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  • BRITAINS LABOUR PARTY WILL VOTE ON A MOTION THIS WEEK TO KEEP ALL OPTIONS ON TABLE INCLUDING SECOND BREXIT REFERENDUM IF PARTY CANNOT GET A NATIONAL ELECTION-BBC.

  • Sept 23- Dell Technologies Inc is exploring an initial public offering after shelving this option earlier this year in favor of going public by buying back a special type of stock from investors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Dell's IPO deliberations come as several hedge funds, including Elliott Management Corp and Canyon Capital Advisors...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- California's top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules. Mary Nichols, who chairs the state's Air Resources Board, asked the U.S. National Highway Traffic...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 23- U.S. and Canadian officials trying to reach a deal on NAFTA are "very likely" to hold informal talks on the sidelines of a major U.N. meeting in the next few days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday. President Donald Trump struck a side deal on NAFTA with Mexico last month and has threatened to exclude Canada if necessary.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules. Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. He tells The Associated Press by phone that he won't delete the tweet.

  • MONTREAL, Sept 23- U.S. and Canadian negotiators trying to work out a deal on NAFTA are "very likely" to hold informal talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in the next few days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday. Trudeau told reporters in Montreal that no decision had been made about a possible meeting. Senior officials from...

  • *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. Trump has been calling publicly for OPEC to help lower prices by producing more. OPEC and Russia have capped production since January 2017 to bolster prices.

  • 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...