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  • CRUDE EXTENDS LOSSES FURTHER AFTER EIA DATA, DOWN BY $1 AT SESSION LOW OF $41.92 A BARREL.

  • The encryption debate took center stage earlier this year after the FBI demanded that Apple Inc. help it access an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple vowed a court fight, but the matter was ultimately dropped after a third-party provided the FBI with a way to access the phone's information. The FBI and other law enforcement maintain that...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, July 27- Italy's third-largest lender, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, has asked at least eight investment banks to guarantee a 5 billion euro cash call as it races to ease regulatory concerns over its stability, a source said. The health of the 544- year-old bank, the world's oldest, poses a threat to the wider Italian banking system, the euro zone's fourth...

  • TORONTO, July 27- Torstar Corp slashed its dividend and reported a wider second-quarter loss on Wednesday, sending its shares lower, as the owner of one of Canada's largest circulation newspapers struggled with slumping print advertising revenue. The publisher of the Toronto Star and a string of community newspapers said lower revenue trends have extended...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Homeowners in New Jersey who offer short-term rentals through online sites such as Airbnb would have to pay the same taxes and fees as hotels and motels under a bill that's being introduced in the Assembly. Democratic Assemblywomen Annette Quijano of Union County and Valerie Vainieri Huttle of Bergen County say they want to level the playing...

  • SAO PAULO, July 27- Latin American currencies weakened on Wednesday as traders adopted a cautious stance ahead of a U.S. Markets were mostly unfazed by news that Japan will announce a $265 billion stimulus package next week, ramping up pressure for the central bank to announce complementary monetary easing following a meeting later this week.

  • TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $4 million. On a per-share basis, the Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 61 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ First Citizens BancShares Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $69.3 million. The bank, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, said it had earnings of $5.77 per share. Keywords: First Citizens BancShares, Earnings Report.

  • The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke. Comcast, for instance, is trying to demystify the wait for the cable guy via a new map-based app customers can use to track its techs in real time. Just ask Johann Bilsborough, a 43- year-old in suburban Boston, who tapped it open while waiting for his installation appointment.

  • REYKJAVIK, Iceland— Iceland's airport authority says the country briefly closed its airspace to flights because of a technical problem at its air traffic control center. Gudni Sigurdsson of airport operator and air navigation service Isavia says Wednesday that "we did not let more traffic into our area" while a problem with the flight data processing system...

  • *Wall Street falters as Apple shine fades; Fed statement awaited. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets pared early gains as investors awaited the end of two-day meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers. Wall Street opened higher,...

  • MILAN— Italian retailer OVS has announced that designer Jean Paul Gaultier will do a capsule collection that will be in stores in November. The collection will feature 60 pieces, including accessories, for both men and women with the label Jean Paul Gaultier for OVS. OVS has previously collaborated with Elio Fiorucci and Costume National, and most recently...

  • Excluding items, the company earned 91 cents per share, beating the average analyst estimate of 88 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue rose about 8 percent to $559 million to best the $548 million estimate. Net income attributable to Nasdaq on a non-GAAP basis fell to $70 million, or 42 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, from $133 million,...

  • July 27- Wall Street gave up early gains after disappointing earnings from Coca-Cola and weak oil prices offset a boost from Apple. However, Apple shares rose 6.7 percent to $103.09 after the company sold more iPhones than expected in the third-quarter and gave an upbeat current-quarter forecast. "The Fed clearly will not raise interest rates," said Chris...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- The federal bureau charged with protecting U.S. consumers' finances was poised to lay out plans on Thursday for toughening regulation of debt collection, as complaints have mounted about the multibillion-dollar industry. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal would come on top of an existing federal law, the Fair Debt...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- The U.S. economy likely expanded at a 2.3 percent annualized rate in the second quarter following a weaker-than-expected report on domestic durable goods in June, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday. The latest GDP estimate was slightly slower than the 2.4 percent figure calculated on July 19, the regional...

  • BASE PRICE: $28,700 for SE FWD; $20,195 for SE AWD; $31,790 for SEL FWD; $33,285 for SEL AWD; $35,600 for Titanium FWD; $37,095 for Titanium AWD; $40,400 for Sport AWD. BUILT AT: Oakville, Ontario, Canada. OPTIONS: Equipment group 401 A $3,150; panoramic vista roof $1,595; adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support $1,150; 21- inch, premium painted...

  • For 2016, Ford stocks its Edge SUV with more technology, including an adaptive steering feature and park assist that can handle even perpendicular spaces. The starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $29,595 for a front-wheel drive, 2016 Edge SE with the base, 245- horsepower, turbocharged, four-cylinder EcoBoost...

  • *Ireland is only English-speaking centre with EU future. While France has begun courting bankers with new tax breaks for expatriates and Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Luxembourg are also making pitches, Ireland is presenting itself as the only English-speaking country that offers a base in the euro zone and a future in the EU. Ireland is already one of the world's...

  • Shares of the company, in which Deutsche Telekom holds a majority stake, rose as much as 2 percent to a nine-year high of $45.87 in morning trading on Wednesday. Under Chief Executive John Legere, T-Mobile has rolled out offers including free data for its users who play the popular smartphone game "Pokemon Go," its free video streaming service "BingeOn" and weekly...