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  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 4- Call it the rise of the "Breakfastarians"- the dining tribe that craves breakfast food morning, noon and night. It has prompted companies from fast-food leader McDonald's Corp to North Carolina- based buffet chain Golden Corral to experiment with all-day breakfast. They are joining chains like Denny's Corp, IHOP, Jack in the Box and Sonic Corp,...

  • *Revenue $2.43 bln vs est. Aug 4- U.S. cable company Charter Communications Inc reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as addition of more Internet subscribers offset the impact of a fall in its video customers. JP Morgan analysts had expected Charter to add 60,000 Internet subscribers in the quarter.

  • "I urge the Senate to allow us to act and pass it this week," he said, urging lawmakers to allow a vote on the bill before leaving for a four-week recess at the end of the week. But privacy concerns stalled the measure in the Senate despite strong support from corporations that see it as a key to preventing more cyber attacks like the high-profile assaults on Sony...

  • LONDON, Aug 4- Britain's Serious Fraud Office is poised to file more criminal charges in connection with its investigation into alleged rigging of benchmark interest rates after sealing the world's first Libor conviction in a jury trial on Monday. Green has staked his reputation on a successful prosecution in the investigation into the suspected...

  • SAO PAULO— Police in Brazil have arrested former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu, the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with corruption at the state-owned oil company Petrobras. Dirceu served as former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's chief of staff between 2003 and 2005. He was arrested on...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Aug 4- Apple Inc, the world's most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied working on a plan to market communications services directly to consumers and bypass the telecom companies on which it has long relied to sell its products. Business Insider had on Monday reported that the iPhone maker was testing a so-called mobile virtual network...

  • There have been no reports of injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday. The recall is for John Deere models D110, D125, D130, D140, D155, D160 and D170 with serial numbers beginning with 1 GXD. Deere& Co., based in Moline, Illinois, said customers should stop using the tractors and contact the company for a free repair.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Investment manager Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, benefiting from strong returns in its global portfolios, and the investment manager's shares rose more than 3 percent. New York- based Och-Ziff, one of a handful of publicly traded hedge fund companies, said its assets shrunk to $46.5...

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has upheld a $96 million arbitration award to Chevron Corp. stemming from a 1990 s-era oil contract dispute with the government of Ecuador. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected Ecuador's challenge to the 2011 award from the Netherlands- based international arbitration panel.

  • Aug. 4- Several U.S. farm and consumer groups are working on strategies to derail a proposed tie-up of Monsanto Co and agricultural seeds and chemicals rival Syngenta AG, saying a combination of the market leaders would spell fewer and higher-priced products. Coalitions of opponents are being formed and market analyzes being done, moves that underscore the...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 4- Chicago corn and wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from six-week lows while soybeans rose off a one-week low as a technical bounce and bargain-buying offset pressure from comfortable global supply. Grains were supported by dry conditions in parts of the eastern corn belt, and as traders adjusted positions ahead of...

  • Texaco filed several lawsuits in the 1990 s accusing Ecuador of violating the contract. Calls for comment to a lawyer for Ecuador and the Ecuadorean embassy in Washington were not immediately returned. In the case at hand, Chevron initiated an arbitration proceeding at The Hague in 2006, claiming the Ecuadorean courts failed to resolve the lawsuits in a...

  • *BMW down as earnings momentum slows. Greece has had to introduce capital controls and is seeking a new bailout deal following a debt crisis. Many investors have cut their exposure to Greece, which accounts for only a fraction of the overall European economy, and are focusing more on "core" European markets such as Germany and France, or Spain and Italy in the south.

  • Aug 4- Magazine publisher Time Inc reported a quarterly profit that handily beat market estimates as aggressive cost cutting more than made up for weak print ad sales, and said it would move more jobs to its operations in India. Like many traditional publishers, Time Inc has been countering falling ad sales in the print business by slashing costs and tapping new...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 4- The European Commission is encourage by progress in negotiations with Greece on a third international bailout and believes a deal is possible in time to meet an Aug. 20 payment due to the European Central Bank, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. In a statement emailed to Reuters in response to a comment by Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos that...

  • Aug 4- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by strong phosphates sales and improved potash prices. The move completes the changing of the guard at North America's biggest fertilizer companies, following Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, Agrium Inc and CF Industries. Opportunities to buy...

  • LONDON, Aug 4- Colombia could pre-finance next year's borrowing needs, possibly with a euro-denominated bond before the U.S. But with $3 billion in overseas borrowing projected for next year, Colombia may issue Eurobonds ahead of the U.S. interest rate hike that Cardenas expects will come in December. Colombia would have to go for a 10- year maturity in euros, but...

  • *Stocks little changed globally; China up, Europe off. NEW YORK, Aug 4- Apple weighed heavily on all major U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday as it fell for the fifth straight day, while oil steadied a day after a broad measure of commodity prices hit a 12- year low. U.S. crude rose and copper edged up but the outlook for commodities continued to be clouded by concerns over a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Aetna Inc Chief Executive Mark Bertolini said on Tuesday the company is talking to federal and state officials on its $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc and that there is enough insurance competition for it to receive approval. If Aetna or Humana need to divest in a market because of the competitive dynamics, "there will be plenty of competitors...

  • U.N.' S BAN SAYS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S POWER PLANT RULE SHOWS U.S.