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  • *Wall St groups, Nomura of Japan among those choosing Frankfurt. Frankfurt, along with Dublin, is emerging on top in the battle to draw highly-paid banking jobs- and the tax revenue that they bring- away from London before Britain's departure from the European Union in March 2019. Instead she relied on Volker Bouffier, prime minister of the state of Hesse where...

  • But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S., which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their patients. Express Scripts launched a yearlong pilot program in 2016 aimed at reducing patients' dependency on opioids...

  • SAVANNAH, Ga. _ Citi Trends Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $210,000 in its fiscal second quarter. Citi Trends shares have increased roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Citi Trends, Earnings Report.

  • Aug 15- A bitterly divided U.S. solar power industry descended on Washington on Tuesday to testify before a government panel that has been asked to impose steep tariffs on imported solar panels. Suniva, which has been majority owned by Hong Kong- based Shunfeng International Clean Energy since 2015, makes panels in Georgia and Michigan. The petition has drawn...

  • WASHINGTON— In a story Aug. 4 about the government's July jobs report, The Associated Press referred erroneously to Aaron Sojourner, an economist at the University of Minnesota, as Andrew Sojourner. WASHINGTON— A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16- year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get? Employers added 209,000...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 15- Health insurance premiums for many customers on the Obamacare individual insurance markets would be 20 percent higher in 2018 if U.S. The Congressional Budget Office also found that terminating the payments would mean that 5 percent of Americans would live in areas that do not have an insurer in the individual market in 2018.

  • BERKELEY, Calif. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the...

  • Customers need to head over to an Amazon location to collect their order. For now, the pickup locations are near college campuses in five cities: Atlanta; Berkeley, California; College Park, Maryland; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles. Amazon says it plans to expand the service into more locations in the coming months.

  • BERKELEY, Ca. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out pickup points in the United States where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes, the company said on Tuesday. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the University of...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. "I felt something funny on the bottom of the bun," Manfalouti told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday. Manfalouti's lawyer Bill Davis told the newspaper that he filed the lawsuit last week against Chick-fil-A franchise owner Dave...

  • COLUMBUS, Ga.— The head of the Georgia- based company that makes Tiki torches says he was offended by images of white supremacists marching through Charlottesville, Virginia, using his company's products. W.C. Bradley Co. President and CEO Marc Olivie told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Monday that the Columbus- based company's staff was "appalled and saddened"...

  • Revenue for the period ended July increased to $28.11 billion from $26.47 billion, topping the $27.84 billion that analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research forecast. Home Depot Inc. earned $2.67 billion, or $2.25 per share, in the quarter. A year ago the Atlanta- based company earned $2.44 billion, or $1.97 per share.

  • A Reuters analysis of filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed that Coatue Management, Omega Advisors, Third Point, Tiger Global Management, Appaloosa Management, Paulson& Co, Soros Fund Management and Greenlight Capital in aggregate slashed 16 stakes, sold two stakes, increased six stakes, opened two new stakes, and maintained two...

  • SUWANEE, Ga. _ AdCare Health Systems Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $20,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Suwanee, Georgia- based company said it had profit of 10 cents. Keywords: AdCare Health Systems, Earnings Report.

  • ATLANTA _ Cumulus Media Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.7 million. The Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 19 cents per share. Keywords: Cumulus Media, Earnings Report.

  • ATLANTA _ Atlantic American Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $1.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 7 cents. Keywords: Atlantic American, Earnings Report.

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug 14- The chief executive of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies resigned on Monday from a business panel led by Donald Trump, citing a need for leadership countering bigotry in a strong rebuke to the U.S. president over his response to a violent white-nationalist rally in Virginia. The departure of Merck& Co Inc CEO Kenneth...

  • If you want someone to stop asking you for money, the worst thing you can do is say no and then give in after persistent pleading. Such "intermittent reinforcement"— granting a reward after an unpredictable number of requests— makes it more likely the person will ask for another handout than if you just said yes at the start, says Brad Klontz, a certified financial...

  • WASHINGTON— Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, South Carolina, leaves...

  • NEW YORK— Aldi, the no-frills German grocer that's expanding in the U.S., says it will offer grocery delivery for the first time in three American cities by the end of the month. The company says it has a partnership with Instacart to deliver groceries to customers in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. Shoppers will be able to order goods on Instacart's website or app,...