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  • MONROVIA, Liberia— Liberia's government says it is investigating the disappearance of newly printed bills worth about $100 million that were imported into the West African nation. Information Minister Eugene Nagbe tells The Associated Press the money entered the country between November and August in containers at the port of Monrovia.

  • MIDDLETON, Wis.— City official: 4 people shot, none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- U.S. regulators ordered Bank of America on Wednesday to pay a $30 million civil penalty for what it called attempted manipulation of the swaps and derivatives benchmark. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in a statement that Bank of America from January 2007 through December 2012 made false reports and attempted to manipulate...

  • *CANADA'S FREELAND SAYS CANADA IS A COUNTRY THAT IS GOOD AT FINDING COMPROMISES.

  • EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she wants to examine how Seattle- based Amazon uses data it gathers through transactions, including those involving rival sellers, on its platform. It's the latest move by the European Union to subject big tech companies to increasing scrutiny, amid worries that they are becoming too dominant.

  • *Surgutneftegaz is Russia's fourth biggest oil firm by output. Russia has been subject to Western sanctions since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, but Washington has threatened to impose extra sanctions, citing what it has called Moscow's "malign" activities abroad. The prospect that causes most alarm for Russian firms is inclusion on a...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- European Union regulators are checking whether U.S. online retailer Amazon is using merchants' data in a way that stifles competition, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come as the world's largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention...

  • MIDDLETON, Wis.— The Latest on report of active shooter at a commercial building in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin:. The shooting occurred Wednesday morning in Middleton. A hospital spokesman says four people are being treated at University Hospital in Middleton.

  • GENEVA, Sept 19- The direct economic impact on China of the trade war with the United States appears limited, though it could rapidly prompt China's exporters to switch away from the U.S. market, the former central bank governor in Beijing said on Wednesday. "But I think it will force China to look at many other markets. Zhou played down the direct economic damage to...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- The U.S. dollar edged lower against the euro and fell to the lowest in nearly three weeks against the risk-sensitive Aussie on Wednesday, as investors did not rush to buy the greenback on the latest round of tariffs by China and the United States. The Australian dollar, seen as a proxy for China- related trades as well as a barometer of broader risk...

  • Sept 19- U.S. coding platform GitLab raised $100 million in its latest round of funding, catapulting the company into the unicorn club with a valuation of more than $1 billion. The funding round was led by Iconiq Capital, the Silicon Valley fund that is an investment vehicle for the founders of Facebook Inc, LinkedIn and Twitter Inc, GitLab said on Wednesday.

  • BERLIN, Sept 19- Germany will likely have to delay its target of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by two years to 2022, according to a government-sponsored report. New registrations of electrical vehicles more than doubled in Germany last year, the fastest growth in the world, and there were 131,000 such vehicles registered by the end of 2017,...

  • *Austria's Kurz says time for Britain to move. EU summit chairman Donald Tusk repeated criticism of her proposals for future customs arrangements and for the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, saying these needed to be reworked. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Brussels had moved its position and Britain...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Federal prosecutors have accused three men of portraying themselves as investment professionals and using a phony portfolio of consumer debt to defraud hundreds of unwary investors out of tens of millions of dollars as part of a $364 million Ponzi scheme. Kevin Merrill of Maryland, 53, Jay Ledford of Texas and Nevada, 54, and Cameron...

  • MIDDLETON, Wis.— Police are responding to a report of an active shooter at a commercial building in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. The Dane County dispatch center said shots were fired Wednesday morning at a building that houses Esker Software and WTS Paradigm in Middleton. Dane County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer confirmed there was an "active...

  • NEW YORK— Many small business owners whose companies were hit by Hurricane Florence are embarking on an uncertain path to recovery. While these owners are still trying to assess the damage to their companies, and what they'll get from their insurers, they also need to reach out to customers, vendors and employees to maintain those relationships.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. An unexpected jump in UK inflation boosted sterling in the morning, sending the FTSE 100 into the red. But later a report that Prime Minister May disagreed with an EU offer on the Irish border, and criticism from European Council President Donald Tusk of Britain's Brexit plan, drove sterling down and boosted the FTSE.

  • NEW YORK— A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work. The executive, Hong Perez, sued the music streaming company and its head of U.S. sales, Brian Berner, in New York State Court on Tuesday.

  • *Budget concerns prompt 12 bps rise in Italy's five year yield. LONDON, Sept 19- Germany's 10- year bond yield briefly rose to three-month highs on Wednesday, hitting the key 0.5 percent level against a backdrop of new supply, growing risk appetite globally and stronger-than-expected British inflation data. Italy's populist ruling coalition again called on...

  • *Tax deal in line with U.S., Luxembourg double taxation treaty. BRUSSELS, Sept 19- McDonald's avoided having to repay millions of euros in back taxes after EU antitrust regulators said that its tax deal with Luxembourg was not illegal, citing quirks in the Grand Duchy's bilateral tax treaty with the United States. "Our in-depth investigation has shown that the...