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  • Stefan Buck, who was head of private banking at the now-shuttered Zurich- based Bank Frey& Co, was acquitted by a federal court jury of conspiring to defraud the United States, according to James Margolin, a spokesman for the office of acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim in Manhattan. The case brought against Buck, 37, by federal prosecutors in New York was one of a number of...

  • Stocks markets from Asia to Europe to the Americas rose, while the three top gauges of Wall Street performance hit record intraday highs, lifted by technology and healthcare shares. In Asia, the main Hang Seng index in Hong Kong and China's H-shares index posted their best day in seven weeks, while stocks in Tokyo also rose. In Europe, Germany's benchmark DAX index...

  • *FCC plans to stop states from own "net neutrality" rules. *Google and Facebook had urged FCC to keep the rules. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will vote at a Dec. 14 meeting on his plan to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that treated...

  • WASHINGTON— Ivanka Trump says she looks forward to promoting female entrepreneurship at a conference in India next week. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the first daughter and senior White House adviser discussed her plans to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. The event— co-hosted by the United States and India— runs from Nov. 28-30 and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- U.S. stocks jumped and indexes hit record highs on Tuesday, led by gains in this year's top-performing technology sector. With the third-quarter earnings season winding down and no major economic data in sight, trading activity is expected to slow ahead of Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday. "Tech has been by far and away the leader, and that...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 21- Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers has ordered a new $142 million diamond mining ship as part of its strategy to grow its offshore operations, the firm said on Tuesday. The new ship will work alongside the fleet De Beers uses to recover diamonds off Namibia's Atlantic coast as part of a 50:50 joint venture with the namibian government.

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a condition that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, with deaths and disability in patients mainly caused by respiratory failure. The condition, whose sufferers include renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, attracted international attention in 2014 with the "Ice...

  • CARACAS, Nov 21- Venezuelan authorities arrested the acting president of its U.S.-based refiner Citgo and five of the subsidiary's top executives on Tuesday as part of a spiraling corruption purge in the OPEC country's oil industry. In the case of Texas- based Citgo, Saab told a news conference that his office had uncovered a roughly $4 billion planned deal with...

  • Nov 21- CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women. PBS and Bloomberg, which broadcast the "Charlie Rose" show, also said they were terminating their relationships with Rose and canceling...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 21- Mexico will raise its minimum wage to $4.71 per day next month, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday, a 10 percent hike unlikely to satisfy U.S. and Canadian NAFTA negotiators who see low Mexican salaries as unfair competition. During the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico has come under criticism for poor...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp.. President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision on the recommendation by early next year. The ITC found last month that...

  • NEW YORK— As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win. As with last week, NBC won largely thanks to football. Overall, NBC averaged 8.8 million viewers in prime time, followed by CBS and ABC.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 21- TransCanada Corp should push ahead with an $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline expansion after the state of Nebraska on Monday approved a route that would raise the cost of the controversial project, some shareholders said. The approval quashed the last regulatory hurdle for the nearly decade-old project, but the Nebraska Public Service...

  • Nov 21- U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million. Attorney Joon Kim said at a news conference that Mesri was in Iran. "He will never be able to travel outside of...

  • *Trading volumes light before Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 21- The U.S. What you are generally seeing is that any time the curve steepens people think its an opportunity to get into flatteners again, "said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at Societe Generale in New York."

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 21- Nevsun Resources Ltd lost its bid to have a Canadian court throw out a lawsuit by Eritreans workers who say they were forced to work at its mine in East Africa, according to an appeals court judgment released on Tuesday. Nevsun had appealed the ruling, arguing the case should be dismissed and that any lawsuit should be heard in Eritrea, not Canada.

  • Juan Pablo Marcos says he was in a different part of the factory when the first explosion tore through Verla International on Monday morning. Police later identified him as 57- year-old William Huntington, of nearby Newburgh. The blasts erupted Monday morning inside the Verla International plant in New Windsor, 55 miles north of New York City.

  • WARSAW, Nov 21- Poland's dominant gas firm PGNiG has signed its first mid-term deal for liquefied natural gas deliveries from the United States, as part of a wider plan to cut its reliance on Russian supplies, it said on Tuesday. State-run PGNiG said that as part of the deal, signed with Centrica LNG Co. Ltd, it will receive nine LNG shipments in 2018-2022. The company...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 21- Gold bounced up slightly on Tuesday, as a weaker U.S. dollar gave bullion a boost after the previous day's sharp decline and as investors awaited the minutes, due on Wednesday, of the Federal Reserve meeting held in November. Gold benefited from some safe-haven buying from investors leery of a political crisis in Germany, Europe's largest...

  • Nov 21- CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women. PBS and Bloomberg, which broadcast the "Charlie Rose" show, also said they were terminating their relationships with Rose and canceling...