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  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is now pouring through the trading data from Aug. 24 to get a better idea of what might be done to dampen the volatility in ETFs, many of which saw their prices diverge widely from the stocks they were tracking, said a person familiar with the regulator's thinking. The SEC has been looking to adjust the rules for some time,...

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  • Sept 2- Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has reached a settlement agreement with nine former employees who had filed a lawsuit claiming that their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hacking tied to the studio's release of a comedy film set in North Korea, "The Interview." In June, a U.S. judge had rejected a bid by Sony Pictures, the entertainment arm of Sony Corp, to...

  • WASHINGTON— China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday. China's troubles have sent the prices of raw materials such as oil and copper into a freefall, pinching Brazil, Russia and other commodity exporters.

  • PARIS- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin holds a press conference- 0500 GMT. AOMORI, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi speaks in Aomori- 0130 GMT. MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Downside risks to the global economy have risen and a combination of threats including slower growth in China and rising market volatility could severely cut the outlook, International Monetary Fund staff warned on Wednesday. The IMF in July lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 to 3.3 percent and forecast growth in China- where a...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 2- Brazil's central bank halted one of the world's boldest rate-hiking cycles on Wednesday, taking pressure off an economy struggling with recession even amid concerns that a looming budget crisis could stoke inflation. "What happened in the last 10 days is that there was an increase in uncertainty, but apparently they thought best to wait and see...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- The Pentagon's chief arms buyer said on Wednesday he was "not crazy" about growing share buybacks across the weapons industry but acknowledged a dearth of new arms programs has made it difficult for companies to invest in new technologies. "I would like to see companies make more investments in technologies for future profits, but I'm not in a...

  • LOS ANGELES— Lawyers for former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose data was breached last year say they have tentatively reached a settlement with the company. Plaintiffs' attorney Daniel Girard wrote that he and fellow lawyers believe the settlement is favorable to employees whose personal, financial and medical information was posted online.

  • LIMA, Sept 2- Brazil's sinking economy is a new risk to Peru's fragile recovery and builds on worries about China's slowdown and an exodus of capital ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate hike, Peru's finance minister said Wednesday. "That has a direct impact on Peru because of economic links but also because of the uncertainty that it can generate in the region,"...

  • 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...

  • SEOUL, Sept 3- South Korea's economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent during the April-June quarter from the previous three-month period, revised central bank data showed on Thursday, unchanged from its earlier estimate. Over a year earlier, South Korea's gross domestic product expanded by 2.2 percent in the second quarter, the Bank of Korea data showed,...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Two former shepherds from Peru are accusing key players in the sheep industry in the western U.S. of conspiring to keep wages low for foreign workers. Rodolfo Llacua and Esliper Huaman, represented by a Denver law firm called Towards Justice, are seeking to have their lawsuit treated as a class-action case seeking damages for current and former...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 2- HSBC Argentina sent a proposal to the country's central bank on Wednesday that would allow its general manager to continue carrying out the executive functions of the bank, as the state locks horns with HSBC over money laundering charges. "The executive functions of HSBC Bank Argentina SA continue to be carried out by its general manager,...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 2- Tumbling crude prices have made building new pipelines more important than ever for Canadian oil and gas producers because the fate of some projects hinges on shipping costs, the head of the industry's main lobby group said on Wednesday. The industry hopes new projects giving them expanded access to U.S. and Asian markets, such as...

  • 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...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2- Tesla Motors Inc said on Wednesday it would begin delivering its first luxury electric crossovers, the Model X Signature series, on Sept. 29 to customers who have already reserved the sport utility vehicles. The premium-priced special version of the Model X, eagerly awaited since it was announced in early 2012, will be priced between...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Looking for ways to help the hundreds of the thousands of refugees and migrants en route to the European Union to flee wars and poverty? Below is a list of humanitarian organizations that are distributing aid and services within Europe as well as in the Middle East. International Rescue Committee: This New York-based group has an emergency team in...

  • 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...

  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Sept 2- Construction costs for two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina will go up almost $700 million in 2007 dollars and completion of the plants will be delayed three years, according to a settlement agreement approved on Wednesday by the South Carolina Public Service Commission. After the vote, SCANA Corp, parent company of the...