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  • Sept 19- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of as many as 143 million people, including 3 million in the state. Equifax's share price has fallen by about one-third since it disclosed the data breach, which included sensitive data...

  • The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis. The FDA approved sales of GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Trelegy Ellipta late Monday. That is $146 a month cheaper than the combined prices of two older GlaxoSmithKline inhalers that together contain...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct at close. Britain's FTSE 100 ended the session up 0.3 percent at 7,275.25 points after a volatile start to trading as investors hesitated ahead of the Fed's two-day meeting starting later in the day. The FTSE was boosted on Monday by Bank of England governor Mark Carney saying interest rates were likely to rise in the coming months.

  • *Swiss franc hits lowest vs euro since Jan 2015. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies on Tuesday in advance of a Federal Reserve meeting where policymakers are expected to decide on the reduction of the central bank's $4.2 trillion worth of bond holdings. At 11:33 a.m., the index that tracks the dollar against six currencies was...

  • "In the last two or three holiday seasons, retailers have been so focused on digital, that perhaps they haven't paid enough attention to their stores," said Carol Spieckerman, president of retail consultancy Spieckerman Retail. "I think brick-and-mortar are throwing down the gauntlet and saying, we are going to have more customer facing employees to try to...

  • TORONTO, Sept 19- Credit scoring company Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that the personal details of around 100,000 Canadians were exposed in the massive breach it disclosed earlier this month. It was the first estimate of Canadian exposure the company has provided since saying on Sept. 7 that Canadian and UK residents were also at risk in the attack, in which...

  • MUMBAI, Sept 19- ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd's initial public offering to raise 57 billion rupees was nearly three times subscribed on the last day of the sale, underscoring investor enthusiasm in India's booming IPO market. The interest in ICICI Lombard augurs well for SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd's 84 billion rupee IPO, potentially the biggest in...

  • Sept 19- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors held back from making major bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's debt holdings. Investors do not expect the central bank to increase interest rates as an outcome of the two-day meeting but will closely watch Fed Chair Janet...

  • The NPD Group tracks consumer sales and says Adidas sneaker sales jumped by the more than 50 percent in August 2017 compared with the same month last year. NPD Group analyst Matt Powell calls Adidas' rise to No. 2 in U.S. sneaker sales an achievement he never thought he'd see in his lifetime. NPD Group says Nike reports its brand numbers separately.

  • US 10- YEAR TRESAURY YIELDS RISE TO 2.239 PERCENT, HIGHEST SINCE AUG. 17.

  • *CEO says giant-ship order tailored for Asia- Europe route. PARIS, Sept 19- The global container-shipping sector is in its strongest position in years thanks to sweeping consolidation and stronger economic growth, leaving it well placed to withstand competition from trains on major Asia- Europe routes, France's CMA CGM said. Container lines, which transport...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria caused "mind boggling damage," ripping off roofs across the small island of Dominica before pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month. The storm plowed through Dominica, a mountainous island nation of 72,000 people in the...

  • *Operations outside U.S., Canada not part of bankruptcy. Sept 18- Toys' R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, which filed for bankruptcy late Monday, will ask a judge on Tuesday for permission to borrow money so that it can start paying suppliers to ensure it has Lego building blocks and Barbie dolls for the holiday season. The Chapter 11 filing, to restructure $5...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licenses next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licenses next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • BEIRUT, Sept 19- Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry on Tuesday when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Lebanon re-opened its first licensing round in January after a three-year delay, hoping to revive development of a hydrocarbon...

  • *U.S. stocks up slightly in early New York trading. NEW YORK, Sept 19- Global stock markets edged higher on Tuesday and the dollar dipped as investors waited for signals from the U.S. Investors will also be watching for signals that the Fed will raise rates in December, and for any clues on personnel changes as the end of Fed Chair Janet Yellens term approaches and...

  • Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, which owns a majority stake in Sprint, and T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom have been in frequent conversations about a stock-for-stock merger, CNBC reported. While T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere is expected to lead any combination that results from a merger, SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has made it clear he...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 19- Canada will continue talks with Washington on settling a dispute between Boeing Co and Bombardier Inc regardless of whether a U.S. trade court next week backs a challenge launched by the American company, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. He added that Canada was disappointed that Boeing walked away from negotiations ahead of the...