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  • SEATTLE— As expected, attorneys have filed a lawsuit challenging Seattle's new ordinance to tax high-income earners. Multiple news outlets reported Friday that the suit was filed on behalf of Seattle resident and investment manager Michael Kunath. The lawsuit was filed just minutes after Mayor Ed Murray signed the ordinance with little fanfare on July 14.

  • HOUSTON/ WASHINGTON, July 21- The United States is considering financial sanctions on Venezuela that would halt dollar payments for the country's oil, according to a senior White House official and an adviser with direct knowledge of the discussions. Sanctions prohibiting any transaction in U.S. currency by Venezuela's state-run oil firm, PDVSA, are among the...

  • Police in New South Wales say the man died in a July 13 crash in a Sydney suburb. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.

  • July 22- For other diaries, please see:. 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27-...

  • July 22- For other diaries, please see:. 24- Jul Belgium OLO auction 25- Jul United States Sale of 2- year notes 25- Jul Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 25- Jul United Kingdom Auction of 1-1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2047 26- Jul United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 26- Jul United States Sale of 5- year notes 26- Jul Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 27-...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organised by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...

  • MONDAY, JULY 24 TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases minutes of Monetary Policy Meeting held on June 15 and 16 2350 GMT. **BERLIN- ECB's Executive Board Member Sabine Lautenschlager gives speech at book presentation "100 Years of Women's Vote" organized by Juristinnenbund and Bundesministerium der Justiz in Berlin, Germany 1530 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase& Co have agreed to pay a combined $148 million to end private U.S. antitrust litigation claiming they conspired with other banks to manipulate the yen Libor and Euroyen Tibor benchmark interest rates. The preliminary settlements, totaling $77 million for Deutsche Bank and $71 million for JPMorgan, were...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. prosecutors have decided to drop criminal charges against two former JPMorgan Chase& Co derivatives traders implicated in the "London Whale" trading scandal that caused $6.2 billion of losses in 2012.. In seeking the dismissal of charges against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, the Department of Justice said it "no longer believes...

  • Scaramucci drew from his working-class New York roots to explain Trump's appeal. The man known on Wall Street as "the Mooch" is now tasked with crafting the president's communications strategy amid escalating political crises and sinking popularity. But for all his passionate defense of Trump in recent months, Scaramucci becomes one of the least experienced...

  • SAO PAULO/ BOGOTA, July 21- The busiest week for initial public offerings in Brazil in four years ended on Friday on an upbeat note for issuers, as a nascent economic recovery and the passage of key economic reforms helped to lure global investors. Brazilian stocks and its currency have outperformed Latin American peers in recent weeks as President Michel...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been fined for violating U.S. Transportation Department airline consumer protection rules, the department said on Friday. Frontier Airlines was fined $400,000 for violating oversales and disability rules, American Airlines $250,000 for failing to make timely refunds to...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. prosecutors have decided to drop criminal charges against two former JPMorgan Chase& Co derivatives traders implicated in the "London Whale" trading scandal that caused $6.2 billion of losses in 2012.. In seeking the dismissal of charges against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, the Department of Justice said it "no longer believes...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions. Demand for bitcoin has grown in eight years to a market capitalization of more than $40 billion. After hitting record high near $3,000,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday initiating a government-wide review of the U.S. defense industry and suggest changes to strengthen it. The review is intended to identify and address potential weak points in the defense manufacturing base including companies that could go out of business and leave gaps in the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- Heads of the U.S. financial regulatory agencies will meet behind closed doors next Friday to discuss MetLife Inc's lawsuit against them, according to a notice from Treasury, as the Trump administration wrestles with reforms put in place in response to the financial crisis. The regulators, who comprise the Financial Stability Oversight...

  • MENDOZA, Argentina, July 21- The members of South America's Mercosur trade bloc inked a trade deal with Colombia on Friday to allow limited quantities of tariff-free trade in products including automobiles, textiles and agrochemicals, Argentina's and Colombia's governments said. The deal, reached during a summit in Mendoza, Argentina between Mercosur...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for violating the departments airline consumer protection rules. The department said it fined Frontier Airlines $400,000 for violating oversales and disability rules, American Airlines $250,000 for failing to make...

  • FRANKFURT, July 22- Business is going well so far this year, Volkswagen's chief executive officer Matthias Mueller said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday. The German carmaker has been hit with fines from its global diesel emissions fraud scandal, and is suffering from a slowdown in the sales of diesel cars. Asked by the Rheinische Post newspaper...