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  • NEW YORK— For longtime Bruce Springsteen fan Debbie Elster, there's never been any doubt the competition to get tickets for his upcoming Broadway shows is going to be fierce. Verified Fan has been used for concert sales for artists such as Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles, and is now showing up for Broadway sales. " Springsteen on Broadway, "running from Oct. 3 to Nov. 26, is...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • Icahn's departure followed a flurry of changes at the White House. The White House declined to comment. One of Icahn's first tasks was to vet the future Securities and Exchange Commission chairman and a number of candidates met with the octogenarian investor in his Fifth Avenue office just a few blocks north of Trump Tower in Manhattan.

  • Aug 18- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. A call to Icahn's office and an email to the White House were not immediately returned. Icahn's departure followed a flurry of changes at the White House.

  • *Barcelona attack hurts Europe stocks, keeps U.S. on edge. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Wall Street indexes and the U.S. dollar ended a volatile session lower after a week of drama in Washington intensified doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on pro-growth policy promises such as tax reform. "It's only marginally positive as it doesn't put money in...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The S&P 500 was barely higher Friday afternoon as investors assessed the latest White House shakeup, while shares of sporting goods retailers and Deere weighed on the market following disappointing results. The White House announced President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday. "There are still question marks on what...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, California gained two rigs and New Mexico increased by one. North Dakota declined by two rigs while Alaska, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Utah were down by one apiece. Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— In a decision held up as an affirmation of the right of states to reject major oil and gas infrastructure, a federal court ruled Friday that New York acted properly when it blocked plans for a 124- mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania's shale fields. "We hope this sends a loud message that New York will not rubber stamp any project that fails to...

  • WASHINGTON— Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. Florida gained 32,700. Pennsylvania saw hiring of 29,000..

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp agreed to pay a combined $65.5 million to settle investor litigation accusing large banks of rigging the roughly $9 trillion government agency bond market over a decade. Preliminary settlements totaling $48.5 million for Deutsche Bank and $17 million for Bank of America were filed on Thursday with the...

  • SCRANTON, Pa.— A Pennsylvania eatery that was sued by a New York City steakhouse for trademark infringement has agreed to change its name. Owner Robert Dickert will change the name of Scranton's Carl von Luger Steak& Seafood to Carl's Prime. The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice reports the change is the key point in settling the suit filed by Peter Luger Inc., the owner...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade— charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government. A prominent senator and a watchdog group both criticized the latest settlement for...

  • YORK, Pa. _ The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $33.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. Bon-Ton expects full-year earnings to be $2.08 to $2.59 per share. Keywords: Bon-Ton Stores, Earnings Report.

  • The planned events in Pittsburgh and eight other locations were in reaction to Google's firing of a software engineer who argued that biological differences helped explain why women are underrepresented at the company. A Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman said organizers had informed them "of plans to cancel and why they were cancelling," but she...

  • CINCINNATI— Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Physicist Stephen Hawking and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk have also warned about the dangers of going too far, too quickly, in developing "thinking robots" with programmed intelligence that might keep evolving self-awareness, similar to the humanoids in the HBO series "Westworld. Hawking told the BBC in 2014...

  • PITTSBURGH— The organizer of protests planned at Google offices around the country says he's trying to decide whether to cancel the rallies due to concerns over possible violence. Organizer Jack Posobiec tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Tuesday that he's very concerned about threats of violence at the scheduled events Saturday in Pittsburgh and...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Urban Outfitters Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $49.9 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Urban Outfitters shares have decreased 41 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 10...

  • *North Korea's Kim to delay strike toward Guam- state media. Since the weekend, Washington and Pyongyang have ratcheted down rhetoric that had ignited fears of an imminent military showdown between the nations. On Tuesday, state media said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has postponed a missile strike toward the U.S. territory of Guam.

  • The letter, from the Rail Customer Coalition sent on Monday, is the latest challenge to CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's effort to ramp up productivity at the Jacksonville, Florida- based railroad and fulfill investor expectations for substantially better financial performance. Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Bill Nelson from Florida, and...