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  • Syrian refugees take notes during their Vocational ESL class at the International Rescue Committee center in San Diego on August 31, 2016.

    U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees.

  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney are to speak at the confernce- 1630 GMT. WASHINGTON- Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo to visit Washington D.C.. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves to participate in Sida's development...

  • Peabody's plan to slash $5 billion of debt has the support of the vast majority of its creditors but is opposed by Indiana, Missouri, environmental groups and certain former employees, creditors and shareholders. In a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis, Lazard's Tyler Cowan, who has been advising Peabody on its restructuring, said the alternative...

  • ROME- ECB Board Member Peter Praet will participate in a panel discussion on "Break It: Today's Europe at Full Speed" at an international conference on " Europe 2017: Make it or break it?" LONDON- Czech central bank board member Vojtech Benda to attend the "ING Client Breakfast". German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann and Bank of...

  • ROME- ECB Board Member Peter Praet will participate in a panel discussion on "Break It: Today's Europe at Full Speed" at an international conference on " Europe 2017: Make it or break it?" LONDON- Czech central bank board member Vojtech Benda to attend the "ING Client Breakfast. "German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann and Bank of...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Peabody Energy Corp's plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy faces a "material risk" that the U.S. coal producer could suffer a $1 billion revenue loss due to a disputed lease at the world's largest coal mine, according to an objection filed to its reorganization plan. Oil and gas driller Berenergy Corp and Peabody hold overlapping federal...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Indiana and several environmental groups are objecting to a plan by Peabody Energy Corp to exit its $8 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing concerns over how the company will cover about $1 billion in future mine cleanup costs. Indiana and the environmental groups objected to Peabody's failure to disclose how it will finance the future...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 19- A U.S. bankruptcy judge denied on Thursday a request by Peabody Energy Corp shareholders to order the appointment of an official equity committee in the coal miner's Chapter 11 restructuring, crushing hopes of a recovery for investors. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer asked why more money should be spent on legal fees when unsecured creditors...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 19- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, is squaring off in court with shareholders who claim their stock should not be wiped out in the company's $8 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy, given a rise in prices for the fuel. Shareholders led by hedge fund Mangrove Partners hope to prove at a hearing in St. Louis on Thursday...

  • Snow and ice cover pedestrian sign

    Freezing rain predicted for many parts of the central Plains and mid-Atlantic US this weekend, drivers warned to stay off the roads, USA Today reports.

  • Jan 13- Bakery cafe operator Panera Bread Co said on Friday it had removed artificial ingredients from its food menu and Panera at Home products in the United States. Restaurant chains- including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc's Pizza Hut- had committed last year to remove artificial preservatives from some of their ingredients and menu items.

  • President-elect Donald Trump provided little clarity on future fiscal policies at a press briefing. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,196.06 per ounce, after touching a high of $1,198.58, its best since Nov. 23. "There is some kind of uncertainty in Trump's policies and the dollar's upside is also being questioned by the markets," Argonaut Securities analyst...

  • Jan 12- Gold edged higher early on Thursday to hold near 7- week highs touched in the previous session, as the dollar weakened after Donald Trump provided little clarity on future fiscal policies in his first press conference as U.S. president-elect. *A host of Federal Reserve presidents including Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and St. Louis will also...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 6- U.S. soybean export sales slid to their lowest in the current marketing year last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday, fueling concerns among analysts and traders that formerly sizzling demand is cooling down. Exporters in the week ended Dec. 29 struck deals to sell 87,500 tonnes of U.S. soybeans for delivery in the 2016/ 2017...

  • Chicago, Jan 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $66 billion, swung to a quarterly profit, helped by higher demand from South America. Sales of soybean seeds and traits jumped 37 percent as more farmers in South America sowed the company's genetically modified soybean seed Intacta...

  • Jan 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $66 billion, swung to a quarterly profit, helped by higher demand from South America. Sales of soybean seeds and traits jumped 37 percent as more farmers in South America sowed the company's genetically modified soybean seed Intacta RR2 Pro.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 30- After a late-year rally fueled by the U.S. election pushed stocks to surprising new peaks, investors are wary that the market could be primed for a spill to start 2017.. That tops the single-digit increase expected by market participants polled by Reuters a year ago, with more than half of the advance coming after Donald Trump's Nov. 8 presidential...

  • *Cempra tumbles after FDA rejects antibiotic. Dec 29- Wall Street ended slightly lower on Thursday, held down by bank shares in quiet holiday trading as traders looked to position for the new year. U.S. equities have stalled in recent days after rallying in the wake of Donald Trump's Nov. 8 election as U.S. president.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Dec 29- Peabody Energy Corp said on Thursday the deadline for creditors to join financing deals aimed at bringing the largest U.S. coal miner out of bankruptcy had been extended after large investors sued to slow the process. Last week, Peabody unveiled its plan to eliminate more than $5 billion of debt and raise capital from creditors with a $750...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Dec 29- Peabody Energy Corp said on Thursday the deadline for creditors to join financing deals aimed at bringing the largest U.S. coal miner out of bankruptcy had been extended after large investors sued to slow the process. Last week, Peabody unveiled its plan to eliminate more than $5 billion of debt and raise capital from creditors with a $750...