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  • LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles Times journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the paper's 136- year history. Reporters, copy editors and other workers voted 248 to 44 for representation by NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America. Tronc, which also owns the Chicago Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune and Orlando Sentinel, says it respects the...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program. "Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection," Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to legislation passed by the U.S. Congress that extends Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19- Facebook Inc will begin to prioritize "trustworthy" news outlets on its stream of social media posts as it works to combat "sensationalism" and "misinformation," Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. The company, which has more than 2 billion monthly users, said it will use surveys to determine rankings on how trustworthy news outlets...

  • Amazon.com Inc., up $1.26 to $1,294.58. IBM Corp., down $6.75 to $162.37. American Express Co., down $1.83 to $98.03.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- General Electric shares tumbled for a fifth straight session on Friday, sending the stock to its biggest weekly percentage drop since the financial crisis, after the company flagged a possible breakup and more than $11 billion in charges earlier in the week. The stock fell as low as $16.02 on Friday, threatening to fall below $16 only a day after the...

  • *Nike, Philip Morris up after analysts' stock upgrades. *IBM lower on disappointing profit outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 19- Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- World equity markets climbed to a record on Friday as the U.S. dollar held near three-year lows and a U.S. government shutdown loomed, while U.S. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as...

  • Jan 19- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is set to make a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, indicating heightened antitrust scrutiny. The FTC review is part of a process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act to scrutinize potentially...

  • Jan 19- Britain's Dixons Carphone Plc's CEO Sebastian James is quitting to join Boots, the high street chemist, Sky News reported on Friday. James's reported resignation comes just days after Dixons' finance chief Humphrey Singer quit to join Marks and Spencer Group Plc.. The chief executive's resignation will be formally notified to the London Stock Exchange...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program.

  • *Chicago plans $661 mln bond sale, down from $898 mln. Jan 19- Chicago will hit the U.S. municipal market next week with a downsized version of a bond issue that originally had been slated to sell this week. Chicago's Sales Tax Securitization Corp plans to sell $661 million of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, according to a market source familiar with the deal.

  • TORONTO, Jan 19- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday in a broad-based rally that was led by financial and industrial shares, while lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 68.99 points, or 0.42 percent, at 16,353.46. Nine of the index's 10 main groups ended higher.

  • Jan 19- Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- U.S. soybean futures rose for the fifth straight day on Friday, hitting their highest in 5-1/ 2 weeks as concerns about crop development in South America fuelled buying, traders said. Parched soils in Argentina have underpinned prices throughout the week. "Dryness in Argentina has provided enough fuel for soybean prices to find footing with...

  • Federal Reserve is planning several imminent changes that Wall Street has wanted involving capital rules, proprietary trading and a process known as "living wills" that aims to prevent taxpayer bailouts. During a speech in Washington on Friday, Randal Quarles, the Fed's vice chair of supervision, outlined for the first time a comprehensive vision for how the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19- SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19- Facebook Inc will change the ranking of its News Feed to give priority to trustworthy news sources above those that its users do not consider trustworthy, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

  • Jan 19- Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. The lawsuit, filed by Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn in a state court, targeted drugmakers Purdue Pharma LP and Endo...

  • iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending January 18, 2018:. 6. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone. The Greatest Showman (Original..., Various Artists.

  • HOUSTON Jan 19- Schlumberger on Friday posted a fourth quarter loss on charges but beat Wall Street forecasts and gave an upbeat outlook, predicting its international operations would grow in 2018 for the first time in four years. "Looking at the oil market, the strong growth in demand is projected to continue in 2018, on the back of a robust global economy," said...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve's top official on financial regulation is putting forward a wide-ranging agenda for improving the way the nation's banks are regulated, saying he wants to focus on "efficiency, transparency and simplicity." Quarles, a Utah investment executive, was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the point person in administration...