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  • LAGOS, Sept 2- A year ago, computer science graduate Tolulope Komolafe was among the millions of young Nigerians unable to find full-time work. Fortunately, she was able to live with her brother in their Lagos home and avoid having to survive on her meagre income. Komolafe, 25, now works for Andela, a Lagos- based company that trains computer programmers and...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. index provider MSCI Inc said on Tuesday that recent market gyrations in China and a barrage of interventions by the authorities to stop the rout will not be a factor in deciding whether to include China- listed shares in its Emerging Markets Index. In June, just before the selloff began, MSCI announced it would delay adding China- listed' A shares'...

  • Sep 2- Another U.S. senator declared support on Wednesday for the U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran, providing a crucial 34th vote to protect it from being killed by Republicans in Congress. Democrat Barbara Mikulski provided the pivotal commitment to defending the deal negotiated by the United States and other world powers. *In the Senate, the Republicans...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Oil prices fell on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a big rise in crude oil stocks, adding to concerns about global oversupply and sluggish economic growth in China. U.S. crude oil stocks rose by 4.67 million barrels to 455.43 million barrels in the week to Aug. 28, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.

  • *Mate S retails at 649 euros, premium version 748 euros. BERLIN, Sept 2- China's Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5- inch display, a 13 mega...

  • NEW YORK— H&R Block said Wednesday that it plans to buy back up to $1.5 billion of its stock from its shareholders in a process known as a modified Dutch auction. The tax preparer said it will buy stock for between $32.25 per share and $37 per share. Shares of H&R Block, Inc., based in Kansas City, Missouri, rose $2.25, or 6.8 percent, to $35.20 in midday trading Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK— Apple wants to be a central part of how you consume news. The iPhone maker has forged partnerships with CNN, National Geographic and others— more than 50 companies so far, representing hundreds of outlets. The app offers uniform navigation, but publishers can customize the presentation to reflect their brands, says Troy Young, president of Hearst...

  • *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. *Navistar falls on possibility of SEC lawsuit. However, Netflix fell 3 percent after Citron Research recommended a short call on the stock.

  • *Luxury senior homes operator's shares rise as much as 113 pct to a record high of C $18.70. **BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc, owned by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, will take Amica private for C $578 million. **Vancouver- based Amica operates 26 luxury seniors residential properties in Canada, while BayBridge Seniors Housing owns and operates 35 senior living...

  • Sept 2- Amazon.com Inc said its' Dash' button, which allows customers to place orders instantly, will now be effectively free. The company's Prime members can now buy the button for $4.99 and get the amount discounted on their first purchase using the button, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday. The button will now be available to all Prime members- those paying...

  • CRUDE FUTURES BRIEFLY EXTEND LOSSES TO $2 ON NEWS SHELL NIGERIA LIFTS FORCE MAJEURE ON BONNY LIGHT CRUDE.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- A U.S. appeals court has cleared the way for Novartis AG to launch the first biosimilar drug in the United States as it declined on Wednesday to stop the sale of the company's copycat version of Amgen Inc's blockbuster cancer drug Neupogen. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in July said Novartis could begin to market its biosimilar...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the U.S. government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the U.S. Navy, and could reach agreement by the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the talks. President Barack Obama in Washington this week, as Washington and Riyadh seek...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 2- U.S. wheat futures sank on Wednesday, weighed down by signs of abundant supplies and dim prospects for U.S. exports, traders said. The front-month K.C. hard red winter wheat contract shed 2.8 percent and hit its lowest in more than eight years, while the most actively traded Chicago Board of Trade December soft red winter wheat contract flirted with...

  • As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has urged Minnesota officials to propose a solution in the final version of the environmental review of the project, which has been in the works for 10 years and is due out later this year, the Star Tribune reported Wednesday. The problem, which was identified by scientists working for the Minnesota Chippewa...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Global stock indexes recovered some of their recent losses on Wednesday, drawing support from reports of brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets, while U.S. oil extended losses from the day before. Nine Chinese brokerages pledged to buy more than 30 billion yuan of shares, according to the China Securities...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, Sept 2- Tesco has picked private equity firm MBK Partners as preferred bidder to buy its South Korean unit for as much as $6.6 billion, sources said, as the British supermarket retreats from overseas and focuses on revitalising its domestic business. In what would be the largest-ever private equity deal in Asia, MBK bid around 7.8 trillion won, one...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- A U.S. appeals court has cleared the path for Novartis AG to launch the first biosimilar drug in the United States as it declined on Wednesday to stop the sale of the company's copycat version of Amgen Inc's blockbuster cancer drug Neupogen. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in July said Novartis could begin to market its biosimilar...

  • The American Egg Board, which is responsible for the "Incredible, Edible Egg" slogan, waged a campaign to counter the emergence of Hampton Creek's Just Mayo spread, and even tried to prevent its sale at Whole Foods grocery stores, according to documents provided to The Associated Press. Publicly, the American Egg Board has sought to downplay Hampton Creek as just...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 2- Denmark's shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said one of its employees in Brazil received a request from authorities last month to provide additional information for a corruption investigation at state-run oil firm Petrobras. Prosecutors in the southern city of Curitiba, the epicenter of Brazil's largest-ever corruption...