that causes an abnormal build-up of fat.