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  • DALLAS— The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps in increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they don't contain a bomb, and pulling more people out of airport lines for additional screening.

  • DUBAI, July 20- Kuwait ordered the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador and 14 other diplomats for alleged links to a "spy and terror" cell, Iranian and Kuwaiti media reported on Thursday, worsening an unusual public dispute between the two countries. Kuwait also told Iran's cultural and military missions to shut down, following a court case that increased...

  • *Euro recovers ground lost after loose policy reaffirmed. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 20- Gold prices rose to a three-week high on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said ECB policymakers would discuss potential changes to the bank's bond-buying scheme in the autumn, lifting the euro to a 14- month high. "Draghi's speech was essentially...

  • NEW YORK— Health officials say a test has confirmed norovirus in a person who reported eating at a Chipotle in Virginia. The restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, was temporarily closed this week after customers reported symptoms that Chipotle said were consistent with norovirus. The Loudoun County Health Department in Virginia says it is still awaiting further...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, July 20- The European Union and Britain offered few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks which ended on Thursday, and the pound fell on worries that British ministers were prepared to walk away without a divorce deal. Separately, academics warned of "widespread, damaging and pervasive" costs if Britain failed to reach at least a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California says Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker's emissions scandal. California's Air Resources Board says the increase in a consent decree filed Thursday brings VW's total settlement in California to $1.3 billion. It includes penalties and payments to help California boost its...

  • July 20- The California State Teachers Retirement System on Thursday reported a 13.4 percent net return on investment for the fiscal year ended June 30, marking the first time the public pension fund exceeded its target return since 2014.. The higher returns relieve some pressure for CalSTRS, the country's second-largest public pension fund with $208.7...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. Treasury yields pared their earlier decline on Thursday as demand for U.S. government debt faded following a $13 billion auction of 10- year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities at which overall demand was the weakest in nine years. At 2:09 p.m., benchmark 10- year Treasury yield was 2.261 percent, down 0.7 basis point from late on...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- A softer Manhattan real estate market can be seen in office rents, the dollar volume and number of buildings sold, while a large Chinese buying presence so far in 2017 is likely to taper off later this year, brokerage Cushman& Wakefield said on Thursday. The dollar volume of buildings sold in Manhattan in the first six months of the year is running at...

  • EU SAYS: Britain must pay a share of money the EU committed to spend when it was a member state and this will have to be paid after it leaves on March 30, 2019. CRUNCH: The EU wants Britain to make a counter-offer of how its bill should be settled and warns that failure to compromise on a "methodology" for calculating it would stymie British hopes of the EU opening talks...

  • EU SAYS: Britain must pay a share of money the EU committed to spend when it was a member state and this will have to be paid after it leaves on March 30, 2019. CRUNCH: The EU wants Britain to make a counter-offer of how its bill should be settled and warns that failure to compromise on a "methodology" for calculating it would stymie British hopes of the EU opening talks...

  • EU SAYS: Britain must pay a share of money the EU committed to spend when it was a member state and this will have to be paid after it leaves on March 30, 2019. CRUNCH: The EU wants Britain to make a counter-offer of how its bill should be settled and warns that failure to compromise on a "methodology" for calculating it would stymie British hopes of the EU opening talks...

  • EU SAYS: Britain must pay a share of money the EU committed to spend when it was a member state and this will have to be paid after it leaves on March 30, 2019. CRUNCH: The EU wants Britain to make a counter-offer of how its bill should be settled and warns that failure to compromise on a "methodology" for calculating it would stymie British hopes of the EU opening talks...

  • BERLIN, July 20- The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday. Audi is a division of Volkswagen Group. Munich prosecutors arrested an Audi employee this month on suspicion of...

  • LONDON, July 20- Prime Minister Theresa May moved to ease concerns over Brexit among British business on Thursday, saying she wanted a "smooth, orderly exit" from the European Union including "a period of implementation in order to avoid any cliff-edges." Britain's Chambers of Commerce, an employers group, warned the government it needed to engage in "sustained and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods. AlphaBay allowed users to sell and buy opioids, including fentanyl and heroin,...

  • BERLIN, July 20- The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday. Audi is a division of Volkswagen Group. Munich prosecutors arrested an Audi employee this month on suspicion of...

  • BRUSSELS, July 20- European steel association Eurofer criticized on Thursday measures set out by the European Commission to counter dumping of hot-rolled steel from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine. The Commission, which oversees trade policy in the 28- member European Union, has set out plans to levy tariffs of up to 33 percent on the steel grade, used in...

  • BRUSSELS, July 20- European steel association Eurofer criticised on Thursday measures set out by the European Commission to counter dumping of hot-rolled steel from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine. The Commission, which oversees trade policy in the 28- member European Union, has set out plans to levy tariffs of up to 33 percent on the steel grade, used in...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A judge deciding whether to temporarily shut down the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Thursday that he will allow North Dakota's main energy trade group to weigh in. The groups, including the North Dakota Petroleum Council, maintain their input is important because none of the parties in a lawsuit over the $3.8 billion pipeline to move...