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  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Canada is not making concessions needed to reach a deal with the United States for a trilateral NAFTA pact and is running out of time before Washington proceeds with a Mexico- only agreement, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday. The administration of President Donald Trump recently began increasing the pressure on Canada, urging it to conclude a...

  • According to the Justice Department, HMA beginning in 2008 defrauded government health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid by illegally pressuring and inducing doctors into increasing the number of emergency department patient admissions. From 2003 to 2011, two of HMA's hospitals in Florida also billed federal health care programs for services...

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a recent assessment shows the small fish used as bait by lobster and tuna fishermen is in decline. The New England Fishery Management Council adopted a new formula Tuesday that ties catch limits to assessments of the overall herring population in future years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

  • President Donald Trump praised North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for his courage in taking steps to disarm, but said much work still had to be done and sanctions must remain in place on North Korea until it denuclearizes. Trump's remarks on North Korea were dramatically different from those in his speech last year at the U.N. assembly, when he threatened...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Canada is not making concessions needed to reach a deal with the United States for a trilateral NAFTA pact and is running out of time before Washington proceeds with a Mexico- only agreement, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday. The administration of President Donald Trump recently began increasing the pressure on Canada, urging it to conclude a...

  • Sept 25- Nike Inc beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter profit on Tuesday, but a small rise in gross margins was not enough for some investors and analysts, who drove down shares of the sportswear giant by 3 percent after hours. "I think where the market might be slightly disappointed is around the gross margins... it is slightly weaker than expected," MainFirst...

  • TEL AVIV, Israel _ Ellomay Capital Ltd. on Tuesday reported a loss of $766,000 in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Tel Aviv, Israel- based company said it had a loss of 7 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • TechInsights, an Ottawa, Ontario- based firm which rips open phones to analyze their contents and estimate the cost of the parts inside, said on Tuesday that the iPhone Xs Max with 256 gigabytes of storage capacity contains about $443 in parts and assembly costs, compared with $395.44 for the 64- gigabyte version of last year's iPhone X. "All told, what they took out...

  • Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. He said the United States would not allow the European Union or anyone else to undermine them. In a statement after a meeting of Britain, China, France,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. "It's probably a bigger challenge than most people realize," said Omar Akhtar, an analyst at the technology research firm Altimeter.

  • The gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss whether tech giants are "stifling the free exchange of ideas" and examine whether they "may be hurting competition." But California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, says the one-hour meeting mainly focused on consumer protection and data privacy issues. Attorneys general from...

  • NEW YORK— "America's Got Talent" is ending its summer run with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer. The Nielsen company says just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was chosen as the winner. Young ventriloquist...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on protecting consumer privacy when big tech companies amass vast troves of data, but came to no immediate conclusions, three participants said after the meeting. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood...

  • *Bond yields rise on expectation of more policy tightening. *Oil at four-year highs on supply concerns. NEW YORK, Sept 25- Energy stocks climbed on Tuesday as oil prices surged above $81 a barrel, but U.S. shares ended lower as chipmakes fell on ratings downgrades and rate-sensitive shares lost ground ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25- White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales, saying the trading bloc was long on rhetoric and short on follow-through. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be aggressive and unwavering in...

  • U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Tuesday as rising interest rates hurt shares of companies that pay big dividends and higher oil prices affected transportation and shipping companies. The S&P 500 fell for the third day in a row. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 3.49 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,708.80.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • *Energy stocks jump as oil prices hit four-year high. Sept 25- The S&P 500 fell on Tuesday as chipmakers were dented by ratings downgrades and utilities declined ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, offsetting a boost from the energy sector. The S&P 500 energy index added 0.57 percent as Brent oil hit a four-year high, boosted by imminent U.S....

  • Facebook Inc., down 50 cents to $164.91. Sonic Corp., up $6.85 to $43.46. The drive-in restaurant chain agreed to be bought by the parent of Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings for $1.57 billion.