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  • CARLSBAD, Calif. _ Natural Alternatives International Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $2.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Carlsbad, California- based company said it had profit of 41 cents. Natural Alternatives shares have declined slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • AutoNation Inc., up 82 cents to $43.91. Fitbit Inc., up 31 cents to $6.11. MGM Resorts International, up 78 cents to $28.37.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer, it said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange grows its compliance and government affairs capabilities amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the nascent market. In that role he led the company's legal department and government relations group, and was a...

  • Red Hat said it expects to post revenue in the range of $848 to $856 million and an adjusted profit of 87 cents per share in the third quarter, below analysts' estimates of a profit of 92 cents per share and revenue of $862.7 million. Subscription revenue, which accounts for most of Red Hat's total revenue, rose 13.4 percent to $722.7 million in the second quarter, but...

  • *Dow hits highest closing since Jan 29. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January as rising Treasury yields boosted the financial sector and trade worries subsided. "The sharp rise in the 10- year that you've seen in the last few days and the widening of the...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ Red Hat Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $86.9 million. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $827.6 million. For the current quarter ending in December, Red Hat expects its per-share earnings to be 87 cents.

  • *Company will spend $1 bln over 10 years on new strategy. LONDON, Sept 19- Mars Wrigley Confectionery launched a new sustainability strategy on Wednesday with the aim of combating deforestation, child labour and poverty in what it called the "broken" cocoa supply chain. "The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken," John Ament, global vice president of cocoa at...

  • ZEELAND, Mich. _ Herman Miller Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $35.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Zeeland, Michigan- based company said it had profit of 60 cents. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $639.9 million.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Cleanup of more than 840,000 gallons of oil is complete nearly five years after a pipeline leak in a farmer's field in North Dakota. A Tioga farmer discovered the spill by Tesoro, now known as Andeavor, in September 2013. The San Antonio- based company and the state of North Dakota announced completion of the cleanup on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON— The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products. China has vowed to counterpunch with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods. President Donald Trump is ready to up the ante, threatening to tax just about everything China ships to...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January, as rising Treasury yields boosted financial stocks and trade worries subsided.

  • Sept 19- Amazon.com Inc is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless stores in the next few years, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/amazon-is-said-to-plan-up-to- 3- 0 0 0- c a s h i e r l e s s- s t o r e s- b y- 2 0 2 1 on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of U.S. supermarket chains...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 19- Argentina's gross domestic product contracted 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from the same period last year and 3.9 percent from the prior quarter, government statistics agency Indec said on Wednesday. While fiscal austerity policies have substantially shrunk Argentina's deficit, investors remain worried that the...

  • *OPEC to meet in Algeria on Sept. 23. NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. oil futures surged nearly 2 percent on Wednesday as they were bolstered by a fifth weekly crude inventory drawdown and strong domestic gasoline demand amid ongoing global supply concerns over U.S. sanctions on Iran that come into force in November. "It was a squarely bullish report," said John Kilduff, a partner...

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month. "I think the market is cautiously optimistic that a deal will get done next week, so you are seeing the Canadian dollar...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Sept 19- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month. "We're interested in what could be a good deal for Canada but we're going to need to see a certain amount of...

  • MILAN, Sept 19- An Italian court found oil services group Saipem and a former CEO guilty of corruption in a long-running trial over bribes in Algeria but acquitted oil major Eni. The long-running case revolves around allegations Saipem paid intermediaries about 198 million euros to secure contracts worth 8 billion euros with Algeria's state-owned...

  • The SEC said Zeini had hid "damaging" details from "every other professional" working on his Santa Barbara, California- based company's 3 million share offering, including its chief financial officer, directors, lawyers, auditors and bankers, and tried to cover his tracks after it was done. The SEC is seeking a civil fine and an officer and director ban for Zeini.

  • NEW YORK— Nearly a third of U.S. households have trouble paying their energy bills, and the problem mainly impacts racial minorities, according to a report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration. At the same time, overall energy-related spending was at its lowest point in more than a decade due to lower fuel and natural gas prices, said the...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 19- A former Petroleos Mexicanos board member said on Wednesday Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has enough political support to change the nation's energy law and should postpone planned competitive oil auctions until the law is revised. Lopez Obrador, who takes office in December, handily won Mexico's presidential...