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  • Brussels and London are still seeking a solution that would keep the border open between EU member Ireland and the U.K.' s Northern Ireland, just six months before Britain leaves the bloc. Barnier said Tuesday that his team believes most checks on goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland "can take place away from the border, at a company premises or in the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- Several cryptocurrency exchanges are plagued by poor market surveillance, pervasive conflicts of interest and lack sufficient customer protections, the New York Attorney General's office said in a report published on Tuesday. As a result of the findings, the attorney general asked New York's Department of Financial Services to review...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 18- The European Union is ready to improve its proposal to Britain for an "insurance policy" backstop arrangement on how to manage its Irish border after Brexit, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday. Aware that British Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out a new "border" between the province and the British mainland, Barnier...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC ministers to meet in Algeria on Sunday. NEW YORK, Sept 18- Oil futures rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday on signs that OPEC would not be prepared to raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran, and as Saudi Arabia signaled an informal target near current levels. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a move to ban the sale of fur products in the city of Los Angeles:. A proposal to ban the sale of fur products in the city of Los Angeles has advanced. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance that will prohibit the manufacture and sale of fur products.

  • Sept 18- Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday filed a complaint on behalf of the State of California against AbbVie Inc, alleging the drugmaker gave illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers to prescribe its blockbuster drug, Humira. AbbVie shares fell 2.5 percent to $92.98 on Tuesday afternoon. The case...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie illegally plied doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's best-selling drugs, Humira, despite its potentially deadly complications, a California official said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. AbbVie, which is facing billions of dollars in penalties, said the allegations are "without merit."

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Three U.S. banking regulators on Tuesday announced a 60- day open comment period on rules that define the acquisition and development of high volatility commercial real estate, according to a joint statement. The Federal Reserve, with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, intends to...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that would reimpose sanctions on China's ZTE Corp if it does not fully comply with U.S. laws and an agreement with the Trump administration that ended stiff restrictions on the telecommunications equipment company. Senate aides said they thought this measure- focused on...

  • The lawsuit filed Monday in Boston's federal court says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse would have won the license over Wynn Resorts had there been an "honest competition." Wynn Resorts plans to open a $2 billion casino near Boston next June. Wynn Resorts says the claims are frivolous and it will mount a vigorous defense.

  • Sept 18- Oil production in the biggest U.S. shale field will rise next month at the lowest level since late 2016 as transport limits erode gains, U.S. government data this week showed. Operators will pump an additional 31,000 barrels per day in October in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, bringing its output to 3.46 million bpd, according to the Energy...

  • *China retaliates with duties on $60 bln of U.S. goods. NEW YORK, Sept 18- Wall Street bounced back on Tuesday, led by gains in consumer discretionary, technology and industrial stocks as investors shrugged off escalating trade rhetoric between the United States and China. China responded on Tuesday by unveiling tariffs on about $60 billion of U.S. goods, measures...

  • Emma: An Audible Original Drama by Jane Austen& Anna Lea, narrated by Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson& Morgana Robinson. The X-Files: Cold Cases by Joe Harris, Chris Carter& Dirk Maggs, narrated by David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Willliam B. Davis, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund& Bruce Harwood.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 18- Brazil's largest payment processor, Cielo SA, will partner with wireless carriers Claro and TIM Participacoes SA to sell a new mobile phone that also functions as credit and debit card reader, a company executive said on Tuesday. They will be able to use any mobile carrier's network for the payments enabled smartphone, which will be sold under...

  • BOSTON, Sept 18- A resident of a Massachusetts city rocked by last week's deadly gas blasts that damaged dozens of homes sued utility operator NiSource Inc on Tuesday, accusing it of inadequately maintaining its distribution system. The proposed class action lawsuit targets NiSource and its subsidiary Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, which services Andover,...

  • The SEC on Tuesday said SeaWorld and Atchison downplayed the documentary's impact from Dec. 2013 to Aug. 2014, even as bad publicity began hurting attendance and SeaWorld' s reputation. SeaWorld' s share price tumbled 32.9 percent on Aug. 13, 2014, wiping out more than $832 million of shareholder value, after the Orlando, Florida- based company finally acknowledged...

  • The SEC's complaint alleged SeaWorld and former CEO James Atchison made misleading and false statements or omissions in SEC filings, earnings releases and calls about the documentary's impact on the company's reputation and business from December 2013 to August 2014. In August 2014, SeaWorld for the first time made a filing with the SEC that revealed the...

  • PARIS, Sept 18- French authorities have given dairy giant Lactalis permission to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies, the government said on Tuesday. Lactalis, one of the worlds largest dairy groups, had to recall 12 million tins in France and around the world...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 18- U.S. soybean futures fell to life-of-contract lows on Tuesday and the most actively traded contract hit its lowest in a decade as an escalating U.S.- China trade war darkened U.S. export prospects, analysts said. As of 12:56 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were down 7-1/ 4 cents at $8.16-1/ 4 a bushel after dipping to $8.12-1/ 4, a...

  • *Trump imposes 10 pct tariffs on $200 bln goods from China. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 18- Gold prices turned negative on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened following news that China would retaliate against a new round of U.S. tariffs on its goods. China said that it had no choice but to retaliate against new U.S. trade tariffs, raising the risk that U.S.