House OKs Syrian refugee screening bill The House passed a bill on Thursday that increases screenings and suspends the program to admit Syrian refugees into the United States.
| By: Antonia Matthews
EXCLUSIVE-Italy in talks with funds over plan to sell banks' bad loans MILAN/ ROME, Nov 19- Italy's treasury is trying to broker a deal under which specialist funds would take over bad loans from the country's banks, after the EU Commission rejected a plan involving state guarantees, two sources with knowledge of the talks said. Bad loans are expected to peak in 2017-2018 in Italy and experts warn that the price at which distressed...
| By: Francesca Landini and Giuseppe Fonte
Vivendi's move on Telecom Italia rattles local funds-source MILAN, Nov 19- Italian funds who are investors in Telecom Italia are worried that Vivendi, the. The French media group wants to increase the number of board members to 17 from the current 13 and appoint three top Vivendi executives and a French consultant as its representatives at a mid-December shareholder meeting. Vivendi replaced Telefonica as TI's single...
| By: Maria Pia Quaglia
YOUR MONEY-How bread-winning women are driving alimony reform NEW YORK, Nov 17- When alimony reform comes to Florida, it may be too late for Tarie MacMillan, a 65- year-old who runs a jewelry business near Tampa. Some states have already put curbs on judgments, particularly for marriages of less than 20 years, but most, like Florida, are still in progress or are constantly evolving. It has changed and shifted over the 40 years since...
| By: Beth Pinsker
Vivendi nudges ups Telecom Italia stake to 20.1 pct MILAN, Nov 17- Vivendi owns a 20.116 percent stake in Telecom Italia, but does not own any savings shares or other financial instruments in Italy's biggest telecoms group, the French media company said on Tuesday. In a statement issued at the behest of Italian market regulator Consob, Vivendi reiterated it had had no "direct or indirect" contact with Xavier Niel, a...
Paris authorities search for possible 8th man French authorities sought a possible eighth assailant who might have fled in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, The New York Times reports.
Source: The New York Times
| By: By Aurelien Breedeen and Adam Nossiter
INTERVIEW-Italy is immune to global growth headwinds, Renzi adviser says ROME, Nov 12- Italy has so much pent up demand after seven years of stagnation and recession that its economy will continue to strengthen despite headwinds from China and emerging economies, the economic adviser to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said. "We have lost so much in terms of investment and consumer spending in the last seven years that there is a lot to catch...
| By: Gavin Jones