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  • The Nielsen company says 29.2 million people in the United States watched the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle early Saturday. The telecast topped the 22.8 million people who watched Harry's older brother, Prince William, marry Kate Middleton in 2011.. Nielsen said an estimated 6.42 million people watched NBC's coverage while 6.35...

  • May 21- The U. S Food and Drug Administration has approved Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelet count, in patients with chronic liver disease, the agency said on Monday.

  • ISTANBUL, May 21- Turkey's lira extended its relentless tumble on Monday, sliding more than 2 percent against the dollar on concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and the central bank's inability to rein in double-digit inflation. Investors have been particularly unnerved by Erdogan's comments last week, made during a...

  • PARIS, May 21- French retailer Carrefour has not found buyers for 227 of 273 former DIA stores in France it plans to sell, putting them at risk of closure after June 4, a spokesman for the company said on Monday. The stores are part of a network of 600 stores Europe's largest retailer bought from Spain's Dia in 2014, but has said it plans to sell or close the...

  • May 21- Shares in Tesla Inc jumped more than 4 percent on Monday as investors were encouraged by the company's placing a $78,000 price tag on the fully-loaded version of its Model 3 sedan. Separately, research firm Berenberg raised its price target for Tesla shares to $500 from $470, saying the company's margin targets for the car were now reality and not just a...

  • MOSCOW, May 21- Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Monday after talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Bulgaria canceled the 2,000 megawatt plant in 2012 after failing to find investors. Bulgaria had to pay more...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said major issues remained in talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mnuchin has said that Trump is not focused on a specific deadline, but there are pressures given Mexico's presidential election in July as well as congressional deadlines and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees. "The policy may be debatable but the law is clear: Congress has instructed that arbitration...

  • The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. At the mega-parks operated by Disney and Universal, a family of four can easily spend $1,000 per day. Robert Niles, editor of ThemeParkInsider.com, advises against buying from strangers, whether it's on the street in front of the park or through eBay, Craigslist, social media or any other sites that...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after flight attendants smelled an unknown odor. KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reports Frontier Airlines Flight 1839 made an emergency landing at the Albuquerque International Sunport late Sunday due to the unknown smell in the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees. President Donald Trump's administration last year reversed the government's stance in the...

  • *RESPONSE TO DCMS ANNOUNCEMENT ON COMCAST OFFER. *NOTES ANNOUNCEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DCMS THAT HE IS NOT MINDED TO INTERVENE ON PUBLIC INTEREST GROUNDS IN RELATION TO COMCAST'S OFFER FOR SKY. *SECRETARY OF STATE HAS NOT REACHED A FINAL DECISION.

  • May 21- U.S. stocks rallied broadly on Monday after the United States and China put a potential trade war "on hold" to work on a wider agreement, with sentiment also getting a boost from the nearly $28 billion worth of U.S. merger deals. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday the United States and China had agreed to drop their tariff threats on billions of...

  • *China says has never wanted trade friction with Washington. BEIJING, May 21- China's government on Monday praised a significant cooling of trade tensions with the United States, saying agreement was in both nations' interests while state media trumpeted what it saw as Beijing's refusal to surrender to U.S. economic threats. A trade war was "on hold" after the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration, not the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.

  • *Italian yields soar; Italy- Spain yield gap widest in six years. LONDON/ MILAN, May 21- Italy's borrowing costs surged further on Monday and its stock market touched six-week lows as two anti-establishment parties that plan to ramp up spending appeared set to form a coalition government. The prospect of a spendthrift government taking shape in Italy, the euro...

  • LONDON— A court has dismissed charges against Barclays relating to its emergency fundraising from Qatar at the height of the financial crisis. The Serious Fraud Office had accused Barclays over a 2008 deal to give to Qatar Holding LLC a $3 billion loan that was then used to invest in the bank, saving it from a government bailout. Prosecutors had also accused...

  • The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is a reminder to business owners, even those nowhere near any of the 169 volcanoes in the U.S., that they could be vulnerable to nature's most destructive forces. Most business insurance policies provide coverage for property loss following a volcanic eruption if the damage was caused by a volcanic explosion, shockwaves,...

  • *U.S. and China drop tariff threats. *Oil markets tight on OPEC cuts, looming U.S. sanctions vs Iran. LONDON, May 21- Brent crude oil declined on Monday, surrendering early gains, though the prospect of an easing in trade tensions between the United States and China helped to stem losses.