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  • BERLIN, Sept 28- The United States on Wednesday began notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, and more than $1 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp jets to Bahrain, sources familiar with the decision said. The sales had been pending for more than two years amid concerns raised by Israel,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 26- Gold steadied on Monday, after a retreat in the dollar helped it build on last week's gains but moves were muted with markets awaiting a U.S. presidential debate for pointers as to the outcome of November's election. Spot gold was at $1,337.40 an ounce by 2:57 p.m. EDT, up 0.01 percent, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled up...

  • Sept 23- Alaska Air Group Inc agreed this week to give the U.S. Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America Inc, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said Friday. Alaska Airlines reached an understanding with the U.S. regulator earlier this year not to close the merger...

  • Investigators believe more people were involved in the New York and New Jersey bombing plots, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The New York Police Department released a photo of 28- year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to question him about a Saturday night explosion that injured 29 people in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and for a blast...

  • Sept 19- Authorities investigating the New York explosion case were searching on Monday for a 28- year-old New Jersey man who may be armed and dangerous, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The New York Police Department released a photo of Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Afghan descent who was wanted for questioning in the Saturday night...

  • *Wall Street weighed down by bank, energy stocks. NEW YORK, Sept 16- The possibility of a $14 billion fine for Deutsche Bank and a slide in oil prices hit financials and energy stocks on Friday, leading major global stock indexes lower. Stocks fell as investors dumped shares of banks in North America and Europe after the U.S. Department of Justice proposed Deutsche...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent last month after being unchanged in July. "It certainly is another thing that could help them increase their trend towards normalization," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • *Wall Street weighed down by banks, energy stocks. NEW YORK, Sept 16- The possibility of a $14 billion fine for Deutsche Bank and a slide in oil prices hit financials and energy stocks on Friday, leading most global stock indexes lower. Stocks fell as investors dumped shares of banks in North America and Europe after the U.S. Department of Justice proposed Deutsche...

  • *Wall Street weighed down by banks, energy stocks. NEW YORK, Sept 16- The possibility of a $14 billion fine for Deutsche Bank and a slide in oil prices hit financials and energy stocks on Friday, leading most global stock indexes lower. Stocks fell as investors dumped shares of banks in North America and Europe after the U.S. Department of Justice proposed Deutsche...

  • *Wall Street weighed down by banks, energy stocks. NEW YORK, Sept 16- A $14 billion fine for Deutsche Bank and a slide in oil prices hit financials and energy stocks on Friday, leading most global stock indexes lower. Stocks fell as investors dumped shares of banks in North America and Europe after the U.S. Department of Justice told Deutsche Bank to pay $14 billion to...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.2 percent last month after being unchanged in July. "It certainly is another thing that could help them increase their trend towards normalization," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • LONDON, Sept 14- Online retailer Amazon brought Echo, its voice-activated smart home controls device to Britain and Germany on Wednesday, hoping the Star Trek-inspired gadget will replicate the success it has seen in the United States. The launch, the latest big marketing push in Britain by the retailer, is the first expansion of Echo outside the United States,...

  • Sept 8- North Dakota's governor activated 100 National Guard troops on Thursday ahead of an expected ruling by a federal judge on a Native American tribe's request to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline that has drawn fierce opposition and protests. The $3.7 billion, 1,100- mile Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from just north of land owned by the...

  • Sept 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday asked a U.S. judge to allow the South Korean company to pay cargo handlers to remove its goods from Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd's vessels stationed near U.S. ports after the world's seventh-largest container carrier filed for bankruptcy. "There's no earthly reason why these parties should not be permitted to cut their...

  • *Spot gold faces resistance at $1,352 an ounce- technicals. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 8- Gold fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates at record lows but refrained from adding new stimulus as some investors had expected. Spot gold fell 0.6 percent to $1,337.4 an ounce by 2:39 p.m. EDT, with U.S. gold futures settling down 0.6 percent at...

  • Sept 7- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Wednesday said it planned to start flights to Barcelona from four U.S. cities next summer, heightening competition with U.S. rivals to the popular tourist destination. The Barcelona flights underscore the ambitions of Europe's third-biggest budget carrier, which started New York- Paris flights in July, to rapidly expand its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 6- Korean shipping line Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd won an order on Tuesday from a U.S. judge extending bankruptcy protections so its vessels can dock at U.S. ports without fear creditors will try take actions against the ships as they have in other countries. Bankruptcy Judge John Sherwood approved a motion by the world's seventh largest...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 2- SpaceX said on Friday it would shift Florida flights to a nearly completed second site after damage to its launch pad on Thursday from the explosion of a rocket belonging to the space services company run by Elon Musk. The Federal Aviation Administration has sent seven people to Florida to supervise investigation of the disaster, said...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 2- Damage to a launch pad from the explosion of a SpaceX rocket on Thursday may send the private space services company run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk scrambling to finish a second Florida launch site, officials said on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration has sent seven people to Florida to supervise investigation...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...