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  • ROME— A Rome trattoria owner says she has fired a waiter who added a derogatory term on the bill he gave a gay couple after their dinner. The Rome- based rights group Gay Center said the patrons, a 21- year-old local and his boyfriend, called its hotline to complain. Rome daily newspaper Il Messaggero quoted restaurant owner Moira De Luca on Sunday saying she told the...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a man who took customers and employees hostage at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles:. Police say a gunman who took hostages inside a Los Angeles supermarket has been booked on suspicion of murder. Officer Drake Madison, a police spokesman, says 28- year-old Gene Evin Atkins was booked Sunday and being held on $2 million bail.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- The finance ministers for Mexico and Canada on Sunday said they were optimistic about NAFTA talks with the United States, even as trade tensions spurred by U.S. tariffs dominated the G20 meeting of world economic leaders in Argentina. Mexico Finance Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya said there were still several chapters of NAFTA that...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— The European financial affairs commissioner says that differences of position on trade remain despite talks between G-20 officials meeting in Argentina's capital. G-20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs are meeting in Buenos Aires amid fears over U.S. The U.S. and China have hit each other with tariffs on $34 billion goods...

  • Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million from North American theaters over the weekend. Second place went to Universal Pictures' "Mamma Mia 2," which took in $34.4 million after a stronger start on Friday. In its second weekend, " Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" came in third with $23.2 million. "

  • SAO PAULO, July 22- European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Sunday that differences of position on trade tensions remained after talks among G20 finance ministers in Argentina but the meeting was not tense. Moscovici said that global trade tensions were high and threatened to escalate further, placing the...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 22- In a twist ending straight out of a movie, "The Equalizer 2" shot past "Mamma Mia! "Equalizer 2," the first sequel of Denzel Washington's nearly four-decade long career, launched ahead of its predecessor. 2014' s "The Equalizer" opened with $35 million and went on to generate $192 million worldwide, including $101 million domestically.

  • NEW YORK— A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for. The New York Post reports David Killen bought the contents of the Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, locker last year. The paintings were originally from the studio of art conservator Orrin Riley, who died in 1986,...

  • MOSCOVICI SAYS THAT EU WILL NATURALLY RESPOND TO ALL ACTIONS OF A PROTECTIONSIT NATURE IN FULL RESPECT OF WTO RULES.

  • EU'S MOSCOVICI SAYS THAT IMPACT OF PROTECTIONISM ON ECONOMY HAS BEEN LIMITED SO FAR, COULD ESCALATE.

  • BUENOS AIRES- EU'S MOSCOVICI SAYS THE MULTILATERAL SYSTEM IS UNDER SIGNIFICANT PRESSURE, TRADE TENSIONS ARE HIGH AND THREATEN TO ESCALATE.

  • ZURICH, July 22- Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne was being treated in a Zurich hospital on Sunday with a serious illness after suffering complications following shoulder surgery. A Fiat Chrysler spokesman confirmed Marchionne was in Zurich's University Hospital, one of the country's largest medical centres. Fiat Chrysler named its Jeep...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialogue, according to a draft communique. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation in rhetoric in the trade conflict...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialog, according to a draft communique. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation in rhetoric in the trade conflict between...

  • WASHINGTON— In a tight labor market, small business owners need to know that if they can't compete on the salary side, don't try. The better plan, says Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, is to "focus on culture, focus on learning, focus on the opportunity to take on multiple roles more quickly, and to be really in a...

  • WASHINGTON— Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, has seen job markets of both extremes in his 35 years in recruiting: The ultra-low unemployment of the late 1990 s, sky-high unemployment during the Great Recession and now back to a jobless rate of just 4 percent. Unemployment has remained low in those fields...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions pose an increased risk to global growth and have called for greater dialogue, according to a draft communique from the meeting. The draft reviewed by Reuters, which is still subject to possible...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions pose an increased risk to global growth and have called for greater dialog, according to a draft communique from the meeting. The draft reviewed by Reuters, which is still subject to possible...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions pose an increased risk to global growth and have called for greater dialogue, according to a draft communique from the meeting.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions pose an increased risk to global growth and have called for greater dialog, according to a draft communique from the meeting.