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  • Palo Alto also said its board had authorized a share buyback of up to $500 million. The company's net loss widened to $54.5 million, or 61 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended July 31 from $46 million, or 55 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue jumped to $400.8 million from $283.9 million.

  • The award of $22,437,800 was tied to an $80 million settlement between the SEC and Monsanto in February, according to the lawyer, Stuart Meissner in New York, in a statement. The Dodd Frank financial reform law empowered the SEC to award money to whistleblowers who give information to the agency which leads to a fine. Monsanto's $80 million SEC settlement...

  • CALGARY, Aug 30- Canada's National Energy Board on Tuesday suspended Montreal hearings on TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline for the rest of the week after protests disrupted the first day on Monday. Montreal is the biggest city in Quebec. Opponents want two of the three panel members to step down after it emerged they had privately discussed the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Apple Inc was the largest weight on U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday after antitrust regulators ordered the company to pay about $14.5 billion in back taxes to the Irish government, but gains in bank shares partly offset the decline.

  • Aug 30- Uber Technologies Inc has plucked a top executive from U.S. retailer Target to help lead the growing ride-services company and reshape its image. Uber said on Tuesday it hired Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer for Target Corp, to oversee the bulk of its global operations. "Jones has a strong track record of driving the narrative around Target's brand, and...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Airbus delivered more aircraft in August than for the same period in any previous year, its top planemaking executive said on Tuesday, in a breakthrough that improves its chances of meeting 2016 targets after earlier delays in receiving parts. Speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of a meeting of French business leaders, Fabrice Bregier did not give...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 30- Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed its first customer to use a previously flown rocket, with launch planned for later this year, the companies said on Tuesday. The launch for Luxembourg- based satellite operator SES SA will mark the first commercial reuse of a Falcon 9 rocket, which is crucial to efforts by technology entrepreneur Musk's...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • BERLIN, Aug 30- Germany's Defence Ministry on Tuesday informed lawmakers that its plan to lease armed Heron TP drones from Israel Aerospace Industries will be delayed by months given a fresh legal challenge filed by U.S. weapons maker General Atomics. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen in January announced the army would lease the Heron drones for about 580...

  • BERLIN, Aug 30- Germany's Defence Ministry on Tuesday informed lawmakers that its plan to lease armed Heron TP drones from Israel Aerospace Industries will be delayed by months given a fresh legal challenge filed by U.S. weapons maker General Atomics. Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen in January announced the army would lease the Heron drones for about 580...

  • Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety of USDA personnel and its facilities. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the USDA was working with the Department of...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio State University is requiring its roughly 150 alumni clubs and societies to keep mum when it comes to disparaging comments about the school, or risk losing the money and other perks it provides them. "But when representing the university as officers of officially sanctioned organizations, they are serving as ambassadors for Ohio State, and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. "It's all about the Fed and it's also about the August jobs report this Friday," said Ninh Chung, head of investment strategy and portfolio management at SVB Asset Management in San Francisco. However, many are exercising caution ahead of Friday's print from the Labor Department as Fischer and other voters on the Federal Open Market Committee,...

  • LOS ANGELES— A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago. The summary judgment issued late Monday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Fahey resolves the heart of a case that accused Beats co-founders Dr.

  • *Brussels, Washington seeking deal by end of Obama term. PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Aug 30- France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany and growing skepticism among Americans. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

  • Aug 30- Canada's National Energy Board on Tuesday suspended Montreal hearings on TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline for the rest of the week after protests disrupted the first day on Monday.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. "It's all about the Fed and it's also about the August jobs report this Friday," said Ninh Chung, head of investment strategy and portfolio management at SVB Asset Management in San Francisco. However, many are exercising caution ahead of Friday's print from the Labor Department as Fischer and other voters on the Federal Open Market Committee,...

  • NEW YORK— Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn. The revitalization of the city's downtown, powered by $30 billion in government and private investment, includes not just the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site, but also two new malls filled with upscale retailers, thousands of new hotel rooms and dozens of eateries...

  • Aug 30- A former Monsanto Co executive who tipped the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to accounting improprieties involving the company's top-selling Roundup product has been awarded more than $22 million from the agency's whistleblower program, the executive's lawyer said on Tuesday. The $22 million award- the agency's second largest under the...