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  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. states collected less personal income tax revenue in April than they did a year earlier, a Reuters analysis shows, and analysts said they believed high earners were shifting income to next year, hoping for tax cuts from the federal government. Removing outliers Louisiana and Oregon, which had big gains due to technical factors, magnified the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ SINGAPORE May 19- After the first OPEC oil production cut in eight years took effect in January, oil traders from Houston to Singapore started emptying millions of barrels of crude from storage tanks. The stalled drawdowns shed light on the broader challenge facing OPEC- the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries- as it struggles to...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ SINGAPORE May 19- After the first OPEC oil production cut in eight years took effect in January, oil traders from Houston to Singapore started emptying millions of barrels of crude from storage tanks. The stalled drawdowns shed light on the broader challenge facing OPEC- the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries- as it struggles to...

  • 1. "NCIS," CBS, 13.39 million. 2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.99 million. 3. "Bull," CBS, 11.04 million.

  • Overall it was a fairly typical week, with CBS scoring big with its juggernaut of hit comedies, dramas and "60 Minutes. CBS averaged 9.7 million viewers. NBC was runner-up with 8.2 million viewers, followed by ABC with 6.2 million, then Fox.

  • LONDON, May 15- If there were any doubt that the zinc supply chain is tightening, it should be dispelled by this year's benchmark smelter treatment charge. This year's headline fee of $172 per tonne is the lowest in a decade, a firm swing of the negotiating pendulum in favor of miners and a tangible sign that the much-anticipated concentrates crunch has arrived.

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 12- Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it has had extensive negotiations with China about increasing U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, as a new trade deal paves the way for a second wave of LNG investment in the world's fastest growing gas supplier. The Trump Administration on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China to increase...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 12- Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it has had extensive negotiations with China about increasing U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, as a new trade deal paves the way for a second wave of LNG investment in the world's fastest growing gas supplier. The Trump Administration on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China to increase...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 12- Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it has had extensive negotiations with China about increasing U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, as a new trade deal paves the way for a second wave of LNG investment in the world's fastest growing gas supplier. The Trump Administration on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China to increase...

  • The verdict by a federal jury in New Orleans came in a lawsuit filed by Joseph Boudreaux of Louisiana. William Foster, a spokesman for J&J's Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc unit, said the verdict reflected the case's facts and the appropriateness of Xarelto's prescribing information. In a joint statement, Andy Birchfield and Brian Barr, lawyers for Boudreaux, said...

  • May 3- A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson of liability in the first trial to flow out of thousands of lawsuits blaming injuries on the blood thinner Xarelto, the drugmakers said on Wednesday. The verdict by a federal jury in New Orleans came in a lawsuit filed by Joseph Boudreaux of Louisiana. It was the first in a series of test trials in the...

  • San Francisco- based Instacart raised $400 million in its latest financing round in March, boosting the company's valuation to $3.4 billion as investors showed more enthusiasm for a business model whose viability had long been in question. Instacart is backed by prominent venture capital firms such as Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins...

  • WILMINGTON, Del./ NEW YORK May 2- In 2012, construction of a Georgia nuclear power plant stalled for eight months as engineers waited for the right signatures and paperwork needed to ship a section of the plant from a factory hundreds of miles away. Those problems have led to an estimated $13 billion in cost overruns and left in doubt the future of the two plants, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 1- Airbnb Inc and the city of San Francisco have settled a year-long lawsuit over a local ordinance forbidding the home-rental company from taking bookings from hosts who have not properly registered their homes. The settlement, which Airbnb announced during a call with reporters on Monday, marks the latest effort by the company to...

  • First NBC was closed by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as the receiver. The regulator said Gulfport, Mississippi- based Whitney Bank would assume all of First NBC's transactional deposits and branches. Whitney Bank will reopen 24 branches of First NBC in Louisiana and five branches...

  • HOUSTON, April 28- Phillips 66 expects its refineries to run in the mid-90 percent range of their combined capacity in the second quarter, according to a document prepared for a Friday morning conference call with Wall Street analysts to discuss first quarter earnings. Phillips 66' s refineries ran at 84 percent of capacity in the first quarter, primarily due to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table. As Trump nears his 100th day in the White House after a campaign punctuated by his inflammatory comments about Muslims and immigrants, a number of Americans say U.S....

  • Now, in Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier: Pushing to rip out and reroute an existing pipeline- Enbridge Inc.' s aging Line 5, which crosses the Straits of Mackinac. It also delivers about half the propane used to heat Michigan homes. The unprecedented demands to move an existing pipeline present steep political and regulatory...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The first ever reported export of North Dakota's crude oil to Asia left port last month, according to a shipping document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in what is expected to be the first of numerous cargoes once the key Dakota Access pipeline starts moving oil in May. Swiss-based Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. loaded more than 600,000 barrels of...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The first ever reported export of North Dakota's crude oil to Asia left port last month, according to a shipping document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in what is expected to be the first of numerous cargoes once the key Dakota Access pipeline starts moving oil in May. Swiss-based Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. loaded more than 600,000 barrels of...