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  • HAVANA, Jan 12- Dozens of U.S. farm and agri-business groups on Thursday urged President-elect Donald Trump to build upon progress made by the Obama administration in relations with Cuba, calling trade with the former Cold War foe particularly important at a time of a severe downturn in farm incomes. "As a broad cross-section of rural America, we urge you not to...

  • Jan 12- Delta Air Lines Inc expects a closely watched revenue measure to rise for the first time in two years, although higher labor costs will weigh on its profits in 2017, the company said on Thursday. "Delta provided a Q1 guide predicated on positive, a feat that would have been viewed as remarkable by last July's standards, but current buy-side expectations were...

  • The four-year deal, ratified on Dec. 1, is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The No. 2 carrier by passenger traffic said net income fell to $622 million in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $980 million a year earlier. Share prices were down industry-wide in afternoon trading, suggesting traders had looked forward to a strong showing in the company's unit revenue outlook, said...

  • A year earlier the Atlanta- based company earned $980 million, or $1.25 per share. This matched the expectations of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue slipped to $9.46 billion from $9.5 billion, but beat the $9.35 billion that analysts polled by Zacks anticipated.

  • The secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will not approve or reject the merger but will face the issue of industry consolidation. How Trump responds on those issues- and who he picks to lead the USDA- could determine whether he is able to maintain the strong rural support he demonstrated in the Nov. 8 election. Trump has also met with Elsa Murano,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump provided little clarity on future fiscal policies at a press briefing. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,196.06 per ounce, after touching a high of $1,198.58, its best since Nov. 23. "There is some kind of uncertainty in Trump's policies and the dollar's upside is also being questioned by the markets," Argonaut Securities analyst...

  • Jan 12- Gold edged higher early on Thursday to hold near 7- week highs touched in the previous session, as the dollar weakened after Donald Trump provided little clarity on future fiscal policies in his first press conference as U.S. president-elect. *A host of Federal Reserve presidents including Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and St. Louis will also...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans. Trump announced Shulkin's selection at a news conference in New York and said he had interviewed at least 100 people for the job. The choice is likely to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 11- Dan and Kelly Neubeck do not know what sunk the deal to buy their dream house in Chicago last fall. The process was rolling along after they signed the contract for a full-price offer, but somehow their love was unrequited. "It is difficult to not quickly become attached to a home that you really want," said Dan Neubeck, 37, who works for the city of Chicago.

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official is facing calls for investigation of whether his stock picks were guided by insider knowledge gleaned as a senior member of Congress. Tom Price, R- Ga., was chosen by Trump in part because of his plan to repeal "Obamacare," and his confirmation hearings are expected to be a...

  • Now that Republican President-elect Donald Trump is poised to take charge, deficits and debt just don't seem to matter to the GOP. Trump and incoming top White House officials such as his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, are making it clear that the new administration doesn't support tackling the financial problems of the huge benefit programs that are the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 11- Dan and Kelly Neubeck do not know what sunk the deal to buy their dream house in Chicago last fall. The process was rolling along after they signed the contract for a full-price offer, but somehow their love was unrequited. "It is difficult to not quickly become attached to a home that you really want," said Dan Neubeck, 37, who works for the city of Chicago.

  • MONTREAL/ NEW YORK Jan 10- American Apparel LLC's made-in-the-U.S. heritage is uncertain after Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc won a bankruptcy auction to acquire the edgy fashion retailer for about $88 million in cash. American Apparel had insisted in the weeks leading up to its bankruptcy and auction that any deal would keep its manufacturing...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, have much in common. Conflict laws passed in the wake of the Nixon-era Watergate scandal govern senior White House officials but not the president and vice-president. Those two standards will be put on full display Wednesday, as Trump announces his plans at a news...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc has won a bankruptcy auction for U.S. fashion retailer American Apparel LLC after raising its offer to around $88 million, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The auction for the retailer also attracted an offer from California- based apparel maker Next Level Apparel, a source said earlier on...

  • DETROIT, Jan 9- Global auto executives at the Detroit auto show are highlighting their investments in the United States, mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's attacks on automakers for building vehicles in Mexico. FCA announced on Sunday it would spend $1 billion to retool factories in Ohio and Michigan to build new Jeep sport utility vehicles, as well as a...

  • DETROIT, Jan 9- Global auto executives at the Detroit auto show are highlighting their investments in the United States, mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's attacks on automakers for building vehicles in Mexico. FCA announced on Sunday it would spend $1 billion to retool factories in Ohio and Michigan to build new Jeep sport utility vehicle, including a...

  • Jan 9- The Golden Globes were a strong night for "La La Land" and FX's " Atlanta," but first-time host Jimmy Fallon's performance at the movie and TV awards show received mixed reviews. Sunday's broadcast of the 74th Golden Globe Awards by Comcast Corp's NBC topped last year's audience, following two years of declines, according to Nielsen data released by NBC.

  • Jan 9- The Golden Globes were a strong night for "La La Land" and FX's " Atlanta," but first-time host Jimmy Fallon's performance at the movie and TV awards show received mixed reviews. Sunday's broadcast of the 74th Golden Globe Awards by Comcast Corp's NBC is on track to top last year's audience, following two years of declines, according to preliminary figures...

  • WASHINGTON— Yes, Donald Trump is taking charge and Republicans control both the House and Senate, having won an election promising to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. But in Congress, getting from Point A to point B rarely consists of a straight line, and Democrats in the Senate can easily gum up the works with procedural blockades.