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  • S&P 500 HOLDS SLIGHT LOSSES AFTER RELEASE OF FED MINUTES.

  • Amazon is going into the holiday season with its largest ever store presence, and plans to offer deals online every day from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. About 69 percent of Americans, or 164 million people, intend to shop at some point during the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 22- Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved the main text of a bill creating a new mining regulator with greater autonomy and ability to levy fees for operational expenses, in a bid to accelerate regulatory approvals for the sector.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 22- Chicago soybean futures approached a two-week high near $10 a bushel on Wednesday, supported by firm cash markets as the U.S. harvest wound down and technical buying ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, analysts said. As of 12:30 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures were up 7-3/ 4 cents at $9.96-3/ 4 per bushel after reaching...

  • *Source says investigation related to Iran dealings. A source familiar with the matter said the individuals referred to by SAP were Tayfun Topkoc, the company's country manager for the United Arab Emirates, and Oman country manager Przemek Oledzki- whose LinkedIn profile identifies him as chief of staff for the UAE, Iran and Oman region. The source added SAP's...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 22- TransCanada Corp is "cautiously optimistic" about prospects for construction of its Keystone XL pipeline even after the state of Nebraska denied the company's preferred route, the leader of the oil-producing province of Alberta said on Wednesday. A spokesman for TransCanada, which has been trying to advance the $8 billion Alberta-...

  • HOUSTON— The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 923.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Wyoming gained four rigs while Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas were up one apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • Nov 22- A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida's Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud scheme. Bereday's plea came after the U.S. Supreme Court in April declined to hear former WellCare Chief...

  • GENEVA, Nov 22- The United States on Wednesday blocked efforts by the World Trade Organization to draft a declaration for ministers to agree on next month, a move that reflects President Donald Trump's view that the WTO does not give his country a fair deal. Trump has been highly critical of the international trade system and of countries such as China and Germany...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazil's antitrust agency Cade could extend by as up to 90 days its analysis of the takeover of seeds company Monsanto Co. by Bayer AG, according to a regulatory filing posted on the watchdog's website on Wednesday.

  • TORONTO, Nov 22- Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. Authorities in Britain and the United States, two top Uber markets, as well as Australia and the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that it has been in touch with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and several states to discuss a hack last year that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- New labor laws that took effect this month in Brazil are prompting small firms to bring workers onto their books, potentially taking the edge off a recent surge in under-the-table employment and providing a boost for tax revenues. The regulations, the first of President Michel Temer's economic changes to directly impact Brazilians' lives, have...

  • He said OPEC has been successful in draining world inventories to bring stocks closer to their five-year average, but the group needs more time to tighten supply further. OPEC and non- OPEC members including Russia agreed late in 2016 to cut 1.8 million bpd in supply beginning this year. OPEC has grappled with increased shale output somewhat offsetting those...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 22- The Brazilian government on Wednesday said it had made no decision on a potential replacement for Antonio Imbassahy as minister in charge of relations with Congress.

  • UBER SAYS IT HAS BEEN IN TOUCH WITH SEVERAL STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL AND FTC, IS READY TO COOPERATE WITH DATA BREACH PROBES.

  • VENEZUELA OIL MINISTER SAYS EXTENSION OF OPEC OIL SUPPLY CUT DEAL "NECESSARY".

  • TORONTO, Nov 22- Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. Authorities in Britain and the United States, two top Uber markets, as well as Australia and the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 22- Two men shot dead near a gold mine owned by Canada's Torex Gold Resources Inc in Mexico were not its employees or contractors, the company said on Wednesday, after the killings were cited by unions as an example of poor labor conditions. The stoppage was called by workers seeking to change their union representation, and Mexico's Miners Union...

  • The Burlington Free Press reports the tentative settlement between Ariel Quiros and the SEC is mentioned in federal court documents filed in Miami. The documents do not provide details of the settlement, which must still be approved by the commissioners of the SEC. Quiros and his partner, Bill Stenger, were accused of misusing more than $200 million raised from...