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  • *Spot gold may end current bounce around resistance at $1,206/ oz- Technicals. President also accused China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,193.92 an ounce at 0355 GMT after gaining 0.5 percent in the previous session.

  • TOKYO— Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. TRADE TENSIONS: Investors are closely watching for any progress on ending the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Hopes rose late last week on news that China will send an envoy to Washington this month to discuss a way out...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 21- China stocks extended rebound on Tuesday, aided by strong gains in consumer and healthcare firms, as investors hunted for bargains after recent losses. **All eyes are on lower-level trade talks, due to start this week, between the United States and China. President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in...

  • The Environmental Protect Agency announced late Monday that acting administrator Andrew Wheeler planned to brief the news media by telephone Tuesday on greenhouse guidelines for states to set performance standards for existing coal-fired power plants. The White House had no immediate comment on the plan, and the EPA didn't respond to requests for...

  • WASHINGTON— Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard's Kennedy School and Stanford University, come as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promotes...

  • Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, which has been protesting the use of animals in circuses for more than 30 years, wrote a letter to Mondelez in the spring of 2016 calling for a redesign.

  • Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. Microsoft didn't offer any further description of the fake sites. The revelation came just weeks after a similar Microsoft discovery led Sen.

  • Huawei has said it was aiming to roll out the product, called FusionHome, in the United States before the end of the summer, a year after its original target. Analysts and distributors had expected it to knock $100- $200 off current market prices of similar devices costing between $1,000 and $1,500 per household. Company spokesman Joe Kelly said in July that the...

  • *Trump also accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. The dollar was also soft as investors pulled out of the safe-haven currency ahead of anticipated talks this week between China and the United States, which some market participants believe might lead to an easing in their escalating trade dispute. "Especially the dollar/yen, which is...

  • *Trump also accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. The dollar was also soft as investors pulled out of the safe-haven currency ahead of anticipated talks this week between China and the United States, which some market participants believe might lead to an easing in their escalating trade dispute. "Especially the dollar/yen, which is...

  • BEIJING/ TAIPEI, Aug 21- Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, the third country to swap allegiances from the self-ruled island to China this year. "We are not willing to continue with the money competition with China," Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said at a press conference. "Pressure from China would...

  • *To spin out 29 wholly owned hospitals. SYDNEY, Aug 21- Australian hospital operator Healthscope, which recently rejected two takeover approaches, plans to inject A $1 billion of its property assets into a trust and sell nearly half of that to an investor. The company's stock has dropped 16 percent since it rejected the two $3 billion- plus offers in May and has lost a...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- Daikin Industries, the world's largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing its key technology with a Chinese company. Fighting off low-cost competitors through local partnerships and acquisitions, Daikin grabbed top share in markets such as India.

  • *Trump accuses China, Europe of manipulating their currencies. In an interview with Reuters on Monday, President Donald Trump said that China was manipulating its currency to make up for having to pay tariffs imposed by Washington on some imports from China. This kept global trade conflict concerns alive and dented some of the market optimism ahead of upcoming...

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions against Iran. *U.S./ China trade dispute threatens global economic growth. West Texas Intermediate crude futures for September delivery were up 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, at 0306 GMT, at $66.70 per barrel.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 21- Chicago wheat futures dropped for a second straight session on Tuesday, weighed down by expectations of higher exports from Russia in the months ahead as suppliers boost shipments ahead of potential export curbs. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $5.59-1/ 2 a bushel by 0234 GMT, having closed down...

  • *Investors on sidelines before U.S.- China trade talks. TOKYO, Aug 21- Japan's Nikkei dropped on Tuesday morning as a stronger yen hurt risk sentiment, with cyclical stocks such as shippers, machinery stocks and automakers losing ground. They added that investors' risk appetite is low amid uncertainty over the lower-level trade talks between the United States...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 21- Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them. Separately, El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren announced in a nationally televised speech that his government had broken off diplomatic relations...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 21- Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them. Separately, El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren announced in a nationally televised speech that his government had broken off diplomatic relations...

  • Several internet companies filed a separate legal challenge on Monday to overturn the FCC ruling, including Mozilla Corp, Vimeo Inc, Etsy Inc, and numerous media and technology advocacy groups. The FCC handed sweeping new powers to internet providers to recast how Americans use the internet-- as long as they disclose any changes. The states argue the FCC reversal...