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  • Aug 30- Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC is exploring a sale of Aptean Inc, hoping a deal will value the U.S. business software company at more than $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. A sale of Aptean would underscore the popularity of companies that help automate administrative operations for...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data stoked worries about a potential Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year, while European shares gained and the dollar climbed. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday, said the U.S. job market is close to full...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose modestly in June, pushed up by strong sales and a limited supply of available properties. In Northeastern cities such as New York and Washington, D.C., they are rising at roughly the rate of inflation, and in Boston, less than 5 percent. They rose 12.6 percent in Portland, 11 percent in Seattle, and 9.2 percent in Denver.

  • DETROIT— The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways. The proposal, which comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, does not force older heavy vehicles to add the speed-limiting technology, but the regulators are...

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— A United Airlines ExpressJet flight from New Jersey to Toronto had to make an emergency landing in Rochester, New York, just hours after a previous flight carrying the same passengers had to return to the Newark airport. Atlanta- based ExpressJet, a regional affiliate of United, says the passengers had been on another Toronto- bound flight that had...

  • ATLANTA _ American Software Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.7 million. American Software shares have climbed 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American Software, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Wells Fargo, Advanced Micro Devices and Fifth Third Bank have in recent years agreed to settlement deals that seek to muzzle former employees in ways that some lawyers said could violate U.S. whistleblower protection laws. A SEC spokeswoman declined to comment. Since 2015, the SEC has brought four cases targeting specific types of so-called...

  • If you're listening to music coming out of the tinny speaker on your phone, you're not hearing much. And inexpensive Bluetooth speakers or flimsy earbuds aren't much better, as they fail to give you a proper spectrum of sound that your music deserves. The $500 Fluance Fi70 is the beefiest Bluetooth speaker you'll likely come across.

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • ASHEVILLE, N.C.— Hillary Clinton "owes the state of North Carolina a very big apology," Donald Trump thundered, condemning the loss of manufacturing jobs due to free-trade deals supported by the Democratic presidential nominee. In the state that may be the most pivotal to Trump's White House bid, the audience for the Republican's chief economic pitch is shrinking...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Investors questioning whether record high U.S. stock prices mean it is time to bail out of equities should look beyond the elevated levels found in the widely used valuation tool, the price-to-earnings ratio, experts say. The benchmark S&P 500 stock index hovers just underneath an all-time peak, and its P/E ratio has recently been at the highest...

  • *U.S. sells $14 bln 5- year TIPS supply at negative yield. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. It's about a rate hike, not a rate-hike campaign, "said Matt Toms, head of public fixed income at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • $14 bln in 5- year TIPS supply seen fetching negative yield. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. It's about a rate hike, not a rate-hike campaign, "said Matt Toms, head of public fixed income at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • Groups including the Sierra Club filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comes less than a week after the $3.2- billion Sabal Trail project received final federal approvals, including permits to discharge dredged materials into wetlands and other water bodies.

  • BOSTON— A Massachusetts man who already served time in prison for defrauding Home Depot has admitted doing it again. The U.S. attorney's office says 56- year-old Robert Dooley, of Salem, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston federal court to 10 counts of wire fraud. Prosecutors say Dooley conducted the scheme at least 40 times in January and February at stores in New...

  • Aug 18- Financial and commodity markets operator Intercontinental Exchange said on Thursday that British competition authorities' concerns about its $650 million takeover of Trayport were not justified. The Competition and Markets Authority said on Tuesday that ICE should consider reversing its takeover of commodities trading software house...

  • NEW YORK— GreenPal CEO Bryan Clayton came to realize he had to scrap his company's $90,000 website. The business aims to link homeowners with lawn care companies, but its software wasn't equipped to easily handle requests from mobile users, and 85 percent of visitors using those devices left without a transaction. "We knew we had to completely gut the entire...

  • *Pound awaits UK employment data after rising overnight. Dealers said some of the weaker dollar trades that dominated the past week had been blown out by New York Fed chief William Dudley and Atlanta colleague Dennis Lockhart's warnings that the U.S. central bank could still raise interest rates in September. "The communication from the Fed has just been all...

  • LOUISVILLE, Aug 15- The head of United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday the United States runs the risk of missing out on setting the terms for international trade by not approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership and said the company is lobbying members of Congress to approve the deal. UPS is lobbying members of Congress during the summer recess to get TPP...