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  • MEXICO CITY, March 24- Mexico's top poultry producer Bachoco has begun the recall of some 1 million pounds of breaded products from its U.S. unit OK Foods that it said were possibly contaminated with metal, the company said in a statement on Friday. Bachoco said the recalled products were produced in its Oklahoma City factory and that it had not confirmed reports...

  • Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who has championed the bill, met with Trump at the White House. Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a top campaign promise by Trump in the 2016 presidential election, as well as by most Republican candidates, "from dog catcher on up," as White House spokesman Sean Spicer put it during a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Republicans in Congress said they lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who has...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- As the clock ticked on Friday toward a high-stakes vote demanded by Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fellow Republicans in Congress scrambled to secure enough votes to avoid a loss that could hobble his presidency. Republicans control Congress and the White House but have deep divisions over the first major...

  • The plan is being spearheaded by Marc Lore, Wal-Mart's e-commerce chief, who joined the Bentonville, Arkansas- based company from retail upstart Jet.com, which it acquired for more than $3 billion in August. The venture, called Store No. 8, will work with startups that specialize in areas that include robotics, virtual and augmented reality, machine learning and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans were working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan said Republican leaders still planned to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to...

  • House Republicans leaving a White House meeting with Trump, as well as a Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listed several changes they expect to be made in order to attract both moderate and conservative party members who are currently waffling about their support. Conservative Republicans...

  • House Republicans leaving a White House meeting with Trump, as well as a Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listed several changes they expect to be made in order to attract both moderate and conservative party members who are currently waffling about their support. Conservative Republicans...

  • March 13- If the Republicans' plan to dismantle most of Obamacare is approved later this month by the U.S. House of Representatives, where it cleared initial hurdles last week, it would go next to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. Republicans dominate the House, but have only 52 seats in the 100- seat Senate. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky: He has called the plan "...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked the credibility of the nonpartisan agency that will analyze the costs of a replacement for Obamacare, as the White House sought to quell opposition from many conservative Republicans. The Congressional Budget Office, which provides official estimates of the budget impact of proposed legislation, is expected to...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked the credibility of the nonpartisan agency that will analyze the costs of a replacement for Obamacare, as the White House sought to quell opposition from many Republicans. In a series of television interviews, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said that the CBO is...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked the credibility of the nonpartisan agency that will analyze the costs of a replacement for Obamacare, as the White House sought to quell opposition from many Republicans. In a series of television interviews, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said that the CBO is...

  • March 10- U.S. drillers added oil rigs for an eighth week in a row to the most since September 2015, extending a ten-month recovery as energy companies boost spending to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices since OPEC agreed to cut production late last year. "We will not see the impact of this week's crude price collapse for another couple of months," James...

  • March 8- David Nason, a General Electric executive and former Treasury Department official, has told the White House he is no longer interested in serving as the Federal Reserve's bank supervision chief. Nason informed the White House that he no longer wished to be considered for the position of Vice Chairman at the Federal Reserve. "This could be seen as a victory...

  • March 7- A highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was found in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc, the first discovered in the United States this year. POULTRY PRODUCING STATES Georgia: 1.340 billion broiler chickens in 2015 Alabama: 1.083 billion Arkansas: 962 million North Carolina: 823 million Mississippi: 723 million...

  • March 6- A bird flu strain was found in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc and 73,500 birds were killed by the disease or culled to control its spread, the government and company officials said on Sunday. The Tennessee outbreak has already prompted South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong to limit imports of U.S. poultry.