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  • BUENOS AIRES, July 17- Consumer prices rose 3.7 percent in June in Argentina, slightly above analysts' median estimate of 3.6 percent in a Reuters poll, official data showed on Tuesday. That brought 12- month inflation to 29.5 percent, up from 26.3 percent in the 12 months through May. The depreciation in the peso prompted Argentina to turn to the International...

  • GAHANNA, Ohio _ Heartland BancCorp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.7 million. The Gahanna, Ohio- based bank said it had earnings of $1.63 per share. Heartland BancCorp. shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday and the Dow posted its fourth consecutive session of gains, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed an optimistic U.S. economic view and solid earnings bolstered the outlook for a robust reporting period.

  • Sterling's steep losses came after the government suffered an unexpected defeat on a separate amendment, which means the UK will now be required to secure an agreement that allows Britain to have continued participation in the European medicines regulatory framework. But the pound cut those losses after the UK parliament in the end voted 307 to 301 against...

  • *Canada factory sales rose 1.4 percent in May from April. July 17- The Canadian dollar dropped on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar rose across the board after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell struck a bullish tone in prepared remarks on the U.S. economy before a congressional committee. Powell, in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, said the U.S. economy is on...

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  • NEW YORK— Papa John's founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn't know how to handle a "crisis based on misinformation" and that he made a "mistake" in agreeing to step down as chairman. Papa John's, which has started scrubbing Schnatter's image from its marketing materials and says it is evaluating all ties with Schnatter, did not respond to a request for...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The dollar rose on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell provided an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy while downplaying the impact of current global trade policy discussions on the outlook for further monetary tightening. In his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Powell said the economy is on track for years of...

  • NEW YORK, July 17-* Motorists traveled 0.8. percent more miles on U.S. roads and highways in May compared with last year, data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation shows. *Travel for the month is estimated to be 286.2 billion vehicle miles, DOT says, up from 283.9 billion miles last year.

  • HAVANA— A Mexican airline says crew error is to blame for the deadly crash of a passenger jet in Cuba in May. Global Air says in a statement Monday that the pilots of the Boeing 737 took off at too steep of an angle before the aircraft crashed near the runway of the international airport in Havana. Global Air said that it recreated the flight using the black boxes and a...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that regulators wrongly rejected it. The court ruling Tuesday means that Missouri must re-evaluate whether Clean Line Energy Partners deserve approval for a $2.3 billion project that...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The U.S. two-year Treasury yield rose on Tuesday to its highest level in nearly a decade, with the yield curve at its flattest in nearly 11 years, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's upbeat remarks on the economy supported traders' view of more rate hikes. Powell, in testimony about the economy and monetary policy before a Senate panel, said: "...

  • Sterling's steep losses came after the government suffered an unexpected defeat on a separate amendment, which means the UK will now be required to secure an agreement that allows Britain to have continued participation in the European medicines regulatory framework. But the pound cut those losses after the UK parliament in the end voted 307 to 301 against...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticized social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a...

  • *Venezuela to shut two upgraders for repairs. NEW YORK, July 17- Crude oil futures steadied on Tuesday as the focus turned to falling inventories in the United States and further output constraints in Venezuela and Libya. "Every time there's an update that the situation in Venezuela is, in fact, worsening, it props up the market," said John Kilduff, a partner at Again...

  • *TWITTER SUSPENDED AT LEAST 58 MILLION USER ACCOUNTS IN FINAL THREE MONTHS OF 2017- ASSOCIATED PRESS Source: http://bit.ly/2uGEKVn Further company coverage:.

  • NEW YORK— Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. Last week, Twitter confirmed a Washington Post report that it had suspended 70 million accounts in May and June. Such activity was rampant on Twitter and other social-media networks during the 2016 campaign, much of...

  • SAO PAULO, July 17- U.S. regional airline Republic Airways signed a letter of intent to buy 100 E175 passenger jets made by Brazil's Embraer SA, the two companies said at the Farnborough Airshow on Tuesday. Swiss airline Helvetic Airways ordered 12 E190-E2 passenger jets, with options to buy another dozen of the same aircraft or convert to the longer E195-E2...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 66-33 to approve a key Federal Reserve official to serve a full term on the central banks board of governors. Randal Quarles assumed responsibilities as the Fed's vice chair for supervision in October, but Tuesday's vote grants him a 14- year term as governor, a role he held temporarily. Bank lobbyists will cheer...