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  • NEW YORK— "America's Got Talent" is ending its summer run with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer. The Nielsen company says just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was chosen as the winner. Young ventriloquist...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on protecting consumer privacy when big tech companies amass vast troves of data, but came to no immediate conclusions, three participants said after the meeting. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood...

  • *Bond yields rise on expectation of more policy tightening. *Oil at four-year highs on supply concerns. NEW YORK, Sept 25- Energy stocks climbed on Tuesday as oil prices surged above $81 a barrel, but U.S. shares ended lower as chipmakes fell on ratings downgrades and rate-sensitive shares lost ground ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25- White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales, saying the trading bloc was long on rhetoric and short on follow-through. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be aggressive and unwavering in...

  • U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Tuesday as rising interest rates hurt shares of companies that pay big dividends and higher oil prices affected transportation and shipping companies. The S&P 500 fell for the third day in a row. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 3.49 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,708.80.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • *Energy stocks jump as oil prices hit four-year high. Sept 25- The S&P 500 fell on Tuesday as chipmakers were dented by ratings downgrades and utilities declined ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, offsetting a boost from the energy sector. The S&P 500 energy index added 0.57 percent as Brent oil hit a four-year high, boosted by imminent U.S....

  • Facebook Inc., down 50 cents to $164.91. Sonic Corp., up $6.85 to $43.46. The drive-in restaurant chain agreed to be bought by the parent of Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings for $1.57 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Iranian oil exports are declining ahead of a second round of U.S. sanctions to be imposed on Nov. 4 and Iran's economy is likely to contract 3 percent this year and 4 percent in 2019, the Institute of International Finance said on Tuesday. The IIF said in an updated note on Iran's economy that oil exports are falling even although Iran is selling key...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 25- Argentina's central bank governor resigned on Tuesday in the midst of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, dealing a blow to President Mauricio Macri's efforts to shore up investor confidence and sending the peso sliding. At the center of emerging market jitters in recent months, Argentina has seen its peso currency lose...

  • CINCINNATI _ Cintas Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $209.6 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.78 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.69 billion.

  • BEAVERTON, Ore. _ Nike Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.09 billion. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $9.88 billion.

  • RICHLAND, Wash. _ IsoRay Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Richland, Washington- based company said it had a loss of 4 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $6.7 million, or 12 cents per share.

  • Sept 25- Nike Inc beat analysts' estimates for first-quarter revenue on Tuesday, as new launches of footwear and apparel fueled sales in North America. Revenue rose to $9.95 billion from $9.07 billion, beating estimates of $9.94 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The company's net income rose to $1.09 billion, or 67 cents per share, in the first quarter...

  • LOS ANGELES _ KB Home on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $87.5 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.27 billion.

  • WOOD DALE, Ill. _ AAR Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $15.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $454.7 million.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower on Tuesday as a boost from the energy sector and strong consumer confidence data was offset by losses in chipmakers and utilities ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike.

  • TechInsights, an Ottawa, Ontario- based firm which rips open phones to analyze their contents and estimate the cost of the parts inside, said on Tuesday that the iPhone Xs Max with 256 gigabytes of storage capacity contains about $443 in parts and assembly costs, compared with $395.44 for the 64- gigabyte version of last year's iPhone X. "All told, what they took out...

  • Rouhani, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, said the United States had waged "economic war" against Iran by reimposing unilateral sanctions, which were lifted under the country's 2015 multinational nuclear deal in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the pact in May, and his...