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UPDATE 1-U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Oct 24 - The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday.

U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Oct 24 - The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday.

BRIEF-U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week-aide

DETROIT, Oct 24 - Takata Corp : * U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to meet with U.S. safety regulators

BRIEF-Fyffes says court meeting and EGM to be adjourned indefinitely

* Court meeting and EGM (convened for 28 October 2014) are to be adjourned indefinitely Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore)

BRIEF-Ford Motor Q3 earnings per share $0.21

* Q3 earnings per share excluding items $0.24; Q3 earnings per share $0.21; Q3 net income $835 million versus $1.27 billion

UK accounting watchdog studying Tesco statements

LONDON, Oct 24 - Britain's accounting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council, said it was scrutinising supermarket Tesco's announcement on accounting irregularities as it decides whether to take enforcement action.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 - Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants.

UPDATE 1-Monsanto, soy exporter royalties dispute rages on in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 - Some soy exporting companies in Brazil have still not agreed to collect royalties for Monsanto Co seeds, which could prevent farmers from selling a portion of this year's crop.

GM Financial receives second subpoena into subprime auto lending

NEW YORK, Oct 23 - GM Financial, the in-house financing arm of General Motors Co, said on Thursday it received subpoenas in September from state attorneys general and other authorities over its subprime auto lending and securitization practices.

NYC taxi fleet owners win right to appeal 'Taxi of Tomorrow' plan

NEW YORK, Oct 23 - New York City's program to create a nearly uniform taxi fleet with cabs from Nissan Motor Co will face a renewed challenge, after fleet operators opposing the "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan won permission to take their case to the state's highest court.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.