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  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- A year after disrupting the U.S. stock market with a new approach to handling trades, upstart stock exchange operator IEX Group is planning to nab listings from rivals by charging simpler, cheaper fees, Sara Furber, IEX's head of listings, said in a recent interview. IEX launched as a trading venue exactly a year ago on Aug. 19, but its founders had...

  • CARACAS/ BOGOTA, Aug 18- Venezuela's new legislative superbody was criticized by South American governments and Washington on Friday after giving itself the power to pass laws, superseding the opposition-led congress while ex-top prosecutor Luisa Ortega fled the country. Ortega arrived in neighboring Colombia on Friday, migration authorities in Bogota...

  • MEXICO CITY— In a story Aug. 14 about corruption allegations against the former head of Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Mexico's Attorney General's Office said the Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem were involved in paying bribes in Mexico. The Attorney General's Office said only that Odebrecht...

  • Aug 19- For other diaries, please see:. 21- Aug Norway Auction of Treasury bills 21- Aug Netherlands DTC auction 22- Aug Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Aug Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- Aug United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 23- Aug United Kingdom Auction of 0 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2023 23- Aug Germany Auction of 10-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • Aug 19- For other diaries, please see:. 21- Aug Norway Auction of Treasury bills 21- Aug Netherlands DTC auction 22- Aug Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Aug Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- Aug United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 23- Aug United Kingdom Auction of 0 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2023 23- Aug Germany Auction of 10-...

  • **LINDAU, Germany- Keynote speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the opening ceremony of 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany 0700 GMT. **WYOMING, United States- Participation by ECB Board member Benoit Coeure at 41st Economic Symposium organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2017 in Jackson Hole, U.S.A.. **WYOMING, United States-...

  • Icahn's departure followed a flurry of changes at the White House. The White House declined to comment. One of Icahn's first tasks was to vet the future Securities and Exchange Commission chairman and a number of candidates met with the octogenarian investor in his Fifth Avenue office just a few blocks north of Trump Tower in Manhattan.

  • Aug 18- An unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid, a lawyer for the largest creditor of Oncor's parent told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday. Such a bid would add to the competition that Warren Buffett, Berkshire's chief executive, faces for...

  • BEIJING/ SAO PAULO, Aug 18- China has launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Brazilian broiler chicken in another blow for the South American country's meat industry and threatening over $1 billion of exports annually. The investigation comes after a complaint from China's domestic industry that Brazil, its top supplier of chicken, has been...

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.

  • Aug 18- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. A call to Icahn's office and an email to the White House were not immediately returned. Icahn's departure followed a flurry of changes at the White House.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- The departure on Friday of Steve Bannon, the White House's top economic nationalist, will likely tip the trade policy scales in favor of the Trump administration's "globalist" faction, which could soften the stance toward two of Trump's favorite targets: China and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Bannon and White House Trade and...

  • CARACAS, Aug 18- Venezuela's new legislative superbody on Friday gave itself the power to pass laws, superseding the opposition-led congress and fueling criticism by government adversaries that socialist President Nicolas Maduro is consolidating a dictatorship. South American trade bloc Mercosur condemned the assembly for usurping congress's...

  • Aug 18- A former senior official at the United Auto Workers trade union was charged on Friday with conspiring with other union officials to accept improper payments from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV officials over a four-year period. Virdell King, 65, of Detroit, who a union official until February 2016, was charged with conspiracy to violate labor laws in U.S....

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts. Icahn controls a sizable stake in refiner CVR Energy. Icahn also said he was stepping down because he didn't want to cloud the work of Neomi Rao, who as head of the Office of...

  • Aug 18- China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd and U.S. farm cooperative Growmark Inc will partner in a deal that gives China more direct access to the food it imports, the companies said on Friday. As part of the deal, the companies said they would jointly own and operate a truck, rail and barge terminal in Cahokia, Illinois, on the Mississippi River, the main...

  • Aug 18- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. Icahn's departure comes after a flurry of changes at the White House. Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Stephen Bannon, two days after disbanding two high-profile business advisory groups.

  • *Trump fires chief strategist Steve Bannon. NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stocks lost ground late to end lower on Friday following a White House- focused week that raised more questions about the Trump administration's ability to implement its pro-growth agenda. "While this mini correction we're seeing may not amount to much, it's probably caused by this escalation in...

  • In July, marijuana went up for sale at 16 pharmacies as part of a 2013 law that made Uruguay first to legalize a pot market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase. State-owned Banco Republica, Uruguay's largest bank, also told pot-selling pharmacies that it must close their accounts. Diego Olivera, secretary-general of Uruguay's National Drugs...