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  • *Iran's elite force warns of "unforgettable" retribution. DUBAI, Sept 23- Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. Saturday's assault, one of the worst ever against...

  • LOS ANGELES— The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.90. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says that's 28 cents higher than at this time last year. The highest average price in the contiguous 48 states is $3.69 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • ALGIERS, Algeria— A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met on Sunday in Algiers with non-members including Russia. OPEC and Russia have capped production since January 2017 to bolster...

  • CHICAGO— A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service. They say Addison, of Chicago, allegedly booked some 1,200 seats in all, often during peak hours, making the no-shows especially costly. Christa Quarles, the CEO of San Francisco-...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. cable giant Comcast scored a big win in the scramble for media assets by beating Rupert Murdoch, and his backer Disney, in the battle for Sky with an eye-watering $40 billion bid. It was a "great day" for Comcast, Chairman and Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts said of Saturday's auction victory. The U.S. group has had its sights set on Sky,...

  • The Dallas Morning News reported that Atmos Energy Corp. has some of the nation's oldest pipes in the country and that the company's largest division, Atmos Mid-Tex, has received five times as many state safety violations as Houston's CenterPoint, the other large gas distribution company in Texas. Atmos Energy has reported $3.3 billion in profits since 2005.

  • *Trump demanded OPEC boost output immediately. *Iran softens stance on possible OPEC output increase. "I do not influence prices," Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters as OPEC and non- OPEC energy ministers gathered in Algiers for a meeting that ended with no formal recommendation for any additional supply boost.

  • Eli Roth's adaptation of the popular children's book picked up a better-than-expected $26.8 million when it opened in 3,592 locations. The fantasy film, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, didn't face much competition. The family-friendly film bowed with $3.1 million overseas for a global start of $29.9 million.

  • NEW YORK— The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump- themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/ 9," than his George W. Bush- era one. "Fahrenheit 11/ 9" opened with $3.1...

  • *Trump demanded OPEC boost output immediately. *Iranian oil supply decline raises pressure on OPEC. "I do not influence prices," Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters as OPEC and non- OPEC energy ministers gathered in Algiers for a meeting that ended with no formal recommendation for any additional supply boost.

  • *Iran's elite force warns of "unforgettable" retribution. DUBAI, Sept 23- Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. Saturday's assault, one of the worst ever...

  • NEW YORK— Amalgamated Bank underwent the biggest change in its 95- year history this summer, going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange as the nation's only union-owned, publicly traded bank. While the New York- based bank has a relatively small geographic reach, with branches in New York, New Jersey and California, it plays an outsized role in national affairs as...

  • Marshals Service said 30- year-old Cody Wilson was booked into Harris County Jail in Houston early Sunday and was being held on $150,000 bond. He is facing sexual assault charges in Austin, according to a statement from the U.S. According to an affidavit, the girl said they met in the parking lot of an Austin coffee shop in August and then drove to a hotel.

  • *OPEC sharply upgrades non- OPEC supply boost to 2023. "Declining demand for OPEC crude is a result of strong non- OPEC supply in the 20172023 period, most notably from U.S. tight oil," the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said in its long-term world oil outlook. OPEC said it had revised its growth outlook for non- OPEC crude and liquids to 2023, and was...

  • *Iran's elite force warns of "unforgettable" retribution. DUBAI, Sept 23- Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. Saturday's assault, one of the worst ever...

  • MILAN, Sept 23- After stunning the fashion elite with his spectacular show-with-concert on Thursday, Giorgio Armani returned on Sunday and gave a "shape to color" in a new collection of ethereal designs in pastel and silver colored satins. "Liquid and lightness are given by a rarefied range of colors. It's all very subtle, just like the color palette, which gives a...

  • MILAN, Sept 23- After stunning the fashion elite with his spectacular show-with-concert on Thursday, Giorgio Armani returned on Sunday and gave a "shape to colour" in a new collection of ethereal designs in pastel and silver coloured satins. "Liquid and lightness are given by a rarefied range of colours. It's all very subtle, just like the colour palette, which gives...

  • WASHINGTON— Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. Farmers are already feeling the impact of Trump's trade tiffs with China and other countries. China has hit back hard,...

  • *Trump demanded OPEC boost output immediately. "I do not influence prices," Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters as OPEC and non- OPEC energy ministers gathered in Algiers for a meeting that ended with no formal recommendation for any additional supply boost. The price rally mainly stemmed from a decline in oil exports from OPEC member Iran due to...

  • ALGIERS, Sept 23- OPEC and allied oil producers including Russia ended their meeting on Sunday with no formal recommendation for any additional supply boost. Oman's Oil Minister Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Rumhy and Kuwaiti counterpart Bakhit al-Rashidi told reporters that producers had agreed they needed to focus on reaching 100 percent compliance with...