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  • DENVER, Aug 21- American Airlines is cutting a route between Chicago and Shanghai, canceling the second direct flight from the U.S. city to China in four months, because of higher fuel costs and competition, the carrier said on Tuesday. American, the largest U.S. carrier by passengers, cut a flight from Chicago to Beijing in May. Hawaiian Airlines also said on Tuesday...

  • Aug 21- Urban Outfitters Inc on Tuesday topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly results, as investments to boost online sales paid off and the retailer managed to sell more apparel at full price. "Prominent new trends in women's and the' urban revival' trends from the late 80' s and early 90' s are right in Urban Outfitters wheelhouse," Rebecca Duval, BlueFin...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 21- Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley startup Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content. A statement by Israel's Health Ministry said the Juul device was banned because it contains nicotine at a concentration higher than 20 milligrams per milliliter and poses "a...

  • Trump used the phrase "not thrilled" on Monday to describe his reaction to rate hikes under Fed Chair Jerome Powell who Trump selected for the job six months ago. A day later, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan, who tends to align his views with those of Powell, released an essay that signaled he views another three or four rate hikes as "the best chance" for delivering...

  • DENVER, Aug 21- Mexico risks losing long-term passenger growth and billions of dollars if it fails to go through with building a new hub in the capital to alleviate congestion, an executive with the International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday. Mexico's incoming government last week postponed a decision on whether to complete a partially...

  • 1. "America's Got Talent", NBC, 11.14 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.29 million. 4. "Big Brother", CBS, 5.83 million.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 21- Most emerging market currencies worldwide rallied on Tuesday after U.S. A string of presidential election surveys showed former Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin, the market's preferred candidate, still failing to gain traction in the race. Currencies from Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru firmed between 0.23 percent and 1.74 percent.

  • President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other charges. Separately, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. S&P e-mini futures were down 0.3 percent, suggesting that Wall Street...

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES FALL 0.28 PCT AS TRADING RESUMES; VOLUME AT 1,531 CONTRACTS.

  • MTV estimated that there had been some 141.6 million video streams of content related to the awards show for the past month— including Monday night— up from 76 million a year ago. MTV said it doesn't have an estimate of how many people streamed Monday's entire show through the network's app. Those numbers hold a greater importance for the younger viewers that MTV...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The Federal Housing Finance Agency said on Tuesday that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will no longer provide financing guarantees to Wall Street firms' single-family rental home bonds. Some critics say that to provide payments to investors, the Wall Street firms must minimize maintenance costs and maximize rents and fees. In September 2017,...

  • Aug 21- Allergan Plc said on Tuesday U.S. health regulators had declined to approve Esmya, its treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding in women with uterine fibroids, requesting more information and citing safety issues outside the United States. Allergan Chief Executive Brent Saunders said last month that potential bidders were waiting to see how the FDA...

  • U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, briefly sending the S&P 500 index to an all-time high. The benchmark index eked out a slight gain, finishing a little below the high mark it set in January. The gain, which carried the Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks to an all-time high, came as the market's bull run was set to become the longest on record on Wednesday.

  • DENVER, Aug 21- United Continental Holdings Inc is eying joint ventures with three Latin American carriers in the near future, but a deal would not immunize the U.S. airline from the "ups and downs" of the region's volatile market, President Scott Kirby said on Tuesday. "I think we will get it done in the not so distant future, but hard to predict an exact time," he said at the...

  • Intentionally or not, Microsoft has emerged as a kind of internet cop, thanks to its efforts to thwart Russian hackers. Microsoft stands virtually alone among tech companies with its aggressive approach, which uses U.S. courts to fight computer fraud and seize hacked websites back from malicious perpetrators. "What we're seeing in the last couple of months...

  • The attorneys general of Virginia and New York quickly criticized the EPA announcement and said they would sue to block the rule if it becomes law. EPA projected the new plan would result in $400 million a year in economic benefits and reduce retail power prices by up to 0.5 percent by 2025. Yet documents released on Tuesday showed the EPA estimated carbon...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 21- Mexico's competition authority said on Tuesday that it has fined a unit of state-owned oil company Pemex for presenting an annual compliance report on antimonopoly measures in the recently opened fuel market a year after it was due. The Federal Commission for Economic Competition, or COFECE, fined Pemex's Industrial Transformation unit,...

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions vs Iran. *U.S.- China trade dispute threatens global economic growth. NEW YORK, Aug 21- Oil rose to its highest level in a week on Tuesday, buoyed by the prospect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, though the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing kept traders and analysts cautious.

  • *Russia's agriculture ministry raises grain crop forecast. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat futures settled down 14-3/ 4 cents at $5.47-3/ 4 per bushel. December corn ended down 2-1/ 4 cents at $3.74-1/ 4 a bushel and November soybeans fell 7-1/ 4 cents to $8.86 a bushel.

  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, narrated by Tamara Lovatt-Smith. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, narrated by Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur& Mark Deakins. 7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale.