×

Wires

  • The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms— scams that can put staffers' Social Security numbers and other critical information in the hands of thieves. The government said 200 businesses, public schools, universities, Native American governments and nonprofits were victimized by these scams...

  • *Markets eye Fed's central bank gathering in Jackson Hole. NEW YORK, Aug 21- A gauge of world stock indexes touched a 5-1/ 2- week low on Monday as Wall Street opened lower, though metals prices dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year peak and iron ore gaining nearly 15 percent in the last three sessions. U.S. stocks were on the edge...

  • Aug 21- ASL Strategic Value Fund has sought the replacement of hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc's chief executive, Wayne Smith. Shares of the company rose about 11 percent to $7.80 in afternoon trading on Monday. Earlier this month, Community Health posted a surprise quarterly loss and narrowed its full-year revenue forecast range amid weak...

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Canada's main stock index was barely higher in morning trade on Monday, as sharp gains for several base metal miners offset losses for heavyweight energy stocks which slipped in line with a decline in crude oil prices. First Quantum Minerals Ltd jumped 6.6 percent to C $13.74 after Zambia restored full electricity supply to two of its copper...

  • *STOXX 600 down 0.5 pct, euro zone blue-chips down 0.7 pct. LONDON, Aug 21- European stocks fell further on Monday as geopolitical jitters trickled over from Asia, though gains in carmaker Fiat Chrysler and Danish shipping firm Maersk helped limit losses. The risk-off move in Europe hit banks the hardest, down 0.9 percent with Deutsche Bank and French lenders...

  • *Attacks using vehicles are growing threat in Europe. LONDON, Aug 21- Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. We dont want to be Hebron, said Els Ampe, Deputy Mayor of Brussels, referring to the...

  • FOUNDER OF CANADA'S REBEL MEDIA EZRA LEVANT SAYS ACCESS TO SITE DISRUPTED AFTER DOMAIN PROVIDER CUT REGISTRATION.

  • REBEL MEDIA'S LEVANT SAYS HAS FOUND NEW DOMAIN REGISTRATION FIRM, SITE IS UP IN' ABOUT HALF OF THE WORLD'.

  • ACCRA, Aug 21- Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo plans to sign an agreement to import liquefied natural gas from Equatorial Guinea during his three-day visit to the Gulf of Guinea petroleum producer due to begin on Monday, his office said. Equatorial Guinea, meanwhile, is exploring the possibility of selling a portion of its LNG cargos to its African neighbours.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- JPMorgan Chase& Co said on Monday it will contribute up to $2 million to fight racism and support human rights in light of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to violence and the death of a protester. The sum includes $500,000 each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League "to further their work in...

  • KLAIPEDA, Lithuania— Lithuania has taken delivery of its first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the United States, a milestone that the Baltic state hopes will further reduce its reliance on Russia. Moscow has used gas supplies to put pressure on Ukraine, which like the Baltic states was once part of the Soviet Union. That's driven the urgency into projects...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Greek government bond yields dipped on Monday after Fitch became the second ratings agency to upgrade Greece to "Single B" status, marking another milestone in the debt-laden country's slow journey away from default territory. "Greece is still a credit that is risky and volatile, but at least it's now not one step away from default but two steps away,"...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Sterling edged up against a broadly weaker dollar on Monday, but lost more ground against the euro as doubts around UK economic growth and Brexit talks continued to weigh on the currency. Britain released another pair of position papers for the divorce talks with the European Union, part of efforts by ministers to head off suggestions that...

  • Aug 21- Wall Street edged lower in late morning trading on Monday, led by technology and financial stocks, with caution prevailing amid concerns over the recent turmoil in the White House and simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea. Last week, President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon and disbanded some business councils,...

  • Demand for heavy crude extracted from Canadian oil sands surged in the past few months as U.S. refiners sought alternatives amid supply disruptions in key exporter Venezuela and restricted exports by the OPEC. However, a string of new projects coming online this year, including Suncor Energy's Fort Hills project and Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon Phase...

  • *Emerging market euro borrowing hits record 250 bln euros. *Euro zone investors hold 400 bln euros of emerging currency debt. LONDON, Aug 21- Emerging economies' debt in euros has shot to record highs thanks to European Central Bank largesse, and yet an approaching end to this generosity won't necessarily inflict the kind of pain that markets once suffered at the...

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Canadian conservative website The Rebel was inaccessible to some users in Canada and around the world on Monday after several contributers left the online publication in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A holding page accessible to some users displayed a message purported to be from Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant, which...

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Canadian conservative website The Rebel was inaccessible to some users in Canada and around the world on Monday after several contributers left the online publication in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A holding page accessible to some users displayed a message purported to be from Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant, which...

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Canadian conservative website The Rebel was inaccessible to some users in Canada and around the world on Monday after several contributers left the online publication in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A holding page accessible to some users displayed a message purported to be from Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant, which...

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Canadian conservative website The Rebel was inaccessible to some users in Canada and around the world on Monday after several contributers left the online publication in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A holding page accessible to some users displayed a message purported to be from Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant, which...