Recalls this week: Highchairs, off-highway vehicles About 35,000 highchairs are being recalled this week because nearly a dozen children have suffered injuries after removing the tray and falling. They were sold at Babies R US and Toys R Us retail stores nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com, www.BabiesRUs.com, www.ToysRUs.com and www.Walmart.com and other online retailers from May 2013 through May 2015.
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Leading economies agree plan to fight corporate tax avoidance LIMA, Oct 9- The Group of 20 major economies have endorsed a package of measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance, but questions remain about whether countries will follow through on the plans or leave loopholes multinationals can exploit. The ministers reached the agreement against a backdrop of concern about weak economic growth, tight government...
| By: Paul Carrel
UPDATE 1-U.S. says CSX missed rail defect blamed for oil train derailment WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A fiery oil train derailment that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in West Virginia last February was caused by a rail defect that railroad inspectors from CSX Corp missed twice in the preceding months, U.S. regulators said on Friday. Twenty-seven of the train's 109 cars derailed near Mount Carbon, West Virginia, on Feb. 16.
UPDATE 7-Oil choppy on profit-taking in biggest weekly surge since 2009 *Baker Hughes rig count due later on Friday. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was down 57 cents at $52.48 a barrel at 1427 GMT, during a volatile session that saw the contract reach an intraday high of $54.05. U.S. crude was up 12 cents at $49.55 a barrel, off a two-month high of $50.92 reached earlier in the session.
| By: Karolin Schaps
Steve Jobs plays dual role of hero, villain in the movies SAN FRANCISCO- Apple co-founder Steve Jobs became renowned for conjuring a "reality distortion field" that made people believe whatever he wanted. "Steve Jobs," which opened Friday, is the latest movie to examine a charismatic visionary who mesmerized the masses with his trendsetting gadgets while alienating his subordinates and friends with an...
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| By: By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer
COLUMN-LME; revamped and resurgent but with a troubled heart? Andy Home LONDON, Oct 9- It's been three years since Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing bought the London Metal Exchange and there is a sense that the makeover of the venerable old lady of metals trading is finally starting to bear fruit. The LME is even starting to return some of the $2.2 billion HKEx splashed out on its acquisition, contributing a nearby doubling of net...
| By: Andy Home
METALS-LME zinc soars 8.5 pct, fuelling metal surge after Glencore output cuts *Glencore to cut 500,000 T of annual zinc capacity. MELBOURNE, Oct 9- London zinc surged more than 8 percent on Friday, firing a widespread rally across base metals after top miner Glencore said it would slash its annual output by a third. Commodities giant Glencore said it will cut 500,000 tonnes of zinc production, or around 4 percent of global supply, in its latest...
| By: Melanie Burton
LMEWEEK-China base metal demand to inch up next yr, may pick up in H2 *China appetite for base metals hit by slowing economy. HONG KONG, Oct 9- Most base metals will face tepid demand in China in 2016 as the economy slows in the world's largest consumer of the commodities used in everything from jet engines to cooking utensils, although there is some hope appetite will strengthen later in the year. "Domestic demand won't be very good...
| By: Polly Yam
Pemex restarts plant at Minatitlan refinery MEXICO CITY, Oct 8- Mexican oil giant Pemex on Thursday said it had restarted a catalytic plant at its Minatitlan refinery in southeast Mexico, after fixing the plant's temperature sensor. It said there had been "no setbacks to fuel production" at the refinery, located in the eastern Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The Minatitlan refinery, whose capacity went up to...
WRAPUP 2-IMF told that amid 'new mediocre' no room for mistakes by cen banks LIMA, Oct 8- Central banks have little room for error in a low-growth world in which over-leveraged and commodity-dependent emerging economies and a slowing China are major risks, top international financiers told the International Monetary Fund's meeting. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, are holding their fire. For both the Fed and the Bank of England,...
| By: Randall Palmer and Krista Hughes