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  • ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy's cyber operations program has been formally accredited. Three other universities also were accredited under the new cybersecurity criteria: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Towson University and Southeast Missouri State University. The academy is building a $106 million cybersecurity building.

  • INVESCO LTD TO BUY OPPENHEIMERFUNDS FROM MASSMUTUAL- FINANCIAL TIMES PUBLICATION.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Three upstate New York debt collectors and their principals have accepted permanent industry bans and agreed to pay $27 million to resolve federal and state charges of abusive collection practices, including false threats to have consumers who failed to pay their debts arrested and jailed. The settlement was announced on Friday by the...

  • ABUJA, Sept 21- Nigeria's central bank has revoked Skye Bank's operating license and a bridge bank called Polaris has been created to take over the lender's assets, a spokesman for the financial regulator said on Friday. Central bank spokesman Isaac Okorafor said state-run bad bank the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria had injected 786 billion naira...

  • ABUJA, Sept 21- Nigeria's central bank has revoked Skye Bank's operating licence and a bridge bank called Polaris has been created to take over the lender's assets, a spokesman for the financial regulator said on Friday. Central bank spokesman Isaac Okorafor said state-run bad bank the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria had injected 786 billion naira...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC states study new oil output boost- source. *OPEC and its allies to gather on Sunday in Algeria. Investors grappled with whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers will offset a shortfall from Iran once U.S. sanctions go into full force Nov. 4.

  • Sept 21- More than 54,000 homes and businesses in the Carolinas were still without power on Friday, a week after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Sept. 14, according to local power companies. That figure is down from a peak of over 2.2 million customers who were affected by the storm in several Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and New England states over...

  • Sept 21- Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 21- Argentina's peso strengthened for the third straight day on Friday, driven by optimism that the government would sign a revised financing deal with the International Monetary Fund to include stricter fiscal measures and faster cash disbursements. But with the economy shrinking, inflation rising and the president facing opposition to...

  • OSLO, Sept 21- Nasdaq's Nordic commodities exchange has reached agreement on the sale of assets belonging to a private trader who defaulted on his commitments last week, it said on Friday. Einar Aas, a Norwegian derivatives trader who made large bets on the power market, left a 114 million euro hole in Nasdaq's Nordic clearing house buffers when his funds ran out.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest manager of alternative investments such as private equity and real estate, said on Friday it could be overseeing $1 trillion in assets by 2026.. The firm currently manages $439 billion, a five-fold increase since it went public in 2007.. In a presentation, Blackstone said assets under management could hit...

  • ABUJA, Sept 21- Nigeria's central bank has withdrawn the operating license from Skye Bank and a bridge bank called Polaris has been created to take over the lender's assets, a spokesman for the financial regulator said on Friday. Isaac Okorafor said the state-run bad bank, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, had injected 786 billion naira into Polaris.

  • S&P 500 NEAR SESSION LOWS, BRIEFLY TURNS NEGATIVE.

  • Sept 21- Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC states study new oil output boost- source. *OPEC and its allies to gather on Sunday in Algeria. Investors grappled with whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non- OPEC producers will offset a shortfall from Iran once U.S. sanctions go into full force Nov. 4.

  • CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA REVOKES OPERATING LICENCE OF SKYE BANK.

  • CENTRAL BANK SAYS SHAREHOLDERS FAILED TO RECAPITALISE SKYE BANK.

  • CBN CREATES' BRIDGE BANK' POLARIS TO TAKE OVER THE ASSETS OF SKYE BANK.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Sterling plunged on Friday, driving the U.S. dollar up, after fears rose that Britain would leave the European Union without a trade deal. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday the European Union must supply an alternative Brexit proposal, saying talks had reached an impasse after the bloc's leaders had rejected her plans without...

  • The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy for Pacific Gas& Electric Co. The nation's largest utility by revenue faces billions of dollars in liability if investigators determine its equipment caused the Tubbs Fire that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 22 people in Santa Rosa last year. Critics call it a bailout for PG&E investors.