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  • LONDON, Sept 26- Optimism about the outlook for Britain's financial services sector is at its lowest point since the financial crisis, a survey of finance firms showed on Monday. Over half of all financial firms surveyed said the general impact of Britain's Brexit vote was negative, with only one in ten firms seeing any upside. Britain's financial industry is the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- The Bank of Japan's new policy framework will face its first test in coming weeks as market players look to how the central bank will handle its bond buying operations to achieve its new policy target in long-term bond yields. The BOJ said on Wednesday it would aim to guide the 10- year Japanese Government Bond yield around zero percent, ditching its...

  • TOKYO, Sept 26- The Bank of Japan's new policy framework will face its first test in coming weeks as market players look to how the central bank will handle its bond buying operations to achieve its new policy target in long-term bond yields. The BOJ said on Wednesday it would aim to guide the 10- year Japanese Government Bond yield around zero percent, ditching its...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin- based company, owned by Germany's three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin- based company, owned by Germany's three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin- based company, owned by Germany's three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin- based company, owned by Germany's three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers...

  • LOS ANGELES— All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy- they could be producing it. The California Energy Commission is investing $2 million to study whether piezoelectric crystals can be used to produce electricity from the mechanical energy created by vehicles driving on roads.

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 a gallon for regular grade. The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade gasoline was $2.53 a gallon while premium was $2.74 a gallon. The highest average price for regular gas in the contiguous U.S. was $2.80 in San Francisco.

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- The deal reached on Sept. 19 between Canada's Unifor union and General Motors Co will see the auto maker invest C $554 million in its local plants, the labor group said on Sunday ahead of a ratification vote on that agreement. In a brochure posted online, the union said the bulk of the money will go toward the Oshawa and St. Catharines plants in the...

  • In Pennsylvania and other leading gas-producing states, a battle royal has developed over royalties, with landowners bitterly disputing the sums that some drillers have been taking from royalty checks already severely diminished by a collapse in prices. Chesapeake Energy Corp. alone is facing royalty lawsuits in Texas, Ohio, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts— Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. It's known as Swapfest, a place where tinkerers from across New England go to buy and sell the gadgets they can't find in stores. "You can pretty much find all...

  • WASHINGTON— From the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. Mortgage rates are near historic lows. The Associated Press spoke with Rohit Gupta, chief executive of Genworth Mortgage Insurance, about today's housing market.

  • Sept 25- Iran introduced credit cards for the first time on Sunday, the Iranian Students' News Agency reported. Iran is looking to bolster its oil production and economy after world powers in January lifted sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. Valiollah Seif, the head of the central bank...

  • Sept 25- Iran introduced credit cards for the first time on Sunday, the Iranian Students' News Agency reported. Iran is looking to bolster its oil production and economy after world powers in January lifted sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. Valiollah Seif, the head of the central bank...

  • College tuition may be daunting, but so are the conversations about how to pay for it. START EARLY: Start talking to your kids as young as possible, said Judith Ward, a senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price. BE SPECIFIC: Keith Bernhardt, vice president of Fidelity's college savings program, said that by 9th or 10th grade those conversations should still be positive...

  • MEXICO CITY— A fuel tanker carrying gasoline and diesel continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. A large plume of smoke from the burning ship could be seen from the port of Veracruz.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 25- Denzel Washington hit the bullseye again. He'll be back on screens at the end of the year in "Fences," an adaptation of August Wilson's play, that he directs and stars in alongside Viola Davis. "Storks," an animated comedy from Warner Bros., came in second with $21.8 million.

  • NEW YORK— Jane Pauley is becoming a morning television host again— this time at a much more relaxed pace. CBS said Sunday she will replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the "Sunday Morning" telecast. Pauley will be only the third host of the program since its 1979 start with Charles Kuralt.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 25- Reaching an agreement to stabilise global oil prices, including a possible deal to freeze output, is "non-critical" for Russia, its Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying on Sunday. "For us, in principle, it's non-critical, but we believe that the process of market rebalancing could be advanced.