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  • ALPHABET INC SAYS HEAD OF GOOGLE' S CANADA OPERATIONS, SAM SEBASTIAN, HAS LEFT COMPANY; SEEKING PERMANENT REPLACEMENT.

  • July 25- Walt Disney Co's ABC News launched a partnership on Tuesday with ATTN:, a video news site focused on younger audiences, to co-produce videos for social media including Facebook Inc's Instagram and for Twitter Inc.. ATTN: co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Matthew Segal will join ABC News as a contributor, the companies said on Tuesday.

  • BOSTON, July 25- Marcato Capital Management LP demanded on Tuesday that Rent-A-Center Inc start the process of selling itself or the activist hedge fund threatened to work to throw out board members up for re-election at next year's annual meeting. The San Francisco- based investment firm, fresh off a victory at Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, is now throwing its weight...

  • NEW YORK— A prosecutor says a Chinese billionaire bribed two United Nations ambassadors so he could make a U.N. conference center in China the " Geneva of Asia." Attorney Janis Echenberg told a jury during a trial's closing arguments Tuesday that 69- year-old Ng Lap Seng wanted to build a center in Macau that would rival U.N. headquarters in New York in size.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 25- Silicon Valley baron Elon Musk insulted rival billionaire Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, escalating a tech wizard war of words over whether robots will become smart enough to kill their human creators. "His understanding of the subject is limited," Musk said in a tweet about the Facebook Inc founder whose algorithms and other technology...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- A federal appeals court on Tuesday said NBC News did not defame an Oregon sporting goods company by characterizing its exploding rifle targets as "bombs" in a report on the "Today" show. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said Tannerite Sports LLC did not show that NBCUniversal, part of Comcast Corp, made false statements about its...

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it may revise auto fuel efficiency requirements starting with the 2021 model year, a year earlier than previously disclosed, and could adopt lower standards through 2025.. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group representing General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor...

  • The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday called for public comments on the rule, which is the first step in revoking or revising it. The rule would have doubled to $47,000 the maximum salary a worker can earn and still be eligible for mandatory overtime pay under federal wage law. The Labor Department appealed the judge's decision temporarily blocking the rule to a...

  • *Spot silver at three-week high of $16.64/ oz. NEW YORK/ JOHANNESBURG, July 25- Gold prices retreated from a one-month high on Tuesday as equities gained and the markets awaited clues about monetary policy from the U.S. "The market is looking for clarity on the Fed's tightening cycle and when they are going to start with the tapering," said ETF Securities analyst...

  • July 25- U.S. state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on Tuesday urged drug distributor McKesson Corp to appoint an independent chair and link executive pay with progress in combating opioid epidemic. The letter follows criticism from International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who earlier this month urged shareholders to vote against...

  • CATSKILL, N.Y. _ Greene County Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $2.9 million. The Catskill, New York- based company said it had net income of 34 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $11.2 million, or $1.31 per share.

  • GM Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens cautioned in a call with analysts that production of its profitable large pickup trucks in North America could fall by 10 percent in 2018 as a new generation of trucks is launched. The results excluded nearly $800 million in losses from the company's European operations, which are being sold to France's PSA Group.

  • WASHINGTON— The Republican-led House is seeking to overturn a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized the rule just two weeks ago. Elizabeth Warren said that when a whole lot of people get hurt in the same way,...

  • Shares in the London- listed miner closed 8.5 percent lower at 169 pence, having had more than two-thirds wiped of their value since a ban on the export of gold and copper concentrates was imposed in Tanzania on March 3. Acacia, the biggest gold miner in Tanzania, received a notice from Tanzania on Monday for $190 billion unpaid taxes dating back over 10 years.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on the findings on what caused a fatal commuter rail crash north of New York City in 2015.:. The National Transportation Safety Board met Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to finalize the investigation of the crash on the Metro-North Railroad. NEW YORK— Federal safety investigators will present their findings following a commuter rail crash that...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram:. Police say 18- year-old Obdulia Sanchez was driving the car Friday when it veered onto the shoulder of a road about 75 miles northwest of Fresno. In the backseat were Seja and Sanchez's 14- year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, who was ejected from the car and killed...

  • NEW YORK— Delta Air Lines is apologizing after an argument between a pilot and a flight attendant delayed a flight from New York to Portland, Maine. The New York Daily reports that the pilot called the flight attendant a derogatory name after the two argued in the aisle. It was operated by Delta subsidiary Endeavor Air.

  • July 25- A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said on Tuesday. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and engineering center in Michigan, has been held since January when he was arrested trying to return to Germany.

  • TORONTO, July 25- Freeport-McMoRan Inc shares jumped to a 16- month high on Tuesday, as soaring metal prices and progress in a long-running, costly permit dispute with Indonesia buoyed the world's biggest publicly traded copper miner. Freeport's stock surged nearly 15 percent on the New York Stock Exchange by mid-day Tuesday, making it the top performer on the...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 25- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki discussed supplies of Russian T-90 battle tanks at a meeting in St Petersburg on Tuesday, according to a Russian military official present at the meeting. Russia's Izvestia newspaper cited the Kremlin last week as saying Iraq had agreed to buy a "big" order of...