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  • *HSBC cuts Asian growth forecast, says export weakness to last. SINGAPORE, July 8- Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an expected U.S. inventory drop, with traders anticipating further drops. China's stocks tanked further on Wednesday in a deepening crisis in which China's...

  • *HSBC cuts Asian growth forecast, says export weakness to last. SINGAPORE, July 8- Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an expected U.S. inventory drop. China's stocks tanked further on Wednesday in a deepening crisis in which China's Securities Finance Corp said it would provide...

  • WASHINGTON— Two House members are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the former head of the federal board that investigates chemical accidents, saying they believe he made multiple false statements while testifying before an oversight committee. The request for the federal probe was being sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday by...

  • *HSBC cuts Asian growth forecast, says export weakness to last. SINGAPORE, July 8- Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an expected U.S. inventory drop. China's stocks tanked further on Wednesday in a deepening crisis in which China's Securities Finance Corp said it would provide...

  • *Wheat eases as drier weather aids U.S. harvest. SINGAPORE, July 8- Chicago wheat lost more ground on Wednesday as drier weather boosts harvest of the U.S. winter crop and Greece's financial crisis continues to roil global financial markets. Soybeans dropped for a fifth consecutive session to a one-week low with additional pressure from economic concerns in...

  • *China stock markets keep tanking despite new support measures. *HSBC cuts Asian growth forecast, says export weakness to last. SINGAPORE, July 8- Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an expected U.S. inventory drop.

  • *Chicago Board Of Trade November soybeans rose 0.7 percent to $9.92-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 2.9 percent on Tuesday when prices hit a low of $9.81 a bushel- the lowest since June 30. *Soybeans came under pressure on concerns over global economic growth amid worries over a Greek exit from the euro zone and China's deepening stock market losses.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— Sarah Palin's foray into a subscriber-based online channel, where she could connect directly to viewers without a media filter, is shutting down. The Sarah Palin Channel launched last July, with membership rates of $9.95 a month or $99.95 annually. Starting Aug. 1, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee says she's making her content free on...

  • District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan ordered Time Warner Cable Inc. to make the $229,500 payment to Araceli King of Irving, Texas, citing the New York- based company's "particularly egregious" behavior as it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.. Susan Leepson, a Time Warner spokeswoman, said the company is reviewing its options and...

  • CHICAGO— What was to be a five-hour trip between Chicago and St. Louis turned into a 14- hour ordeal for passengers aboard an Amtrak train due to a truck accident and the derailment of a freight train. The Amtrak train left Chicago late Monday with 150 passengers and returned to the city early Tuesday. According to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department said a...

  • July 7- Software security company Symantec Corp is in talks to sell its Veritas data storage business to private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Bloomberg News reported earlier that Symantec was nearing a deal to sell Veritas to Carlyle for between $7 billion and $8 billion, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The United States will host a meeting of trade ministers from a proposed Asia-Pacific trade bloc at the end of July, the office of the U.S. Ministers from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP will meet in Maui, Hawaii, from July 28 to 31, the USTR's office said in a statement. The trade deal extending from Canada to New Zealand would...

  • The USDA is aiming to assign one person to communicate with each infected farm during the entire time the facility is affected by the deadly virus, John Clifford, the chief U.S. veterinary officer, said at a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Tuesday. Currently, a USDA representative deals with an infected farm for a period of about three to four weeks as...

  • July 7- Software security company Symantec Corp is in talks to sell its Veritas data storage business to private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Bloomberg News reported earlier that Symantec was nearing a deal to sell Veritas to Carlyle for between $7 billion and $8 billion, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Puerto Rico is not intending to cut principal payments to bondholders but to renegotiate debt terms, and officials are set to meet creditors on Monday at the offices of Citi, the head of the island's Government Development Bank Melba Acosta told reporters on Tuesday. "We are not saying that the government will not pay," Acosta told reporters.

  • WASHINGTON— The most reliable method in the fight to end homelessness is housing vouchers, a Department of Housing and Urban Development report released Tuesday found. Jennifer Ho, a HUD senior adviser on housing and services, said the vouchers help reduce overall homelessness. Nan Roman, the president and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness,...

  • Copper prices hit lowest level in six years on China worries. NEW YORK, July 7- Copper and other metals plunged on Tuesday as the euro sank to a five-week low against the dollar after the European Central Bank tightened lending conditions for Greek banks and as the collapse in equities prices in China drove fears about the country's economy.

  • ENFIELD, Conn.— Greeting cards company Hallmark on Tuesday announced plans to close its long-standing distribution center in Enfield by the end of June 2016, a move that will affect 570 employees. Hallmark, known for its greeting cards, ornaments and other products, has operated its East Coast distribution operations in Enfield since 1952. The current 1...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— Controversy continues to surround presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments painting Mexican immigrants as criminals, but the women taking part in the upcoming Miss USA pageant Trump co-owns say the show must go on. Several Hispanic candidates and one immigrant from Albania taking part in the contest sat down with The Associated Press...

  • The civil penalty sought from Sheridan- based High Plains Gas is among the biggest ever assessed by the 5- year-old Department of Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue or its predecessor agency, the Minerals Management Service. High Plains Gas no longer has a working phone number and couldn't be reached for comment. If the wells aren't producing,...