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  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- The dollar weakened to an eight-week low against the Japanese yen on Tuesday after U.S. Trump told Reuters in an interview on Monday that he was "not thrilled" with Jerome Powell's rate hikes and said the U.S. central bank should do more to help him to boost the economy. Trump would like to keep the U.S. dollar a little on the weak side in order to remain...

  • CARACAS, Aug 21- Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday but many 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 in response to hyperinflation as part of a broad set of measures meant to...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Facebook Inc has started scoring its users based on their trustworthiness in an attempt to fight misinformation, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing a company executive.

  • *UK Brexit minister in Brussels for Brexit talks. LONDON, Aug 21- The British pound rose towards a two-week high on Tuesday after the dollar fell following comments from U.S. But with the British Brexit minister headed to Brussels for the start of a series of talks aimed at averting the UK crashing out of the European Union next March without a trade deal, investors...

  • *Sees 2018 rev of $6.76 bln- $7.22 bln. Toll said it now expects full-year revenue of between $6.76 billion and $7.22 billion, compared with an earlier forecast of between $6.64 billion and $7.31 billion. California, where Toll typically sells higher priced homes, accounted for 16.3 percent of total home sales this quarter.

  • The effort to re-write the plan is the latest move by the EPA under President Donald Trump, a Republican, to roll back environmental protections put in place by Obama, Trump's Democratic predecessor. The Clean Power Plan, which was finalized by the EPA under Obama in 2015, sought to reduce emissions from power plants to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 but...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek ferry companies are urging crews to call off a planned Sept. 3 strike, saying it will leave nearly 200,000 travelers stranded during the busy tourism season with no alternative means of transport. The PNO seamen's federation is seeking salary increases and tax breaks. Tourism is a key earner in Greece, with record arrivals expected this year.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- GlaxoSmithKline is seeking initial bids by mid-September for its India- focused Horlicks health nutrition business, which is expected to fetch more than $4 billion, two people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. The British drugmaker started a strategic review of Horlicks- a malt-based drink brand popular in India and some smaller...

  • Dublin- based Medtronic's performance was in line with other device makers such as Boston Scientific Corp and Baxter International Inc that have also reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results. "The diabetes segment is the fastest growing segment in the company and there is a lot of momentum in this franchise," BMO Capital Markets analyst Joanne...

  • *Taiwan says not prepared to play dollar diplomacy. TAIPEI/ BEIJING, Aug 21- Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year. Speaking in Taipei, President Tsai Ing- wen said Taiwan would not bow to pressure,...

  • Aug 21- U.S. stock indexes rose on Tuesday, with the S&P closing in on its all-time high, helped by some encouraging earnings reports and optimism that planned trade talks between the United States and China would help resolve their trade spat. At its session high, the S&P 500 was 0.14 percent shy of its record hit on Jan. 26. President Donald Trump told Reuters he does...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 21- The Caspian pipeline consortium expects to pump about 60 million tonnes of CPC Blend crude oil via the CPC pipeline this year, down from the previous plan for 67 million tonnes, the consortium told Reuters on Tuesday. "We... expect to pump around 60 million tonnes, but it, of course, depends on producers," CPC said. CPC Blend exports in January-July totalled...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- The South African Poultry Association has filed a legal action to force the government to suspend a quota that excluded imports of U.S. poultry from South Africa's anti-dumping tariff, a senior official with the association said on Tuesday. The decision by SAPA was a response to the Trump administration's decision to include South Africa...

  • Whether you're planning a trip to a country across the globe or packing the car for a weekend road trip to a local campground, you can have a debt-free vacation with some careful planning. It's easy to see how a vacation can blow up even the most carefully planned budget: In NerdWallet's 2018 Summer Spending Report, parents surveyed by Harris Poll planned to charge...

  • ATHENS, Aug 21- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a "modern-day Odyssey" on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors. Looking sombre, Tsipras said: "We will not commit the affront of ignoring the lessons of the bailout on Greece.

  • This is great for our business today and for the future, "TJX Chief Executive Officer Ernie Herrman said in a statement. "one of the best business models in retail," Jefferies analyst Janine Stichter said in a client note on Monday. The company's net income rose to $739.6 million, or $1.17 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 4, from $553 million, or 85 cents per share,...

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions vs Iran. LONDON, Aug 21- Oil rose to its highest in a week on Tuesday, buoyed by the prospect of price support from U.S. sanctions on Iran, although the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing kept traders and analysts cautious. While most of Europe's energy firms are likely to fall in line with Washington, China...

  • RUSSELL 2000 INDEX HITS RECORD HIGH, LAST UP 0.6 PCT AT 1,709.47.

  • MONTREAL— An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies— and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it— is getting a boost from a Canadian parka company that is renewing its commitment to sell coats made with the plant's floss. It's an experimental manufacturing and retailing effort, which started in 2016 when Quartz Co. made and...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21- The South African Poultry Association has filed a legal action to force the government to suspend a quota that excluded imports of U.S. poultry from South Africa's anti-dumping tariff, a senior official with the association said on Tuesday. The decision by SAPA was a response to the Trump administration's decision to include South Africa...