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  • LOS ANGELES— "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct "The Batman" for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film. He'll appear next as Batman in " Justice League" which comes out in November.

  • Smoke billows as Iraqi forces attack Mosul airport during an offensive to retake the western side of the city from jihadists of the Islamic State group on February 23, 2017.

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  • IRVINE, Calif.— A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain's menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch says the Naked Chicken Chalupa always was planned as a limited-time offer, but it has proven to be popular and exceeded the company's expectations. Poetsch says Taco Bell is "confident...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 23- Alphabet Inc's Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were "toxic" or likely to make them leave a...

  • Feb 23- Bonduelle on Thursday said it struck a deal to buy Ready Pac Foods, a privately held California producer of fresh, prepared salads and other produce, in a move expected to significantly expand the French company's U.S. presence. Bonduelle, established in 1853, owns four brands of canned, frozen and fresh vegetables and has operations in Canada and across...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- More than a dozen of a dwindling number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline were arrested on Thursday after defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. About a dozen Humvee vehicles had entered the camp and a helicopter hovered overhead, with more police officers and National...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The U.S. Treasury Department said it will extend its search for criminals who seek to launder money by buying U.S. real estate. Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network will extend for 180 days a rule ordering title insurance companies to report to authorities all-cash purchases in parts of California, Texas, Florida and New...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- The number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline dwindled to around a dozen on Thursday, with those still there defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. Armored vehicles were parked near the camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and members of the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns...

  • MONTREAL/ NEW YORK, Feb 23- Canada's Gildan Activewear plans to keep making key styles from its recently acquired American Apparel brand in the United States but will also manufacture some products elsewhere, a company spokesman said on Thursday. Keeping jobs in the United States has become a hot-button political issue since President Donald Trump...

  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe with tickets starting at $65 one way, putting pressure on U.S. and European rivals to compete, it said on Thursday. Norwegian's $65 fares will be for a one-way ticket to UK and Irish destinations from smaller airports in New York state,...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them— and lawmakers and regulators aren't sure what the answer is. Several fishing groups, ranging from the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association to the Massachusetts...

  • EL SEGUNDO, Calif. _ Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.8 million. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $11.9 million. Landmark Infrastructure shares have increased nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ California Water Service Group Holding on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $15.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. California Water Service Group shares have risen nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The group led by Microsoft Ventures also includes the venture capital unit of aerospace giant Airbus, chipmaker Qualcomm, Japanese tech firms Rakuten and Sony and China's Yuneec, a top drone maker. The new round of financing will enable AirMap to expand into markets worldwide, while opening offices in Berlin and at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon...

  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday announced plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe starting at $65, ramping up pressure on U.S. and European rivals. Norwegian is expanding its network of flights to the United States from mid-June after receiving long-awaited approval late last year for its Irish...

  • Feb 23- The U.S. housing market will rise steadily and contribute significantly to economic growth in the coming year, according to a majority of analysts in a Reuters poll who nearly all agreed that further stimulus was not required. Steady turnover will drive home prices to rise at almost double the current rate of expected underlying consumer inflation and...

  • SANTA MONICA, Calif. _ Jakks Pacific Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.6 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 71 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Beginning in mid-June, the low-cost European carrier will launch one-way flights from Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York, T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut to destinations in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This compares to one-way New York to Dublin air ticket...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- U.S. subscription-based airline Surf Air will launch in Europe in May, targeting people who fly business class in a potential challenge to the continent's traditional airlines. The London- headquartered airline will try to better what its sister company, Surf Air, has done in California. Across U.S. and European operations, Surf Air expects to...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ SJW Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $13.7 million. The San Jose, California- based company said it had net income of 67 cents per share. The parent of San Jose Water Co. posted revenue of $79.3 million in the period.