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  • DENVER— A federal appeals court has sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. A Denver- based appeals court said Thursday it would be a waste of time to rule on the regulations because the Trump administration has said they'll be revoked.

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • CONAKRY, Sept 21- Hundreds of rioters in the Guinean bauxite mining town of Boke burned down a police and a gendarmerie building on Thursday and clashed with security forces wielding batons, leaving 17 people injured, the local Red Cross said. Despite decades of mining, Guinea, Africa's top bauxite producer, remains one of the world's least developed countries.

  • San Jose, California- based Cisco Systems and its Talos cybersecurity group discovered and disclosed the breach after hackers targeted Cisco's own internal domain, as well as domains of Microsoft, Google, Samsung and other tech companies. Cisco cybersecurity expert Craig Williams says attackers used an "advanced reconnaissance system" on hundreds of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Pop quiz: What percentage of long-term stock market returns are thanks to the humble dividend? Dividend Equity, according to data provided by Chicago- based research shop Morningstar. "The biggest thing is to look for funds that balance quality with yield," said Adam McCullough, a passive strategies analyst at Morningstar.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack. "Given the level of interdependence between lenders and these data providers, they have a vested interest in there being more than two and would like Equifax to still...

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

  • Sept 21- Luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co on Thursday named Roger Farah as chairman, the latest management shakeup where outsiders have been brought in to give the iconic company a new look. Farah, 64, was one of the three directors that Tiffany had agreed to add to its board, bowing to pressure from activist investor Jana Partners in February. Jana is Tiffany's...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received training this week to prevent leaks to the media of classified and sensitive information as part of a White House- directed crackdown across federal agencies to stamp out leaks, according to a slide presentation seen on Thursday by Reuters. At the training event, employees...

  • Sept 21- Versartis Inc said its experimental drug for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children did not meet the main goal of a late-stage study, sending its shares tanking 85 percent. The drug, somavaratan, is a long-acting recombinant human growth hormone. Versartis' stock, which closed at $21.60 on Thursday, were down at $3.70 in after-hours...

  • California's attorney general has reached a $300,000 settlement with Gatorade over allegations the company made "anti-water" statements in a cellphone video game. SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly...

  • By Lisa Lambert and Patrick Rucker. WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The U.S. consumer finance watchdog agency is expected to punish Equifax for its cyber breach with the wide-ranging powers it has used with Wall Street, former agency officials and lawyers said this week. The credit-reporting company is subject to five federal laws governing listed companies, the use of...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 21- A strike that began Sunday at a Canadian General Motors Co plant is having a ripple effect, with the company temporarily laying off workers at three parts facilities on Thursday. Additional workers at two U.S. engine plants, in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and the Flint Engine Operations in Michigan would also be affected temporarily, a GM spokesman...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 21- Chicago wheat futures posted a one-month high Thursday on technically driven trade while U.S. soybean and corn futures eked out modest advances as traders waited for the harvest to expand in the Midwest. Chicago Board of Trade December what settled up 2-3/ 4 cents at $4.52-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching $4.54-1/ 2, its highest since Aug. 16.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. In January 2014, a tank at now-defunct Freedom Industries in Charleston leaked thousands of gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals that got into West...

  • WASHINGTON— An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee are in stable condition after a car accident south of El Campo, Texas. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, House Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway, R- Texas, and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were in a separate car and were not injured,...

  • U.S.-LISTED VANECK VECTORS SEMICONDUCTOR ETF ATTRACTS $420 MLN IN WEEK, 3 RD MOST ON RECORD- LIPPER.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The U.S. Navy awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat Thursday to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start. The Navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear war. The first of the 12 submarines is expected to be delivered...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Taxable-bond funds based in the United States inhaled $7 billion during the latest week, adding to an already strong year for debt, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday.