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  • Oct 17- Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc's secretive hardware unit, will step down early next year, she said on Tuesday. "I will be leaving Facebook to focus on building and leading a new endeavor," Dugan wrote on Facebook. Dugan, a former chief of the Pentagon's research arm, has also led a similar hardware group at Alphabet Inc's Google.

  • The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District said that given a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited where injury lawsuits could be filed, the case over Alabama resident Jacqueline Fox's death should not have been tried in St. Louis. The Missouri cases, which have largely been brought by out-of-state plaintiffs, have faced jurisdictional...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The Latest on Missouri appeals court ruling that vacated a $72 million award in an Alabama's woman's lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson& Johnson products contributed to her cancer.:. A spokeswoman for Johnson& Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 17- SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazines Nature and Scientific American, is preparing a 2018 stock market listing valuing the company at up to 4 billion euros, people close to the matter said. The SpringerNature joint venture is 53- percent owned by German publisher Holtzbrinck, with buyout group BC Partners holding the rest.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- London- based currency manager Adrian Lee& Partners said on Tuesday the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation had awarded it a mandate to manage $2 billion of international foreign exchange exposure. The Alaska Fund, which manages roughly $62 billion in assets, posted a return of 2.05 percent as of Aug. 31, outperforming a target return 1.04 percent...

  • WASHINGTON— A White House official says President Donald Trump has narrowed his search for the next Federal Reserve chairman to five final candidates. A decision is expected before the president begins a trip to Asia on Nov. 3. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations, says the five finalists are current Fed...

  • NEW YORK— President Donald Trump's ranking in the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans has dropped, as the magazine said the value of some of his Manhattan real estate holdings has declined recently. As a candidate, Trump said his net worth was more than $10 billion, but Forbes pegged that figure at $4.5 billion in September 2015. Forbes' list is once again topped by...

  • NEW YORK— A federal appeals court in New York City has rejected a hedge fund owner's claims that the FBI unjustly ruined his business with a raid. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Tuesday that David Ganek cannot hold federal investigators liable for the November 2010 raid that preceded the closure of his Greenwich, Connecticut- based...

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  • PARIS, Oct 17- French oil and gas major Total will try to push ahead with its Iran gas project if the United States decides to impose unilateral sanctions on Teheran after President Donald Trump said he will not certify the landmark Iran nuclear deal. Total Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne said in an interview with International Oil Daily the company...

  • A unanimous panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that, even if the Federal Bureau of Investigation did make false statements, it had good cause for a warrant to search the offices of Ganek's Level Global Investors anyway. FBI agents raided Level Global's offices in 2010, after one of its analysts, Spyridon Adondakis, told them he had...

  • NEW YORK— Univision's channels have gone dark for Verizon's 4.7 million Fios cable customers because of a contract dispute. Verizon says Univision wants payments for its networks to more than double. Verizon says this is an "excessive price increase" given "reported declining viewership."

  • *U.S. Justice Department reviewing law Marino championed. WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged...

  • RIBEIRAO PRETO, Oct 17- Renuka do Brasil, a subsidiary of India's sugar maker Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd, has fired around 900 people from its two cane mills in Brazil and returned to owners most of the land it used to lease to plant cane, three sources close to the situation told Reuters on Tuesday. Shree Renuka Sugars entered Brazil's sugar sector between 2009 and...

  • iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending October 15, 2017:. War for the Planet of the Apes 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- Illinois on Tuesday sold the first $1.5 billion of a planned $6 billion of tax-exempt debt in the U.S. municipal market, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch winning $1 billion of general obligation bonds and J.P. Morgan Securities winning $500 million of bonds in competitive bidding. Bonds due in 2018 and won by BofA were "aggressively" priced with a...

  • CARACAS, Oct 17- President Nicolas Maduro's leftist government defended Venezuela's election system on Tuesday as his opponents struggled to present a united front on allegations of fraud after a nationwide weekend vote. Stunned by a crushing defeat that undermines their aim to win the presidency in 2018, the opposition Democratic Unity coalition...

  • *UnitedHealth's 5.8 percent rise helps Dow notch record. *Goldman dips, Morgan Stanley up after Q3 results. Oct 17- The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000- mark for the first time on Tuesday, powered by strong earnings from UnitedHealth and Johnson& Johnson.

  • It by Stephen King, narrated by Steven Weber. The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye, narrated by Simon Vance. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King, narrated by Marin Ireland.

  • *Iran plans to boost oil, gas output by 2021. President Donald Trump's revised hardline policy towards Iran will have little impact on Tehran's ambition to develop its vital oil industry and attract foreign investment, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday. Trump's decision last Friday not to certify that Iran was complying with last year's international...