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  • EDINA, Minn. _ Regis Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $4.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Edina, Minnesota- based company said it had net income of 10 cents. For the year, the company reported net income of $8.7 million, or 18 cents per share, swinging to a profit in the period.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Workers at three of French oil company Total's UK North Sea oil and gas platforms ended a 24- hour strike at 0500 GMT on Tuesday as scheduled, the Unite union said.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Copper climbed to one-week highs on Tuesday as funds cut bets on lower prices and the dollar retreated from recent highs while the market waited for talks on the U.S.- China trade dispute. "The dollar has come off and there is some easing of tensions between China and the United States," a senior metals trader said. President Donald Trump said he does...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- Japan and China are in talks to resume a currency swap arrangement between their central banks worth about 3 trillion yen, Kyodo News agency reported on Tuesday. Previously, Japan and China had a smaller currency swap in place, but it was allowed to expire in September 2013 amid a low point in Sino-Japanese relations. The Kyodo report said a deal would...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Sainsbury's, Britain's second largest supermarket group which has agreed to buy smaller rival Asda, was again the worst performer of the country's big four grocers in the latest 12- week period, industry data showed on Tuesday. In April Sainsbury's agreed a 7.3 billion pounds cash and shares takeover of Walmart-owned Asda, the No. 3 player- a...

  • BUDAPEST, Aug 21- A weaker dollar helped the forint lead a gentle strengthening of Central European currencies on Tuesday even as the Hungarian central bank was expected to keep its record low interest rates on hold at a meeting later in the day. The forint firmed 0.2 percent against the euro by 0923 GMT, while the Czech crown, the leu and the zloty gained less than...

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions vs Iran. LONDON, Aug 21- Oil held steady on Tuesday, as the prospect of price support from U.S. sanctions on Iran was offset by concern about the outlook for demand, particularly in light of the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing. While most of Europe's energy firms are likely to fall in line with Washington,...

  • MELBOURNE/ LONDON Aug 21- Concerns over rising costs and the impact of trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on shares of leading miner BHP on Tuesday after a 33 percent jump in annual underlying profit still missed forecasts. In 2017, BHP came under pressure for change from activist investor Elliott Advisors, which listed a series of...

  • *H1 profit 58.10 bln yuan vs 43.43 bln yuan year-ago. SHANGHAI, Aug 21- Ping An Insurance Group Co of China, the country's largest insurer by market value, on Tuesday reported its biggest half-yearly profit in at least a decade on robust customer growth. For the six months ended June, its net profit was 58.10 billion yuan, up 34 percent from a year ago, according to a...

  • The company now expects full-year revenue of between $6.76 billion and $7.22 billion, compared with an earlier range of between $6.64 billion and $7.31 billion. The average price of a Toll Brothers home rose to $851,900 in the third quarter ended July 31, from $791,400 a year earlier. Net income rose to $193.3 million or $1.26 per share from $148.6 million or 87...

  • HORSHAM, Pa. _ Toll Brothers Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $193.3 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.03 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.81 billion.

  • MIDDLETOWN, R.I. _ Towerstream Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $2.2 million in its second quarter. The Middletown, Rhode Island- based company said it had a loss of $5.66 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • LAWRENCE, Pa. _ Black Box Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $7.3 million in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Lawrence, Pennsylvania- based company said it had a loss of 48 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SANTIAGO, Chile _ LATAM Airlines Group SA on Monday reported a loss of $113.6 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 13 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DURHAM, N.C. _ Argos Therapeutics Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $6.5 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Durham, North Carolina- based company said it had a loss of 61 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Aug 21- Toll Brothers Inc's quarterly profit rose 30 percent, the U.S. luxury home builder said on Tuesday, as stronger housing demand helped it sell more homes at higher prices. Net income rose to $193.3 million or $1.26 per share in the third quarter ended July 31, from $148.6 million or 87 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue jumped 27.3 percent to $1.91 billion.

  • *U.S.- China trade talks set for Wednesday. LONDON, Aug 21- A bounce across defensive sectors propelled European shares higher on Tuesday, though trading was cautious before trade talks between the United States and China later in the week. Germany's DAX rose 0.5 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 was flat.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct. LONDON, Aug 21- Britain's top share index inched up on Tuesday as investors looked to U.S.- China trade talks set to kick off on Wednesday, while results from Persimmon, Wood Group and Aggreko impressed and BHP Billiton disappointed. We've been raising cash and selling some positions, "said Frederique Carrier, managing director and head of...

  • *H1 EBITA $260 mln, revenue up 13 pct. Aug 21- British oilfield services firm Wood Plc hit the top end of its forecasts for first-half profit in an improving global oil market, while warning its ability to raise prices was still limited to buoyant U.S. shale markets. Shares in Aberdeen- based Wood rose 5 percent, initially topping gainers on the midcap FTSE 250, after it...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The British pound rose to a near two-week high on Tuesday after the dollar fell following comments from U.S. But with the British Brexit minister headed to Brussels for the start of a series of talks aimed at averting the UK crashing out of the European Union without a trade deal, investors remain nervous, limiting potential gains for the pound.