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  • BUDAPEST, Sept 18- Hungary's central bank left its interest rates unchanged at record lows on Tuesday but tweaked its policy tools, saying it was preparing for a future "gradual and cautious" normalization of its loose monetary policy. The National Bank of Hungary, which has stuck to its dovish stance even as some other central banks in Central Europe started...

  • Sept 18- Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday, boosted by gains in energy companies as oil prices rose on signs that OPEC may not raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran. *U.S. crude prices were up 1.9 percent a barrel, while Brent crude added 1.8 percent. *At 9:58 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.08...

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, as previously planned, but has reduced the level of tariffs that it will collect on the products. "China is forced to respond to U.S. unilateralism and trade protectionism, and has no choice but to respond with its own...

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, as previously planned, but has reduced the level of tariffs that it will collect on the products. "China is forced to respond to U.S. unilateralism and trade protectionism, and has no choice but to respond with its own...

  • SEATTLE— Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "...

  • EUROPEAN COMMISSION SAYS IT WILL PROPOSE DROPPING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST IRELAND RELATED TO APPLE'S TAX CASE AFTER COMPANY PAID BACK TAXES.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 17- A company owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is in talks to raise $1.25 billion from Russian banks by the start of 2019 to build a massive mining and metallurgical plant at Russia's biggest untapped copper deposit, its chairman said. Usmanov's Baikal Mining Company, operator of the Udokan copper deposit, is betting on strong global...

  • LONDON, Sept 18- If you have been wondering what to wear when Britain leaves the European Union next spring, here are some pointers: Hot pink, skirts slashed at the thigh and plenty of lace and ruffles. The economic uncertainty facing the 32.3 billion pounds fashion industry when Britain leaves the bloc on March 29 has not translated into gloomy looks on the...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 17- Baikal Mining Company, operator of Russia's biggest untapped copper deposit Udokan, plans to raise $1.25 billion in project financing from a Russian bank by the start of 2019, its chairman, Valery Kazikayev told Reuters. When Kazikayev was receiving a PhD in Economics from the Moscow Mining Institute in 1976, one of the ideas being researched by...

  • Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded— a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Introverts gain energy by reflecting and expend energy when interacting, clinical psychologist and professor Laurie Helgoe writes in her book " Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength."

  • MOSCOW, Sept 4- A company owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov's holding company said on Tuesday it had started construction of a massive mining and metallurgical plant at the Udokan copper deposit in a remote region in eastern Siberia. With total resources of around 26.7 million tonnes of copper, Udokan is the largest undeveloped copper deposit in...

  • LIMA, Sept 18- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra decision to trigger a legislative procedure that could allow him to dissolve Congress is not a power grab but a constitutional way to pressure lawmakers to pass urgent reforms, his foreign minister said in an interview. Accusing lawmakers of stalling his core reforms, Vizcarra late Sunday called for the vote of...

  • NEW YORK— Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones— really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie. Their new tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you're on Instagram at work.

  • LIMA, Sept 18- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra decision to trigger a legislative procedure that could allow him to dissolve Congress is not a power grab but a constitutional way to pressure lawmakers to pass urgent reforms, his foreign minister said in an interview. Accusing lawmakers of stalling his core reforms, Vizcarra late Sunday called for the vote of...

  • Sept 18- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook, whose products have been spared from new U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, said on Tuesday he was optimistic that the United States and China will eventually work through their trade differences. "I'm optimistic because trade is one of those things where it's not a zero-sum game," Cook told ABC News' "Good Morning...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 18- European Union energy ministers agreed on Tuesday to pool efforts to increase the use of hydrogen in transport and power as part of the bloc's attempt to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030.. Agreed by energy ministers at an informal meeting in Linz, Austria, the document highlights the need for renewable energy, such as hydrogen, to reduce...

  • MARANELLO, Italy, Sept 18- Ferrari plans to launch 15 new models, including hybrid cars, a utility vehicle and more special editions as part of its new chief executive's efforts to double core earnings by 2022.. The supercar maker shifted to a guidance range for adjusted core earnings of 1.8- 2.0 billion euros by 2022, rather than the 2 billion figure set by late...

  • By Julien Ponthus and Helen Reid. LONDON, Sept 18- European shares fell on Tuesday after Beijing retaliated with new tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, less than 24 hours after U.S. Investors and analysts had been perplexed by early market moves which shrugged off Washington's escalation of the tit-for-tat tariff spat waging between the U.S. and China.

  • NEW YORK— The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads. The ads, which the ACLU says appeared...

  • We're a nation of multi-taskers, often keeping an eye on our phones or other devices even while lounging on the sofa watching television. And those devices need power. Who wants to keep getting up to plug stuff in when you're bingeing a great show, reading a good book or otherwise chilling?