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  • FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky First Federal Bancorp on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $381,000. Kentucky First Federal shares have dropped 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Kentucky First Federal, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. The FBI warning in an Aug. 18 flash alert from the agency's Cyber Division did not...

  • Iraq's oil ministry said on Friday it would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurds about oil exported by pipeline through their region from the northern Kirkuk fields to Turkey fail. "The meeting dealt with issues related to oil production and distribution from the field of Kirkuk and the region" of Kurdistan, the statement...

  • *Generic EpiPen to cost $300 vs branded price of about $600. Aug 29- Mylan NV said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen for $300, half the price of the branded product, the drugmaker's second step in less than a week to counter the backlash over the product's steep price. The company reduced the out-of-pocket costs of EpiPen...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canadian construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said on Monday it is weighing an offer for its entire business in France, which has about 1,100 employees and manages 17 regional airports in the country. The offer, for an undisclosed amount, comes from a partnership comprising private French companies Impact Holding and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc was sued on Monday by buyers of its drugs, who accused the Canadian company of racketeering by forcing them to pay exorbitant prices. The proposed class-action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of unionized New York City police detectives and hotel workers,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Monday as foreign investors swooped in and bought Treasuries following a market selloff Friday that took yields on benchmark 10- year notes to their highest since Britain's surprise vote to exit the European Union in late June. Comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer on...

  • *Iraq still set on expanding output, market share. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Oil prices settled down more than 1 percent on Monday, snapping two consecutive days of gains, on caution over galloping Middle East crude output and a firmer dollar boosted by speculation of a U.S. rate hike by year-end. Key Middle East oil producer Iraq, which has exported more crude from its southern...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Monday as foreign investors swooped in and bought Treasuries following a market selloff Friday that took yields on benchmark 10- year notes to their highest since Britain's surprise vote to exit the European Union in late June. Comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer on...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The White House said on Monday it could still win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine U.S. leadership in the region. "The president is going to make a strong case that we have made progress and there is a path for us to get...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- The U.S. dollar was flat on Monday, erasing earlier gains, as investors looked ahead to jobs data this week that Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer has said will be important to whether the U.S. central bank raises interest rates soon. Investors have increased expectations that a hike is near since Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the...

  • Aug 29- Bubble Wrap maker Sealed Air Corp could consider selling or spinning off its floor cleaning products unit but is in no hurry to make a decision, Chief Executive Jerome Peribere said. Diversey, Sealed Air's second-biggest business by revenue, was acquired in 2011 by Peribere's predecessor, William Hickey, in a $4.3 billion deal. The answer is not...

  • MONTREAL, Aug 29- Canadian construction and engineering company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said on Monday it is weighing an offer for its entire business in France, which has about 1,100 employees and manages 17 regional airports in the country. The offer, for an undisclosed amount, comes from a partnership comprising private French companies Impact Holding and...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 29- Gold rebounded from a near five-week low as the dollar dropped on Monday, shrugging off earlier pressure by top Federal Reserve officials' comments fueling speculation that U.S. interest rates would rise sooner rather than later. Speaking at a meeting of leading central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on...

  • BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Aug 29- An investigation launched by Brazilian miner Samarco, and its owners Vale SA and BHP Billiton, into the cause of a dam spill last November found the dam collapsed due to liquefaction, a presentation said on Monday. Liquefaction is a process whereby a solid material such as sand loses strength and stiffness and behaves more like a...

  • U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer has given the $15 billion settlement preliminary approval, with a final decision expected Oct. 18. Terms call for the German carmaker to spend up to $10 billion buying back or repairing Volkswagen and Audi 2- liter vehicles and paying owners another $5,100 to $10,000 each. The Federal Trade Commission, which sued...

  • Aug 29- U.S. representatives Jason Chaffetz and Elijah Cummings of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Mylan NV Chief Executive Heather Bresch on Monday asking for documents and communications related to the fast-increasing price of allergy auto-injector EpiPens. Mylan said earlier it would launch the first generic...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Zhongwang USA LLC, backed by Chinese aluminum magnate Liu Zhongtian, said on Monday it would buy U.S. aluminum company Aleris Corp in a bet by the billionaire that the nascent U.S. automotive aluminum sector will be the industry's next big growth market. The $2.33 billion deal comes as Liu and Zhongwang International Group Ltd, the parent of...

  • DUBAI, Aug 29- Dubai's ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state's management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of employees absent. Governments around the Gulf are trying to make their bureaucracies more efficient as low oil prices...

  • Coming five months from the end of Obama's term, the White House has planned the trip as a moment to highlight his administration's seven-year effort to expand U.S. influence Asia, including his push for massive free-trade and a landmark climate agreement with China. White House officials said Obama will underscore the message even before leaving the U.S.,...