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  • Sept 3- Campbell Soup Co reported an 8.6 percent fall in fourth-quarter sales, hurt by a strong dollar, weak sales of its soups and cookies, and one less week in the quarter. Sales in the global baking and snacking unit, which includes Pepperidge Farm cookies and Goldfish crackers, fell 12 percent to $553 million. Net income attributable to the company halved to $68...

  • The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Fourteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.03 billion. Medtronic expects full-year adjusted earnings in the range of $4.30 to $4.40 per share.

  • Sept 3- Packaged foods maker Campbell Soup Co reported an 8.6 percent fall in quarterly sales, hurt by a strong dollar and weak sales in its U.S. simple meals business. Net income attributable to the company fell to $68 million, or 22 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 2, from $137 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales fell to $1.69 billion...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 2- The closure of two ethanol plants this week and proposed sale of a third highlight the growing challenges faced by small producers located far from cheap feedstock supplies in the U.S. The biggest producers such as No. 1 Archer Daniels Midland Co and Green Plains Inc said they have benefited this summer from better-than-expected fuel...

  • *Iceland produces enough energy to power 1.65 million homes in a year, far more than its 300,000- strong population, according to 2013 data from Iceland's energy authority and Reuters calculations. *Cables connect Iceland to the United States via Greenland and Canada, to Britain and to mainland Europe via Denmark and Germany. *Iceland plans to expand this...

  • DALLAS— More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group. For instance, 1.14 million people are expected to use intercity buses, an increase of 5 percent compared to last year, according to the...

  • In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. —Variety of tabletop exercises and training exercises have taken place in and around Chicago involving railroads, first responders and government...

  • After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. The AP surveyed emergency management departments in Chicago; Philadelphia; Seattle; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Sacramento,...

  • LONDON— World stocks rose Thursday as a holiday in China gave investors a break from its torrid markets and the European Central Bank was expected to confirm its willingness to provide more stimulus to the eurozone, if needed. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 1.2 percent to 4,608.24 and Germany's DAX added 1.5 percent to 10,195.17.

  • BOSTON, Sept 2- Hedge fund mogul William Ackman, one of last year's best performers, joined a string of high profile managers in reporting deep losses for August as global markets tumbled amid fears over slower growth in China. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, which makes concentrated bets on a small number of stocks, told clients on Wednesday that...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Bitcoin exchange itBit has hired Daniel Alter as the company's new general counsel and chief compliance officer, the firm announced on Wednesday. "The New York State Public Officers law requires that I have a two-year recusal before I can appear before the New York Department of Financial Services on behalf of the company," said Alter, who left the...

  • NEWARK, N.J., Sept 2- A man charged over his alleged role in a more than $100 million insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Arkadiy Dubovoy, who spoke Russian and used an interpreter, entered his plea to securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy charges in a brief...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Tupperware Brands Corp., up $2.95 to $52. Navistar International Corp., down 75 cents to $16.61.

  • NEW YORK _ ABM Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.5 million. ABM Industries expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.75 to $1.80 per share. ABM Industries shares have risen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEWARK, N.J., Sept 2- A man charged over his alleged role in a more than $100 million insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Igor Dubovoy last week was unable to meet a $3 million bond set by a federal judge in Atlanta before his case was moved to New Jersey.

  • *Tech stocks lead, Netflix hit by short-sell recommendation. *Ambarella's forecast drags down GoPro. It's market volatility, it's nervousness, it's an inability to call the direction of the market, "said Jake Dollarhide, chief executive officer of Longbow Asset Management in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Verint reports 2Q loss 16 Hours Ago

    MELVILLE, N.Y. _ Verint Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $11.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. Verint expects full-year earnings to be $3.45 per share. Verint shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON, Sept 2- An Oscar-nominated HBO documentary that showed American homeowners near hydraulic fracturing sites setting fire to their tap water may have been the main trigger for a surge in public opposition to the oil and gas production technique, according to a study to be published next month. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year concluded...

  • Sept 2- Hewlett-Packard Co is exploring a sale of computer network security solutions unit TippingPoint ahead of a corporate split later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The unit could be valued at between $200 million to $300 million, the people added. "HP has been vocal about looking to sell assets that they consider non-core, and that...

  • *Tech stock lead gainers, Netflix hit by short-sell call. *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. Wall Street had closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term selloff.