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  • NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday with telecom services shares among the biggest movers, while energy sector also rose tracking gains in crude oil. "Stocks are up given the end is in sight for net neutrality as it had been defined in 2015," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.

  • Nov 22- Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter. Broadcom has offered to pay $103 billion for Qualcomm, made up of $60 per share in cash and $10 per share of its own stock.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 22- Gold prices rose on Wednesday as the dollar fell on technical factors and weak U.S. economic data, and gold jumped more after the U.S. Spot gold was up 1.1 percent at $1,293.92 ounce by. delivery settled up $10.50 an ounce, or 0.8 percent, at.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry. Five of the arrested executives are dual citizens of Venezuela and the United States: Tomeu Vadell,...

  • *Dollar falls most since June. NEW YORK, Nov 22- The dollar fell on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level since October against a basket of major currencies and marking its worst one-day performance in five months. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major currencies, fell 0.75 percent, to its lowest since Oct. 20.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 22- Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase& Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised Democrats to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth. Asked at a luncheon hosted by The Economic Club of Chicago how many years Republican President Donald Trump will be in office, Dimon...

  • Nov 22- Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter. Broadcom has offered to pay $103 billion for Qualcomm, made up of $60 per share in cash and $10 per share of its own stock.

  • BROADCOM LTD CONSIDERING RAISING ITS OFFER FOR QUALCOMM INC BY OFFERING MORE BROADCOM SHARES- SOURCES.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday it had launched an investigation into allegations that German manufacturers Wirtgen GmbH and Joseph Voegele AG infringe on patents held by Caterpillar Inc.

  • FORT BENTON, Mont.— An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal mischief and trespassing on Wednesday. Higgins entered a fenced site near Big...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- One of the two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, on Wednesday threw her support behind 2015 net neutrality rules, arguing that a proposal by the FCC chairman to scrap them would hurt consumers, her office said on Wednesday. "The commissioner continues to believe that the 2015 rules adopted by the FCC are the...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 22- Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase& Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised Democrats to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth. Asked at a luncheon hosted by The Economic Club of Chicago how many years President Donald Trump will be in office, Dimon said, "If I had...

  • BOISE, Idaho— The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it's working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is reviewing its plans for the struggling bird...

  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov 22- U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss "end-of-year legislative issues," a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday. "The president will be meeting with congressional leaders next week to discuss end-of-year legislative issues," White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.

  • BRASILIA, Nov 22- Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday passed a bill that would boost royalty rates on iron ore by 75 percent- instead of doubling the rates as had been proposed- and later voted to approve the creation of a new mining regulator. Under the revised plan, gold mining royalties would rise 50 percent, but potassium mining royalties would be...

  • *Treasury to sell $88 bln new notes next week. NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. December is basically baked in the cake, said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazil's antitrust agency Cade could extend by as much as 90 days its analysis of the proposed takeover of seeds company Monsanto Co. by Bayer AG, according to a regulatory filing posted on the watchdog's website on Wednesday. The $66 billion Bayer-Monsanto transaction, announced in September 2016, would create the world's largest integrated...

  • WATERFORD, Conn.— Federal nuclear regulators say a security officer in charge of maintaining weapons at a Connecticut nuclear power plant didn't follow proper procedures and falsified records to cover the shortfall. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday the officer at the Millstone plant in Waterford failed to perform assigned duties,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 22- Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking. The New Zealand airline also said it is investing in...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS AFTER FED MINUTES, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 2.32 PERCENT.