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How Domino's plans to sell pizza to Italians
Already a pizza titan in the US, Domino's Pizza is taking a shot at opening in the birthplace of pizza: Italy.

Asian shares rise on fading Fed rate views
Fading expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and a bounce in oil and commodity prices helped lift Asian stocks to two-week highs on Tuesday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.9 percent, touching its highest levels since Sept. 18. Japan's Nikkei (.N225) rallied 1.5 percent, extending its rebound from an eight-month low hit a week ago.

Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in Congress
Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact struck in Atlanta after marathon talks could reshape industries, change the cost of products from cheese to cancer treatments and have repercussions for drug companies and automakers. New Zealand's demand for greater access for its dairy exports was only settled at 5 a.m. EDT on Monday.

U.S. to announce resolution over 2010 BP oil spill: statement
The United States on Monday will announce its resolution of federal and state claims against BP PLC over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement, Attorney ...

DuPont CEO Kullman steps down; veteran executive Breen named interim CEO
Shares of DuPont, officially known as E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co, rose 5.6 percent to $54.17 in extended trading. Kullman, 59, joined the company more than 27 years ago and has been its CEO since 2009. Earlier this year, she fended off an attempt by activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management to land board seats.

American Apparel files for bankruptcy, operations to continue
The bankruptcy filing could make American Apparel an attractive acquisition target, Lloyd Greif, chief executive of investment bank Greif & Co, said. American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider said the company was not looking to sell at any point soon. Greif said Leonard Green & Partners, Gores Group, Platinum Equity and Sequential Brands Group among others could be potential buyers.

Twitter names Jack Dorsey permanent CEO
Dorsey will remain head of fast-growing mobile payments company Square, which he also co-founded, potentially setting up conflicts of interest. Twitter had previously said the CEO job would be a full-time position, which seemed to exclude Dorsey if he continued to run Square. Dorsey has served as interim CEO of the microblogging service since former CEO Dick Costolo stepped down on July 1.

Nelson Peltz's Trian takes $2.5 billion stake in General Electric
Shares of Dow industrials component GE rose 4.5 percent to $26.60 on Monday after Peltz's Trian Fund Management disclosed its roughly 1-percent stake, and said the stock could be worth $40 to $45 per share by the end of 2017. Trian, which said its biggest-ever investment also makes it a top-10 GE shareholder, said it wanted GE to cut costs to expand operating margins, explore more share buybacks including by taking on new debt, be disciplined in its acquisitions and consider ways to further scale back GE Capital.

Alaska to be hit by Shell's decision to halt oil exploration: Moody's
Royal Dutch Shell Plc's (RDSa.L) decision last week to walk away from its $7 billion drilling effort in the Alaska Arctic could have a negative impact on the state's already struggling economy, Moody's said in a note released on Monday. Although the exploration and drilling would have occurred in federal water and would not have directly contributed to state revenues, the decision to stop the project is still "credit negative" for Alaska, the ratings agency said. Shell's decision to abandon the project was driven in part by low crude oil prices, which have fallen from their 2014 peak of $107 per barrel in June to approximately $45 currently.

U.S. service sector growth ebbs in September
The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector decelerated in September as new orders and business activity slowed, according to an industry report released on Monday. The Institute for Supply Management ...