Oct 5 Alphatec Holdings Inc
* Alphatec Holdings announces company updates
* Says reduced its workforce by approximately 20 percent
* Dennis Nelson will serve as interim principal financial and accounting officer for filings
* Alphatec Holdings Inc says Michael O'neill, Alphatec's chief financial officer and treasurer, has resigned effective October 5, 2016 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Morton County sheriff defends tactics against pipeline protesters
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UPDATE 1-Saudi, Kuwait expect to restart Neutral Zone oilfields soon -sources
DUBAI, Dec 4 Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are expected to agree this month to resume oil production from the jointly operated oilfields in the Neutral Zone that lies between both countries, industry sources told Reuters on Sunday.