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  • HOUSTON, Aug 4- A pact that 15 U.S. states signed to jointly investigate Exxon Mobil Corp for allegedly misleading the public about climate change sought to keep prosecutors' deliberations confidential and was broadly written so they could probe other fossil fuel companies. After numerous filings under sunshine laws, a copy of the agreement was obtained by the...

  • *Yen's strength attracts attention of Japan's MOF. TOKYO, Aug 4- The dollar stood tall in early Asian trading on Thursday on the back of a stronger-than-expected U.S. employment data, while sterling remained in a tight range ahead of the Bank of England's expected interest rate cut later in the session. The dollar was slightly higher against the yen at 101.30, while...

  • FRANKFURT/ ISTANBUL, Aug 3- Turkish authorities were able to trace thousands of people they accuse of participating in an underground network linked to last month's failed military coup by cracking the weak security features of a little-known smartphone messaging app. Security experts who looked at the app, known as ByLock, at the request of Reuters said it...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 1- Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry said it will suspend...

  • July 29- Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The USDA is testing grain harvested from the farmer's other wheat fields as a precaution, the agency said. The grain has not been traced in commercial...

  • Portland start-up going nuts

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports the latest on the booming start-up scene in Portland, Oregon.

  • Whole Foods' shares fell nearly 10 percent to $30.32 on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange- their biggest intraday percentage drop in a year. "The most worrisome development about Whole Foods' latest results is the continued sales deceleration heading into FY17," Pivotal Research Group analyst Ajay Jain wrote in a note. Whole Foods opened the first 365 store...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- U.S. single-family home prices rose less than expected on an annual basis in May, and were down from the prior month, a survey showed on Tuesday. "Overall, housing is doing quite well," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home prices in three U.S. cities- Denver, Seattle and Portland, Oregon-...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received U.S. antitrust approval for their $107 billion merger on Wednesday, bringing the largest-ever consumer products deal a big step closer to completion. The deal has already been cleared by Australia, Europe and South Africa, and AB InBev said it still expects closure this year.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received approval for their $107 billion merger from U.S. antitrust regulators on Wednesday after the companies agreed to unload beer assets and preserve competition from independent craft brewers. The Belgian brewer will make concessions beyond its publicly stated offer to sell it stake in...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia for its national convention at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that calls for taxing trades.

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that specifically calls for taxing trades. The legislation is supported...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia for its national convention at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that calls for taxing trades.

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- U.S. regulators on Wednesday proposed a rule on trains carrying crude that requires railroads to share information on the shipments with local governments and emergency responders, a month after a fiery derailment of an oil train along Oregon's scenic Columbia River gorge. The rule proposed by the Transportation Department's Pipeline...

  • Representative Peter DeFazio on Wednesday unveiled legislation to tax financial trades that will likely wither in Congress but could stoke partisan fires in the presidential election. When the Democratic Party gathers in Philadelphia at the end of the month, it will adopt a platform that specifically calls for taxing trades. The legislation is supported...

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