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  • CHICAGO, Aug 17- South Korea has lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, removing an obstacle to trade that stemmed from worries about avian flu.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp agreed to pay a combined $65.5 million to settle investor litigation accusing large banks of rigging the roughly $9 trillion government agency bond market over a decade. Preliminary settlements totaling $48.5 million for Deutsche Bank and $17 million for Bank of America were filed on Thursday with the...

  • President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, the day after two other advisory groups were dismantled over the furor caused by Trump's remarks on white supremacists. "The President's Advisory Council on Infrastructure, which was still being formed, will not move forward," a White...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for Multiple Sclerosis treatments have nearly quintupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers. Representatives Elijah Cummings and Peter Welch sent the letters to Bayer AG, Biogen Inc, Merck KGaA's EMD Serono...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the United States are pushing back against the Trump administration's demand for higher U.S. automotive content in a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement. At talks underway this week in Washington, automaker and parts groups from all three countries were urging negotiators against...

  • Aug 17- Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Co on Thursday named Edward Record as its chief financial officer, effective Aug. 28. Record comes to Hudson's Bay from J.C. Record succeeds Paul Beesley, who, the company had previously said, is leaving.

  • Aug 17- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded the use of Lynparza, sold by AstraZeneca Plc and Merck& Co Inc, to include ongoing treatment of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who have responded to platinum-based chemotherapy. The agency also approved a new two-tablet regimen for the drug, regardless of whether patients test positive...

  • Romela Velazquez's attorney, Jef Henninger, said in a statement to NJ.com that she has learned to spot good deals. Ocean County prosecutors say Velazquez and her husband, Kimy, tried to get about $258,068 worth of unpaid merchandise but received only about $13,000 worth. They say the couple sold the items on Facebook for less than half the original price.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Investors pulled the most money from high-yield bond funds since March, withdrawing $2.2 billion during the latest week, according to Lipper on Thursday.

  • Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday Washington wants more trade and investment with Latin America, pushing back against perceptions in the region that the Trump administration has an isolationist agenda. Speaking during a visit to the Panama Canal at the end of a Latin American tour, Pence said the United States was seeking to keep the spirit of the...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. Richard Pazdur, the FDA's director for cancer drugs, said in a statement. The powerful injected drug, known chemically as inotuzumab ozogamicin, comes with the FDA's most-stringent warning...

  • Aug 17- Confronting an economy in which falling unemployment is failing to kindle inflation, as the supposed laws of economics say it should, the European Central Bank counsels patience, persistence and prudence. The data, both in the eurozone and the United States, is not supportive of the old verities embodied in the Phillips curve, which holds that as...

  • *Gary Cohn resignation rumors knocked down. *Barcelona incident adds to investor worries. The index dropped 1.4 percent last Thursday, as concern over a possible conflict between the United States and North Korea hit the market.

  • BENTONVILLE, Ark. _ America's Car-Mart Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 90 cents per share. America's Car-Mart shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

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  • BRASILIA, Aug 17- Brazil's will ask the World Trade Organization on Friday to set up a dispute settlement panel to rule on its complaint that Canada is subsidizing the CSeries planes made by Bombardier Inc, the Brazilian foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement issued on Thursday that Brazil estimates the CSeries aircraft received an estimated...

  • NEW YORK— Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Uber user Spencer Meyer assented to the companys mandatory arbitration requirement when he clicked a button to complete his registration for the Uber smartphone app. The 2nd Circuits decision on Thursday, written by Judge Denny Chin for a panel that also included Judges Reena Raggi and Susan...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— The United States said Thursday that it has agreed to terms on a deal to export pork to Argentina for the first time in 25 years. Argentina blocked imports of U.S. pork in 1992, saying it had concerns about animal health. President Donald Trump first discussed the issue with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the White House on April 27.

  • U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 24.59 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,358.94.