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  • HOUSTON/ SAO PAULO, Sept 21- Brazil's Braskem has terminated a contract to buy light virgin naphtha and natural gasoline from Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA that would expire this month, the petrochemical company said on Thursday. The Sao Paulo- based firm declined to comment on the reason for ending the long-term supply agreement early, but said the...

  • General Mills breakfast cereal boxes are arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

    "Classic Trix" will sit on store shelves alongside the new version natural-flavor version, the company said.

  • *Wheat was supported as excessive rains in Argentina have threatened yield prospects, while Australia's crop has suffered from persistent dryness in the east. *The USDA reported export sales of U.S. soybeans in the latest week at more than 2.3 million tonnes, topping a range of trade estimates for 1.2 million to 1.5 million tonnes. *USDA said private exporters...

  • An activists wearing a mask with an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is posing next to a Styrofoam effigy of a nuclear bomb while protesting outside the North Korean Embassy on September 13, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    Ri Yong Ho says his country may detonate a nuclear weapon in the Pacific, according to a report from South Korean news agency Yonhap.

  • The market is on the cusp off quarterly earnings, says Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist, Charles Schwab.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world's largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns. Zuckerberg, broadcasting live on Facebook from company headquarters in Menlo...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago— killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others— reached a settlement Thursday with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the last pending lawsuit in the U.S. stemming from the crash. Ronald Goldman, an attorney for Kyung Rhan Rha,...

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S.-based taxable-bond funds took in $7 billion during the latest week, the largest weekly intake since July, adding to an already strong year for debt against the backdrop of a rate-hiking cycle, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have now brought in nearly $219 billion this year in the United...

  • Japan PM Abe has worked well behind the scenes to build the case for stronger UN economic sanctions on North Korea, says Stephen Nagy, senior associate professor, International Christian University.

  • CSX Assistant Vice President Maryclare Kenney apologized to customers in the email dated Sept. 8. The Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. rail regulator, is due to host a hearing in Washington, D.C., over CSX's service on Oct. 11. The company emailed manufacturers about the Lordstown embargo on Sept. 8, two days after CSX executives said the railroad had made...

  • American Airlines says it plans to send its first plane to San Juan from Miami Friday morning. Spokesman Ross Feinstein says passengers will include federal airport screeners to help run security checkpoints at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Delta Air Lines expects to resume flights from Atlanta and New York to San Juan on Saturday.

  • *Yuan flows likely be positive for IPO activity in China. HONG KONG, Sept 22- China- focused venture capital funds are increasing their bets on local technology companies and a further opening of Chinese domestic capital markets, raising money in the yuan at the fastest pace in five years. Those include the 350 billion yuan sought by the China Structural Reform...

  • Eric Wiegand, senior portfolio manager, U.S. Bank Private Client Wealth Management, says investors are looking to rotate among different sectors on the market instead of pulling back.

  • NEW YORK— Tiffany& Co. has named industry veteran Roger Farah as chairman, effective Oct. 2. Farah, 64, joined the upscale jeweler's board in March and had served in leadership roles at Ralph Lauren Corp., Venator Group Inc., among others. The move is part of a management overhaul pushed by activist investor Janna Partners to revitalize sales at Tiffany, which has...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 21- A major computer hack at America's top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that are so frequent many consider them routine. In recent years,...

  • The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said it would be a waste of time to rule on the regulations, which govern hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, because the Trump administration has already begun the process of revoking them. The ruling left the status of the regulations unclear, and neither the federal Bureau of Land Management nor its parent...

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • San Jose, California- based Cisco Systems and its Talos cybersecurity group discovered and disclosed the breach after hackers targeted Cisco's own internal domain, as well as domains of Microsoft, Google, Samsung and other tech companies. Cisco cybersecurity expert Craig Williams says attackers used an "advanced reconnaissance system" on hundreds of...