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  • LIMA, Feb 21- Peru's finance ministry is considering selling bonds to help state water company Sedapal build up to 10 billion soles in infrastructure projects through 2021, state news agency Andina reported on Tuesday. Last year, Peru issued a 10.25 billion sol bond in a debt swap transaction that the government described as one of the biggest global issuances...

  • NEW YORK— Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- A third of U.S. adults are eating out less frequently than three months ago, mostly because of cost, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos survey that illustrates the challenge for U.S. restaurants seeking to revive traffic after zero growth in 2016.. Annual traffic to U.S. restaurants has been flat or up just 1 percent since 2009, when there was a 2...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 21- Mexico's foreign exchange commission said on Tuesday it will offer up to $20 billion in currency hedges as it seeks to tame volatility it said has unfairly battered the peso. The commission said the program will not use the central bank's international reserves, suggesting it will be similar to derivatives offered by Brazil's central bank.

  • ABUJA, Feb 21- Nigeria's senate aims to present an oil governance bill for its third and final reading by the end of March, a leading senator said on Tuesday, as part of a series intended to overhaul the oil sector. Its backers say Nigeria's oil sector is in dire need of change, with power currently concentrated in the state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 21- The Bank of Canada is open to doing more financial technology experiments like the one it is currently conducting on a blockchain-based payment system, Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins said on Tuesday. "Project Jasper something new for the Bank of Canada and it is one of the most productive experiments that we've had," Wilkins said.

  • QUITO, Feb 21- Ecuador's presidential election will go to an April runoff between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral body said on Tuesday, after a nail-biter first round over the weekend. Ecuador's fragmented opposition is expected to close ranks round Lasso in a runoff amid anger over an economic downturn...

  • Feb 21- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. The closing of the deal, which was first announced in July, had been delayed as the companies assessed the fallout from two data breaches that Yahoo...

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— The remaining condo owner in a failed New Jersey waterfront development has reached an undisclosed settlement with a New York- based real estate company tied to Republican President Donald Trump's son-in-law. NJ.com reports the settlement with the Kushner Cos. announced Tuesday stems from a 2012 fraud lawsuit that initially listed 33...

  • *Popeyes shares soar after $1.8 bln buyout agreement. Feb 21- U.S. stocks rose to fresh record highs on Tuesday, boosted by strong earnings reports from Wal-Mart and other retailers and continued optimism about the economic agenda of President Donald Trump. "There was a period last week, I think, where people were getting a little worried about whether the...

  • ECUADOR ELECTORAL COUNCIL HEAD SAYS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS "IRREVERSIBLE," WAITING FOR FULL RESULTS TO ANNOUNCE SECOND ROUND.

  • Claudia Russ Anderson, former chief risk officer for the Wells Fargo branch banking unit where the sales problems occurred, was among those fired. She chose to take a personal leave from the bank in September, bank spokeswoman Mary Eshet said. The others fired by the bank were Pamela Conboy, Arizona lead regional president; Shelley Freeman, former Los Angeles...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday that he expects the IMF to provide "frank and candid" analysis of exchange rate policies, a Treasury spokesperson said.

  • American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Now United says it too is selling cut-rate tickets on some flights from Minneapolis to seven of its hub cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

  • iBooks US Bestseller List- Paid Books. Eerything, Everything by Nicola Yoon- 9780553496666-. 8. Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman- 9780345541444-.

  • Feb 21- Buyout firm Sycamore Partners has won the auction for the e-commerce business and intellectual property of bankrupt U.S. women's apparel retailer The Limited with a bid of $26.8 million, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Sycamore Partners outbid clothing firm Sunrise Brands LLC in the auction, the people said, asking not to be identified...

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  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 21- Argentina posted a trade deficit of $106 million in January, narrower than the $177 million trade deficit the country posted in the same month last year, the government's INDEC statistics agency said on Tuesday. Exports totaled $4.2 billion in January, up 9.3 percent from January 2016, while imports rose 7.1 percent to $4.3 billion, INDEC said.

  • Bristol-Myers, whose shares fell 2 percent to $53.45 on Tuesday, also disclosed that it expects to post charges of $1.5 billion to $2 billion in connection with a restructuring announced in October. The New York- based drugmaker also announced a $2 billion accelerated share repurchase program it will fund through a combination of debt and cash.

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo's board of directors said it is firing four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal. The board said Tuesday the four are Claudia Anderson, the former community bank chief risk officer, Pamela Conboy, the lead regional president in Arizona, Shelly Freeman, the former regional president in Los...