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  • SALZBURG, Austria, Sept 19- Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European leaders on Wednesday to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and urged the bloc to respond in kind to her "serious and workable" plan. EU officials again said Britain had to move its own position over what has become known as the Irish...

  • WINNSBORO, S.C.— A South Carolina television maker says it can stay open after President Donald Trump's administration took its parts off a tariff levied against China. Henry McMaster says the components Element TV Company uses to make its televisions are off the tariff list. Spokesman Brian Symmes says the company told the governor it will no longer have to lay...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the U.S. central banks board of governors, two White House officials said. She joined the Brookings Institution in 2017.. Liang is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund's...

  • Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides— and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that "at least one major technology company" has warned an unspecified number of...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. senator says foreign agents are targeting senators' personal accounts, but Senate security hasn't defended them.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Three young computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity. Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 21, of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Dalton Norman, 22, of Metairie, Louisiana, were...

  • ABUJA, Sept 19- Nigeria's central bank is reviewing information provided by MTN and four banks accused of helping the South African telecoms company to illegally repatriate $8.1 billion, with a view to reaching an equitable resolution, it said on Wednesday. Nigeria, which accounts for a third of MTN's annual core profit, is MTN's biggest market, but has proved to...

  • Major U.S. stock indexes ended mixed Wednesday as gains in banks were offset by losses elsewhere in the market. Bond yields climbed to the highest level in four months, sending bank shares higher and weighing on utilities and other high-dividend payers. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 8.04 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,702.93.

  • CARLSBAD, Calif. _ Natural Alternatives International Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $2.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Carlsbad, California- based company said it had profit of 41 cents. Natural Alternatives shares have declined slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • AutoNation Inc., up 82 cents to $43.91. Fitbit Inc., up 31 cents to $6.11. MGM Resorts International, up 78 cents to $28.37.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer, it said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange grows its compliance and government affairs capabilities amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the nascent market. In that role he led the company's legal department and government relations group, and was a...

  • Red Hat said it expects to post revenue in the range of $848 to $856 million and an adjusted profit of 87 cents per share in the third quarter, below analysts' estimates of a profit of 92 cents per share and revenue of $862.7 million. Subscription revenue, which accounts for most of Red Hat's total revenue, rose 13.4 percent to $722.7 million in the second quarter, but...

  • *Dow hits highest closing since Jan 29. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January as rising Treasury yields boosted the financial sector and trade worries subsided. "The sharp rise in the 10- year that you've seen in the last few days and the widening of the...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ Red Hat Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $86.9 million. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $827.6 million. For the current quarter ending in December, Red Hat expects its per-share earnings to be 87 cents.

  • *Company will spend $1 bln over 10 years on new strategy. LONDON, Sept 19- Mars Wrigley Confectionery launched a new sustainability strategy on Wednesday with the aim of combating deforestation, child labour and poverty in what it called the "broken" cocoa supply chain. "The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken," John Ament, global vice president of cocoa at...

  • ZEELAND, Mich. _ Herman Miller Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $35.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Zeeland, Michigan- based company said it had profit of 60 cents. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $639.9 million.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday. The spill by Tesoro, now known as Andeavor, was found by a Tioga farmer in September 2013. The Texas- based company and regulators...

  • WASHINGTON— The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting harder to find as the world's two biggest economies pile ever more taxes on each other's products. China has vowed to counterpunch with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods. President Donald Trump is ready to up the ante, threatening to tax just about everything China ships to...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January, as rising Treasury yields boosted financial stocks and trade worries subsided.

  • Sept 19- Amazon.com Inc is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless stores in the next few years, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/amazon-is-said-to-plan-up-to- 3- 0 0 0- c a s h i e r l e s s- s t o r e s- b y- 2 0 2 1 on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of U.S. supermarket chains...