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  • LOS ANGELES, July 22- Donald Trump's 75- minute acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention attracted a bigger U.S. television audience than the same event four years ago but failed to match the all-time record, according to Nielsen data released on Friday. That compared with 30.3 million who watched Mitt Romney four years ago and 38.9 million...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A federal judge on Friday rejected a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela in a case that included allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy and references to diamonds, junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland. "The evidence will show not only that the purported notes are fake, but also that the...

  • SANDUSKY, Ohio _ Civista Bancshares Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $5.2 million. Civista Bancshares shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Civista Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • Annual increases in rent surpassed 9 percent in both the Seattle and Portland, Oregon areas, although it has moderated in markets such as San Francisco, where yearly price growth went from double-digit gains to 7.4 percent. Prices are rising above the national average in New York City and Los Angeles. But they've settled at less than 2 percent in Cincinnati and...

  • NEW YORK— As a TV impresario and political puppet-master, Roger Ailes is unmatched in our time. He didn't invent anything, as Ted Turner did with "superstations" and cable news. It has been the ratings leader for 15 years and is hugely profitable for parent company 21st Century Fox.

  • BEIJING— Donald Trump accused China of stealing copyrights and unfairly manipulating its currency as he accepted the Republican Party's presidential nomination on Friday, charges likely to fuel anger in a country already upset at criticisms of Beijing in the party's new policy platform. His comments are likely to provoke China, which has already lashed out...

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who resigned from Fox News on Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • CINCINNATI _ First Financial Bancorp on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $22.6 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $84.9 million.

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who resigned from Fox News on Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • NEW YORK— May 15, 1940: Roger Ailes born in Warren, Ohio. 1970 s: Produces television programs and plays including "The Hot l Baltimore," which opens off- Broadway in New York in 1973 and runs for three years. 1989-91: Manages the unsuccessful first campaign by Rudolph Giuliani for mayor of New York, and the unsuccessful campaign of Jim Courter for governor of New Jersey.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- An Arab-American family whose business and personal bank accounts were closed in 2014 without explanation can sue JPMorgan Chase for racial discrimination, a federal judge in Detroit has ruled. Filed in February, the lawsuit by Najah Manni, his wife Kathy and their two children says the largest U.S. bank further discriminated against them by...

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who is expected to soon exit Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Donald Trump has said a lot of things that, were he a sitting U.S. president instead of a candidate for the job, could be expected to roil financial markets. Should Trump win the Nov. 8 election, some investors said, it is not clear how the New York businessman could push through policies that clash with mainstream Republican party views on free trade...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Donald Trump has said a lot of things that, were he a sitting U.S. president instead of a candidate for the job, could be expected to roil financial markets. Should Trump win the Nov. 8 election, some investors said, it is not clear how the New York businessman could push through policies that clash with mainstream Republican party views on free trade...

  • CLEVELAND— Donald Trump "humbly and gratefully" accepts the Republican nomination for president, joins crowd in chant of " USA!

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, FNB has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000 customers, has assets of $7.4 billion, and operates over 100 branches in North and South Carolina. FNB's financial adviser was RBC Capital Markets LLC and Reed...

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, F.N.B. has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. It provides commercial and consumer banking and wealth management solutions led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000...

  • CLEVELAND— Trump waves off chants of "lock her up" about Hillary Clinton, tells GOP delegates: "Let's defeat her in November".

  • MAUMEE, Ohio _ Dana Holding Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $53 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.53 billion.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Huntington Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $174.5 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 21 cents per share. Huntington Bancshares shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...