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  • BERKELEY, Calif., Nov 18- Economists presenting at a conference earlier this week blew through the organizers' four-slides-per-speaker limit, and the host, San Francisco Fed President John Williams, vowed to take action. "I am going to try, over the rest of my time at the Fed, to undo that damage by not showing any slides," he said on Saturday at a separate conference at the...

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Friday, Nov. 17:. Yield climbed 7 basis points over the last week to 1.45 percent. It was 13 basis points on Nov. 10.

  • ATLANTA— The family of a 5- year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a "longstanding safety hazard." The lawsuit comes after Charlie Holt died in the Sun Dial, a restaurant atop the 73- story Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the child and...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • QUALCOMM TO MAKE INCREMENTAL CHANGES TO EU CONCESSIONS, APPROVAL LIKELY BY END OF YEAR- SOURCE.

  • QUALCOMM SET TO SECURE JAPANESE ANTITRUST APPROVAL FOR NXP DEAL- SOURCE.

  • JAPANESE CLEARANCE IMMINENT FOLLOWING CONCESSIONS SIMILAR TO EU ONES- SOURCE.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 18- U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win imminent Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38- billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europes approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said. The Japan Fair Trade Commission "is expected to clear Qualcomms acquisition of NXP...

  • The Reno Gazette-Journal reports some of the items are expected to go for as much as $100,000 when they're sold online by a Reno art gallery and auction house from Nov. 22 through Dec. 9. In addition to the Dead, Hal Kant represented a number of musicians dating to the 1960 s, including Janis Joplin and Sonny and Cher. Jesse Kant says she's keeping some valuables with...

  • SEATTLE— Officials in Washington state say Dungeness crab season will start two weeks later due to harmful algae. KING-TV reports that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the opening of the season on Washington's coast is being moved from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16. Officials say the crabs contain domoic acid that can build up in crabs and...

  • FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws. In an area where unemployment hovers around 50 percent and jobs are scarce, they say the law is vital for protecting Navajo workers. "If we do get the first priority or they go by the...

  • MOSCOW— Ukraine's intelligence agency said Saturday it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago. Paul Klebnikov, the U.S.-born editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July 2004. Ukraine's State Security Service said in a statement Saturday that it...

  • NEW YORK— Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. Until then, Honda has put instructions for properly latching the seat on its website for owners.

  • PARIS— The Latest on the death of fashion icon Azzedine Alaia:. Alaia was known as a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980 s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House. Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, an iconoclast whose clingy dresses marked the 1980 s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White...

  • PARIS, Nov 18- Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week. "With regard to the political situation in Lebanon, I will go to Beirut in the coming days, I will participate in the independence celebrations, and it is there that I will make known...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Honda Motor Co said on Saturday that it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted. The Japanese automaker said the recall covered 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey minivans, all but 2,000 of which are in North America, and that it had 46 reports of minor injuries related...

  • BERLIN— German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions. The Bundesnetzagentur, or Federal Network Agency, said in a statement issued Friday that watches that would allow parents to "listen unnoticed to a...

  • HONDA MOTOR RECALLING ABOUT 900,000 MINIVANS WORLDWIDE BECAUSE SECOND ROW SEATS MAY TIP FORWARD AND CAUSE INJURIES- STATEMENT.