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  • CARACAS, Aug 21- Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, but some businesses remained open despite an opposition call for a national strike to protest economic measures announced by socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The OPEC nation on Monday cut five zeros from prices in response to hyperinflation as part of a broad set of measures meant to...

  • TJX COS INC MAJORITY OF NEW MARMAXX CUSTOMERS ARE COMING FROM THE 18 TO 34 AGE SEGMENT- CONF CALL.

  • Aug 21- The benchmark S&P 500 edged closer to a record high on Tuesday, matching its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose after some encouraging earnings reports and on hopes that the United States and China could resolve their tariff dispute. At its session high, the S&P 500 was 0.14 percent shy of its Jan. 26 all-time high. The United States and China are...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— Residents of Venezuela's capital say they're confused by banknotes coming out of ATMs as the country's new currency starts circulating. The reality of President Nicolas Maduro's economic plan kicks in Tuesday as Venezuela battles runaway inflation and a plummeting economy. Homemaker Maritza Vargas says she took a 5 bolivar bill from...

  • 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. While research firm Retail Metrics analyst Ken Perkins attributed the drop in shares to the company's disappointing forecast, some others...

  • TJX COS INC CFO- EXPECTS FY19 GROSS PROFIT MARGIN TO BE IN THE RANGE OF 28.5 PCT TO 28.6 PCT COMPARED WITH THE ADJUSTED 28.8 PCT LAST YEAR.

  • *Sees 2018 rev of $6.76 bln- $7.22 bln. "We believe could warrant a premium to the sector given its strong brand and unique, luxury focus," Keefe, Bruyette& Woods analyst Jade Rahmani said in a note, adding that the company's strong third-quarter results could lead to a "relief rally" in the shares. Toll said it now expects full-year revenue of between $6.76 billion and...

  • BRASILIA, Aug 21- Most Latin American currencies strengthened on Tuesday after U.S. Currencies from Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru firmed between 0.3 percent and 1.4 percent. "Up to a few days ago, the market was not contemplating a scenario in which Alckmin is out of a second-round vote, but it has begun to price that possibility," Nova Futura economist Pedro...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 21- There is little likelihood that Brazil's Samarco iron ore mine, a joint venture between Vale SA and BHP Billiton, will restart operations next year even though it expects to have all of the required licenses, a BHP spokesman said on Tuesday. The statement confirmed comments made by another BHP official, Bryan Quinn, in an interview with newspaper...

  • MIAMI— Patricia and Jeff Rodgers figured they did everything right to get rich beyond their wildest dreams selling Herbalife health and personal care products. Instead, Patricia Rodgers estimates the couple lost over $100,000, including about $20,000 spent on attending Herbalife events. And we didn't get successful like they said we would, "Rodgers said in an...

  • MELBOURNE/ LONDON, Aug 21- Concerns about 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...

  • *Store traffic increases for 16th straight qtr. Aug 21- TJX Cos Inc reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly comparable-store sales on Tuesday, topping analysts' estimates as big discounts attracted more younger shoppers and generated the off-price retailer's 16th consecutive quarter of customer-traffic growth. This is great for our business today and for the...

  • EAST HARTFORD, Conn.— A former engineer for jet engine maker Pratt& Whitney has filed a federal false claims lawsuit alleging the company knowingly sold "flawed" engines to the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in the likelihood of premature wear or even "catastrophic failure." The Journal Enquirer reports that Peter Bonzani Jr., of Bolton, filed the suit in 2016, but it was...

  • Aug 21- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday on hopes that planned trade talks between the United States and China would help resolve the dispute between the world's two largest economies. The trade optimism helped Wall Street's three major indexes close higher on Monday, though they fell from session highs after President Donald Trump criticized the...

  • Urban and suburban communities have their own health needs, says Wiley Thompson, a regional director for Oregon State University Extension. "I sense the need for Cooperative Extension is stronger than ever," says Thompson, who previously chaired the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • Aug 21- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, helped by some encouraging earnings reports and hopes that planned trade talks between the United States and China will help resolve the dispute between the world's two largest economies. The trade optimism helped Wall Street's three major indexes close higher on Monday, though they fell from session highs...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The share of central banks' FX reserves held in dollars has fallen since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, in large part due to exchange rate valuation changes. Some countries, like Iran, Russia and Turkey, are already looking at ways of reducing their dependence on dollars, in part to avoid punitive U.S. sanctions via restrictions on their use of...

  • MOSCOW— Russia has displayed its latest weapons at a military show aimed at attracting more foreign customers. President Vladimir Putin said in an address to the Army 2018 show that opened Tuesday that it reflects the "huge potential" of Russian military industries and will serve as a platform for military cooperation with other countries.

  • DENVER, CO Aug 20- American Airlines is cutting a route from Chicago to Shanghai, cancelling the second direct flight from the U.S. city to China in four months, the carrier said on Tuesday, citing higher fuel costs and a "competitive environment." American, the largest U.S. carrier by passengers, cut a flight from Chicago to Beijing in May. But the Chinese market remains...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on Russia sanctions:. The Treasury Department is going after two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow's military and spy services. Treasury officials said then that Russia also had been tracking undersea...