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  • WASHINGTON— Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The letter was sent Thursday, the same day that Facebook said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices ended nearly 1 percent higher on Friday, close to their highest levels in months, as major producers meeting in Vienna said they may wait until January before deciding whether to extend output curbs beyond the first quarter. Other ministers said a decision on extending cuts could be taken in November when OPEC holds its next formal...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- U.S. ethanol makers, taking advantage of low corn prices, are ramping up production and expanding capacity to try to squeeze less-efficient competitors out of an overcrowded market. "There's only two speeds- there's full throttle or off," said Randall Doyal, chief executive officer of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Minnesota. Since 2007, nearly every...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices were mixed on Friday, hovering close to their highest levels in months, as major producers may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter. After the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and major producers finished their meeting in Vienna, Russia's energy minister...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices were mixed on Friday, hovering close to their highest levels in months, as major producers may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter. By 11:47 a.m. ET, Brent crude was up 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $56.57 a barrel, after hitting $56.87, its highest since March.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack. "Given the level of interdependence between lenders and these data providers, they have a vested interest in there being more than two and would like Equifax to still...

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack. "Given the level of interdependence between lenders and these data providers, they have a vested interest in there being more than two and would like Equifax to still...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.

  • "We heard from many Trix fans that they missed the bright vibrant colors and the nostalgic taste of the classic Trix cereal," said spokesman Mike Siemienas, explaining the change, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. General Mills Inc. said it is also working on bringing back another fan favorite: Trix made in shapes of fruits, which it stopped...

  • A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill. The group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes. A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi gives welcome remarks at the 2nd ESRB annual conference in Frankfurt- 1315 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank minutes from monetary policy will be published- 0730 GMT. OSLO- Norway Central Bank holds a press conference after the announcing its interest rate decision and issuing its monetary policy report 0830 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi gives welcome remarks at the 2nd ESRB annual conference in Frankfurt- 1315 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank minutes from monetary policy will be published- 0730 GMT. OSLO- Norway Central Bank holds a press conference after the announcing its interest rate decision and issuing its monetary policy report 0830 GMT.

  • *Ten-year Treasury yields highest since Aug. 8. NEW YORK, Sept 20- Benchmark U.S. The Feds economic projections for 2017 were unchanged, said Charlie Ripley, investment strategist at Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis.

  • *Ten-year Treasury yields highest since Aug. 8. NEW YORK, Sept 20- Benchmark U.S. The Feds economic projections for 2017 were unchanged, said Charlie Ripley, investment strategist at Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The worst case outcome for ongoing negotiations between the United States, Canada and Mexico to re-work the North American Free Trade Agreement is that the trade pact is "torn up," Cargill Chief Executive David MacLennan said on Wednesday. About 10 percent of the company's revenues are related to NAFTA, MacLennan, the head of the global...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 20- Parents who are counting on savings in 529 plans to pay for college this year or next could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Right when they need the money most to cover costs for tuition and dormitory rooms, they could find their 529 stash has dwindled. Most 529 money for students about to go to college is placed in bonds by fund managers.

  • Retail sales in North America fell 5 percent to $2.44 billion, weighed down by double-digit declines in Yoplait yogurt products. Profit at the Minneapolis company fell 1.1 percent to $404.7 million, or 69 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 71 cents per share, which was 6 cents short of Wall Street expectations, according to a...