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  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.5 percent in July from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices and is similar to the core index used in the United States, rose 0.3 percent in the year to July. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the...

  • Instead of clicking, he forwarded the message to researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab. Experts at Citizen Lab worked with security company Lookout and determined that the link would have installed a program taking advantage of a three flaws that Apple and others were not aware of. "Once infected, Mansoor's phone would have become a digital spy...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 25- Top Federal Reserve officials on Thursday defended their view that the U.S. central bank should probably raise interest rates soon, saying that they still intended to keep the economy running fast enough to boost employment and inflation. The Fed plans to "run the economy hot," San Francisco Fed President John Williams told about 100...

  • LONDON, Aug 26- British consumers have regained some of the confidence they lost after the Brexit vote in June, according to a survey published on Friday, the latest sign that households are largely taking the decision to leave the European Union in their stride. "This month's improvement in consumer confidence follows positive news from other areas of the...

  • *Residential investment grows at fastest in 5 yrs. TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's housing market is likely to moderate after investment grew at its fastest in five years in April-June, but the benefits to consumer spending and employment could continue into next year due to the Bank of Japan's negative interest rates. And rises in long-depressed property prices are...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 26- For investors and bankers wanting to know more about who's behind Anbang Insurance Group, China's second-largest life insurer, plans for a Hong Kong IPO next year should provide some answers. For a company boasting about $300 billion in assets, including New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel, Anbang's chairman Wu Xiaohui and top executives...

  • *Sees 3rd- qtr profit 53- 58 cents/ shr vs est. The company said it expects to earn 53- 58 cents per share in the third quarter. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 53 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A consortium of banks holding the majority of U.S. consumer accounts plans to launch its instant, person-to-person payments brand Zelle in the first half of 2017, a spokesman said on Thursday. The group has posted its logo- which includes a vertical line bisecting the letter "Z" like a backwards dollar sign- on, said Andrew Tilbury, a branding...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- Investors trimmed risk assets before a gathering of central bankers on Friday, pulling $6.4 billion from U.S.-based stock funds in a course-reversal during the week ended Aug. 24, data from Lipper showed on Thursday. The outflows, which came a week after cash poured into stock funds for the first time in five weeks, are the last data showing U.S. fund...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A Texas jury said on Thursday a General Motors Co ignition switch, linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths, was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a company statement. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, was the second in favor of GM this year in lawsuits over the now recalled ignition switch. Plaintiff Zachary Stevens alleged that a...

  • Aug 25- The son of a Russian lawmaker was convicted on Thursday on U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to hack into U.S. businesses in order to steal and sell credit card numbers, costing financial institutions more than $169 million. Roman Seleznev, also known as "Track2," was found guilty by a federal jury in Seattle on 38 of 40 counts including wire fraud and...

  • PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. _ Aceto Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $6.8 million. The Port Washington, New York- based company said it had net income of 23 cents per share. Aceto shares have decreased roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 25- A voluntary layoff program at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has been accepted by 6,100 employees, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The number may rise by month-end, the deadline for the plan proposed by the oil giant known as Petrobras. Around 12,000 employees, or 21 percent of its workforce, are eligible.

  • BRAZILIAN POLICE INVESTIGATOR RESPONSIBLE FOR LOCHTE CASE SUGGESTS SWIMMER BE DEPOSED IN THE UNITED STATES.

  • The list price of the drug will remain the same, but the company said it would increase the maximum copay assistance program to $300 from $100 for patients who pay for the 2- pak in cash or who are covered by a commercial health insurer. The price of EpiPen has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 since it was acquired by Mylan in 2007.. Ronny Gal, an analyst with Bernstein,...

  • "Monday was a very challenging day for us," Richard Smyth, the Port Authority executive in charge of the LaGuardia renovation, acknowledged Thursday. But critics say the Port Authority must do more to ensure that the airport functions smoothly during the prolonged redevelopment. "They're just not doing a very good job right now, the traffic situation is spiraling...

  • OTTAWA, Aug 25- A dispute over C $2 billion worth of Canadian canola exports to China intensified on Thursday when Beijing criticized Ottawa's insistence that bilateral relations could not improve until the matter is settled. "We oppose linking a concrete issue of bilateral trade with China- Canada relations," the Chinese embassy in Ottawa said by email.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A Texas jury said on Thursday a General Motors Co ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths. Plaintiff Zachary Stevens...

  • NEW YORK— Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor— Pine Bros. Four major sponsors, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren, dumped Lochte on Monday, determining they no longer wanted their brands associated with the swimmer. Lochte claimed he and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed in Rio de Janeiro after their taxi was pulled over by armed men posing as police.