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  • LOS ANGELES— Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960 s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend. By 2007, the yearly take was nearly $64 million, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association said the telecast had raised $1.46 billion to...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the NAFTA trade pact, vowing to keep up a blistering pace of negotiations that some involved in the process said may be too fast to bridge deep differences. The talks will move to Canada later in September, then return to the United States in October, with...

  • BEIRUT, Aug 20- Attracting foreign investment for Irans oil sector will continue to be a top priority during President Hassan Rouhanis second term, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday. Zanganeh, who won parliamentary approval on Sunday to stay on as oil minister, has been credited with increasing Iran's crude output since many global sanctions...

  • The three countries said they planned to meet again in Mexico Sept. 1-5, in Canada late next month and back in the United States in October. Robert Lighthizer declared Wednesday that the United States "is not interested in a mere tweaking" of NAFTA and will seek an ambitious rewrite of a deal the Trump administration blames for hundreds of thousands of lost U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the NAFTA trade pact, vowing to keep up a blistering pace of negotiations that some involved in the process said may be too fast to bridge deep differences. The talks will move to Canada later in September, then return to the United States in October, with...

  • Aug 20- BT Group Plc's EE is planning to threaten the telecoms regulator Ofcom with a High Court challenge on Monday, over its planned auction of mobile spectrum. The new auction, which is expected to take place later this year, will limit the amount of spectrum companies such as BT and EE Ltd could win to 85 MHz in the 3.4 GHz band, restricting the companies' overall...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc's U.S. subsidiary has raised the price of a common diarrhea drug by more than 400 percent and is charging more for five other medicines as well, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. division of London- listed Hikma, increased the prices at the start of August by between 75 percent and...

  • In a U.S. Air Force safety maneuver that hardly felt like one, our car raced onto the military runway just as a U-2 spy plane approached for a landing. The Air Force allowed Reuters to accompany it on a ride. The process is called "catching" a U-2, the Air Force said.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Sunday wrapped up the first round of talks to revamp the NAFTA trade pact, amid signs that an ambitious schedule to conclude negotiations by early 2018 could slip in the coming months. The three nations, which have major differences on key issues, plan to meet every three weeks until...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 20- Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. The final tally was fueled by an aggressive marketing push, and a trio of stars at the center-- Samuel L. Jackson as a notorious hitman, and Salma Hayek as hit equally threatening wife, and Ryan Reynolds as a bodyguard.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Sunday wrapped up the first round of talks to revamp the 23- year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a U.S. official said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- Investors worried about lofty stock-market valuations may take comfort in signs that companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index are padding their bottomlines less than they have in previous years. The difference between S&P 500 companies' GAAP net incomes and the adjusted versions of net income that they play up to Wall Street is expected...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Sunday wrapped up the first round of talks to revamp the 23- year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a U.S. official said.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Aug 20- A consortium led by Russian oil major Rosneft will announce on Monday completion of a $12.9 billion deal to acquire Indian private refiner Essar Oil, strengthening ties between the world's largest oil producer and the fastest growing fuel consumer. The purchase is the biggest foreign acquisition ever in India and Russia's largest...

  • DETROIT— General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in the parking garages of New York apartment buildings for residents to rent. It also offers Maven Gig, a service that lets people rent cars to do jobs like ride-hailing for Lyft or delivering food for GrubHub. Maven Gig expanded into Los...

  • The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and "The Hitman's Bodyguard" emerged the victor with a chart-topping $21.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, while "Logan Lucky" sputtered on arrival with $8.1 million. Both had notable stars, "Logan Lucky" has Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig, while "The Hitman's Bodyguard" boasts Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L....

  • TIMIKA, Indonesia, Aug 20- Limited access to the giant Grasberg copper mine in eastern Indonesia is expected to resume on Monday, its operator said, after hundreds of former workers blockaded the site and clashed with police. Buildings, vehicles and motorbikes belonging to the company and its employees were also torched in the incident in the province of Papua,...

  • DUBAI/ RIYADH, Aug 20- Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom. Western financial institutions have been looking to tap new opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the government unveiled plans for oil giant Saudi Aramco's $100...

  • DUBAI/ RIYADH, Aug 20- Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom. Western financial institutions have been looking to tap new opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the government unveiled plans for oil giant Saudi Aramco's $100...

  • The potential battery-powered revamp of the van, known as the Bulli in Germany, was first announced at the Detroit auto show in January. "After the presentations at the global motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, we received a large number of letters and emails from customers who said,' please build this car'," Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess said in a statement.