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  • NEW YORK— President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. The exchange of super-heated rhetoric and unusually personal abuse between the adversaries will escalate tensions that have been mounting as North...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 21- Hurricane Harvey's crippling impact on U.S. oil refinery operations this month and the challenge buyers faced in filling the gap in gasoline supplies has exposed a shortage of spare refining capacity around the globe. Global refining is considered to be running at its maximum when capacity utilization is 85.5 percent, the highest...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S.-based taxable-bond funds took in $7 billion during the latest week, the largest weekly intake since July, adding to an already strong year for debt against the backdrop of a rate-hiking cycle, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have now brought in nearly $219 billion this year in the United...

  • American Airlines says it plans to send its first plane to San Juan from Miami Friday morning. Spokesman Ross Feinstein says passengers will include federal airport screeners to help run security checkpoints at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Delta Air Lines expects to resume flights from Atlanta and New York to San Juan on Saturday.

  • *Yuan flows likely be positive for IPO activity in China. HONG KONG, Sept 22- China- focused venture capital funds are increasing their bets on local technology companies and a further opening of Chinese domestic capital markets, raising money in the yuan at the fastest pace in five years. Those include the 350 billion yuan sought by the China Structural Reform...

  • NEW YORK— Tiffany& Co. has named industry veteran Roger Farah as chairman, effective Oct. 2. Farah, 64, joined the upscale jeweler's board in March and had served in leadership roles at Ralph Lauren Corp., Venator Group Inc., among others. The move is part of a management overhaul pushed by activist investor Janna Partners to revitalize sales at Tiffany, which has...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 21- A major computer hack at America's top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that are so frequent many consider them routine. In recent years,...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. Lingering worries over North Korea added to the weaker tone in U.S. stocks, with U.S. According to a Reuters poll late Wednesday of Wall Street's top banks, the Fed will resume rate hikes in December and in 2018 raise borrowing costs three more times.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 21- A major computer hack at America's top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that are so frequent many consider them routine. In recent years,...

  • Scholastic Corp., down $2.72 to $35.79. Ash Grove Cement Co., up $235 to $520. Advanced Micro Devices Inc., down 33 cents to $13.41.

  • Sept 21- U.S. stock indexes slipped on Thursday as investors braced for a third interest rate hike this year and the United States ordered new sanctions against North Korea. President Donald Trump opened the door to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 21- A major computer hack at America's top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that are so frequent many consider them routine. In recent years,...

  • NEW YORK _ Presidio Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $10.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the New York- based company said it had profit of 11 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $4.4 million, or 5 cents per share.

  • *Norway's central bank signals quicker path to rate hike. It is just telling in terms of where the sentiment is for the U.S. dollar, "said Erik Nelson, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York. "Yes, the Fed has just told us they are going to continue tightening policy, but the likes of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada and even the Bank of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. A New Jersey Transit train crashed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in September 2016, killing one person and injuring more than 100.. In January, a Long Island Rail Road train...