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  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee:. Jeh Johnson, the former head of the Homeland Security Department, told members of the House intelligence committee that because Trump "was predicting that the election was going to be rigged," the Obama administration was concerned...

  • U.S. wheat fell 0.5 percent on Thursday to extend two-day losses to nearly 2.5 percent, as traders paused a run of recent gains to assess damage from recent unfavorable weather across the United States and Europe. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $4.62-1/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.7 percent on Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 21- Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks. The resignation sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley and left Uber's board of directors with the problem of finding a...

  • **LONDON- Kristin Forbes, an external member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, gives speech at the London Business School- 1800 GMT. **LONDON- Chris Salmon, Executive Director, Markets, Bank of England, gives opening remarks at the City Mental Health Alliance Graduate Wellbeing in the City event- 1200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome...

  • **LONDON- Kristin Forbes, an external member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, gives speech at the London Business School- 1800 GMT. **LONDON- Chris Salmon, Executive Director, Markets, Bank of England, gives opening remarks at the City Mental Health Alliance Graduate Wellbeing in the City event- 1200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 21- Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks. The resignation sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley and left Uber's board of directors with the problem of finding a...

  • Last week, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg in Washington ruled in favor of Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, who said more environmental analysis of the Dakota Access line should have been carried out. Energy Transfer Partners LP built the $3.8 billion pipeline to move crude from the Northern Plains to the Midwest and then on to the...

  • A new UK study find that companies with leaders who show psychopathic characteristics destroy shareholder value, tending to have poor future returns on equity. The UK study doesnt seek to identify psychopaths per se, but, examining senior management and company characteristics as a whole, uses a series of markers which the authors believe are highly...

  • CHICAGO, June 21- Chicago wheat futures fell nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, after hitting their highest level in a year as traders assessed the extent to which hot, dry weather would dent a global market laden with record inventories. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat settled down 8 cents at $4.64-1/ 2 per bushel. CBOT July corn ended down 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.68-3/ 4 a...

  • The Feds optimism has no real counterpart in any of the data that weve seen so far, said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York The presumption of weak economic growth is fairly firmly rooted and you can see that in the long-end of the curve. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Tuesday said that the yield curve...

  • "We would expect a decision sometime after that, probably September," said Jan Hasselman, an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux, which filed the lawsuit last summer that was later joined by three other Sioux tribes. The Standing Rock tribe sued because it believes the $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners threatens cultural sites...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 21- Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks. The 40- year-old's pugnacious style largely defined Uber's approach and helped it become a transportation colossus...

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court in St. Louis against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson and units...

  • NEW YORK— Among the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me? The unknowns include whether Amazon might change the grocery chain's food offerings, which at the moment include thousands of products made by small and mid-sized businesses.

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson's Janssen...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 21- Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks. The 40- year-old's pugnacious style largely defined Uber's approach and helped it become a transportation colossus...

  • Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee; Bobby Rush of Illinois; Diana DeGette of Colorado; Paul Tonko of New York; and John Sarbanes of Maryland. They called on Pruitt to respond by the end of the month with details about procedures in place at EPA to prevent Icahn from influencing policy for personal gain.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 4.40 cents lower at $4.68 a bushel; July corn was up 2.40 cents at $3.7240 a bushel; July oats was up. 40 cent at $2.6160 a bushel while July soybeans gained 2.60 cents to $9.3040 a bushel. June live cattle was. 50 cent higher at $1.2085 a pound; August...

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.