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  • Lyft launched its self-driving service in January in Las Vegas, where passengers can take a ride in an autonomous BMW to and from some 20 different pick-up and destination spots around the city's casino-laden Strip. The Las Vegas service is available to all Lyft passengers, who get a prompt asking if they agree to ride in a self-driving car.

  • Aug 21- Car-sharing startup Getaround Inc has raised about $300 million in the latest funding round led by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, the San Francisco- based firm said on Tuesday. The company, founded in 2013, has been operating its car-sharing service in 66 U.S. cities including San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C.. The startup, which partners with Ford...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's regulatory efforts to combat climate change. The proposal from the Environment Protection Agency, which was published in the Federal Register, is now open for a public comment period. A final EPA rule is expected...

  • *Britain increases share of global FX trading after Brexit vote. LONDON, Aug 21- Britain has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign London is likely to continue to be one of the world's top two financial centres even after Brexit. Leaving the European Union was supposed to...

  • BRITAIN'S FOREX VOLUMES UP 23 PERCENT SINCE 2016, DEFYING BREXIT CONCERNS- REUTERS ANALYSIS.

  • BRITAIN INCREASES SHARE OF GLOBAL FX TRADING IN THE TWO YEARS AFTER BREXIT VOTE- REUTERS ANALYSIS.

  • Kohl's raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast to a range of $5.15 to $5.55 per share, the mid point of which was still below the average analyst estimate of $5.39 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "Fiscal year guidance was disappointing and likely conservative with a 12 cent second-quarter beat," said Ken Perkins, analyst at research firm...

  • *Increase follows OPEC deal in June to boost supply. LONDON, Aug 21- Oil exports from southern Iraq are on course to hit another record high this month, two industry sources said, adding to signs that OPEC's second-largest producer is following through on the group's agreement to raise output. Iraq in July provided the largest increase among OPEC members that took...

  • BRITAIN OUTPACES FX TRADE IN UNITED STATES, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG AND JAPAN- REUTERS ANALYSIS.

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Ontario, Canada's biggest province, has signed agreements with 26 cannabis producers including Canopy Growth Corp, Aurora Cannabis Inc and Aphria Inc to supply products when it begins online sales of recreational marijuana in October. The selected companies, which also include Hydropothecary Corp, Tilray Canada Inc, and CannTrust Holdings...

  • Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk had tweeted early last week that he was working with buyout firm Silver Lake and investment bank Goldman Sachs as advisers in his efforts to secure tens of billions of dollars in funding and take the car maker private. Separately, Norway's wealth fund, a Tesla investor, said on Tuesday that its rules would allow it to stay on as an...

  • EPA PROPOSES REWRITE OF OBAMA-ERA CLEAN POWER PLAN- FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE.

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions vs Iran. LONDON, Aug 21- Oil rose on Tuesday, buoyed by the prospect of price support from U.S. sanctions on Iran, although with concern brewing about the outlook for demand, particularly in light of the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing, gains were limited. While most of Europe's energy firms are likely to...

  • Aug 21- Brokerage Morgan Stanley has halted equity coverage on Tesla Inc, potentially a sign the U.S. bank may be doing business directly with the electric carmaker as it explores options to go private. Goldman Sachs dropped its coverage of Tesla last week shortly before confirming it was acting as a financial adviser on a matter related to the automaker.

  • *Motorists traveled 0.3 percent more miles on U.S. roads and highways in June compared with last year, data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation shows. *Travel for the month is estimated to be 281.4 billion vehicle miles, DOT says, up from 280.5 billion miles last year. *The seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for May is 269.2 billion miles,...

  • Aug 21- Off-price retailer TJX Cos Inc topped quarterly comparable-store sales estimates on Tuesday, as deep discounts helped drive more customers to its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores. The company's net income rose to $739.6 million, or $1.17 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 4, from $553 million, or 85 cents per share, a year earlier. The Framingham,...

  • Shares of the Dublin- based company rose 4 percent to $93.50 in premarket trading. The cardiac and vascular unit that makes defibrillators, pace-makers, heart valves and stents raked in revenue of $2.81 billion, beating analysts' estimate of $2.77 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net income attributable to Medtronic rose to $1.08 billion, or 79...

  • DALLAS _ Tuesday Morning Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $10.3 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Dallas- based company said it had a loss of 23 cents per share. For the year, the company reported net income of $21.9 million, or 50 cents per share, swinging to a profit in the period.

  • ATHENS, Aug 21- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a "modern-day Odyssey" on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors. Looking sombre, Tsipras said: "We will not commit the affront of ignoring the lessons of the bailout on Greece.