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  • TORONTO, Sept 21- An umbrella group representing each of Canada's provincial securities regulators said on Thursday it will conduct an additional cyber security review after a breach at Wall Street's top regulator. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday that cyber criminals may have used information stolen from its corporate...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Telia Co agreed to pay $965.8 million to settle U.S. and European criminal and civil charges that the Swedish phone company paid bribes to win business in Uzbekistan. Thursday's settlements, including an Uzbek unit's guilty plea to a bribery charge, resolve probes by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and...

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The White House says President Donald Trump is nominating people from four states to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire in 2021. It provides electricity to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi,...

  • *Fed seen as more hawkish than market anticipated. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • *Creditors, Lufthansa in exclusive talks until Oct. 12. FRANKFURT, Sept 21- Lufthansa is set to pick up a large part of insolvent rival Air Berlin and easyJet is also still in the running for some assets, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Creditors will hold exclusive negotiations with Lufthansa until Oct. 12, the sources said, which means Air...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Utility crews from the U.S. mainland were scrambling to Puerto Rico on Thursday after Hurricane Maria left nearly the entire U.S. territory, and many of its Caribbean neighbors, without power, according to officials. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN PREPA was so severely hit that it could be months before electricity is restored to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Zenefits, a startup that has faced hefty regulatory penalties on its insurance brokerage, said on Thursday that it will exit that business and instead provide software to brokers. In a change of course, San Francisco- based Zenefits said it will no longer aim to displace traditional brokers with technology, but rather will provide software...

  • Sept 21- Air Berlin Plc. *Air Berlin says bidding process for maintenance unit to be extended to Oct. 6. *Air Berlin says board of directors will discuss offers on Sept. 25 and make further announcement then.

  • NEW YORK— Trix is back to its old tricks: The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes and flavors, nearly two years after they were banished from the cereal. The Minneapolis- based company had made the changes in 2016 to try and appeal to parents who were increasingly concerned about what ingredients were in their food. The changes were first...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 21- Brazil's government on Thursday cut its projections for coffee output this year, especially for arabica, due to unfavorable weather and an insect infestation in the world's largest exporter. According to a report by the country's agricultural statistics agency Conab, total coffee production in 2017 is now seen at 44.77 million 60- kg bags,...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The new owners of Alaska's largest newspaper have laid off reporters, editors and other employees just days after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the Alaska Dispatch News. Binkley didn't immediately return messages from The Associated Press. The Binkley Co., comprised of the Binkley family members of Fairbanks, purchased the...

  • Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is joining CNN as a senior legal analyst, a CNN spokesman said on Thursday. Bharara may also address the circumstances of his firing in a book he is expected to publish in January 2019 with publisher Alfred A. Knopf. Shortly after his firing in March, Bharara joined New York University Law School as a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- As negotiators head into the third round of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, an IPSOS poll published on Thursday showed broad-based support among Americans, Canadians and Mexicans for the 23- year trade pact. NAFTA underpins over $1 trillion a year in trade between the three countries, accounting for 39 percent of...

  • LISBON, Sept 21- Colombian police have arrested the local director of operations for Portuguese retailer Jeronimo Martins on charges of corruption, the company said on Thursday, adding it had reported the executive to the authorities itself. Jeronimo Martins, which is the largest food retailer in Poland and the second largest in Portugal, has been expanding in...

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton disclosed late Wednesday that the agency learned in August 2017 that hackers may have exploited the 2016 incident for illegal insider-trading. The January DHS report, which shows its weekly findings after scanning computers for cyber weaknesses across most of the federal civilian government agencies, revealed that the SEC at the...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 21- From her early days as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has been the target of criticism from Republicans worried that the central bank's massive bond-buying programs and near-zero interest rates engineered by her predecessor would be the ruin of the country. With little more than four months left in her term and questions...

  • BERLIN, Sept 21- Fears that apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany in an election on Sunday have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival to urge their backers to go out and vote. Some of its members have called for Germans to rewrite the history books on the Nazi era and the party has been dogged by rows over Holocaust denial, a crime in...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- EU ambassadors have reached an initial agreement to impose more economic sanctions on North Korea, going beyond the latest round of UN measures, officials and diplomats said on Thursday. "Today the PSC agreed on a package of new autonomous measures," an EU official said. The decision is likely to be adopted by EU foreign ministers at their next...

  • *Ivory Coast, Ghana seek $1.2 bln to build warehouses. *Ivory Coast will limit production, focus on quality. ABIDJAN, Sept 21- Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world's top cocoa producers, plan to create a buffer stock of beans with the aim of exerting more influence over world prices, a senior Ivorian government official told Reuters on Thursday.

  • PARIS, Sept 21- French businesswoman and billionaire Liliane Bettencourt, whose family founded L'Oreal and still owns the largest stake in the cosmetics giant, has died aged 94, her daughter said on Thursday. Her death opens a new phase for L'Oreal, France's fourth-largest listed company, altering the relationship it has with key shareholder Nestle, the Swiss...