Freeport-McMoRan hires JPMorgan to help explore options -source

Sept 4 - Mining company Freeport-McMoRan Inc has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to help it explore options, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, after activist investor Carl Icahn called the company undervalued and asked for corporate changes.

UPDATE 2-Rubio, on stump in Puerto Rico, says island needs new leadership

SAN JUAN, Sept 4 - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told residents of Puerto Rico on Friday the island needed new political leadership as it grapples with its fiscal crisis, but protection under bankruptcy laws would not solve the U.S. territory's problems.

Markets, Financials 04 Sep 2015

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks end week lower after U.S. jobs data leaves Fed move unclear

* Long-dated U.S. bonds rally, short-dated notes slip (Add close of U.S. markets and commentary)

Stocks, Currencies, Markets 04 Sep 2015

Puerto Rico skips $1.4 mln Sept. 1 payment

NEW YORK, Sept 4 - Puerto Rico's Public Finance Corp, the government agency that defaulted on its bonds in August by paying a fraction of what was owed, did not make a $1.4 million interest payment due Sept. 1, according to a filing and a spokesman for the island's Government Development Bank.

Nomura, RBS liability in U.S. mortgage bond case upped to $839 mln

NEW YORK, Sept 4 - Nomura Holdings Inc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc have agreed to pay up to $33 million on top of $806 million that a U.S. judge ordered them to pay for making false statements in selling mortgage-backed securities.

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ weaker after mixed North American jobs data

(Updates with comments from Smith, closing figures, details) * Canadian dollar at C$1.3265, or 75.39 U.S. cents * Bond prices mixed across the maturity curve By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Sept 4 - Canada's dollar pulled back against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as crude oil prices fell and markets digested mixed U.S. and Canadian employment data for August. Canada unexpectedly added 12,000 jobs last month, which diverged with economists' prediction of a loss of 4,50

Markets, Currencies, 04 Sep 2015

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slide as jobs data makes Fed move unclear

* Long-dated U.S. bonds rally, short-dated notes slip (Add close of U.S. markets)

Stocks, Currencies, Markets 04 Sep 2015

REFILE-TREASURIES-Longer-dated prices rise after U.S. employment data

* Data overall supports perception of September Fed rate hike

Markets 04 Sep 2015

UPDATE 1-Speculators slash US dollar longs to smallest in more than a year -CFTC, Reuters

(Adds table, details on euro and yen contracts) Sept 4 - Speculators further cut back bullish bets on the U.S. dollar in the latest week to their smallest since July last year, declining for a second straight week, according to Reuters calculations and data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net long position fell to $21.61 billion in the week ended Sept. 1, from $23.99 billion the previous week. This was the second c

Markets, Stocks, Currencies 04 Sep 2015

UPDATE 1-Walter to pay $29.63 mln in U.S. reverse mortgage settlement

Sept 4 - Walter Investment Management Corp agreed to pay $29.63 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims related to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program that insures reverse mortgages.


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