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  • Iraq to restore Kirkuk oil production by Sunday. HOUSTON, Oct 19- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, pressured by larger-than-expected product inventories in the United States, and some profit-taking after a recent run-up in oil benchmarks. Ongoing tension in the Middle East has been supportive, however, as reduced flows from the Iraqi Kurdish...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 19- Mexico's oil regulator will likely add another oil auction in 2018 featuring conventional onshore oil and gas blocks, a senior official said on Thursday, potentially teeing up a third tender in an election year. The CNH is the upstream regulator that runs the auctions and supervises new contracts, while Mexico's energy ministry is responsible...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 19- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday he saw no unanimity among member states to give the EU executive a mandate to hold talks with Russia over its plans for a new gas pipeline to Germany. After nations who oppose the Nord Stream 2 pipeline raised the issue at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, Juncker said the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 19- Google is offering security experts a bounty to identify Android app flaws as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to wipe out bugs from its Google Play store. Each flaw will score at least $1,000 under the program announced on Thursday to back up automated checks that have failed to block malware and other problems that security experts say infect...

  • Oct 19- Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.. Lyft said the latest round boosts its valuation to $11 billion from $7.5 billion.

  • *China central bank head warns of' Minsky moment'. NEW YORK, Oct 19- World stock markets slipped from a record high on Thursday after a flurry of tepid corporate earnings reports but were off session lows as Wall Street pared losses, while demand for safe-haven assets pushed U.S. Signs of poor demand for Apple's iPhone 8 dragged each of the major Wall Street indexes...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Becoming a lawyer in California isn't going to get easier after the state Supreme Court decided not to lower the minimum passing score on one of nation's toughest licensing exams for attorneys. The court in February ordered the State Bar of California to review whether the score was appropriate for evaluating the minimum competence of...

  • PARIS, Oct 19- France's SMCP will price its stock market flotation at 22 euros per share, it said on Thursday, giving the fashion firm behind the Sandro and Maje labels a market value of around 1.7 billion euros. The group, which also houses clothing brand Claudie Pierlot, will remain around 51 percent owned by China's Shandong Ruyi following the initial public...

  • The budget, presented to Congress last month, includes cuts to economic subsidies worth 0.6 percent of GDP, but keeps infrastructure spending flat and increases social welfare spending. Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has pledged to deliver a proposal to reform the tax code to Congress after the elections. A proposed reform to Argentina's capital markets...

  • ATLANTA _ Fidelity Southern Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $7.9 million. The holding company for Fidelity Bank posted revenue of $72.7 million in the period. Fidelity Southern shares have decreased almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Canada's Rogers Communication points to weak iPhone 8 sales. The chief executive of Canada's largest mobile network Rogers Communication said appetite for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus had been "anemic", adding to a series of hints that sales had been poor ahead of the iPhone X launch on Nov. 3. But the debate- and hints from some analysts and a Taiwan media report of a cut in...

  • San Diego- based Imprimis' therapy will cost 99 cents for a month's supply, with refills starting at $79 a month and the company will start selling prescriptions on Nov. 1, Imprimis' Chief Executive Mark Baum told Reuters. "Cyclosporine is off-patent, happens to be inexpensive and we buy it from FDA- registered manufacturers," Baum said. The company makes a $1 copycat of...

  • DALLAS— Shares of United Airlines dropped more than 10 percent on Thursday after the carrier signaled that weak prices will continue the rest of this year. CEO Oscar Munoz appealed for patience. The call came a day after United reported that third-quarter profit fell by one-third to $637 million as hurricanes led to 8,300 canceled flights and $210 million in...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 19- Brazil's federal tax revenues rose for a second straight month in September, government data showed on Thursday, adding to evidence of an accelerating economic recovery and fueling hopes that the government will meet its budget target this year.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the bipartisan health deal in the Senate:. It was unclear what impact the 12 GOP sponsors would have, since that's less than one-quarter of the Senate's 52 Republicans. Lamar Alexander and Washington Democrat Patty Murray.

  • *Merkel was weakened by far right in Sept. 24 election. BERLIN, Oct 19- There is a long way to go in talks on forming a new German coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a senior member of the pro-business Free Democrats said after meeting the environmentalist Greens on Thursday. Merkel, weakened by a surging far right in a Sept. 24 national...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support. The Senate and the House of Representatives must agree on a fiscal year 2018 budget resolution for Republicans...

  • KIEV, Oct 19- Ukraine's anti-monopoly committee has given commodities trader Glencore the green light to take a stake in Ukraine's Mykolaiv plant, the second-largest alumina asset of Russia's Rusal. With annual output of 1.6 million tonnes, Mykolaiv is Ukraine's largest producer of alumina, used in aluminium production. Ukraine has imposed economic and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Bipartisan legislation to help stabilize Obamacare was unveiled in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with 22 sponsors in the 100- member chamber, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said on Thursday. "The bill has 22 sponsors, half Democrat, half Republican," said Alexander, speaking on the Senate floor. Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat, indicated there...

  • Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. That represents the bulk of the cash he has raised in the Vancouver port commissioner's race. Tesoro Corp. and Savage...