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  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday issued a stamp of approval to Argentina's economic reform efforts and said the United States would try to expedite the exchange of tax data that could help Argentina repatriate overseas assets. Lew, in the first visit by a U.S. treasury secretary to Argentina since 2002, told Reuters that he believed that U.S. support for...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House. Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, which represents more than 500 tribes, spoke to nearly a dozen of...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew meets with Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Why Study Economics?" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on Federal Reserve supervision and regulation of the...

  • BELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept 26- Central banks may find it more challenging to maintain inflation targets as the world economy becomes more integrated with increased international trade, the head of the Bank of Canada said on Monday. Policymakers need to acknowledge the risks from these changes and consider how to blunt their potential impact on monetary policy...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A North Dakota state inspection of an oil pipeline site has found no sign of the Native American artifacts or human remains that an American Indian Tribe says are present, the state's chief archaeologist said in a draft memo. Chief Archaeologist Paul Picha said in the memo first published Monday by conservative blogger Rob Port that seven state...

  • In a sign of growing ambition beyond its taxi business, Uber is gearing up to deliver meals in Amsterdam this week just as Takeaway.com, the restaurant ordering leader in the Netherlands, lists on the Amsterdam stock market. The plan include 16 cities in 12 European countries ranging from Moscow to Madrid to Manchester, 11 new cities in nine Asian countries-...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for American Express Co to block merchants that accept its cards from steering customers toward lower-cost cards from other issuers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge in Brooklyn erred in February 2015 in finding that American Express' "anti-steering" rules...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of all cases, complaints and other alleged violations that the department has received concerning Wells Fargo in recent years. Perez's announcement, outlined in a Sept. 26 letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, comes after...

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dipping to their lowest level since early May. The Treasury Department auctioned $40 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.250 percent, down from 0.305 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,993.68, while...

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  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for American Express Co to block merchants that accept its cards from steering customers toward lower-cost cards from other issuers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge in Brooklyn erred in February 2015 in finding that American Express' "anti-steering" rules...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 26- Samarco Mineração SA, the Brazilian iron ore mining joint venture that suspended operations in November following a dam disaster, missed an interest payment on a $500 million bond that was due on Monday, trustee Bank of New York Mellon Corp said. As a result, Samarco will have 30 days to make the payment, or else investors holding at least 25...

  • Obama spoke at his eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference, which he created during his first year in office. Leaders of more than 560 Native American tribes gathered for the Washington event as one of the largest Native American protests in decades continues in North Dakota. The $3.7 billion project is being built by the Dakota Access subsidiary of Dallas-...

  • "Disclosure is the foundation of federal securities laws, and public companies are required to disclose material events that shareholders should know about," Warner said in a letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White. Warner also asked the SEC to probe whether Yahoo has "made complete and accurate representations" about the security of its information technology...

  • TORONTO, Sept 26- Canadian fashion retailer Aritzia Inc priced its initial public offering at C $16 a share on Monday, at the very top end of the range it marketed the deal, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants. Palantir Technologies was co-founded by prominent tech financier Peter Thiel, with backing from an investment arm of the CIA, and was recently valued at $20 billion.

  • TORONTO, Sept 26- Canadian policymakers are facing increased pressure to support the country's lackluster economy as infrastructure spending takes time to kick in and record high debt loads dampen the impact of stimulus checks. Weak oil prices, disappointing growth in non-energy exports and a wildfire in Alberta that cut oil production have all weighed on...

  • TORONTO, Sept 26- Rogers Communications Inc will incur third-quarter losses of between C $100 million to C $140 million as its joint-venture Shomi video streaming service is shut down, the Canadian company said on Monday. Rogers said in a statement that Shomi, a venture whose plans it announced in August 2014 with fellow Canadian company Shaw Communications...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Perry Capital, the hedge fund firm founded by Richard Perry and Paul Leff in 1988, plans to wind down its main hedge funds, according to a letter sent to investors on Monday and seen by Reuters. "Although I continue to believe very strongly in our investments, process and team, the industry and market headwinds against us have been strong, and the...