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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month. It accused the firm of acting on behalf of North Korea's Korea Kwangson Banking Corp, which has been under U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month. It accused the firm of acting on behalf of North Korea's Korea Kwangson Banking Corporation, which has been...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, taking a step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program that the company has links with. The U. S Department of Justice said it had filed criminal charges against the Chinese firm and the individuals for...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. Treasury on Monday said it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program. In a statement on its website, the Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co and four officials of the firm under U.S....

  • *North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks sold off on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for its worst day in over two months as investor nervousness increased following a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by Federal Reserve officials that hinted at a U.S. interest rate hike. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test...

  • *North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday as investors were rattled by a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by Federal Reserve officials that hinted at a U.S. interest rate hike, putting the S&P 500 on pace for its worst day in over two months. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. wholesale inventories were unchanged in July as previously reported and sales recorded their biggest drop in six months, suggesting a modest boost to third-quarter economic growth from inventory investment. The Commerce Department said on Friday that the flat reading followed an upwardly revised 0.3 percent increase in June.

  • *North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday as investors were unnerved by a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by a U.S. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the United States as well...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. wholesale inventories were unchanged in July as previously reported and sales fell, suggesting a limited boost to economic growth from restocking in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday that the flat reading followed a 0.3 percent increase in June. The department in its recently introduced monthly advance...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday amid investor caution following a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by a U.S. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the United States as well as China, Pyongyang's main ally.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Friday amid investor caution following a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by a U.S. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the United States as well as China,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stock index futures were modestly lower on Friday amid investor caution following a nuclear test by North Korea and ahead of comments by two U.S. *North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the United States as well...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- U.S. worker productivity fell for the third straight quarter in the spring this year, suggesting that corporate profits may continue to decline and wage growth may remain sluggish. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, dropped at a 0.5 percent annual rate in the April-June period,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- U.S. nonfarm productivity unexpectedly fell in the second quarter, pointing to sustained weakness that could raise concerns about corporate profits and companies' ability to maintain their recent robust pace of hiring. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, dropped at a 0.5 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- U.S. wholesale inventories unexpectedly rose in June on gains in stocks of farm products and other nondurable goods, suggesting an upward revision to the second-quarter economic growth estimate. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that wholesale inventories increased 0.3 percent after having been initially estimated as unchanged.

  • The Census Bureau's new advanced economic indicators report showed the advance goods deficit rising 3.7 percent to $63.3 billion last month as imports outpaced export growth. "The inventory correction looks severe in the second quarter, likely subtracting over a full percentage point from GDP growth," said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan in New York.

  • What the gov't can do on Herbalife: Herb Greenberg

    Herb Greenberg, Pacific Square Research Partner, and CNBC's Scott Wapner, discuss Bill Ackman's attack on Herbalife's business model.

  • MELBOURNE, July 13- London copper climbed on Wednesday, with investor appetite for risk buoyed by expectations of looser policy from major central banks and as worries eased over Britain's vote to leave the European Union. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had climbed 0.7 percent to $4,904 a tonne by 0147 GMT, extending 2.5- percent gains from the...