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  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar headed for weekly losses on Friday, wallowing at its lowest levels against the euro in nearly two years after what markets perceived as hawkish talk from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi. But the Australian dollar skidded against the greenback after contrastingly dovish comments from a Reserve Bank of Australia official.

  • TOKYO, July 21- The dollar headed for weekly losses on Friday, wallowing at its lowest levels against the euro in nearly two years after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said policymakers would discuss changing its bond-buying programme in the autumn. The euro caught its breath at $1.1625 after climbing as high as $1.1659 on Thursday, its loftiest peak...

  • KALISPELL, Mont. _ Glacier Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $33.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Glacier Bancorp shares have dropped slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TORONTO— Ontario's largest power transmitter and distributor says it has signed a friendly deal to acquire U.S. company Avista Corp. for US $5.3 billion in an all-cash deal. Hydro One said Wednesday it will pay US $53 per share for the utility. Avista would keep its existing corporate headquarters in Spokane, Washington, and continue to operate as a stand-alone...

  • NEW YORK— Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices— Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy— with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says. "We extend work into employees' lives," says Neil Vaswani, CEO of Corestream, a benefits...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- A fresh setback to U.S. The collapse of his fellow Republicans' push to overhaul or repeal Obamacare in the U.S. Senate again raised doubts in financial markets about Trump's ability to enact tax cuts and infrastructure spending. "The setback for Trump is a setback for the U.S. dollar," said Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management in New...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- U.S. Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. "It does add some uncertainty as to whether the administration and a cooperative Congress is...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is pushing for increased exports of natural gas and other energy sources as it seeks U.S. He and President Donald Trump have offered a "comforting" message to energy companies seeking to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG at huge terminals in Texas, Louisiana and other states, Perry said: "If you meet the rules, here's your...

  • CHICAGO, July 17- Chicago Board of Board of Trade wheat futures fell to a roughly two-week low on Monday while MGEX spring wheat gained 1 percent in wheat spreading as dry conditions stressed the spring wheat crop in the northern U.S. September hard red winter wheat declined 7 cents to $5.06-1/ 2 per bushel and MGEX September spring wheat was 9-1/ 4 cents higher to...

  • BEULAH, N.D.— Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle. "We've never been in this sort of boat, honestly," said Dawn Martin, who raises beef cattle with her parents and husband in the southwestern part of the state, an area the U.S.

  • The new legislation changes how much money states that expanded their Medicaid programs for the poor last year would get. Democrats say Louisiana, Alaska and Montana would gain from the changes. He needs to nail down 50 of the 52 GOP senators' votes so he can push the measure through his chamber next week.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service reports "significantly higher Mormon cricket populations" on federal land in southwestern Idaho, agency spokeswoman Abbey Powell wrote in an email to The Associated Press. In Idaho, in a few locations, we have seen populations as high as 70 per square yard. " The federal agency says the...

  • LONDON, July 13- Alcoa is bringing one of its U.S. aluminium smelters back from the dead. The Warrick smelter in Indiana has annual capacity of 269,000 tonnes, its own coal-based power source and is integrated with a rolling mill. But now, miraculously, Warrick is back and Alcoa will fire up three of the plant's five production lines, with capacity of 161,400 tonnes of...

  • LONDON, July 13- Alcoa is bringing one of its U.S. aluminum smelters back from the dead. The Warrick smelter in Indiana has annual capacity of 269,000 tonnes, its own coal-based power source and is integrated with a rolling mill. But now, miraculously, Warrick is back and Alcoa will fire up three of the plant's five production lines, with capacity of 161,400 tonnes of...

  • *Fed chair to testify to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. *Bank of Canada interest rate decision awaited. TOKYO, July 12- The dollar edged down to 14- month lows against the euro in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony, digested emails released by President Donald Trump's eldest son...

  • *Fed chair to testify to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. TOKYO, July 12- The dollar wobbled in early Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony, digested emails released by President Donald Trump's eldest son suggesting he welcomed Russia's help in last year's election campaign.

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  • July 11- Oil producer Halcon Resources Corp said on Tuesday it would sell assets it operates in the Williston Basin to Bruin E&P Partners for $1.4 billion in cash, as it looks to focus on the more lucrative Delaware Basin. "The sale of our Williston Basin operated assets transforms Halcon into a single-basin company focused on the Delaware Basin where we have more...

  • Spring wheat futures on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange soared to a four-year high above $8 a bushel. At the Chicago Board of Trade, September wheat settled up 29 cents at $5.55 per bushel while front-month July, which expires next week, touched $5.39, the highest spot price since July 20, 2015. Temperatures could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend and early...

  • TOKYO, June 29- The dollar wallowed close to one-year lows against the euro and slipped against sterling in Asian trading on Thursday, as investors priced in tighter monetary policy in Europe. Sterling added to gains made after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that the central bank is likely to need to raise interest rates as the British...