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  • NEW YORK, June 27- The U.S. Treasury market rallied on Monday with benchmark yields hovering near four-year lows in a global scramble for safe-haven investments following Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union. Investors dumped Wall Street and European stocks on worries about the global economic fallout after last Thursday's referendum on the...

  • LONDON, June 24- Investors ran for the safety of top-rated German debt and ditched bonds in riskier southern Europe on Friday as Britain's vote to leave the European Union gave euro zone markets their biggest shock since their 2012 crisis. German bond yields- an indication of government borrowing costs- dropped to record lows while equivalents in Spain, Italy...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- San Francisco residents will have a second chance to vote on whether to tax soda after city officials this week added the measure to a November ballot that could result in more of the Bay Area being subject to the controversial levy. Two Berkeley neighbors- Oakland and Albany- will also vote in November on a soda tax. If the measures there and in San...

  • June 23- D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc, the oldest U.S. brewing company, will pay close to $10 million to settle charges it violated the federal Clean Water Act through the excessive discharge of pollutants by two large Pennsylvania breweries it operates. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said Yuengling entered a...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- San Francisco is to have a second chance to vote on whether to tax soda after city officials this week added the measure to a November ballot that could expand the hotly-debated levy deeper into the Bay Area. A vote in favor of a San Francisco soda tax could add further strength to national moves to deter consumption of the sugary drinks, which have...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- San Francisco is to have a second chance to vote on whether to tax soda after city officials this week added the measure to a November ballot that could expand the hotly-debated levy deeper into the Bay Area. A vote in favor of a San Francisco soda tax could add further strength to national moves to deter consumption of the sugary drinks, which have...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- San Francisco is to have a second chance to vote on whether to tax soda after city officials this week added the measure to a November ballot that could expand the hotly-debated levy deeper into the Bay Area. A vote in favor of a San Francisco soda tax could add further strength to national moves to deter consumption of the sugary drinks, which have...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After funding a successful campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to back similar efforts in several other U.S. cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney scored a victory that had eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry when the city council voted on Thursday to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were defeated after intense...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney scored a victory that eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry when the city council voted on Thursday to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were defeated after intense lobbying...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stands poised to score a victory that has eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry, if the city council votes on Thursday as expected to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stands poised to score a victory that has eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry, if the city council votes on Thursday as expected to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- Evidence that the U.S. neutral rate of interest remains stalled near zero may slow Federal Reserve rate hikes even more than expected, tying the hands of policymakers until a rebound in global demand or other forces raise that key measure of the economy's underlying strength. Though difficult to estimate precisely, the neutral rate is the...

  • June 14- Chief executives of the biggest U.S. corporations saw their pay rise in 2015 at the slowest rate in seven years, but it's not because their boards were suddenly getting tough. "It's the smallest pay rise in a long time but that doesn't mean that CEOs weren't bringing home more money," said John Roe, head of advisory at ISS Corporate Solutions.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The United States has approved flights on six U.S. airlines to Cuban cities other than Havana, linking the former Cold War foes closer together, the U.S. Transportation Department said in a statement on Friday. American will have nonstop service from Miami, the largest Cuban community in the United States; Southwest, JetBlue and Silver Airways...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The United States approved scheduled flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five U.S. cities, with service starting as soon as this fall, the U.S. Transportation Department said in a statement on Friday. American Airlines Group Inc, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways Corp, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines Co and Sun Country Airlines...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The United States approved direct scheduled flights to Cuba from six American airlines in five U.S. cities that could start as soon as this fall, the U.S. Transportation Department said in a statement on Friday. American Airlines Group Inc, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways Co, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines Co and Sun Country Airlines...

  • TRANSPORTATION DEPT SAYS APPROVES SIX DOMESTIC AIRLINES TO BEGIN SCHEDULED FLIGHTS BETWEEN CUBA AND MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, AND MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL AS EARLY AS THIS FALL.