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Wall Street climbs for second day, Fed minutes on tap

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose for a second session on Wednesday, buoyed by a rise in Alcoa shares ahead of the release of minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

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Greece to end its bond market exile on Thursday

LONDON/ATHENS, April 9 (IFR/Reuters) - Greece, at risk of crashing out of the euro zone just two years ago, will issue its first sovereign bond in almost four years on Thursday, seeking to send a strong political and economic signal it is on the way out of its debt crisis.

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Former Hewlett-Packard exec charged with bribery in Poland

WARSAW - Polish prosecutors alleged on Wednesday that a local executive with U.S. firm Hewlett-Packard Co. paid bribes worth over $500,000 in exchange for help winning contracts to supply computer equipment to the Polish police headquarters.

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EU regulators allow RBS to cancel UK's dividend share

LONDON/BRUSSELS - European regulators said on Wednesday they had agreed that Britain's part-nationalized Royal Bank of Scotland can cancel a government-owned share that effectively stops it from paying dividends.

1:07pm EDT

India's Sun Pharma plans gradual phase-out of Ranbaxy-branded drugs in U.S.: sources

MUMBAI - India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd plans to begin phasing out sales of generic drugs branded as Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd products in the United States, after completing a $3.2 billion takeover of its loss-making rival by the year end, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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