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  • ECONOMY MINISTER BRUNO LE MAIRE SAYS WILL NEED TO TAKE MEASURES TO ENSURE FRANCE MEETS 2017 3 PCT TARGET- TF1.

  • TEL AVIV, June 26- Israel's parliament on Monday gave initial approval to a law banning locally-based firms selling binary options overseas by online trading. Israel already banned the domestic sale of binary options last year, the first country to do so. A Reuters special report published in September shed light on the rapid rise of the industry in Israel.

  • FRENCH PUBLIC DEFICIT TO BE AT 3.2 PCT OF GDP IN 2017- TF1 CITING NATIONAL AUDIT REPORT.

  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS TRUMP TALKED EXTENSIVELY WITH A NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ON HEALTHCARE BILL OVER THE WEEKED, INCLUDING SENATORS CRUZ, PAUL, AND JOHNSON.

  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS TRUMP VERY PLEASED WITH DEVELOPMENTS ON HEALTHCARE BILL, CONTINUES TO SUPPORT WAYS TO MAKE IT STRONGER.

  • NEW YORK— Jury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center. More than 100 prospective jurors were part of the selection process that started Monday in Manhattan federal court. Ng is confined to a luxury Manhattan apartment while...

  • NEW YORK— CNN wasn't saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Anthony Scaramucci, a member of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines chief executive as its next president and CEO as the U.S. passenger rail carrier makes major repairs at its busiest U.S. hub. Richard Anderson will assume the title of president and co-CEO on July 12 and take over the CEO role exclusively on Jan. 1. Amtrak's repair program at Penn Station in New York...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines chief executive as its next president and CEO as the U.S. passenger rail carrier makes major repairs at its busiest U.S. hub. Richard Anderson will assume the title of president and co-CEO on July 12 and take over the CEO role exclusively on Jan. 1. Amtrak's repair program at Penn Station in New York...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines chief executive as its next president and CEO as the U.S. passenger rail carrier makes major repairs at its busiest U.S. hub. Richard Anderson will assume the title of president and co-CEO on July 12 and take over the CEO role exclusively on Jan. 1. Amtrak's repair program at Penn Station in New York...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- Amtrak on Monday named a former Delta Air Lines chief executive as its next president and CEO as the U.S. passenger rail carrier makes major repairs at its busiest U.S. hub. Richard Anderson will assume the title of president and co-CEO on July 12 and take over the CEO role exclusively on Jan. 1. Amtrak's repair program at Penn Station in New York...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Oil prices crept higher on Monday in quiet trade that featured bargain hunting after prices slid last week and hit seven-month lows, but gains were limited by rising crude supply in the United States and other countries. Brent crude futures were up 25 cents, or half a percent, at $45.79 a barrel by 1:13 p.m., still set for a near 20 percent drop in the...

  • *Bailout opens rift between Germany and Italy. As lawmakers digested details of the rescue, which involves the state rather than investors bearing most of the cost, many criticised Rome for breaking with the spirit of a framework known as banking union-- and the European Commission in Brussels for allowing it do so. Under a deal sealed over the weekend, Italy will...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers. The justices narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely...

  • PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM AMTRAK NAMES FORMER DELTA AIR LINES CEO RICHARD ANDERSON AS PRESIDENT AND NEXT CHIEF EXECUTIVE.

  • *Takata files for protection in Japan, U.S. *Liabilities estimated by analysts at $15 bln. TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, June 26- Japan's Takata Corp, at the center of the auto industry's biggest-ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it had agreed to be largely acquired for $1.6 billion by the Chinese-owned U.S.-based Key...

  • SAO PAULO, June 26- Brazils health inspectors union on Monday said understaffing and government budget cuts were to blame for sanitary problems that triggered a U.S. ban on Brazilian fresh meat imports. The ANFFA union said in an emailed statement there are around 270 meatpacking installations in Brazil operating without inspectors. Brazil has around 4,800...

  • *Durable goods order for May falls unexpectedly. *Fed's Williams, Dudley bat for higher interest rates. June 26- The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were higher in late afternoon trading on Monday but a fall in technology stocks capped gains on the Nasdaq.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday released changes to their healthcare bill, including a six-month waiting period for people who have let their insurance coverage lapse for over 63 days- about two months- and want to get insured again. The change appeared aimed at deterring people from dropping health insurance to begin with, a concern that...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- U.S. Senate Republicans plan to issue a revised version of their healthcare bill on Monday, according to a Republican Senate aide, as the chamber's leaders scrambled to get legislation passed ahead of a July 4 holiday recess starting on Friday. The Senate bill unveiled last week was immediately criticized by both conservatives and...