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  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- World stock indexes rose and the dollar edged up against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings that will conclude on Wednesday. Investor expectations are low that the Fed will raise U.S. short-term interest rates, but investors will listen closely to Chair Janet...

  • Neil Young is joining the protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline with his new song, "Indian Givers." The music video for the song shows clips of Young driving his car and footage of the recent anti-pipeline protests, including a man who chained himself to construction equipment last week. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people from around the...

  • WASHINGTON Sept 20- The chief executive officer of Wells Fargo& Co on Tuesday apologized for the bank's opening as many as 2 million bogus customer accounts that could generate fees for the lender. "I accept full responsibility for all unethical sales practices," CEO John Stumpf told a congressional panel. The bank's board of directors is examining what action it...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the testimony of Wells Fargo's CEO before the Senate Banking Committee:. Regulators fined San Francisco- based Wells Fargo $185 million earlier this month, saying employees had opened the millions of accounts to meet aggressive sales targets. The Massachusetts Democrat, one of the fiercest critics of Wall Street, challenged John...

  • US COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY DIRECTOR CURRY SAYS BANK REGULATOR "MAY TAKE FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS" AGAINST WELLS FARGO EXECS.

  • The upgrade comes on a day when Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf is testifying before the Senate banking committee in connection with the case. Wells Fargo agreed to pay $185 million in fines earlier this month, after reaching a settlement with three regulators over sales abuses as employees opened sham credit card, debit card and other accounts to meet...

  • *DTS soars on $850 mln acquisition agreement with Tessera. Sept 20- Wall Street was trading higher on Tuesday, helped by financial stocks, as investors await the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates. The central bank's two-day meeting will conclude with Fed Chair Janet Yellen's press conference at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

  • In prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press, Chief Executive John Stumpf says he is "deeply sorry" the bank failed to meet its responsibility to customers and didn't act sooner to stem what he called "this unacceptable activity." He testifies Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee. Wells Fargo has long been known for its aggressive sales goals,...

  • Sept 19- Wells Fargo& Co's chief executive, John Stumpf, will tell U.S. senators on Tuesday that he is "deeply sorry" for selling customers unauthorized bank accounts and credit cards and that he would take "full responsibility" for the unethical activity, the New York Times reported on Monday. Stumpf will strike a contrite tone in a testimony over the fake accounts at...

  • SANDUSKY, Iowa— Authorities say 44 people were cited and one person was jailed during a weekend protest intended to block construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline in southeast Iowa. Lee County Chief Deputy Sheriff Scott Bonar said Monday that 38 adults were cited for trespassing and released from the county jail after authorities removed them...

  • NEW YORK— When Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, it won't be just his bank under fire for turning friendly branches into high-pressure sales centers. It'll be the entire industry. Wells Fargo is in the spotlight now after its employees allegedly opened up to 2 million bank and credit card accounts, transferred...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 18- The swaying durum crops on Dave Marzolf's farm look lush and even, bearing full kernels of the wheat used to make pasta. Canada, the world's top durum exporter, ships much of it to Italy, Algeria and Morocco. Vomitoxin and other problems resulting from torrential rain have also spoiled crops in France, the European Union's biggest durum...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • NEW YORK/ CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA, Sept 19- A potential rerouting of a long-anticipated pipeline at the center of a protest in North Dakota would be a laborious and costly task, possibly delaying a startup by months and provoking further opposition from Native American and environmental groups who were instrumental in halting construction.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 18- The swaying durum crops on Dave Marzolf's farm look lush and even, bearing full kernels of the wheat used to make pasta. Canada, the world's top durum exporter, ships much of it to Italy, Algeria and Morocco. Vomitoxin and other problems resulting from torrential rain have also spoiled crops in France, the European Union's biggest durum...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • SANDUSKY, Iowa— At least 15 people were arrested Saturday during a protest intended to block the construction of a major oil pipeline through southeast Iowa. More than 150 protesters gathered at the work site entrance of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline in Sandusky, a Mississippi River town across the river from Illinois and five miles north of Missouri.

  • FARGO, N.D.— A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of another section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in a ruling late Friday that it needs more time to consider the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request for an emergency injunction.

  • Red Cloud, a direct descendent of famous Lakota warrior and leader Red Cloud, is applying a new approach among tribal members working to stop oil development: become a regulator instead of having to ask for their help. "A whole lot of people are going to start voting here in the state of South Dakota," Red Cloud, who lives near Oglala, told The Associated Press.

  • The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Utah, and seeks class-action status on behalf of hundreds of thousands of customers nationwide. Wells Fargo, the country's third-largest bank by assets, has said it has fired 5,300 people over the matter and would eliminate sales goals in its retail banking on Jan. 1, 2017. Wells Fargo Bank NA et al, U.S. District...