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  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets:. Apple gave up 2 percent early Thursday, while Facebook lost 1.3 percent and Google's parent company, Alphabet, lost 1 percent. Among financial companies, American Express fell 1.8 percent after announcing that its CEO was leaving.

  • Oct 19- U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday, a day after scaling record highs, amid a fall in technology stocks led by Apple. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 49.36 points, or 0.21 percent, to 23,108.24. The S&P 500 lost 7.48 points, or 0.292044 percent, to 2,553.78.

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 19- Barrick Gold will give Tanzania a 16 percent stake in three gold mines, a 50 percent share of revenues from those mines and a one-off payment of $300 million to resolve a dispute that has hit its operations in the country, the two sides said. The agreement announced on Thursday comes after the new laws and a crackdown on mining firms slowed fresh...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Britain's government has published draft legislation which would cap gas and electricity prices for most residential customers until the end of 2020, the most startling intervention since privatisation three decades ago. The caps come after a review by the Competition and Markets Authority, which concluded in 2016 that retail gas and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week ended Oct. 14, the...

  • Oct 19- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is near a deal to give department store chain Lord& Taylor dedicated space on its walmart.com website, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Retailers including Amazon.com Inc and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd offer dedicated space to brands on their website. Lord& Taylor will continue to operate its own website, but shoppers at...

  • RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. _ American River Bankshares on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $1.1 million. The Rancho Cordova, California- based bank said it had earnings of 17 cents per share. The parent company of American River Bank posted revenue of $5.5 million in the period.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Nucor Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $268.5 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.28 billion.

  • *Apple dips 1.71 percent amid concerns over iPhone 8 demand. Oct 19- Wall Street was set to open lower on Thursday, a day after the major indexes scaled new highs, as heavyweight technology stocks Apple and eBay slipped. "People think that October is a scary time and they should take profits, maybe that is what's happening with the tech stocks," said Kim Forrest, senior...

  • RESTON, Va. _ NVR Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $162.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $36.11 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ELLICOTT CITY, Md. _ Howard Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $1.7 million. The bank, based in Ellicott City, Maryland, said it had earnings of 17 cents per share. Howard Bancorp shares have risen 45 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DUBAI, Oct 19- Saudi Arabia's plans to sell state assets- including a stake in energy giant Saudi Aramco- are becoming even more important to its finances as a recession slows Riyadh's effort to close a budget deficit caused by low oil prices. Last December, Riyadh released a plan to abolish the deficit by 2020, cutting it from $79 billion or 12.3 percent of gross...

  • BROCKTON, Mass. _ HarborOne Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $2.8 million. The Brockton, Massachusetts- based bank said it had earnings of 9 cents per share. HarborOne Bancorp shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • ZURICH, Oct 19- Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors wants Credit Suisse to float its asset management business and investment bank, valuing them at more than 20 billion Swiss francs when split from the rest of the bank, according to a presentation reviewed by Reuters. The Swiss hedge fund went public this week with a campaign to break up Switzerland's...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 19- Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Thursday to break the deadlock and move forward with Brexit talks, asking the bloc's leaders to respond with "urgency" on easing the fears of their citizens living in Britain. Arriving at a two-day summit in Brussels with other EU leaders, May sought to lower any remaining expectation that she...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Gold prices recovered on Thursday after dropping overnight to their lowest in more than a week, driven down by a strong dollar, which hurt demand for dollar-priced gold, and by soaring stock markets. Global stocks, which often trade counter to gold, set record highs before stalling in Europe on concern over political turmoil in Spain, the eurozone's...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Cambridge Bancorp on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $5 million. The Cambridge, Massachusetts- based bank said it had earnings of $1.22 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BERLIN, Oct 19- Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office in the German national election on Sept. 24, but a fractured vote that brings the far-right into parliament means she must try to work out a three-way coalition untested at federal level. The new alliance would comprise Merkel's conservative bloc- her Christian Democratic Union and the Bavarian...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Oct 19- Airbus on Thursday staged the delayed maiden flight of its A330neo jetliner, an upgraded version of its profitable A330 series designed to buttress European sales against the latest model of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The wide-bodied, long-distance jet took off from the planemaker's Toulouse headquarters under overcast skies,...