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  • These include Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Washington, Florida and New York would fare best, with reserve balances that exceed potential shortfalls. The remaining states sampled, California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, fall between those two groups.

  • These include Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Washington, Florida and New York would fare best, with reserve balances that exceed potential shortfalls. The remaining states sampled, California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, fall between those two groups.

  • Aug 5- Chris Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google's self-driving car project, said on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years. Alphabet Inc's Google had named Urmson chief technical officer of the project after it hired former Hyundai executive John Krafcik to be chief executive of the project. Urmson, who joined the project when it...

  • Aug 5- Chris Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google's self-driving car project, said on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years. Alphabet Inc's Google had named Urmson chief technical officer of the project after it hired former Hyundai executive John Krafcik to be chief executive of the project. Urmson, who joined the project when it...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 5- Gold fell as much as 1.7 percent on Friday, as the dollar rose after U.S. data showed employment increased more than expected in July, raising the probability of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this year. U.S. nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, up from an expectation of...

  • VANCOUVER, Aug 4- Vancouver real estate sales have tumbled since plans to tax foreign buyers in the Canadian city were revealed last week, local real estate agents said, a sign the government's bid to slow the market was causing an immediate chill. The 15 percent levy, which was unveiled by British Columbia's government on July 25 and came into effect on Tuesday,...

  • VANCOUVER, Aug 4- Vancouver real estate sales have tumbled since plans to tax foreign buyers in the Canadian city were revealed last week, local real estate agents said, a sign the government's bid to slow the market was causing an immediate chill. The 15 percent levy, which was unveiled by British Columbia's government on July 25 and came into effect on Tuesday,...

  • 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...

  • *USDA pegs condition of corn, soybean crops above forecasts. PARIS/ SYDNEY, Aug 2- U.S. corn was little changed during European trading on Tuesday as the market tried to find a footing after slipping to its lowest in nearly two years on positive signs for this year's U.S. harvest. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade was down half a cent at $3.33-3/ 4 a...

  • 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...

  • *U.S. crude breaks below $40 as oil ends down 4 pct on glut. "It's stop-loss technical selling combined with sheer liquidation by those fearing we'll soon be swimming in oil again," said Phil Davis, trader at PSW Investments in San Diego, California. Brent crude settled down $1.39, or 3.19 percent, at $42.14 a barrel, while U.S. crude settled down $1.54, or 3.70 percent, at...

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, Aug 1- Chicago soybean futures fell nearly 2 percent on Monday to give back most of their gains from an export-fuelled rally in the previous session, as attention turned back to favourable crop prospects in the U.S. Corn fell in step with soybeans as growing conditions in the United States also remained favourable for the feed grain.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 1- U.S. soybeans fell 1 percent on Monday, retreating from a one-week high touched in the previous session, as ample global supplies offset recent support from strong demand for U.S. shipments of the grain. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 1 percent to $9.92-3/ 4 a bushel by 0336 GMT, having firmed 2.6 percent on Friday and...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 1 percent to $9.93-1/ 4 a bushel, having firmed 2.6 percent on Friday when prices hit a high of $10.06 a bushel- the highest since July 22. *U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that exporters sold 129,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to unknown destinations, the third sale of at least 100,000 tonnes in as...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 29- Gold rose to its highest level in nearly three weeks on Friday after much slower-than-expected U.S. economic growth weighed on the dollar, and was on track for a second monthly gain in a row. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.2 percent in the second quarter, far less than economists' estimates of 2.6...

  • 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...

  • Hillary Clinton: If paid family leave is playing the Woman card, then 'deal me in'

    As Hillary Clinton prepared to take the stage on Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, something remarkable happened, briefly, on the Internet: More people were searching for "register to vote" than "Kim Kardashian," according to Google Trends.

  • July 28- Amazon.com Inc posted strong results across its older and newer businesses on Thursday as global Web retail sales and cloud services topped Wall Street targets and the world's largest online merchant forecast revenue would outpace expectations in the current quarter as well. "They crushed estimates," said Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush...

  • The world's largest online travel services company said its bookings in the latest quarter slowed due to the acquisition of rival Orbitz Worldwide Inc, "self-inflicted" wounds such as technology upgrades and the recent spate of attacks in Europe. "Travel demand to France is a particular challenge. However, bookings out of the United States into London...

  • "They crushed estimates," said Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Securities. The expansion in so many areas requires substantial investment, though, and shares initially dipped in after-hours trade, as the company forecast relatively low operating income for the current quarter of $50 million to $650 million. It earned $857 million in the second quarter, or...