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UPDATE 1-Hovensa refinery deal rejected over contract breach doubts

(Adds confirmation that Hovensa will stop selling fuel on the island in paragraphs 3-4)

UPDATE 2-U.S. judge rejects HP settlement in Autonomy shareholder case

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 19 - A federal judge on Friday rejected Hewlett-Packard Co's proposed settlement of shareholder litigation involving the information technology company's botched acquisition of Autonomy Plc.

Stocks, Markets, Technology 19 Dec 2014

Kentucky county passes ordinance that hits at power of unions

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 19 - Warren County, Kentucky passed a right-to-work ordinance on Friday, making the fifth most-populous county the first in the state to pass legislation prohibiting unions from requiring members to pay dues in exchange for representation.

Delaware court says C&J tie up with Nabors unit can proceed

HOUSTON, Dec 19 - A merger between oilfield services provider C&J Energy Services Inc with a unit of Nabors Industries Ltd. can proceed, Delaware's supreme court ruled on Friday.

Stocks, Markets 19 Dec 2014

Hovensa refinery deal rejected over contract breach doubts

HOUSTON, Dec 19 - The U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature turned down an agreement on Friday that would lead to the reopening of the 350,000 barrel-per-day Hovensa refinery, after its counsel warned that the would-be buyer might not be able to uphold the contract.

Markets, Stocks, Financials 19 Dec 2014

URGENT-Legg Mason board OKs new share purchases by top holder Trian

BOSTON, Dec 19 - Baltimore asset manager Legg Mason Inc's board has approved additional future share purchases by its top investor, Trian Fund Management, according to company filing on Friday.

REFILE-Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit -sources

Dec 19 - Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in the infusion services business of U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co for more than $1 billion, according to two people close to the situation.

Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit -sources

Dec 19 - Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in the infusion services business of U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co for more than $1 billion, according to two people close to the situation.

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Citigroup, Family Investments, Family Dollar, IMS Health, Roche, Saint-Gobain, Sartorius)

Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner

Dec 19 - Canadian performance company Cirque du Soleil has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to help in its previously disclosed effort to find a strategic partner, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday.

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