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  • *U.S. Justice Department reviewing law Marino championed. WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after reports he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Representative Tom...

  • *Asia stocks hold near highs after steady close on Wall St. SYDNEY, Oct 18- Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China's Communist Party conference. On Tuesday, the United States again declined to name China as a currency manipulator although it...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The top U.S. and Canadian and trade officials on Tuesday accused each other of sabotaging efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as they and Mexico agreed to extend talks into the first quarter of 2018.. Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, accused Washington of pursuing a "winner take all" approach.

  • NEW YORK— Fashion designer Donna Karan is "apologetic from the bottom of my heart" and embarrassed about "stupid" remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were "asking for it" by the way they dressed. Her comments on a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault allegations against fallen movie mogul...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Bob Weinstein:. Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. that aired on Spike. Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 18- Oct Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 18- Oct Japan 1- year discount bill auction 18- Oct Sweden Auction of government bonds 18- Oct Norway Auction Treasuries 19- Oct United Kingdom Auction of 1 1/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2027 19- Oct Japan 3- month discount bill auction...

  • **PRAGUE- Czech Central Bank board member Oldrich Dedek to attend a discussion titled "the tradition of Czech monetary policy".- 1500 GMT. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland release the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech at the Australian Shareholders...

  • FRANKFURT- Opening speech by the ECB President Mario Draghi at the ECB Conference "Structural reforms in the euro area" in Frankfurt, Germany 0810 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet will take part in a panel discussion on structural reforms in the euro area at the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt 1145 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 18- The global market for nickel swung into a wider deficit of 6,700 tonnes in August from the month before, data from the International Nickel Study Institute showed on Wednesday. Global refined nickel production was unchanged for the month at 176,800 tonnes, while demand grew to 183,500 tonnes, from 182,500 tonnes the month earlier, the data...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program. The Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. telecoms regulator, and the Department of Justice said Verizon had invoiced...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 17- Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business. Also on Tuesday, Toyota Motor Corp's Lexus unit said it was evaluating its partnership with the Weinstein Co. Lexus, Toyota's luxury...

  • Reuters reported earlier this month that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co allowed a Russian defense agency to review the source code or inner workings of cyber defense software known as ArcSight, which is used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks. Such reviews highlight a quandary for U.S. technology companies, as they weigh U.S. cyber security...

  • NEW YORK/ VANCOUVER, Oct 17- Marc Faber, the Swiss investor based in Thailand, provoked a backlash from business television and investment management firms on Tuesday after comments in his latest newsletter suggested the United States had only prospered because it was settled by white people. The investor and commentator, known as "Dr Doom" for bearish calls on...

  • Oct 17- Chinese online micro-credit provider Qudian Inc's initial public offering was priced at $24 per American depository share, according to sources close to the matter, above the expected range of $19- $22 each. At $24 per share price, Qudian has a market value of as much as $7.9 billion. Qudian's net income jumped near eight-times to 973.7 million yuan in the...

  • Laguna Beach, Calif., Oct 17- After a series of acquisitions, General Motors Co has the building blocks it needs to deploy a large-scale fleet of robot cars, the automaker's president said on Tuesday. GM's acquisition earlier this month of LIDAR technology company Strobe may have been the final missing piece, GM President Dan Ammann told Reuters.

  • 1. Hawaiian Airlines, 93.0 percent. 2. Delta Air Lines 87.4 percent. 3. Alaska Airlines, 82.8 percent.

  • LONDON, Oct 18- A UK parliamentary report has criticised Amazon and eBay for not doing enough to prevent tax fraud on their online market places and recommended the government hold the online giants accountable for tax lost to evaders. The investigation also said the companies had resisted sharing data with Her Majesty's Revenue& Customs, the UK tax authority.

  • *Tunisia holidays unlikely to resume until next winter- MD. LONDON, Oct 18- Europe's largest tour operator TUI is putting on extra flights to make up for capacity lost after this month's collapse of Monarch, TUI's UK and Ireland boss said on Wednesday. At an event to announce TUI's rebranding of its UK operation to TUI UK from Thomson, the company's UK and Ireland...

  • TOKYO, Oct 18- Japanese companies overwhelmingly want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to stay in power in this Sunday's national election but about two-thirds want it to lose seats, a Reuters poll found. Many companies in the survey expressed concern that a big election win would encourage Abe to invest his energy in a long-held ambition to revise...

  • The agreement worked out by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray would meet some Democratic objectives, including a revival of the subsidies for Obamacare and restoring $106 million in funding for a federal program that helps people enroll in insurance plans. Trump hoped to make good on his campaign promise to dismantle...