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  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she does not support the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, rejecting a central tenet of President Barack Obama's strategic pivot to Asia. The TPP deal, reached on Monday after marathon talks between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations, aims to liberalize commerce in 40...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she did not support the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, rejecting a central tenet of President Barack Obama's strategic pivot to Asia. "As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it," Clinton said in an interview with the public broadcasting program "Newshour," filmed...

  • Oct 7- U.S. mining and energy company Freeport-McMoRan Inc, bowing to pressure from its largest shareholder, said on Wednesday it added two new directors to its board under an agreement with activist investor Carl Icahn. Freeport shares jumped more than 12 percent after announcing that it has added Andrew Langham and Courtney Mather to its board.

  • TOKYO, Oct 6- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the pan-Pacific agreement struck in the United States on Monday, which would liberalise trade in 40 percent of the world economy, though he said bringing China into the deal in future would increase its strategic significance. "The Trans-Pacific Partnership establishes in the Asia-Pacific a free, fair...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Democratic U.S. Senator Wyden, the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal announced on Monday needs a detailed review by Congress to see "whether it will advance the nation's interests." "As I have said in the past, a good Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could present important new...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./ WASHINGTON Oct 2- United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, on Friday said it cannot bid in a U.S. Air Force competition to launch a GPS satellite unless it gets some relief from a ban on use of Russian rocket engines. Claire Leon, director of the Launch Enterprise Directorate at Air Force Space Command, said ULA...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, has won an $882 million contract to continue launching satellites for the U.S. Air Force with its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Air Force and company officials had no immediate comment on how many rocket launches would be included in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, has won an $882 million contract to continue launching satellites for the U.S. Air Force with its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The U.S. Defense Department said the contract covers launch capability, mission integration, base and range...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Sept 24- Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc will pay Orbital ATK $50 million to settle a dispute stemming from an Antares rocket launch accident last year that destroyed a load of cargo bound for the International Space Station, Aerojet said on Thursday. Orbital successfully flew two of eight planned missions under its original $1.9 billion...

  • Cisco joins flurry of US-China tech partnerships Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past Cisco Systems signage at the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

    Cisco Systems said it would form a joint-venture with Chinese server maker Inspur to sell networking and cloud computing products in China.

  • Cisco joins flurry of U.S.-China tech partnerships Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 24- Cisco Systems Inc said Thursday it would form a joint-venture with Chinese server maker Inspur to sell networking and cloud computing products in China, where the Silicon Valley firm faces political pressure and declining sales. Cisco and Inspur said they would invest $100 million in the project, although they offered few other details.

  • *Nestle, Swiss biotech firm to develop Alzheimer test. ZURICH, Sept 23- Food group Nestle has taken a further step into the medicine business by signing a research collaboration agreement with a Swiss biotech company to develop an Alzheimer's disease diagnostic test. Swiss biotech firm AC Immune, which already has established ties with Roche in drug research,...

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev approached SABMiller about possible tie-up. *ABI, SAB would have combined China beer market share of 37 pct. SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Sept 18- A successful marriage between beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller would almost certainly have to be done without one of the jewels in SAB's crown: its 49 percent stake in China's...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 17- Cargill Inc is in talks to buy two distressed Brazilian sugar and ethanol mills owned by the Ruette family, the commodities merchant said on Thursday, the first sign that dealmaking in Brazil's beleaguered sugar industry may be resuming. Regina Ruette, vice-president of Antonio Ruette Agroindustrial Ltda that owns the mills also confirmed...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 17- A tie-up of brewing giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller would reset the global brewing industry, allowing a fierce competitor to extend its lead and ringing last call for smaller rivals to snap up meaningful assets. World leader AB InBev said on Wednesday it had approached SABMiller's board regarding a friendly combination...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 16- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a colossus producing a third of the world's beer. A merged group would have a market value of around $275 billion at current prices, and would combine AB InBev's dominance of Latin America with SABMiller's of Africa, both...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 16- Anheuser-Busch InBev has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a brewing colossus producing a third of the world's beer. A merged group would have a market value of around $275 billion at current prices, and would combine AB InBev's dominance of Latin America with SABMiller's dominance in Africa, both...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 16- Anheuser-Busch InBev has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a brewing colossus which makes around a third of the beer consumed globally. Belgium's AB InBev- the world's biggest brewer- makes Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona, while Britain- based SABMiller- the No. 2 player- owns Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveiled plans on Tuesday to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida to better compete with fellow billionaires using their fortunes and tech prowess to open a new frontier in human space travel and exploration. Bezos' space startup, Blue Origin, intends to invest more than $200 million...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15 (Reuters)- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveiled plans on Tuesday to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida to better compete with fellow billionaires using their fortunes and tech prowess to open a new frontier in human space travel and exploration. Bezos' space startup, Blue Origin, intends to invest more than $200...