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  • *Bangladesh army says most victims in restaurant were foreigners. DHAKA, July 2- Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians, seven Japanese and an American, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12- hour standoff on Saturday. The gunmen, who stormed the busy...

  • *Bangladesh army says most victims in restaurant were foreigners. DHAKA, July 2- Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians and seven Japanese, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12- hour standoff on Saturday. The gunmen, who stormed the busy restaurant in...

  • *Bangladesh army says most victims in restaurant were foreigners. *Country's $26 bln garment sector likely to be hurt. DHAKA, July 2- Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians and seven Japanese, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12- hour standoff on...

  • ATLANTA, June 30- The United Kingdom's vote last week to exit the European Union should have little short-term impact on trade flows, as long as negotiations on the country's split with the trade bloc do not drag on too long, the top executive of UPS said on Thursday. Abney said that he believes the best opportunity for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific...

  • ATLANTA, June 30- The United Kingdom's vote last week to exit the European Union should have little short-term impact on trade flows, as long as negotiations on the country's split with the trade bloc do not drag on too long, the top executive of UPS said on Thursday. "If the government sorts things out in a way that's considered reasonable in the minds of our shippers,...

  • ATLANTA, June 30- The United Kingdom's vote last week to exit the European Union should have little short-term impact on trade flows, as long as negotiations on the country's split with the trade bloc do not drag on too long, the top excutive of UPS said on Thursday. "If the government sorts things out in a way that's considered reasonable in the minds of our shippers,...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000 for the week ended June 25, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing last week's claims data and only claims for Georgia had been estimated. Although economists believe job growth picked...

  • *Triland: zinc break of $2,100 would trigger strong buy signal. MELBOURNE, June 30- London copper hovered near its highest in eight weeks on Thursday as the dollar eased following recent gains in the wake of Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union. China's infrastructure investment in the first five months of 2016 grew 19.8 percent year-on-year,...

  • *U.S. consumer spending rose for a second straight month in May on increased demand for automobiles and other goods, but there are fears Britain's vote to leave the European Union could hurt confidence and prompt households to cut back on consumption. *The European Central Bank is in no rush to ease monetary policy in response to Britain's vote to leave the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic home buyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic homebuyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • NEW YORK, June 23- With Amazon and other e-commerce sites continuing to take market share from malls and other physical retailers, U.S. mutual fund managers are upping their bets on an overlooked part of the online shopping boom: warehouses. Real estate investment trusts that own the distribution centers required to fill all those Amazon Prime boxes are a...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, June 21- About a half dozen ride-hailing firms have rushed into Texas tech hub Austin after market leaders Uber and Lyft left the city last month in a huff over municipal requirements that they fingerprint drivers. Several other U.S. cities and states, from Atlanta to Chicago to the state of California, are considering requiring ride-hailing...

  • The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the fourth federal appeals court to rule for the SEC, which critics say can benefit from pursuing enforcement cases in-house because they offer procedural advantages that can make it easier to win. In one, the SEC accused Gray Financial Group Inc and two executives of steering public pension funds to invest in...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock markets could see heavy trading and increased volatility as investors position for next week's referendum on whether Britain remains in the European Union. "We are still stuck in the churn," said Jeff Morris, Head of U.S. Equities at Standard Life Investments in Boston. Campaigning for the referendum was suspended after the murder of...

  • BOSTON, June 15- Sig Sauer Inc, maker of the semi-automatic rifle believed to have been used in the Orlando shooting rampage, has been growing rapidly in the United States, with plans to sell more silencers and ammunition while vying for a contract to supply several hundred thousand handguns to the U.S. military. Though not as well known as publicly traded U.S....

  • SEATTLE, June 14- For Seattle, home to cloud technology powerhouses Amazon Inc and Microsoft Corp, the process of upgrading the city's data systems is moving more at glacial dial-up speed than lightning-fast broadband. In 2014, Seattle hired a chief technology officer to move its aging data infrastructure to the cloud, meaning using remote servers run by...

  • June 10- Westlake Chemical Corp has reached a deal to buy chemical producer Axiall Corp for $2.33 billion after a six-month pursuit that included multiple bids and a rival offer from South Korea's Lotte Chemical Corp. Axiall had earlier rebuffed Westlake, saying that the Houston- based petrochemical maker was trying to acquire its vinyls assets cheap.