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- Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic
- Exclusive: Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid - sources
By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters. Thursday's winning bid for the land sent shares in Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis plunging, wiping out $8 billion in shareholder value, and sparked howls of protest from investors, rekindling worries about corporate governance at South Korea's conglomerates, or chaebol. ...
- Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS
- Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks
- What to watch for next week: U.S. dollar, BlackBerry and the end of Q3
- After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids
- Brown says London must keep promise to Scotland as political truce ends
By Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - Former prime minister Gordon Brown urged British leaders on Saturday to keep their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after it voted to remain in the United Kingdom, as a consensus between London's main parties evaporated. All the three biggest parties had promised to rapidly expand Scotland's autonomy in a last-minute push to shore up support for the union just days before Thursday's referendum, which came down 55-45 against independence. ...
- Dollar's rally bad news for oil, multinationals
By Akane Otani NEW YORK (Reuters) - The asset with the greatest prowess of late has been the U.S. dollar, and if its rally continues, it threatens to eat into the earnings of multinational companies. The greenback's recent gains have lifted the dollar index - a measure of the dollar's value relative to six currencies - for 10 consecutive weeks. ...