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  • QUITO, May 24- Lenin Moreno was sworn in as Ecuador's president on Wednesday following a tight electoral race that the former vice president won on promises of maintaining the social programs of his leftist predecessor, Rafael Correa. The 64- year-old socialist won a runoff last month in the oil-exporting country, bucking a shift to the right in South America as...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Ico Therapeutics Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $288,000 in its first quarter. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. Keywords: Ico Therapeutics, Earnings Report.

  • TOKYO, May 25- Most Japanese firms believe the Tokyo bourse should be cautious in its approach to any delisting of embattled Toshiba Corp, a Reuters poll showed. Below are the questions and answers to the poll conducted May 9-19 for Reuters by Nikkei Research. What kind of military conflicts involving North Korea do you expect will happen?

  • TOKYO, May 25- Most Japanese firms believe the Tokyo bourse should be cautious in its approach to any delisting of embattled Toshiba Corp, concerned about the potential impact on its clients, subcontractors and financial markets, a Reuters poll showed. But the Tokyo Stock Exchange has so far shown little sign of taking an immediate hard-line stance against...

  • TOKYO, May 25- A vast majority of Japanese companies have no interest to participate in China's sweeping "Belt and Road" initiative, seeing greater business opportunities in other international economic co-operation, a Reuters poll shows. Only 5 percent of 220 respondents in the monthly Reuters Corporate Survey said they would participate in the Chinese...

  • TOKYO, May 25- Most Japanese firms believe the Tokyo bourse should be cautious in its approach to any delisting of embattled Toshiba Corp, concerned about the potential impact on its clients, subcontractors and financial markets, a Reuters poll showed. But the Tokyo Stock Exchange has so far shown little sign of taking an immediate hard-line stance against...

  • Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it has been testing the procedure at 10 airports for more than a year, and it may be expanded nationwide. The pilot program is "an effort to...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Five men, including a Washington political consultant and a federal employee, were criminally charged on Wednesday with engaging in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced the arrests of political consultant David Blaszczak, founder of Precipio Health...

  • DALLAS _ Copart Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $90.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $386.1 million.

  • *Q2 rev $12.39 bln vs. est. *Q2 adj profit $0.40/ shr vs. est. Revenue from personal systems business, which makes notebooks, desktops and workstations, jumped 9.6 percent to $7.66 billion in the second quarter ended April 30.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ Medicure Inc. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $3.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Winnipeg, Manitoba- based company said it had a loss of 25 cents per share. Medicure shares have dropped 33 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV believes a software update can address U.S. regulators' contention that its diesel vehicles are producing excess emissions, a lawyer for the company said at a court hearing on Wednesday. Robert Giuffra, a lawyer representing Fiat Chrysler, said at a hearing in San Francisco that regulators' concerns could be...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 24- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Wednesday said it will invest up to $146 million in an alliance with Boeing to build an experimental spaceplane that can deliver small satellites into orbit on a daily basis. Boeing declined to say how much it will put into development of the vehicle, which it calls Phantom Express,...

  • EPA already regulates pesticide safety under a different law that gives the agency authority to place restrictions on when and where spraying can occur. The current EPA rule was put in place after a lawsuit was filed by environmentalists and commercial fishermen. A federal appeals court agreed in 2009, forcing EPA to start requiring the permits.

  • May 24- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that new Chief Executive James Hackett is eligible for at least $13.4 million in total annual compensation. Hackett will earn a $1.8 million annual salary, up from $716,000 at his previous job as chairman of the Ford unit developing self-driving cars and related projects. He will receive $7 million in stock-based...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...

  • *OPEC, other producers to discuss oil output in Vienna. *High inventories, rising U.S. output undermining OPEC limits. NEW YORK, May 24- Oil prices retreated slightly Wednesday as investors reacted to a smaller-than-expected U.S. gasoline stocks draw as they awaited the outcome of discussions in Vienna between OPEC and other oil-exporting countries on whether...

  • Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal seeks funding for only two of them: $50 million toward dredging the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, Georgia, and $58 million to start deepening Boston harbor. Jim Walker of the American Association of Port Authorities says the Army Corps could still fund some projects using $226 million in discretionary funding...

  • HONOLULU— The Latest on a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu:. American Airlines says it will look into allegations that a disruptive passenger was allowed to board a flight despite complaints that he was scaring people. A woman on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu says passengers complained to American Airlines employees before takeoff...

  • ZURICH, May 24- A person in Germany treated with Roche Holding AGs new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus has been diagnosed with an often-deadly brain infection after switching from another medication earlier this year, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday. Roche said it was investigating a case of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a patient...