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  • BRUSSELS, Sept 25- British and EU negotiators talked up hopes for progress on Brexit as a new round of talks began in Brussels on Monday, three days after Prime Minister Theresa May tried to revive the process and improve the mood. But neither side disguised continued frustrations: the European Union's Michel Barnier dismissed talk of Britain diverging from EU...

  • YAMOUSSOUKRO, Sept 25- Farmers earn so little from coffee that many are likely to abandon their trees, endangering future supplies at a time of surging demand, the head of the International Coffee Organization said on Monday. "If farmers are not well remunerated and encouraged to plant coffee, then at some point in the future we may have difficulties in getting the...

  • SUPREME COURT ORDERS PARTIES TO ADDRESS WHETHER EXPIRATION OF REFUGEE BAN IN OCTOBER RENDERS REFUGEE ASPECT OF CASE MOOT.

  • SUPREME COURT SAYS ORAL ARGUMENT ON TRUMP TRAVEL BAN CASE WILL NO LONGER BE HELD ON OCT. 10 AS SCHEDULED.

  • SUPREME COURT WILL NO LONGER HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS ON OCT 10 CONCERNING TRUMP'S PREVIOUS TRAVEL BAN, PENDING FURTHER COURT ORDER.

  • SUPREME COURT ORDERS FURTHER BRIEFING ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NEW TRAVEL BAN RENDERS PRIOR CASE MOOT.

  • BOSTON, Sept 25- The highest court in Massachusetts on Monday said a senior executive at Fidelity Investments will not have to pay a percentage of his future income to his former wife in a closely watched decision that dealt a setback to variable alimony awards in the state. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of Derek Young, president of...

  • BERLIN, Sept 25- Germany's Thyssenkrupp will increase its capital by 10 percent in a sale of new shares to bolster its balance sheet ahead of a planned deal with India's Tata Steel. At Monday's closing price of 24.7 euros, such a share sale would raise around 1.4 billion euros. With new joint venture Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel not expected to start operations until...

  • MEXICO CITY— Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary. But in Mexico— where the auto industry has boomed under the North American Free Trade Agreement, with plants like the Audi...

  • DETROIT, Sept 25- Commercial truck partners Navistar International Corp and Volkswagen AG's Truck and Bus said on Monday they will launch an electric medium-duty truck in North America by late 2019, and develop common hardware and systems to connect trucks to the internet. Volkswagen Truck Chief Andreas Renschler and Navistar Chief Executive Troy Clarke...

  • Sept 25- American International Group Inc said on Monday it will reorganize into three new units and will no longer have separate commercial and consumer businesses, marking the first major strategic move by new Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault. Former CEO Peter Hancock stepped down, citing a lack of confidence from the board and investors.

  • The Reuters Financial Regulation Summit starting on September 25 will tap key policymakers, politicians and executives from Hong Kong, India, Australia and the European Union for their views, including on the future of London, Europes biggest financial centre, tighter anti-money laundering rules in Asia and fallout from the fintech revolution.

  • The Reuters Financial Regulation Summit starting on September 25 will tap key policymakers, politicians and executives from Hong Kong, India, Australia and the European Union for their views, including on the future of London, Europes biggest financial center, tighter anti-money laundering rules in Asia and fallout from the fintech revolution.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- A former top HSBC Holdings Plc executive threw his Scottish client "under the bus" by using his knowledge of its large planned currency transaction to do his own trading first, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday at the start of a closely-watched trial. Johnson, the former head of HSBC's global foreign exchange cash trading desk, is the first banker to be...

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Sterling skidded to a 10- day low against a broadly stronger dollar on Monday with sentiment still sour after Friday's speech by Prime Minister Theresa May failed to offer the details on Brexit that investors had been looking for. Data released late on Friday showed speculators had cut their bets against the pound to the lowest level in almost...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 25- All major production units at ExxonMobil Corp's 560,500 barrel per day Baytown, Texas, refinery, the country's second largest, have returned to normal operation, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday. An Exxon spokeswoman said the refinery was making fuel, but operating at reduced production levels. The Baytown refinery was...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- The mayor of Hartford on Monday told bond investors that Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city has no room left to tax or cut its way out of its fiscal crisis, a bond holder said. Bronin laid out the city's dire circumstances and its potential case for insolvency in a call with investors, said Matthew Dalton, CEO of Belle Haven, which holds $30...

  • *Iran imposes flight ban, Turkey threatens retaliation. *Tension simmers over vote in disputed areas like oil-rich Kirkuk. ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, Sept 25- Kurds voted in large numbers in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet...

  • *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, as it is known formally. Republicans, who control the Senate 52-48, were finding it difficult even to clear that lower hurdle.

  • Officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada are in Ottawa for the third of seven planned rounds of talks. U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text in Ottawa on modifying a key chapter on investment under the North American Free Trade Agreement, two well-placed sources said on Sunday. Canada's chief negotiator on Sunday said he did not...