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    Canadian power company TransAlta Corp (TAC) said on Tuesday it has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a A$550 million natural-gas fired generating station in South Hedland, Western Australia. The company said that subject to final approvals, it expects the 150-megawatt power plant to be in service in 2017.

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    * German RWE begins small gas deliveries to Ukraine. * Ukrainians, Slovaks scramble to reach reverse flow deal. * Russia to start laying South Stream pipes in autumn. By Jan Lopatka and Christoph Steitz. U nprecedented talks across the European Union on Tuesday showed it scrambling for solutions on the ground to break its dependence on Russian gas and help supply Ukraine.

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    Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Company  are down -1.23% to $44.14 after the company announced "three significant actions in the company's ongoing portfolio management:"An agreement to sell the company's South American fertilizer business, pursuit of the sale of the company's chocolate business, and the acquisition of the remaining stake of Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH."

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    EnerNOC (ENOC) shares are up 7.4% to $21.67 in trading on Tuesday.EnerNOC (ENOC) shares continued to rise following the energy intelligence software provider's acquisition of EnTech, the London based utility bill software provider. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months.

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     Shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) are up 2.48% to $34.73 on Tuesday afternoon. The fertilizer and feed company's stock began to rise following a report from Globe and the Mail suggesting BHP Billiton is looking to make another bid for the company. In 2010, Billiton, a natural resources company, tried unsuccessfully to buy Potash for $38.5 billion.

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    Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) on Tuesday said it will move ahead with attempts to sell its global chocolate business after extensive negotiations to sell its chocolate and cocoa operations fell apart. ADM said it will retain most of its cocoa press operations, while selling the chocolate business.

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    Prestige Brands Holdings (PBH) shares are up 2.7% to $27.33 in trading on Tuesday.The stock's rise follows the announcement that the company had reached a deal to acquire the drink, Hydralyte, from The Hydration Pharmaceuticals Trust of Australia. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks.

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     Mosaic was gaining 0.7% to $47.79 Tuesday after announcing that it will acquire Archer Daniels Midland's Brazil and Paraguay fertilizer distribution business. ADM was falling 1.5% to $44.00. Mosaic will pay ADM $350 million for the business. In addition to the acquisition the two companies reached a five-year supply agreement for Msaic to provide fertilizer to ADM in Brazil and Paraguay.

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    FedFirst Financial (FFCO) shares are up 7.8% to $21.63 in trading on Tuesday.The increase follows a merger agreement with CB Financial Services . Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. The two companies announced that they were merging Monday afternoon.

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     Facebook  fell Tuesday after Google  swooped in and purchased solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace out from under the social media giant. Facebook (FB) said last month it was in talks with Titan, but Google (GOOG) outmaneuvered Facebook (FB) and purchased the company on Monday.

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    Brazil's state development bank, BNDES, says it plans to spend up to 3 billion reais on stakes in buyout investment vehicles and share offerings by small- and mid-sized companies to help foster new funding sources in local capital markets. The program will be carried out mainly by BNDES's investment holding company, BNDESPar, the Rio de Janeiro-based lender said in a statement on Tuesday.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Shares of Pep Boys-Manny Moe& Jack fell in the extended session Monday even as the auto parts retailer turned in a narrower quarterly loss on lower revenue. Pep Boys shares fell 6.3% to $11.22 on moderate volume. The company reported a fourth-quarter loss of 6 cents a share on revenue of $495.7 million.