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  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    Hillary Clinton is now all but guaranteed to become the first female major party presidential nominee.

  • Presidential Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton and United States President Barack Obama

    Obama also spoke with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, thanking him "for energizing millions of Americans."

  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, presidential candidates

    "Make America great again" has a coded meaning, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, U.S. May 2, 2016.

    "We welcome you with open arms," Donald Trump said to Bernie Sanders supporters.

  • *Oil prices pare losses on chance of OPEC output cap. Wall Street fell earlier after surveys showed global manufacturing activity remained stuck in a rut last month, with factory output from Asia and Europe barely improving as producers struggled to bring in new orders. That helped ease fears of a slowdown in global growth and, along with a oil prices paring some...

  • *Oil prices retreat; China factory activity slows. June 1- U.S. stocks pared losses on Wednesday after encouraging factory data, but remained lower, with falling oil prices weighing on energy companies and financials retreating as chances of a rate hike this month ebbed on weak China data. "We had some overnight data points out of China that gave investors some...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- U.S. stock prices fell on Tuesday on weaker-than-expected economic data, while expectations of a possible Federal Reserve interest rate increase lifted the dollar to near a two-month high against a basket of currencies. The S&P 500 index is poised for a third straight month of gains in May, but it may struggle to post further gains due to the risk of...

  • "I think other people sometimes look at our election system and say' what a mess'," Obama told a townhall meeting with young leaders in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Obama made the comments just before ending a three-day trip to Vietnam, whose high point was an announcement that Washington's ban on sales of lethal weapons to the country- a vestige of the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 11- Brazilian regulators plan to tighten rules on dams used in the mining industry after a breach last year caused the nation's worst environmental disaster but the changes, while opposed by struggling companies, look unlikely to improve safety. But engineers, prosecutors and tailings dam experts interviewed by Reuters say the changes will...

  • Corey Young, a founder of courier service CannaRabbit LLC, delivers bags of marijuana to a dispensary in in Louisville, Colorado, U.S., on Friday, March 27, 2015. CannaRabbit and peers are rushing in as regional truckers and nationwide haulers United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. steer clear of transporting marijuana on concerns over the lack of nationwide clearance of a practice that is still illegal in most states.

    As more and more states legalize marijuana, banks are caught between serving pot businesses and federal law.

  • April 12- Gains on Wall Street were driven by a surge in oil on Tuesday, even as Alcoa's lackluster results marked a shaky start to the U.S. corporate earnings season. Crude rose about 2 percent, with Brent above $43 per barrel, on hopes that major producers would reach an agreement to curb a persistent global oversupply. "It's really just a pause in front of the full...

  • On Monday, he will host a symposium at his bank in downtown Minneapolis entitled "Ending Too Big To Fail," giving fierce critics of Wall Street's behemoths a platform to present their views. Becoming the Fed's bad cop is the latest ambitious move in a high-flying career that has taken Kashkari from Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to the Treasury Department at the height of...

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin straddling Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin which straddles Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • Coal miners operate a carbide-tipped shearer as it scrapes coal at a mine in Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania.

    Banks’ exodus from coal projects financing comes as several industry leaders face painful restructuring.

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. "It's the same three culprits that have been driving the first two months of the year and that is- central bank policy, China and oil," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer of the private client group at U.S. Bank. in Helena, Montana.

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. "It's the same three culprits that have been driving the first two months of the year and that is- central bank policy, China and oil," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer of the private client group at U.S. Bank. in Helena, Montana.

  • HOUSTON, March 4- Texas reached a deal with fantasy sports firm FanDuel by which it will halt paid operations on May 2, the state's top prosecutor said on Friday, two months after saying such online operations are illegal gambling. FanDuel will continue to operate its free games in Texas, but will stop accepting paid contest entries on May 2. "I commend FanDuel for...

  • HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, March 2- U.S. wheat hit new contract lows on Wednesday as an improved U.S. crop outlook and export-punishing strength in the dollar further depressed sentiment. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat fell 0.1 percent to $4.45-1/ 4 a bushel at 1336 GMT after touching $4.45, a new contract low just below the last low of $4.45-1/ 2 hit the previous day and the...