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  • *Will unveil new brands and thousands of exclusive gifts under $15 for holiday season. *From Nov 1, target.com to offer free shipping with no minimum purchase; number of stores that ship online orders increased to above 1,400. *'Giftnow' on website to allow gift givers to send e-gift; recipient can accept, change color, size or pick anything different before shipping.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 23- London copper climbed on Monday alongside other metals, after Chinese authorities reaffirmed that the country's economy was on track to achieve the official growth target even as its housing market slows. LME copper prices reached $7,177 a tonne last week, the highest in three years, as manufacturing brightens in Asia, Europe and the United...

  • It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving. For November, Target will keep Thanksgiving signs and displays at the entrances and its marketing will play up Thanksgiving meal preparation and entertaining for shoppers. " They want us to pause, and be really...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Target Corp said on Monday it would start free shipping beginning in November and that most of its holiday assortment had been priced at under $15, as the retailer gets ready to take on Amazon.com and Wal-Mart in the most crucial shopping season of the year. Target, which has promised about 1,700 holiday products including "Star Wars," LEGO and...

  • *Bitcoin market alone now worth nearly $100 billion. LONDON, Oct 23- Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. "While cryptocurrencies are probably here to stay, they are difficult to analyse, wildly volatile and some may be...

  • *Bitcoin market alone now worth nearly $100 billion. LONDON, Oct 23- Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. "While cryptocurrencies are probably here to stay, they are difficult to analyse, wildly volatile and some may be...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- Insurers are considering raising premiums for tall buildings in Britain with flammable cladding panels and no sprinklers or even excluding related risks following the Grenfell fire in London earlier this year. The type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower and many other buildings has failed government safety tests following the fire and some...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 23- China's yuan fell against the U.S. dollar on Monday after a weaker midpoint fixing and as the dollar gained traction on growing prospects over U.S. tax reforms. Prior to market opening on Monday, the People's Bank of China lowered its official yuan midpoint to 6.6205 per dollar, the weakest since Oct. 10. President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul...

  • *Noble flags company loss of $1.1 bln to $1.25 bln for Q3. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Struggling commodities trader Noble Group agreed to sell its Americas- focused oil liquids business to Vitol for about $580 million as part of a debt-cutting strategy, and warned of a big loss for its third quarter. Annisa Lee, Nomura's head of Asia ex- Japan's flow credit analysis, said the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. Three people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights cancelled, and train services disrupted in the wake of...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favour revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, is likely to push towards his long-held goal but will need to convince a divided public to succeed. Abe said he wanted to get other parties, including Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's new conservative Party of Hope, on...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Rescue workers have located two more bodies buried by a landslide in a construction site in northern Malaysia, bringing the death toll to 11.. A hillside crashed down early Saturday at the site where two 49- story condominiums are being built in northern Penang state, a popular tourist destination. The other victims were from China,...

  • BOSTON— Jury deliberations are set to begin in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Jurors in Glenn Chin's case are expected to start deliberating in Boston's federal courthouse on Monday. Chin was the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding and oversaw...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- In its first offering of online bank accounts, JPMorgan Chase& Co on Monday launched a new smartphone app that it hopes will attract new depositors, many of whom are young and may live far from any of its branch offices. The bank is starting with an initial test of the app account for Apple phone users with ZIP codes in St. Louis, where Chase has no branches,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields, helping their region break a historic dependence on fuel from the Gulf Coast while redrawing oil trade maps. Since the early 2000 s, crude and fuel flows from the Gulf Coast into the U.S. heartland have been cut in half, as...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— When Leticia Miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8- year-old son in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. When she lost her job about six months ago amid Brazil's worst economic crisis in decades, Miranda had no choice but to move to an abandoned...

  • *Spot gold may seek support in $1,271- $1,273/ oz range- techs. Oct 23- Gold hit its lowest in over two weeks early on Monday, as the dollar climbed to a more than three-month high versus the yen after Japan's ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday's election, leaving the door open to ultra-loose monetary policy for longer. "This move is just really because of the dollar...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's new home prices registered another month of weak growth in September, with the biggest markets slipping and vast numbers of smaller cities cooling off as government measures to cool a long property boom take hold. China's housing market has seen a near two-year boom, giving the economy major boost but stirring fears of a property bubble...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- The dollar touched a three-month high against the yen on Monday, with an emphatic election victory for Japan's ruling party keeping yen-weakening stimulus measures at the heart of government policy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party scored a big win in Sunday's election with his coalition keeping its two-thirds "super majority" in the...

  • TOKYO, Oct 23- Japan's Nikkei share average made 21- year highs on Monday and was on course to rise for a record fifteenth straight session, lifted by a weaker yen after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition scored a resounding election victory on Sunday. "It would be particularly positive if this very strong political position that Abe has...