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  • NEW YORK— The interior of a restaurant that for 57 years hosted power lunches for a must see crowd of business executives and celebrities including Henry Kissinger and Tom Wolfe was auctioned off Tuesday. A number of identical Eero Saarinen tulip collection tables from the bar of the restaurant's Grill Room, estimated to sell for $5,000 to $7,000, fetched...

  • NEW YORK— Viewers chose cable news over broadcast TV for coverage of the Republican National Convention last week, with the Nielsen Top 20 claiming eight cable programs focused on the GOP confab. And it was second among all networks, cable or broadcast, behind only by NBC. Among the networks overall, NBC led with a prime-time average of 5.1 million viewers, for what...

  • 1. "America's Got Talent", NBC, 11.10 million. 2. "America's Got Talent", NBC, 10.78 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.87 million.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 26- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar fell, but remained hemmed into a range at the start of a two-day U.S. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,319.96 an ounce by 2:35 p.m. EDT, while U.S. gold futures for August delivery settled up $1.30, or 0.1 percent, at $1,320.80. The Fed will release a statement on Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT.

  • BRUSSELS, July 26- The European Commission will launch an arbitration procedure to resolve a dispute between Norwegian Air Shuttle and U.S. regulators over the budget carrier's wish to fly to the United States from Ireland, two sources said. Norwegian's Irish subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, applied for permission to operate flights to the United...

  • Michael Skidmore, the trustee for the songs of Randy Wolfe, a member of the band Spirit, on Saturday filed a notice of appeal of the June 23 verdict with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Jurors found that Led Zeppelin's lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page did not steal the opening to "Stairway" from Spirit's instrumental "Taurus," which was penned in...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A convention group says that a proposed $10 increase in Atlantic City's hotel tax would harm their efforts to market the city. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Meet AC said in a letter to Mayor Don Guardian and city council members that the tax would negatively affect their ability to market the city as a destination for conventions.

  • Mark Price, the UK's Minister of State for Trade and Investment, said in an interview in New York that he was meeting with U.S. policymakers and investors to start imagining what "the shape of" free trade agreements may be once Britain ultimately leaves the European Union. Britons voted last month to leave the block and Price, who had campaigned against such a move,...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- Private equity firm KKR& Co LP reported higher-than-expected earnings on Tuesday, benefiting from a steady rise in oil prices and stronger U.S. equity and credit markets. New York- based KKR said it had earned economic net income of 23 cents a share in the second quarter, down from 88 cents a year earlier but well above analysts' forecasts of 5 cents,...

  • He said they learned plywood was bought at a nearby Home Depot and torches from a Brooklyn welder helped poke through bank vaults. Attorney Preet Bharara said the burglars used the darkness of night in an April attack against an HSBC Bank in Brooklyn and a May break-in at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank in Queens to blowtorch their way through roofs and into the...

  • July 26- Verizon Communications Inc disappointed Wall Street on Tuesday by reporting a smaller-than-expected subscriber gain for its main wireless business, while its CEO gave few details about plans to increase revenue from its planned purchase of Yahoo Inc's internet assets. Verizon is focused on combining the media and advertising technology assets...

  • July 26- Verizon Communications Inc disappointed Wall Street on Tuesday by reporting a smaller-than-expected subscriber gain for its main wireless business, while its CEO gave few details about plans to increase revenue from its planned purchase of Yahoo Inc's internet assets. Verizon is focused on combining the media and advertising technology assets...

  • In a complaint filed with the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, Primus Pacific Partners said it was seeking $510 million of damages from Goldman and former Managing Director Tim Leissner, after the bank concealed its conflicts of interest with Prime Minister Najib Razak and Malaysia's 1 MDB sovereign wealth fund. According to the complaint, Primus...

  • LONDON, July 25- Europe's first regulated asset-backed bitcoin product- an exchange-traded instrument that will invest exclusively in the digital currency- begins trading this week on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse. BitcoinETI will be available through regulated brokerages across Europe, and settlement will be handled...

  • BRUSSELS, July 26- The European Commission will launch an arbitration procedure to resolve a dispute between Norwegian Air Shuttle and U.S. regulators over the budget carrier's wish to fly to the United States from Ireland, two sources said. Norwegian's Irish subsidiary applied for permission to operate flights to the United States more than two years ago, but...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The New York and Massachusetts attorneys general are refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change. In an escalating political fight over global warming, the chairman of the House Science Committee is pursuing records from...

  • July 26- Verizon Communications Inc disappointed Wall Street on Tuesday by reporting a smaller-than-expected subscriber gain for its main wireless business, and its CEO gave few details about plans to increase revenue from its planned purchase of Yahoo Inc's internet assets. Chief Executive Officer Lowell McAdam said Verizon could "create long-term...

  • *WTI lowest since April 20, Brent down to May 10 low. NEW YORK, July 26- Oil prices dipped on Tuesday, with U.S. crude hitting three-month lows, as oversupply concerns weighed on the petroleum complex ahead of data likely to show unseasonably high gasoline stocks despite the peak U.S. summer driving period. "Our shift to a bearish stance that was initiated more than...

  • *U.S. to sell $34 bln 5- year notes after weak 2- year auction. NEW YORK, July 26- Yields on U.S. government bonds edged higher on Tuesday ahead of a $34 billion auction of five-year notes, while the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that may produce clues on the timing on a possible interest rate increase. The domestic economy's resilience following Britain's...

  • WASHINGTON— The White House warned Tuesday of a "revolution" of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks. Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama's homeland security and...