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  • SANTIAGO, Jan 23- Chile's conservative President-elect Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday named a former finance minister in the top copper exporter, Felipe Larrain, to fill the same spot again in his new cabinet. The Harvard- trained economist will likely be seen by the market as a safe pair of hands, but this time around will inherit an economy that has slowed to an...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- Heavy investor trading in blockchain and cannabis stocks in December helped push TD Ameritrade Holding Corp's quarterly profit higher, the online broker's chief executive said on Tuesday. TD Ameritrade said on Monday evening that its fiscal first-quarter profit rose to $297 million, from $216 million a year earlier, on strong client activity...

  • *Ola Rollen was acquitted of insider trading on Jan. 10. OSLO, Jan 23- Norwegian prosecutors will appeal against the acquittal of Hexagon Chief Executive Ola Rollen over insider trading charges, they said on Tuesday. Rollen, who was cleared of all accusations in an unanimous verdict by an Oslo court on Jan. 10, now faces the prospect of a new trial, if the appeals court...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 23- "Wonder Woman" failed to conquer Oscar voters on Tuesday despite riding to one of the biggest box office hits of 2017 on a wave of female empowerment, making it one of the biggest snubs for Hollywood's highest honors. The Warner Bros. movie, featuring Gal Gadot as the sword-wielding Wonder Woman, was the first stand-alone female superhero film...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 23- "Wonder Woman" failed to conquer Oscar voters on Tuesday despite riding to one of the biggest box office hits of 2017 on a wave of female empowerment, making it one of the biggest snubs for Hollywood's highest honors. The Warner Bros. movie, featuring Gal Gadot as the sword-wielding Wonder Woman, was the first stand-alone female superhero film...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 23- "Wonder Woman" failed to conquer Oscar voters on Tuesday despite riding to one of the biggest box office hits of 2017 on a wave of female empowerment, making it one of the biggest snubs for Hollywood's highest honors. The Warner Bros. movie, featuring Gal Gadot as the sword-wielding Wonder Woman, was the first stand-alone female superhero film...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 23- "Wonder Woman" failed to conquer Oscar voters on Tuesday despite riding to one of the biggest box office hits of 2017 on a wave of female empowerment, making it one of the biggest snubs for Hollywood's highest honors. The Warner Bros. movie, featuring Gal Gadot as the sword-wielding Wonder Woman, was the first stand-alone female superhero film...

  • NEW YORK— CBS News has appointed Mosheh Oinounou as the top behind-the-scenes executive at the " CBS Evening News," where Jeff Glor recently took over as the anchor. CBS News President David Rhodes said Capus, a former NBC News president who has been the show's executive producer for the past four years, will be staying at CBS in a role yet to be defined.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- TransCanada Corp's Keystone crude pipeline is still operating at 20 percent reduced pressure, a spokesman for the company said on Tuesday, more than two months after a leak forced the line to be shut. Calgary- based TransCanada shut the 590,000 barrel-per-day pipeline, one of Canada's main crude export routes linking Alberta to U.S. refineries, on...

  • Jan 23- The S&P and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from Netflix spurred gains for the highly-valued technology sector, while the blue-chip Dow index came under pressure from declines in Johnson& Johnson and Procter& Gamble. Netflix surged more than 13 percent to a record high of $257.71, crossing $100 billion in market value after the...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 23- The acting head of group capital at South Africa's Eskom has resigned, the state-owned power utility said on Tuesday, adding to a growing list of executives leaving the company. Govender's departure comes a day after suspended Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh tendered his resignation with immediate effect on Monday, amid an...

  • In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, McWilliams said she believed such licenses, which are overseen by the FDIC, did not pose a threat to the safety of the banking system and added that she would ensure the FDIC moved "swiftly" to consider ILC license applications. "If it meets the ILC standards as currently set up by the FDIC, I believe there...

  • BERLIN, Jan 23- German carmakers Daimler and BMW are close to agreeing to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, a senior executive at one of the carmakers told Reuters on Tuesday. The merger talks are in the final stages and the combined company will be independently run, with BMW and Daimler as largest shareholders, the source said, adding that...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Federal Reserve Board nominee Marvin Goodfriend on Tuesday defended his past focus on inflation, saying that while earlier warnings about runaway prices were "absolutely" proved wrong, it was the Fed's credibility in controlling inflation that has allowed unemployment to fall so low. In contrast to warnings that low interest rates might...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the lawsuit seeks $500 million of damages to help fight the epidemic in the city, which kills more people annually than homicides and car accidents...

  • Jan 23- Healthcare conglomerate Johnson& Johnson on Tuesday took a $13.6- billion charge related to the new U.S. tax law and plans to bring back billions of dollars from overseas immediately. J&J reported a year ago that it had $66 billion in undistributed international earnings and on Tuesday said it had $16 billion in cash outside the United States.

  • Jan 23- Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first "nanodegree" in flying car engineering. With companies from Airbus and Amazon to Uber throttling up development of their own autonomous aerial vehicles, Thrun believes "in a few years time, this will be the...

  • ABUJA, Jan 23- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's board will decide on the investors for its three major refineries this month, the state oil company said on Tuesday. NNPC launched a bidding process in 2016 to find partners to overhaul ailing refineries that produce very little petrol because of decades of mismanagement, leaving OPEC member...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. grain futures were lower on Tuesday, with wheat down 1 percent and corn heading for its second session of declines on chart-based selling and abundant global stockpiles, traders said. Soybeans were about unchanged at the Chicago Board of Trade, hovering near roughly six-week highs amid warm and dry conditions that stressed the developing...

  • WASHINGTON— One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-swilling globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos? American presidents tend to shun the Davos diplomacy scene, a glitzy annual gathering at a Swiss Alpine resort that for nearly...