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  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The U.S. Congress inched toward a deal to fund the government through September but was preparing to possibly extend a midnight Friday deadline in order to wrap up negotiations and avoid an imminent government shutdown. The one-week extension would give leading Republicans and Democrats "a little breathing room" to finish negotiations...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The U.S. Congress inched toward a deal to fund the government through September but was preparing to possibly extend a midnight Friday deadline in order to wrap up negotiations and avoid an imminent government shutdown. The one-week extension would give leading Republicans and Democrats "a little breathing room" to finish their...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire Sunday, coal-state lawmakers said Wednesday. Joe Manchin, D- W.Va., and other lawmakers. Trump, who has repeatedly vowed to revive the struggling coal industry, won West Virginia, Kentucky and other coal-producing...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The U.S. Congress moved closer to a deal to avoid a government shutdown at the stroke of midnight on Friday, as negotiators worked to clear away remaining disputes in a massive spending bill. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Wednesday that he hoped there would be no need to pass a short, stopgap bill continuing...

  • HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. _ HopFed Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $935,000. HopFed Bancorp shares have climbed almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: HopFed Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Stock Yards Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $10.8 million. The holding company for Stock Yards Bank& Trust Co. posted revenue of $37.4 million in the period. Keywords: Stock Yards Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • LONDON, April 26- A 3- foot giant rabbit has died on a United Airlines flight from London, prompting a review at the Chicago- based airline which faced a global backlash this month over its treatment of a passenger who was dragged from his seat. The 10- month old rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, was travelling to O'Hare in...

  • LONDON— United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that a veterinarian had checked Simon— a 10- month-old, 3-...

  • *Russia may lift output- Russian deputy PM tells Interfax. NEW YORK, April 25- Oil prices settled slightly higher on Tuesday in volatile trading, then were mixed after hours when an industry group's preliminary report showed a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories. Weve seen rigs increase for the last 14 weeks and if we continue to see that it could put pressure on...

  • LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Valvoline Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $71 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $503.4 million.

  • COVINGTON, Ky. _ Ashland Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $92 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.61 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.28 billion.

  • OTTAWA/ WINNIPEG, April 25- From cherries to wine and oil, Canada has a range of tools to retaliate against any Trump administration trade attacks but they are either too limited or too painful to invoke. Ottawa is keen to avoid a costly trade war with the United States as NAFTA renegotiations loom, given the U.S. economy is ten times larger than Canada's.

  • *Russia may lift output- Russian deputy PM tells Interfax. The figures are a precursor to data from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. Brent is down about 5 percent since early December, when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia agreed to cut output by 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of the...

  • *Russia says its oil output could hit a 30- year high. Brent is down about 5 percent since early December, when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia agreed to cut output by 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of the year. With oil supplies still around record highs, Stephen Schork of the Schork report said on Tuesday that " OPEC has...

  • CHICAGO, April 25- One of the police officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight said "minimal but necessary force" was used in the incident that became a public relations disaster for the carrier, according to a report released by the city. Video recorded by other passengers showed David Dao, a 69- year-old doctor, being dragged down the...

  • ADDIS ABABA, April 25- U.S. fast-food giant Yum Brands Inc. has signed a deal with Ethiopia's Belayab Foods and Franchise PLC to open 10 Pizza Hut restaurants in the Horn of Africa country as part of an expansion on the continent. Pizza Hut will be the first major restaurant franchise to open an outlet in Ethiopia, Africa's second most-populous nation, which has...

  • April 25- Hyland Software Inc, a U.S. business software company owned by buyout firm Thoma Bravo LLC, is nearing a deal to acquire the software division of printer maker Lexmark International Inc for nearly $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal would bring Lexmark's owners, China's Apex Technology Co Ltd and PAG Asia Capital, closer...

  • White House officials had already revealed that Trump's plan would reduce the top corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. Echoing the White House, Republicans on Capitol Hill argued that tax cuts would spur economic growth, reducing or even eliminating any drop in tax revenue. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Finance Committee.

  • CHICAGO— The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago Department of Aviation on Monday released the officer's report of the...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget? A senior administration official...