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  • March 19- Inmarsat has received a cash takeover offer from Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus International and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the British satellite company said on Tuesday, valuing the business at about $3.3 billion. The consortium offered $7.21 per share on Jan. 31 and the proposal remains under discussion, Inmarsat said in a statement.

  • March 19- Glossier Inc, the online cosmetics company with a cult following among millennials, was valued at over $1 billion in a latest funding round led by Sequoia Capital, joining a clutch of billion-dollar makeup brands that are powered by the founders' social-media popularity. The series D funding round, which raised $100 million, included some existing and...

  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Tuesday she had asked the department's inspector general to audit the Federal Aviation Administration's certification of the Boeing 737 MAX after two fatal crashes involving the jet since October. Chao said in her memo that the audit is to "assist the FAA in ensuring that its safety procedures are implemented...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Oil producers in Canada have jumped on an opportunity to lock in revenues for 2019 and 2020 as average crude futures for those years have soared over 20 percent to their highest levels this year, sources familiar with the deals said. Brazil's state-run oil giant Petróleo Brasileiro SA was also executing a part of its annual oil hedge last week,...

  • TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY ASKS DEPARTMENT'S INSPECTOR GENERAL TO AUDIT FAA'S CERTIFICATION OF BOEING 737 MAX-- LETTER.

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Stocks across the globe rose on Tuesday for a seventh straight session, the longest upward streak of the year, while the pound wobbled against the dollar on expectations that European Union officials would give Britain a delay on Brexit negotiations. Bets that the Federal Reserve will this week reinforce the market view that the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. trade talks with China were going well as two top American officials reportedly plan a visit to China next week for a fresh round of talks. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expect to fly to Beijing the week of March 25 to meet with Chinese Vice...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Republican U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that social media platforms discriminated against members of his party, and accused the companies of collusion. "It seems to be if they're conservative, if they're Republicans, if they're in a certain group, there's discrimination, and big discrimination, and I see it absolutely on...

  • SANTIAGO, March 19- The reactivation of a smelter belonging to Chile's state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, will take more time than expected, the country's mining minister Baldo Prokurica said on Tuesday. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc faces a criminal trial in Canada on charges of bribing Libyan officials for contracts between 2001 and 2011..

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. trade talks with China were going well but did not elaborate.

  • ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS, March 19- Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. As the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration analyses Boeing's plans for a software fix...

  • March 19- GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday a study testing its experimental drug dostarlimab in women with recurrent or advanced endometrial cancer showed promising results. Results from the GARNET study showed the drug elicited clinically meaningful and durable response rates when used to treat certain types of tumours, GSK said. GSK agreed to buy U.S....

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to tour the area. Damage to the state's livestock sector was estimated at about $400 million,...

  • *Markets look past mixed reports on U.S.- China trade talks. Wall Street's main indexes hit session lows after Bloomberg reported some U.S. officials were concerned that China was pushing back against American demands in trade talks. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S.- China trade talks were in the final stages and U.S.

  • March 19- European shares were on course for a fifth day of gains on Tuesday, powered by a strong rally in automakers after Peugeot suggested Fiat Chrysler was among the options for a merger, and as Bank of America Merrill Lynch talked up stocks in the sector. This would follow moves by the European Central Bank two weeks ago to reloosen policy and pump more money...

  • The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also installed additional air monitors near the site, but had no updates early Tuesday, a spokesman said. But Neil Carmen, a director at the Texas chapter of the Sierra Club environmental group, said the airborne plume likely contained tens of thousands of milligrams of particles, well above levels considered safe.

  • *Close ally Russia looks on. ALMATY, March 19- Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power, in what appeared to be the first step in a choreographed political transition that will see him retain considerable sway. But Nazarbayev, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he would retain...

  • President Donald Trump gave Brazil's new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro a ringing endorsement in the Oval Office on Tuesday, saying he was looking at a NATO membership or some other alliance for Brazil. Brazilian government officials had said last week that they expected the United States to name Brazil as a major non- NATO ally. But proposing Brazil for NATO...

  • US-CHINA TALKS IN FINAL STAGES - WSJ, CITING SOURCES.

  • CHINA VICE PREMIER LIU HE TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON FOLLOWING WEEK- WSJ, SOURCES.