August 24, 2017 / 5:52 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Aug 24

Aug 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- The White House is expected to send the Pentagon guidance in coming days on how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military—a policy that will allow Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to decide whether to kick service members out.

- Iowa asked for federal permission to alter major provisions of the Affordable Care Act next year, a proposal that will be closely watched by officials in other states who hope to rewrite parts of the health law.

- Clothing retailers hurt by declines in mall traffic showed encouraging signs in their most recent results as they leaned on discounts and marketing to boost sales.

- Uber Technologies Inc's scandal-plagued year apparently hasn't deterred ridership, though the ride-hailing company is still reporting heavy financial losses.

- Invesco Ltd is nearing an agreement to buy Guggenheim Partners's exchange-traded-funds business for more than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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