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  • Trump fired Comey as the FBI investigated the Russian election interference, setting the stage for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his wide ranging enquiries. But Comey said the FBI should not get involved in fighting propaganda because it is a rule-bound institution, with strict policies that serve as an appropriate check on its power.

  • May 24- After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million to Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. Samsung previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate Apple...

  • CHICAGO, May 24- United Continental Holdings Inc has selected former Federal Aviation Administration chief Jane Garvey as board chair, making her the first woman to lead the company's directors, the carrier said on Thursday. Garvey's appointment to the non-executive role comes a month after the previous board chairman, Robert Milton, and a director, Laurence...

  • U.S.-BASED SMALL CAP FUNDS ATTRACT $2.6 BLN IN WEEK; LARGEST INFLOWS SINCE APRIL 2017- LIPPER.

  • The bill also extends a limitation on U.S.-Russian military cooperation, "expresses the sense of the Senate" that it is U.S. policy to strengthen the defense of allies and partners in Europe to deter Russian aggression and directs the Army to acquire a short-term capability to fill gaps in cruise missile defense, to defend against Chinese and Russian threats.

  • NEW YORK, May 24- United Continental Holdings Inc has selected former Federal Aviation Administration chief Jane Garvey as board chair, making her the first woman to lead the company's directors.

  • Shares of the company, which also owns Old Navy and Banana Republic, fell 8 percent in extended trading after the company's first-quarter profit fell well below expectations. Though Chief Executive Officer Art Peck has pushed hard to bring styles to stores faster like fast-fashion chains, the company has failed to capture the imagination of shoppers like it...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 24- Japan's foreign minister on Thursday said his Mexican counterpart promised to protect the interests of Japanese firms in talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Japan's Taro Kono told reporters in Mexico City that Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray had made the pledge in a meeting while discussing the 23-...

  • May 24- After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, technology publication CNET reported, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. Samsung previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate...

  • HOUSTON, May 24- U.S. forecasters expect the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday. A system was brewing in the southern Gulf on Thursday that has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone,...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 24- Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska is considering having his En+ group company buy some of his shares so his stake is below the controlling level, a maneuver he hopes will remove his firms from a U.S. sanctions list, according to three sources familiar with the discussions. Deripaska and the biggest companies in his empire were...

  • May 24- After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, technology publication CNET reported, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. Samsung was found liable in a 2012 trial, but a disagreement...

  • ONE OPTION UNDER CONSIDERATION IS FOR EN+ TO BUY PART OF DERIPASKA'S STAKE IN EN+ SO HE HAS LESS THAN A CONTROLLING SHARE- SOURCES.

  • Equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds took in $3.7 billion during the seven-day stretch that ended May 23, while their taxable-bond counterparts attracted $3.1 billion, the research service said.

  • SAO PAULO, May 24- An auction of oil by the Brazilian government from coveted offshore pre-salt fields has only attracted the interest of one bidder, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The auction, scheduled for May 30, is the first time the government will sell its share of oil in the pre-salt, where billions of barrels of crude...

  • *Offers Macron support on Iran, but little on Syria. ST PETERSBURG, May 24- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia appreciated efforts by Europe to save the Iran nuclear deal despite the withdrawal of the United States and warned of "lamentable consequences" if it was not preserved. Macron met Putin seeking to win concessions on Syria, Iran and...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— President Donald Trump is asking the government to make it easier for private companies to get to and from space. He was joined at the White House by Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the National Space Council. White House officials say little change is expected until next year, after the new regulations are written and reviewed.

  • SEATTLE— An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought their device had been...