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  • *Takata recoups losses but it may take time to restore trust- analyst. TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese stocks soared more than 2 percent on Wednesday, as the prospect of the European Central Bank taking further measures to support a faltering economy and strong gains in Apple Inc- related shares eased concerns over slowing global growth. Air bag maker Takata Corp also...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc's CEO is trying to steer investor focus away from the tech company's stagnant revenue and toward achievements and growth prospects that have been flying below the radar. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer spent much of Tuesday's earnings call highlighting improvements in Yahoo's mobile business, the benefits from acquisitions...

  • Obama calls late Ben Bradlee a 'true newspaperman' Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is remembering the late editor Ben Bradlee as a "true newspaperman" who transformed The Washington Post into one of the country's finest papers. Bradlee died Tuesday at his home in Washington at the age of 93.. Just last fall, Obama awarded Bradlee the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House.

  • Bradlee recalled as a genius, great journalist Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 PM ET

    Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and charismatic friend and colleague:. "For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession— it was a public good vital to our democracy. A true newspaperman, he transformed the Washington Post into one of the country's...

  • Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:01 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you. The tablets go on sale this week, starting at $499 for the iPad Air 2 and $399 for the iPad Mini 3. Both now have fingerprint ID technology to expedite online purchases through Apple Pay. Gold joins silver and grey as color choices, and pricier models have twice as much...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japan's customs-cleared crude oil imports fell 3.7 percent in September from the same month a year earlier, while liquefied natural gas imports rose 10.5 percent, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. Japan's imports of liquefied natural gas totalled 7.28 million tonnes last month, up 10.5 percent from a year earlier. *The Japan Crude Cocktail...

  • Japan's exports up in September; deficit persists Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 PM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. Japan's currency dropped to nearly 110 yen to the U.S. dollar in September, potentially helping to make Japanese products cheaper abroad. Economists expect the U.S. economic recovery to...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 22- London copper paused for breath on Wednesday after lodging its biggest one-day advance in two months on prospects of fresh easing in Europe and further signs of economic revival in the United States. *The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange climbed 1.1 percent to 47,170 yuan a tonne. *Many metals executives have...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 22- Gold was trading near its highest level since early September on Wednesday, supported by concerns over slower economic growth in China. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,247.45 an ounce by 0036 GMT, not far below Tuesday's peak of $1,255.20, which was its loftiest since Sept. 10. *The Shanghai Gold Exchange is working on plans for China's first...

  • BEIJING, Oct 22- It is still taking time for reform measures to gain traction, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying by the Foreign Ministry. While economic performance in first nine months of year was still within a "reasonable range", China's economy also faces downward pressure, the ministry quoted Li as telling APEC finance ministers, in a statement...

  • A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one. Bradlee ended up getting a job at the Post in part because it was raining in Baltimore. Bradlee had been headed for a job interview in Baltimore in 1948 when a heavy rain prompted him to skip that appointment and...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Izuru Kato is a soft-spoken and bookish economist, but his dismissal of the Bank of Japan's stimulus policy as "monetary shamanism" is ringing loud in the ears of bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. His weekly research notes- with witty insights stretching from monetary policy to how the poor lime crop in Mexico is inflating margarita prices- have become a...

  • *Apple, Texas Instruments results power Wall Street gains. In U.S. trading, shares of Apple Inc and Texas Instruments Inc gained on stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings, lifting the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index more than 2 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Starboard contends that since Mayer became CEO in July 2012, Yahoo has been wasting money on ill-advised acquisitions and a bloated payroll while...

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude extends gains after recent slide Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    *U.S. crude for December delivery was up 11 cents at $82.60 a barrel by 0015 GMT. *U.S. crude inventories rose by 1.2 million barrels in the week to Oct. 17 to 371.9 million barrels, compared with analyst expectations for an increase of 2.7 million barrels, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed. *Standard Chartered Bank oil analyst Paul...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japan's exports rose at the fastest pace in seven months in September as shipments to Asia picked up pace, but a slowdown in China, war in the Middle East and the spread of the Ebola virus mean exports may struggle to accelerate further. Now, renewed turbulence in the global markets on signs of a slowing world economy could snuff out any gains in exports,...

  • *U.S. housing data, tech earnings, China data help risk appetite, dent yen. TOKYO, Oct 22- The euro flirted with one-week lows on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds, while recovery in risk appetite underpinned the dollar against the yen. The dollar had a three-month rally until September on the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japan's Takata Corp said on Wednesday it would cooperate fully with U.S. authorities and automakers after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged vehicle owners to act swiftly on recall notices to replace the company's defective airbags. "We take latest action seriously," Takata said in a statement. It added that the cost of...

  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. Yet the Post's Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal is an inextricable part of Bradlee's legacy, and one measure of his success in transforming the Post from a sleepy hometown paper into a great national one. When Bradlee retired from the Post newsroom in 1991, then-publisher...

  • Raytheon beat out Northrop and Lockheed Martin Corp to develop a replacement for the Air Force's current TPS-75 radar, which has been in service since the late 1960 s. Raytheon said it would work closely with the Air Force to mitigate any resulting delays once the issue was resolved. "The Air Force ran a very tough but very fair competition, and selected the world...