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  • NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily— The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe:. And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their financial commitments— and wouldn't explicitly endorse the longstanding NATO defense doctrine. President Donald Trump is back in the Washington area after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe.

  • Alabama: Grayson Hall, Regions Financial Corp., $8 million. Arizona: Richard C. Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., $14 million. Arkansas: Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., $22.4 million.

  • DALLAS— Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The rest of the top five fastest-growing large cities were Frisco, Texas, a northern Dallas suburb, with a 6.2 percent...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Johnson& Johnson has reached a $33 million settlement with 42 states, resolving allegations the health care giant sold nonprescription medicines that didn't meet federal quality requirements. The case dates to 2009, when Johnson& Johnson began dozens of voluntary recalls of popular over-the-counter medicines for children and adults,...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A father and son whose Iowa- based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak cannot further appeal their sentences for misdemeanor food safety violations, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest U.S. court declined to hear the appeals of Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, without comment Monday.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation. Two barrels, or 84 gallons, spilled due to a leaky flange at a pipeline terminal in Watford City on March 3, according to the state's Health Department.

  • Joseph Waseme, left, and Juan Guerrero secure building materials to a delivery truck at Roofers Supply in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 19, 2017.

    Labor shortages are weighing on overall economic growth, slowing the pace of expansion in fast-growing U.S. regions, N.Y. Times reports.

  • But many farmers are nervous about another plank in Trump's agenda: His vow to overhaul U.S. trade policy, including his intent announced Thursday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Farm Country went on red alert last month when it looked as if Trump wasn't even going to pursue a NAFTA rewrite: White House aides had...

  • District Judge James Boasberg in early March refused to stop completion of the pipeline based on the claims of Sioux tribes that it threatens water they consider sacred. The pipeline will move North Dakota oil 1,200 miles through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois. ETP maintains the pipeline is safe, but the Cheyenne River, Standing Rock,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 17- Iowa's Republican senator on Wednesday raised concerns that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a "hastily developed" study of the reliability of the electric grid that appears "geared to undermine" the wind energy industry. He pointed to a previous study conducted a few years ago by the Energy Department's National Renewable...

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The Trump administration's top trade officials hope to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral deal in negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revamp the 23- year-old pact, senators said on Tuesday. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told them in a closed door meeting that they would prefer the current...

  • BEIJING— When the sister of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family's new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that's proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. She used the money from the sale to invest $500,000 in a...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials who met with him. At a roundtable on farm labor at the White House last month, Trump said he did not want to create labor problems...

  • May 10- Health insurer Aetna Inc said on Wednesday it will exit the 2018 Obamacare individual insurance market in Delaware and Nebraska- the two remaining states where it offered the plans. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to undo the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, the signature domestic achievement of former...

  • May 10- Health insurer Aetna Inc said on Wednesday it will exit the 2018 Obamacare individual insurance market in Delaware and Nebraska- the two remaining states where it had offered the plans. Aetna had previously announced plans to exit the individual commercial market in Virginia and Iowa. Aetna projected more than $200 million in losses from its exchange...

  • May 10- Health insurer Aetna Inc on Wednesday said it will exit the Obamacare individual insurance market in Delaware and Nebraska and will not offer such plans on or off the online exchange created by the Affordable Care Act. Aetna said earlier this year that it would exit the individual market in Virginia and Iowa. The insurer projected more than $200 million...

  • *USDA's world corn stocks view falls below expectations. *Wheat ends firm following choppy trade after USDA reports. Soybean futures hit a six-week high after the USDA's reports were released, buoyed by the government's forecast for a smaller-than-expected rise in domestic ending stocks for 2017/ 18.

  • *USDA's world corn stocks view falls below expectations. *Wheat modestly higher in choppy trade after USDA reports. Soybean futures hit a six-week high after the USDA's reports were released, buoyed by the government's forecast for a smaller-than-expected rise in domestic ending stocks for 2017/ 18.

  • As of 11:43 a.m. CDT, the benchmark CBOT July soybean contract was up 10-3/ 4 cents at $9.75-1/ 2 per bushel. July corn was up 1/ 2 cent at $3.66-1/ 2 a bushel while July wheat was down 4 cents at $4.29-1/ 2 a bushel. The USDA on Monday said the U.S. soybean crop was 14 percent planted, behind the five-year average of 17 percent and below an average of analyst expectations for 16...