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  • *Global headwinds, Britain's EU vote muddy the waters. SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The U.S. "That is the danger- and you can be sure that the hawks are going to be arguing that," said Alan Blinder, a Princeton University professor and a former Fed vice chairman.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, July 26- Record low interest rates so far have failed to spur a wave of new borrowing in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal debt market, with one exception: its weakest borrowers are seizing the opportunity to prop up their finances at costs they can afford. Some cash-strapped areas, including Illinois and low-rated Chicago, can also issue bonds for...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.2 percent firmer, still consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month...

  • SYDNEY, July 26- Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent, consolidating after recently topping out at nine-month highs.

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000- mile journey that began more than a year ago. After landing the plane, pilot Bertrand Piccard was greeted outside the cockpit by his Solar Impulse partner and...

  • NEW YORK— Four days after the ouster of Roger Ailes as Fox News chief, two more executives at the network have been axed. But the firing of Michael Clemente and his top deputy, Peter Boyer, were not related to the sexual harassment allegations that forced Ailes out at the network that he started two decades ago, two Fox executives said Monday, speaking on condition of...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- The U.S. The Fed penalty would come two years after revelations that an employee at the New York Fed, Jason Gross, had leaked sensitive information to a Goldman banker named Rohit Bansal. Goldman has already paid a $50 million penalty to New York's Department of Financial Services related to the issue.

  • July 25- Jim Ratigan, who left his post at Deutsche Bank AG as head of Americas mergers and acquisitions earlier this month, has agreed to join U.S. healthcare investment banking boutique Leerink Partners LLC, a Leerink spokesman said on Monday. Deutsche's investment banking division has suffered a number of prominent departures in recent months, including...

  • NORWICH, N.Y. _ NBT Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $19.9 million. The bank, based in Norwich, New York, said it had earnings of 46 cents per share. Keywords: NBT Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- The U.S. The Fed penalty would come two years after revelations that an employee at the New York Fed, Jason Gross, had leaked sensitive information to a Goldman banker named Rohit Bansal. Goldman has already paid a $50 million penalty to New York's Department of Financial Services related to the issue.

  • NEW YORK— Verizon's deal for Yahoo could give the phone company a stronger foothold in digital advertising as it takes what it knows about its customers' whereabouts and combines that with Yahoo's popular destinations and AOL's advertising expertise. To boost traffic and revenue even more, Verizon could also ship some phones with Yahoo apps already...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks fell moderately on Monday as investors took a break after four weeks of gains that brought the market to record highs. Energy companies fell more than the rest of the market as the price of oil took another turn lower. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77.79 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,493.06.

  • NEW YORK— Marissa Mayer was a rarity: A major tech-company CEO who served while pregnant and, later, as a mother of young children. But the company's problems didn't start with Mayer, who points out that Yahoo's audience grew under her tenure. Women make up 37 percent of Yahoo's workforce and 24 percent of its leadership positions, numbers typical of the technology...

  • NEW YORK _ Brixmor Property Group Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in New York, said it had funds from operations of $152.7 million, or 50 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 50...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- A U.S. judge on Monday said Deutsche Bank AG must face part of a lawsuit claiming it deceived investors who bought more than $5.4 billion of preferred securities by concealing its exposure to the fast-deteriorating subprime mortgage market. District Judge Deborah Batts in Manhattan rejected the German bank's bid to dismiss claims with...

  • *Longer-dated yields hold steady on Wall Street losses. NEW YORK, July 25- Short-dated U.S. Longer-dated Treasury yields followed Wall Street stocks lower, with traders wary of possible signals from the Federal Reserve about an interest rate increase later this year following its policy meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • TORONTO, July 25- Canada will take older tank cars out of crude-by-rail service much earlier than originally planned, its transport minister said on Monday, in the government's latest move to toughen rail safety after a deadly 2013 crash. The decision, which moves Canada's retrofit schedule further ahead of the United States, was partly prompted by a sharp drop...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- A U.S. judge on Monday said Deutsche Bank AG must face part of a lawsuit claiming it deceived investors who bought more than $5.4 billion of preferred securities by concealing its exposure to the fast-deteriorating subprime mortgage market. District Judge Deborah Batts in Manhattan rejected the German bank's bid to dismiss claims with...

  • July 25- Canadian organic food company SunOpta Inc, already under pressure from U.S. hedge fund Tourbillon Capital Partners LP, is being prodded by a second activist shareholder to explore the sale of all or part of the company, according to sources familiar with the matter. Canadian hedge fund West Face Capital, which pushed SNC-Lavalin to sell its AltaLink...