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  • *MSCI world index rebounds, Wall Street rallies. NEW YORK, Feb 10- Gold rose and the dollar hit a four-month high against the euro on Monday on safe-have appeal as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak passed that of the SARS epidemic two decades ago, but Wall Street rallied as investors took the long view. A gauge of global equity markets traded little changed,...

  • *Simon Properties to buy Taubman Centers for $3.6 bln. NEW YORK, Feb 10- Wall Street gained ground and the Nasdaq reached a new record on Monday as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was extended due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Worries over the coronavirus continued to keep market...

  • *Lawsuit focused on Trump hotel in downtown Washington. A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the more than 210 House of Representatives and Senate Democrats lacked the required legal standing to bring the case, reversing a lower court judge's decision that had allowed the case to proceed.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by Democratic lawmakers alleging President Donald Trump's overseas business dealings violate the U.S. The three-judge panel said it was bound by U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have limited the ability of individual members of Congress to litigate questions that affect the...

  • Female student looking out in classroom

    More states are adding personal finance courses as high school requirements, but the gains come against a student loan crisis and income gap in education access.

  • Jan 30- Altria Inc said on Thursday it recorded a $4.1 billion charge in the fourth quarter for its investment in Juul Labs Inc, nearly three months after taking a $4.5 billion charge in the e-cigarette maker. The Richmond, Virginia- based cigarette maker said the charge was mainly due to the increased number of legal cases pending against Juul and the expectation...

  • BANCO DO BRASIL IN TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT TO EASE STAFFING RULES, REMOVE PAY RESTRICTIONS- SOURCES.

  • BANCO DO BRASIL PLANS JOINT VENTURES, MINORITY STAKES IN FINTECH, OTHER STARTUPS- SOURCES.

  • EXCLUSIVE-STATE-OWNED BANCO DO BRASIL PLANS NEW REFORMS AFTER GOVERNMENT REJECTED BID TO PRIVATIZE- SOURCES.

  • BANCO DO BRASIL ASSET SALES SEEN BOOSTING DIVIDEND, THOUGH PAYOUT RATIO LIKELY TO REMAIN AT 40%- SOURCES.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- The Trump administration plans to unveil efforts on Friday to crack down on counterfeit and pirated goods sold on major e-commerce sites and urge companies to do more to vet third-party sellers and increase self-policing efforts. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and White House adviser Peter Navarro will be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continues to tighten even as job growth is slowing. "Employers are not cutting positions outside of the normal churn of the labor market and workers are incredibly confident in their job prospects, and not taking the...

  • Jan 22- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Wednesday filed a brief in the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline case at the U.S. Supreme Court opposing construction of Dominion Energy Inc's $7.3- $7.8 billion project. In the Supreme Court case, Dominion and its partners, Duke Energy Corp and Southern Co, say the U.S. Forest Service was correct in issuing...

  • Jan 17- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Friday aiming for renewable energy to provide all of the state's electricity by 2030 to fight climate change. With the order, Rhode Island joins several other states that have set 100% clean energy goals, including Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Maine, New York, Washington and Virginia,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, an American cybersecurity firm said on Monday. Energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd was at the center of attempts by President Donald Trump last July to pressure...

  • China has pledged to buy almost $80 billion of additional manufactured goods from the United States over the next two years as part of a trade war truce, a source told Reuters on Monday. China would also buy over $50 billion more in energy supplies and boost purchases of U.S. services by about $35 billion over the same two-year period, the source said.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said on Monday. President Donald Trump last July to pressure Ukrainian authorities to announce an investigation into the Bidens for...

  • One of the five wind turbines at the Block Island Wind Farm, located in waters off Rhode Island.

    The turbine model and final number of units to be supplied have yet to be determined.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 26- The top U.S. aviation regulator on Thursday proposed a rule that would allow for remote tracking of most drones in U.S airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, said the proposed rule would require all drones operating in the United States to be compliant within three years. Congress directed the FAA in 2016 to issue regulations or...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week ended Dec. 21, the Labor Department said on Thursday. U.S. stocks rose modestly amid ongoing optimism over an imminent U.S.- China trade deal. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony to...