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  • LAKEVILLE, Conn. _ Salisbury Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $1.9 million. Salisbury Bancorp shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Salisbury Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Global stock markets fell on Friday as results from some big U.S. companies disappointed and tobacco shares dropped, while oil prices had their biggest weekly percentage rise this year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it aims to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes while exploring measures to shift smokers towards e-cigarettes.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. economy accelerated in the second quarter as consumers ramped up spending and businesses invested more on equipment, but persistent sluggish wage gains cast a dark shadow over the growth outlook. Gross domestic product increased at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the April-June period, which included a boost from trade, the Commerce...

  • CHICAGO, July 28- U.S. wheat futures rose on Friday, buoyed by signs of poor yields in drought-hit U.S. spring wheat belts, but the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract was still headed for a third straight weekly loss as U.S. crop troubles were set against ample global supplies. CBOT September soft red winter wheat futures ended up 1-1/ 4...

  • July 28- The leader of British Columbia's opposition party has resigned, the Liberal Party said on Friday, weeks after Christy Clark's government was ousted following a cliffhanger election in the legislature of the western Canadian province. The right-leaning Liberal Party, unrelated to Canada's governing federal Liberals, said in a statement party...

  • *Other cities could follow if Stuttgart bans diesel cars. STUTTGART, Germany, July 28- A German court on Friday backed an effort to ban diesel cars from Stuttgart, dealing a blow to carmakers such as Daimler and Volkswagen which had sought to avert legal curbs by modifying vehicles to cut their emissions. Environmental group DUH went to court two months after the VW...

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The seven-year Republican quest to scrap Obamacare, a major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lay in ruins on Friday after the Senate failed to dismantle the healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters. John McCain, the maverick 80- year-old senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, cast...

  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday he hoped farm business with Mexico would not suffer due to President Donald Trump's drive to get a better deal for manufacturers. Speaking before talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada to revamp the 23- year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which will begin on Aug. 16 in Washington, Perdue...

  • *Dow industrials edge up into record territory. *Tobacco stocks fall after FDA statement on nicotine. July 28- The S&P 500 slipped on Friday on negative reactions to earnings reports from high-profile names such as Amazon, Exxon and Starbucks and a drop in shares of tobacco companies.

  • LAS VEGAS, July 28- A U.S. congressional panel this week asked 22 government agencies to share documents on Moscow- based cyber firm Kaspersky Lab, saying its products could be used to carry out "nefarious activities against the United States," according to letters seen by Reuters. The committee asked the agencies for all documents and communications about...

  • July 28- The Federal Reserve's $4.5 trillion balance sheet is not doing a lot to boost the U.S. economy at this time and trimming it gradually is the right thing to do, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Friday. "I think the big, big balance sheet isn't doing a lot to boost the economy right now, but I do think there are costs in terms of public confidence in...

  • HOUSTON, July 28- Exxon Mobil Corp posted a rare earnings miss on Friday, the only international oil producer to do so last quarter, as production slipped in its African and Canadian operations. Chevron for years has downplayed profits to spend heavily on megaprojects in Australia, the U.S. Shares of Exxon fell about 2.0 percent to $79.17 in Friday afternoon...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Wells Fargo& Co began examining the way its auto lending unit enrolled borrowers into insurance policies a year ago, but did not plan to disclose problems it uncovered until it was ready to issue reimbursements to affected customers, its head of consumer lending told Reuters on Friday. In an interview, Franklin Codel said the business started...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- Shares of Tesla Inc rose nearly 1 percent on Friday ahead of a handover to customers of its first Model 3 sedans, the electric cars that Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is betting will propel his company into the mass market. Tesla is counting on the Model 3 to help turn the cash-losing company into a profitable one, and its event later on...

  • *North Korea missile test sparks bond safety buying. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. You're getting further confirmation that there's not a meaningful pick up in wages, which probably doesn't bode well for the outlook for inflation, "said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Societe Generale in New York.

  • The FDA's move to consider reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes sent shares of major tobacco companies in the United States and UK plummeting in heavy trading volume, with the world's biggest producers poised to lose about $60 billion of market value. The agency cannot reduce nicotine levels to zero, nor can it ban cigarettes, but Gottlieb said the FDA would...

  • July 28- The leader of British Columbia's Official Opposition Christy Clark has resigned, her Liberal Party said on Friday, weeks after her government was ousted through a vote of non-confidence in the legislature of the western Canadian province. The right-leaning Liberal Party, unrelated to Canada's governing federal Liberals, said in a statement the...

  • NEW YORK— Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo is back in hot water for signing customers up for products that they didn't need or want. Nearly a year ago, Wells Fargo admitted that its employees opened up to 2 million accounts for customers without getting their permission in order to meet overly aggressive sales goals. The bank paid $180 million in fines and penalties...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- High-flying semiconductor stocks may be poised for more losses in the coming weeks as a large swath of chip names reports quarterly results in a sector that may have run up too far for some investors. Semiconductor and semiconductor equipment stocks are expected to see the highest growth within the tech sector, with year-over-year earnings...

  • HOUSTON, July 28- Exxon Mobil Corp posted a rare earnings miss on Friday, the only international oil producer to do so last quarter, as production slipped in its African and Canadian operations. Chevron for years has downplayed profits to spend heavily on megaprojects in Australia, the U.S. Shares of Exxon fell about 2.0 percent to $79.17 in Friday afternoon...