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  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google clarifies to users it still tracks their location even after they turn off location history, following AP report.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- A federal judge in Montana has ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, possibly delaying its construction and dealing another setback to TransCanada Corp.. For more than a decade, environmentalists, tribal groups, and ranchers have fought the $8- billion, 1,180-...

  • *Unions say to discuss strike action Aug. 27. PARIS, Aug 16- Air France-KLM named Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new boss on Thursday, opting for an outsider to steer the airline group through a fraught stand-off with unions at its French carrier. "I am well aware of the competitive challenges the Air France-KLM Group is currently facing, and I am convinced...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- The Trump administration's proposed replacement for the Obama-era's central regulation on climate change, the Clean Power Plan, is expected to be released by the Environmental Protection Agency late next week, an agency source said on Thursday. The replacement for former President Barack Obama's plan to slash carbon emissions from...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 16- Google's plan to launch a censored search engine in China requires more "transparency, oversight and accountability," hundreds of employees at the Alphabet Inc unit said in an internal petition seen by Reuters on Thursday. They are concerned that by agreeing to censorship demands, Google would validate China's prohibitions on free...

  • The Food and Drug Administration's action Thursday opens the door to more competition for a drug that has faced public outrage over its price tag. The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. In 2016, Congress blasted Mylan for raising the price to $600, a five-fold increase over nearly a decade.

  • *Turkey to navigate US sanctions with Germany, Russia, China. ISTANBUL, Aug 16- Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting its banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a dispute with the United States. Many countries had been the target of similar...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. stocks and emerging market currencies rebounded on Thursday after China said it will hold trade talks with the United States later in August and Turkey's lira continued its recovery. China said that a delegation led by its vice commerce minister would travel to the United States for talks on Aug. 21 and 22, raising hopes that Beijing and...

  • Banco de Chile, one of the country's biggest commercial banks, has said a hacking operation robbed it of $10 million in June. Santiago was the fourth stop for Mattis on a tour of South America that began in Brasilia on Sunday. He also visited Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and is scheduled to hold talks in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday.

  • Aug 16- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of Mylan NV's life-saving allergy injection, EpiPen, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs. There has also been a shortage of EpiPen in North America, Europe and Canada since earlier this year due to manufacturing...

  • "There's still an overhang from the report yesterday," said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital Management in New York, citing surging imports that boosted inventories despite high refinery run rates. China and the United States have implemented several rounds of tariffs and threatened further duties on exports worth hundreds of billions of dollars,...

  • TUNIS, Aug 16- Libya's National Oil Corp said arson caused a fire next to a station on Libya's Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline that was extinguished on Thursday without causing significant damage. The pipeline connects Wafa field, about 540 km southwest of the capital, Tripoli, to the Mellitah complex on Libya's northern coast. It is operated by Mellitah Oil and Gas, a...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 16- Argentina's central bank said on Thursday it hiked reserve requirements by 3 percentage points for the country's largest banks, as it tries to keep its plan for reducing short-term debt from adding to already high inflation. Separately, the central bank has agreed to a $4 billion currency swap with China to boost its reserves, local news...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- The U.S. dollar slipped below a 13-1/ 2 month peak on Thursday, while the Chinese yuan recovered from its weakest level since January 2017 on news China and the United States will hold a new round of trade talks later this month. The development between the world's two biggest economies offered hope for investors who have been rattled by tit-for-tat...

  • *Unions say to discuss strike action Aug. 27. PARIS, Aug 16- Air France-KLM named Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new boss on Thursday, opting for an outsider to steer the airline group through a fraught stand-off with unions at its French carrier. "I am well aware of the competitive challenges the Air France-KLM Group is currently facing, and I am convinced...

  • *China, U.S. to hold trade talks this month. NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. stocks bounced back on Thursday, with the Dow setting a course for its best day in over four months, as a series of positive earnings and waning trade jitters girded investor confidence. Walmart Inc shares jumped 9.6 after it topped earnings estimates and posted its best same-store sales growth in a...

  • TUNIS, Aug 16- Libya's National Oil Corp said arson caused a fire next to a station on Libya's Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline that was extinguished on Thursday without causing significant damage.

  • Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday expressed hope a breakthrough could be made in the coming days in efforts to rework the NAFTA trade deal, though his Mexican counterpart said flexibility was needed to reach agreement. President Donald Trump on how talks were progressing during a U.S. cabinet meeting at the White House.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 16- Google's plan to launch a censored search engine in China requires more "transparency, oversight and accountability," hundreds of employees at the Alphabet Inc unit said in an internal petition seen by Reuters on Thursday. They are concerned that by agreeing to censorship demands, Google would validate China's prohibitions on free...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Aug 16- A potential ban on the popular herbicide glyphosate in Brazil over concerns it may cause cancer in humans would be a "disaster" for the country's agricultural industry, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday. Brazil is the world's top exporter of soy and a major producer and exporter of corn. Brazil's Solicitor...