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  • July 31- Wall Street was mixed on Friday as a drop in energy companies' stocks was offset by expectations the U.S. Exxon Mobil shares fell 3.5 percent while Chevron was down 3.9 percent after reporting poor quarterly earnings due to weak oil prices. This definitely puts a lower probability on that, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 30- Location-tracking devices that communicate with a major satellite network operated by Globalstar Inc can have their transmissions intercepted or mimicked with false data, a U.S. security researcher said on Thursday. Globalstar, of Covington, Louisiana, has sold hundreds of thousands or millions of the devices, which are widely used for...

  • BOSTON/ DETROIT, July 30- A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely. Kamkar released the video a week after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled some 1.4 million vehicles after hacking...

  • BOSTON/ DETROIT, July 30- A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines. "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Panasonic Corp on Wednesday reported a 7 percent decline in first-quarter operating profit, missing analyst estimates, as sales fell in its appliances and housing technology businesses. While still known as a consumer electronics maker, Panasonic in recent years has turned its attention to new businesses such as high-tech auto parts...

  • Google, Apple, Goldman Sachs and 10 other well-known companies joined the White House in launching the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, a campaign that the White House said would inject $140 billion in low-carbon investments into the global economy. Mindy Lubber, president of environmental investor group Ceres, applauded the announcements but said...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A professional racecar driver is in talks to settle a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing him of participating in a deceptive payday lending scheme, as federal prosecutors decide whether to bring criminal charges, according to court filings. Lawyers for Scott Tucker, who competes on U.S. and European circuits, said in a filing on Friday in Las Vegas...

  • July 22- Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp's said cost cutting at its Macau properties helped it post better second-quarter earnings, compared with the first quarter, sending its shares up about 4 percent. Las Vegas Sands performed well in a tough Macau environment, Morningstar analyst Dan Wasiolek said. Las Vegas Sands said net income attributable to the...

  • UPDATE 1-Caesars faces bankruptcy after losing key ruling Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    CHICAGO/ WILMINGTON, Del., July 22- Caesars Entertainment Corp may be closer to joining its operating unit in bankruptcy after a federal judge refused to protect the casino company from creditor lawsuits seeking up to $11 billion, sending its stock plummeting. Caesars and its private equity backers Apollo Global Management LLC and TPG Capital, said staying...

  • RAGLAN, New Zealand, July 20- Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business. Who "and the" Twilight "films is one of a stable of New Zealand firms that are using the country's reputation for innovation in the film...

  • Up, up, and away: NZ drone makers target Hollywood Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    RAGLAN, New Zealand, July 20- Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business. Who "and the" Twilight "films is one of a stable of New Zealand firms that are using the country's reputation for innovation in the film...

  • July 16- Constructing a portfolio based only on how financial assets will perform and behave ignores many of the investor's biggest assets: earning power, real estate and pension benefits such as social security. "The average person left to their own devices is blind to the kind of risk associated with human capital," said David Blanchett, head of retirement...

  • MILWAUKEE, July 13- Scott Walker jumped into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, the 15th Republican to announce a presidential candidacy, has a resume...

  • MILWAUKEE, July 13- Scott Walker jumps into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, who becomes the 15th Republican to formally announce a presidential...

  • July 8- A Las Vegas executive and two associates from Tokyo were indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for running an alleged $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese victims, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The indictment charged Edwin Fujinaga, 68, who once ran MRI International Inc in Las Vegas, with eight counts of mail fraud,...

  • SYDNEY, July 8- Circling thousands of feet above Tasmania's farmland in a light aircraft, Christina Nebel prepares to release tiny chemical particles as part of a cloud-seeding scheme estimated to have helped boost rainfall on the Australian island by at least 5 percent. "We are looking for fronts crossing Tasmania," said Nebel, cloud seeding officer at...

  • Brothel owner considers run for Harry Reid's seat Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Dennis Hof, at his Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nev.

    "It's time to get someone in Washington that understands what Nevada is all about," said Dennis Hof, who added that his run is "pretty likely."

  • July 7- Oracle Corp said its copyright infringement lawsuit against software support services company Rimini Street Inc and the smaller rival's Chief Executive Seth Ravin would go to trial in September. Oracle said on Tuesday that it was seeking more than $200 million in damages and an injunction on Rimini's current business model. The U.S. District Court in...

  • As El Nino looms, cloud seeding gets tailwind Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 4:59 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 8- Circling thousands of feet above Tasmania's farmland in a light aircraft, Christina Nebel prepares to release tiny chemical particles as part of a cloud-seeding scheme estimated to have helped boost rainfall on the Australian island by over 10 percent. The programme is one of a handful globally riding a wave of renewed interest in the...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Per Se, the three Michelin- starred Manhattan restaurant run by Thomas Keller, will pay $500,000 to settle charges it withheld tips from workers who staffed private dining events, even as it portrayed those tips to customers as gratuities. Thursday's settlement resolves a New York probe accusing Per Se, whose prix-fixe tasting menus cost $310...