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  • JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 19- A global oil glut has been virtually eliminated, according to a joint OPEC and non- OPEC technical panel, two sources familiar with the matter said, thanks in part to an OPEC- led supply cut deal in place since January 2017. Although OPEC is closing in on the original target of the pact, there is no indication yet that top exporter Saudi...

  • Perhaps her best-known project is New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, which she co-founded in 2002 with the aim of bringing people back to lower Manhattan and healing the many wounds of 9/ 11.. The famed producer is also known for her longtime partnership with actor Robert De Niro, a union which has produced franchises like Meet the Parents and Analyze This, as...

  • ABUJA, April 19- The European Investment Bank has finalised a $20 million equity stake in a new Nigerian-backed development bank set up to boost lending to small businesses and agriculture. The African Development Bank will also invest $50 million in the Development Bank of Nigeria, the two development lenders said in a statement. The new Nigerian bank-...

  • NEW YORK— Paying attention to flight attendants might save your life. It's a simple message, but passengers often ignore or passively watch along as safety instructions are given prior to takeoff. Images from this week's emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines flight, which lost cabin pressure above 30,000 feet, show several passengers improperly placing...

  • April 19- Nucor Corp's quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates, and the No. 1 U.S. steelmaker by market value forecast a better second-quarter while praising the U.S. government's move to impose tariffs on imported steel. Shares in the company fell in the morning along with other steel firms, as concerns over the prospect of a tit-for-tat trade war with...

  • At the opening of the trial in Rome, the U.S. investment bank the other defendants asked a three-judge panel at the Court of Accounts, which rules on abuses of public funds, to reject the case in an acknowledgement that the judges do not have jurisdiction, Marco Fratini, one of the judges, said. The U.S. investment bank maintains that derivatives contracts signed with...

  • WASHINGTON— The head of the International Monetary Fund is warning that the healthiest global economy in years is being threatened by rising debt levels and a simmering trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told reporters a U.S.- China trade war "will not be something that will affect only the two...

  • SALEM, Ore.— Officials say a threatened squirrel species could halt plans to expand a dam in western Idaho. The Capital Press reports the Idaho Water Resource Board has approved spending up to $30,000 to study mitigation options for the effects of the Lost Valley Dam expansion project on the northern Idaho ground squirrel. Lost Valley Reservoir Co. board member...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 19- Botox maker Allergan and Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical are in competing talks to acquire Shire, after the rare diseases specialist rejected a third takeover bid from Takeda worth nearly $63 billion. Buying London- listed Shire would be the largest ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company and propel Takeda, led by Frenchman...

  • *FAA to finalize inspection order within two weeks. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order the inspection of some CFM jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off the engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. The Dallas- based carrier was not the only...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Women have a math problem when it comes to retirement: On average, they retire two years earlier than men but they live five years longer. One of Abe Ringer's financial planning clients presents a common scenario. She will probably have enough funds for her later years, but Ringer, who is based in Boston, has other clients he worries about.

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Women have a math problem when it comes to retirement: On average, they retire two years earlier than men but they live five years longer. One of Abe Ringer's financial planning clients presents a common scenario. She will probably have enough funds for her later years, but Ringer, who is based in Boston, has other clients he worries about.

  • PHILADELPHIA— The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia:. A Texas firefighter on the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia says his wife gave him the OK to leave his family and move toward the rear of the plane to aid a woman who had been partially blown through a damaged window.

  • ATLANTA _ Fidelity Southern Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $11.8 million. The holding company for Fidelity Bank posted revenue of $78.7 million in the period. Fidelity Southern shares have increased 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Yields on longer-dated maturities climbed modestly higher on Thursday after two weeks of rising less than shorter-dated bonds, retracing some of the yield curve's steepening. That trade was "well into oversold territory," suggesting the move is technical and that there is still room for the curve to steepen, said Ian Lyngen, head of U.S. rates...

  • NEW YORK— The "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit will be moved from her spot facing the "Charging Bull" to a location by the New York Stock Exchange. The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became an internet sensation last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the famous bull that was a...

  • *Safety data supports 2 mg dose but not 4 mg dose- FDA staff. *FDA staff internal review could be positive for rivals- analyst. April 19- An experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp poses serious risks of deadly blood clots at higher doses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Thursday, the latest setback to a...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as higher U.S. bond yields and expectations of more rate increases from the Federal Reserve offset worries about a trade war and a ballooning U.S. budget deficit. "It's a dull day altogether," said Minh Trang, senior foreign exchange trader at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa...

  • ASTANA, April 19- Kazakhstan is looking to open up new markets for its alumina exports, concerned U.S. sanctions on Russian aluminium giant Rusal could hit business and jobs. Eurasian Resources Group, a company part-owned by the Kazakh government, produces 1.5 million tonnes a year of alumina, which is used to make aluminium, selling two-thirds to Rusal.

  • SAO PAULO, April 19- Latin American currencies fell against the dollar on Thursday, with the Mexican peso and Brazilian real posting the strongest falls, as traders took advantage of an opportunity to make a technical correction amid continued political uncertainty. But in Mexico traders continue to be spooked by the strong performance in opinion polls by...