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  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation:. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel says he is pleased with Facebook's announcement that the company is going to provide Congress with thousands of ads bought by Russians and increase transparency. The top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence panels are praising...

  • NEW YORK— Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized— if unintended— role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. "I don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook video and wrote in an accompanying post. " In one of the first steps Facebook has ever taken to open up its secretive advertising system to...

  • *Also plans to trim asset holdings in $4.2 trillion portfolio. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 21- Gold fell about 1 percent to its lowest in nearly four weeks on Thursday, shrugging off further weakness in the dollar, after the Federal Reserve signalled it was on track to raise U.S. interest rates again in December. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,291.46 an ounce since late...

  • 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.

  • Sept 21- U.S. stock indexes were trading lower on Thursday, weighed down by Apple and rising expectations for a third interest rate hike this year. Federal Reserve would raise rates again this year and were also assessing the impact of the central bank's decision to start reducing its roughly $4.2 trillion U.S. With investors reacting to the signal for another...

  • *China credit rating gets cut. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • SAO PAULO/ TORONTO, Sept 21- Brazil- based mining company Votorantim Metais Holding SA filed on Thursday for an initial public offering in New York and Toronto, to tap into a wide base of investors betting on a long-term recovery in zinc, copper, lead and silver prices. Reuters first reported the plan on April 10, and said on July 12 that the base metals producer- which...

  • 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...

  • *OPEC cartel meets in Vienna on Friday. *OPEC panel to discuss extending oil cut deal, tracking exports. "Compliance looks to be a bit of an issue" if prices rise much from current levels, said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York.

  • Juan Chohillo fell from the 29th floor of the Manhattan tower to a part near street level, authorities said. Chohillo's cousin Angel Munoz told the New York Post the 43- year-old Chohillo was a native of Ecuador and had five children. The president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Gary LaBarbera, said construction is "one of the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Telia Co agreed to pay $965.8 million to settle U.S. and European criminal and civil charges that the Swedish phone company paid bribes to win business in Uzbekistan. Thursday's settlements, including an Uzbek unit's guilty plea to a bribery charge, resolve probes by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Utility crews from the U.S. mainland were scrambling to Puerto Rico on Thursday after Hurricane Maria left nearly the entire U.S. territory, and many of its Caribbean neighbors, without power, according to officials. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN PREPA was so severely hit that it could be months before electricity is restored to...

  • "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...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 21- From her early days as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has been the target of criticism from Republicans worried that the central bank's massive bond-buying programs and near-zero interest rates engineered by her predecessor would be the ruin of the country. With little more than four months left in her term and questions...