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  • *U.S. and China to meet for trade talks. Treasury yields rose on Tuesday on improving risk appetite, though investors were keenly awaiting a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the end of the week. Davidson in Seattle, adding that "the big thing of the week is going to be Jerome Powell's comments on Friday."

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Legislation warning Russia that it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it is found interfering in November's congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday as he also cited his strong interest in such a bill. Noting an already heavy September Senate floor schedule, McConnell...

  • The Environmental Protection Agency proposal would require states to submit plans for improving efficiency of coal-fired power plants. 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. The EPA estimated carbon dioxide emissions would be higher under the...

  • Shares of Palo Alto, California- based Tesla rose to a high of $324.79 on Tuesday, bouncing off a three-month low on Monday when JP Morgan slashed its price target on the company by $113 and said it believed Chief Executive Elon Musk had not secured funding for taking Tesla private. Musk had tweeted early last week that he was working with buyout firm Silver Lake and...

  • *U.S. and China to meet for trade talks. Treasury yields rose on Tuesday on improving risk appetite, though investors were keenly awaiting a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the end of the week. Davidson in Seattle, adding that "the big thing of the week is going to be Jerome Powell's comments on Friday."

  • Aug 21- U.S. companies' taste for their own shares is set to push buybacks past the $1 trillion- a-year mark for the first time as soon as November, TrimTabs Investment Research said, even as its latest data showed the pace of new repurchase announcements slowing during the second-quarter reporting season. Announcements made in the second-quarter reporting...

  • SAN JUAN, Aug 21- Short-term fixes, deficit financing and political pressures helped drive Puerto Rico into a fiscal catastrophe that landed the U.S. commonwealth in bankruptcy court last year, according to an investigative report released late on Monday. The 600- page report commissioned by the island's federally appointed oversight board last September...

  • CARACAS/ VALENCIA, Venezuela, Aug 21- Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, but some businesses remained open despite an opposition call for a national strike to protest economic measures announced by socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The OPEC nation on Monday cut five zeros from prices and pegged the country's currency to an obscure...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related activities. Treasury said in a statement that the sanctioned companies, Saint Petersburg-...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 21- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions introduced over alleged hacking and illegal oil products supply to North Korea were groundless, promising a response from Moscow. In a statement, published on the ministry website, he also said the sanctions were introduced under a "false pretence".

  • STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.— Lawyers representing Stockbridge, Georgia, have filed a federal lawsuit claiming a plan to carve off part of that city to create a new, wealthier city is unconstitutional. They say the plan to create Eagles Landing impairs citizens' right to vote and harms the city's ability to pay bond obligations. Eagles Landing backers say they want to increase...

  • SAO PAULO— Otavio Frias Filho, who as editor-in-chief helped turn a mid-sized, conservative paper into Brazil's most read daily, has died. Daily Folha de S. Paulo said Frias Filho died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in a Sao Paulo hospital. Frias Filho began at the paper as a teenager and led it as editor for 34 years.

  • Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports and hopes that the United States and China could resolve their tariff dispute. The S&P rose as much as 0.57 percent to a record high of 2,873.23 points, topping its previous record high of 2,872.87 on Jan. 26.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 21- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions introduced over alleged hacking and illegal oil products supply to North Korea were groundless, promising a response from Moscow. In a statement, published on the ministry website, he also said the sanctions were introduced under a "false pretence".

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it would begin talks with Angola over providing financial support after the oil producing country's economic growth was weaker than expected this year. Angola's Finance Ministry said on Monday it had sought financial support from the IMF but did not provide further detail on how much...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it would begin talks with Angola over providing financial support after the oil producing country's economic growth was weaker than expected this year. Angola's Finance Ministry said on Monday it had sought financial support from the IMF but did not provide further detail on how much...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it would begin talks with Angola over providing financial support after the oil producing country's economic growth was weaker than expected this year. Angola's Finance Ministry said on Monday it had sought financial support from the IMF but did not provide further detail on how much...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it would begin talks with Angola over providing financial support after the oil producing country's economic growth was weaker than expected this year. Angola's Finance Ministry said on Monday it had sought financial support from the IMF but did not provide further detail on how much...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- After a seven-month stall, Wall Street's bull market looks back on track, thanks to Amazon.com, Alphabet and other high-flying technology and consumer discretionary companies. Following its January high, the S&P 500 slumped 10.2 percent over two weeks, just meeting many investors' definition of a market correction and raising fears that...

  • Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports and hopes that the United States and China could resolve their tariff dispute. The S&P rose as much as 0.57 percent to a record high of 2,873.23 points, topping its previous record high of 2,872.87 on Jan. 26.