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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 29- Investments into online lending platforms have fallen sharply this year, according to a new report, largely a reaction to the woes at Lending Club and increased regulatory scrutiny that have made investors shy away from the risks. Equity investments into online lending companies is down about 44 percent, to $2.1 billion from $3.8 billion,...

  • news@ SAO PAULO, July 29- The Brazilian real strengthened more than its Latin American peers on Friday as the central bank refrained from intervening to curtail a rally triggered by lower expectations of U.S. rate increases this year. Stock markets seesawed following a heavy batch of corporate updates, with shares of Petróleo Brasileiro SA up after the...

  • *Oil majors drag down Dow; tech stocks boost Nasdaq. NEW YORK, July 29- Weak U.S. Japan's 10- year bond yield soared 10 basis points to -0.17 percent, on course for its biggest one-day rise since April 2008.

  • LAKEVILLE, Conn. _ Salisbury Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.7 million. Salisbury Bancorp shares have decreased 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Salisbury Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • NAUGATUCK, Conn. _ Eastern Co. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Naugatuck, Connecticut- based company said it had net income of 33 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • This could have implications for other central banks around the world contemplating further easing, notably the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. The latter meets in the coming week and is widely expected to take steps to ease the economic pain of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. *BoE policy decision Aug. 4, Australia Aug. 1, BOJ minutes Aug. 3.

  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ SmartFinancial Inc. on Friday reported net income of $1.2 million in its second quarter. The bank, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 15 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • LONDON, July 29- Sterling gained more than 1 percent on Friday to trade above $1.33 for the first time in eleven days, as the greenback dropped sharply across the board after U.S. economic growth data came in much weaker than expected. Since plunging 14 percent within hours after Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union five weeks ago, the pound has...

  • CDC- FLORIDA INVESTIGATION LINKS FOUR RECENT ZIKA CASES TO LOCAL MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUS TRANSMISSION.

  • *Exxon, Chevron drop on weak results. *Alphabet, Amazon prop up S&P, Nasdaq. July 29- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday after Alphabet and Amazon's strong results lifted technology stocks, helping offset losses in energy shares.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- U.S. banks are weighed down by loans to the struggling energy industry but underwriting standards improved early this year, according to a report on Friday from leading bank regulators. Banks are working through a downturn in the oil and gas sector and loans to already-indebted companies but fresh loans are being written to a higher...

  • July 29- AutoNation Inc Chief Executive Mike Jackson told Reuters the U.S. auto dealership chain will continue reducing stocks of unsold vehicles at its stores, responding to signs that U.S. vehicle sales growth has hit a plateau. "We still have work to do on inventory," Jackson told Reuters after the company reported second-quarter earnings from continuing...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 29- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, reported a slightly lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as its liquids pipeline business was hit by a massive wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Enbridge shares were last up 2 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange at C $52.46, and analysts said investors were likely...

  • LONDON, July 29- The board of brewer SABMiller will recommend shareholders approve the final takeover offer by Anheuser Busch InBev, the company said on Friday, capping a week of high drama about the fate of the consumer industry's biggest-ever merger. AB InBev raised its cash offer to most shareholders by a pound-per-share on Tuesday, after the recent fall in...

  • *Swings to Q2 loss on low oil price, Italy shutdown. MILAN, July 29- Italy's Eni has raised the target for the amount of oil and gas it expects to discover this year by 50 percent, helping to offset a surprise net loss in the second quarter as it took a hit from lower crude prices. The company also said on Friday it expected output to grow by more than 5 percent next year as...

  • The offering of 5.25 million American Depository Shares was priced at $18 each- above the expected range of $15.00- $17.00- and raised about $94.5 million. The company's shares opened at $27.66 and hit a high of $28 on the Nasdaq in early trading. Talend is backed by venture capital firm Balderton Capital and Sumeru Equity Partners Inc, the former middle-market...

  • *2nd- qtr profit $1.98/ share vs est. Should the U.S. Justice Department succeed in blocking these deals, smaller mergers and acquisitions could follow, analysts have said. Cigna slashed its full-year forecast for adjusted income from operations to $7.75- $8.10 per share from $8.95- $9.35, saying it expected medical costs to rise further.

  • LONDON, July 29- Consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser has ramped up its efforts to sell items such as condoms and vitamins online, aiming to capture new revenue streams as traditional markets get more competitive. Reckitt's own Durex condom website in China is already its single largest customer in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market, doubling...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Algorithms are proving to be poor at timing currency markets, if a group of new exchange-traded funds is any indication. But their predictive models- reset only once a month- may have been caught short by Britain's June 23 "Brexit" vote to leave the European Union, which was followed by an immediate sharp decline in the pound and rally in the yen.

  • LONDON, July 29- The board of brewer SABMiller will recommend shareholders approve the final takeover offer by Anheuser Busch InBev, the company said on Friday.