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  • *Nissan stops output of Japan market cars for 2 weeks over issue. *Automaker recalls 1.2 mln cars in Japan for re-inspections. TOKYO, Oct 20- Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan Motor Co Ltd had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, in a new revelation that could further roil Japan's second-biggest...

  • San Diego- based Imprimis' therapy will cost 99 cents for a month's supply, with refills starting at $79 a month and the company will start selling prescriptions on Nov. 1, Imprimis' Chief Executive Mark Baum told Reuters. "Cyclosporine is off-patent, happens to be inexpensive and we buy it from FDA- registered manufacturers," Baum said. The company makes a $1 copycat of...

  • The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, to continue working in the United States, the documents said. "Were pleased to join with other organizations in urging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers," Intel spokesman Will...

  • BEIJING, Oct 20- China's movie box office revenue is expected to reach 55 billion yuan in 2017, the media regulator said on Friday.

  • *Senate passes budget plan that could pave way for tax reform. By a 51- to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate voted for the budget measure late on Thursday, which would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade in order to pay for proposed tax cuts. Shares in New Zealand were flat after 13 gaining sessions, after the nationalist New...

  • LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct 19- Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year. "It's not surprising if these companies get 10 term sheets," said Nicole Quinn, an investing partner with...

  • *U.S. Senate vote lifts dollar-yen. TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Friday in choppy trade, in reach of posting its best daily winning streak in more than five decades, as a weaker yen helped stocks pare earlier losses. During Asian trade, the dollar soared 0.5 percent to 113.09 yen after news that the U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve a...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth. Established by Congress in 1980, it is home to tribes and a habitat for sensitive wildlife including caribou, polar bears and...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- The dollar and the 10- year U.S. Treasury yield rose on Friday, after the U.S. Senate voted to approve a budget blueprint that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. It hit a high of 113.315 yen at one point, the dollar's highest since Oct. 6.

  • BEIJING, Oct 20- China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the third quarter, a slight slowdown from 6.9 percent in the second quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursday. Following is a table of NBS data published on Friday showing a breakdown of third quarter GDP by major sector, with year-on-year growth rates for each. 3 Q2017 2 Q2017 1 Q2017 4...

  • TOKYO— Japanese automakers have confirmed use of Kobe Steel products affected by fake inspection data, but say they have found no safety concerns so far. Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Corp. issued statements late Thursday outlining preliminary findings from checks of materials and parts from Kobe Steel. The investigations by automakers, aircraft...

  • Traders said the slight pullback in price overnight was in reaction to Thursday's data showing economic growth in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, was in line was expectations. *JIANGXI COPPER: State-owned China metals firm Jiangxi Copper Co Ltd plans to make an acquisition in mineral-rich Africa, president and chairman Long Ziping said, as the...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 20- U.S. wheat edged higher on Friday, drawing support from strong demand for North American supplies, although the grain was poised to record its biggest weekly loss in two months as ample global supplies weigh. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 1.2 percent for the week, the biggest weekly slide since August 25.

  • BOSTON, Oct 19- Activist investor William Ackman, currently battling for board seats at Automatic Data Processing Inc, on Thursday said the human resource software company should buy rival Ceridian, in a move that could woo customers with a better product. Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management invested in Ceridian a decade ago before the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. By a 51- to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget...

  • LIMA, Oct 19- Consumer prices in Peru will likely fall in October, which would mark the second straight negative inflation reading after prices fell 0.02 percent in September, Peruvian Central Bank President Julio Velarde told reporters on Thursday. Velarde said the South American country's economy would likely grow between 2.5-2.7 percent year-over-year...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Koreans recommended the government Friday continue building two stalled nuclear reactors that the new president had wanted to shutter, after months of deliberation on the issue that divided South Korea over the future of its key energy source. A state commission that surveyed a panel of 471 citizens said a little over half of them...

  • WELLINGTON, Oct 20- New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years. The previous night's highly anticipated announcement by New Zealand First leader Winston...

  • *Crude fell previous day after China warning spooked markets. *Global refiners import U.S. oil to make up for OPEC cuts. SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Oil prices were stable on Friday, supported by signs of tightening supply and demand fundamentals, but a warning about excessive China economic optimism spooked traders and weighed on markets.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- The New Zealand dollar hit a five-month low on Friday, dogged by uncertainty over the new government's economic policies, while the dollar held firm as traders awaited President Donald Trump's decision on the next Federal Reserve chair. The New Zealand dollar fell 0.7 percent to $0.6983. New Zealand's next prime minister will be Jacinda...