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  • TOKYO, Aug 31- The dollar hovered near a three-week high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. data enhanced expectations of a near-term rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Comments on Friday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen had increased expectations the central bank could hike as early as September, and the markets will be awaiting more data to...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Growth in Japan's industrial output ground to a halt in July after June's gains, underscoring the fragility of factory activity- a continuing challenge to policymakers grappling with a stalling economy. The flat reading compared with economists' median estimate in a Reuters poll of a 0.8 percent increase, following a 2.3 percent increase in June,...

  • Aug 30- Retailer Gap Inc said on Tuesday that its distribution center in Fishkill, New York, had been hit by a serious fire. The clothing retailer owns a network of distribution centers in North America and England, including the affected facility, which spans over 8.6 million square feet, according to a regulatory filing. "The Fishkill distribution center is a...

  • Aug 30- SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February's high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank. The disclosure suggests that cyber thieves may have ramped up their efforts following the Bangladesh Bank...

  • Aug 31- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 31 August Germany Auction of 30- year Federal Bond 31 August Norway Government bond auction.

  • PAUL, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on "The Role of the Fed and its Board of Directors," hosted by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation- 1200 GMT. BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in panel before the "Business Cycles, Financial Markets and Monetary...

  • PAUL, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on "The Role of the Fed and its Board of Directors," hosted by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation- 1200 GMT. BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in panel before the "Business Cycles, Financial Markets and Monetary...

  • SWIFT WARNS CUSTOMERS IT MAY REPORT THEM TO REGULATORS IF THEY DON'T INSTALL SECURITY UPDATES BY NOVEMBER DEADLINE.

  • SWIFT DISCLOSES MORE ATTACKS ON BANKS BY HACKERS SEEKING TO SEND FRAUDULENT MONEY-TRANSFER REQUESTS.

  • Aug 30- Joe Sutter, known for leading Boeing Co's engineering team for the iconic 747 jumbo jet in the mid-1960s, died on Tuesday at the age of 95.. In addition to the 747, Sutter worked on projects including the 737 and 707 aircraft models, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive officer Ray Conner said in a message to employees. Sutter and his team became known...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Japanese industrial output was flat in July from the previous month, underscoring fragility in factory activity, government data showed on Wednesday. The result compared with economists' median estimate of a 0.8 percent increase in a Reuters poll, following a 2.3 percent increase in June. Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday, and police were investigating similar threats to faculty members from at least two universities in eastern states. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety...

  • Neither the SEC nor Justice Department responded to requests for comment. The SEC said that AstraZeneca through at least 2010 failed to devise and maintain a system of internal accounting controls relating to its subsidiaries' interactions with Chinese and Russian government officials. AstraZeneca also falsely recorded the improper payments in China...

  • Jerry Brown, a new overtime bill would put California at the forefront nationally of farm labor pay and mark a victory in the fight to improve farmworkers rights in the decades old movement launched by Cesar Chavez, the legendary co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association who fought for higher farm worker pay. Florentino Reyes, 48, has been picking...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 30- Motiva Enterprises LLC said on Tuesday the division of its U.S. refining assets between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saudi Aramco would take place on April 1, 2017, months later than originally expected. "The separation transaction between Motiva's owners is targeted to close April 1, 2017." In the March 16 announcement of plans to break up Motiva, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Democrat Elizabeth Warren and 19 other U.S. senators voiced concern to the chief executive of Mylan NV about the high cost of its EpiPen on Tuesday, calling the device used in the case of life-threatening allergies "exorbitantly expensive." Mylan has been under fire for steadily raising the price of the device from about $100 in 2008 to about...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 31- India will release data later on Wednesday that is expected to show economic growth slowed in the June quarter, and despite having one of the world's fastest growth rates it means millions of unemployed Indians will face an even longer queue for a job. That is still good enough to make India a bright spot in the gloomy global environment, and...

  • NEW YORK— David's Bridal says its CEO Pam Wallack has left the company and chairman Paul Pressler will replace her. Pressler is a partner at the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier& Rice that acquired David's Bridal from another private equity firm in 2012, and has also served as president of Walt Disney's retail division and CEO of Gap Inc..

  • The deal, expected to close by September's end, was announced by Chicago- based Tribune Media Tuesday. The Chicago Tribune reports Tribune Media employees were told "operational headquarters" will remain in Chicago, but staff will be moved to a new space likely in the second quarter of 2017.. Tuesday's deal is part of Tribune Media's ongoing efforts to sell its...

  • The award of $22,437,800 was tied to an $80 million settlement between the SEC and Monsanto in February, according to the lawyer, Stuart Meissner in New York, in a statement. Monsanto said in an emailed statement, "It would be inappropriate for our company to comment on the SEC's whistleblower program or this specific award." Awards to 33 whistleblowers by the SEC's...