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  • "Today, rig count growth is showing signs of plateauing, and customers are tapping the brakes," said Dave Lesar, Executive Chairman. "This tapping of the brakes is happening all over the place in North America." Earlier this month, senior vice president for global business development and marketing at Halliburton, Mark Richard, told Reuters the U.S. shale drilling...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- John Shay, head of Nasdaq Inc's global fixed income and commodities, has left the exchange operator after less than 10 months on the job, according to a memo on Monday seen by Reuters. Thomas Wittman, head of global trading and market services at Nasdaq, will take over Shay's responsibilities, Wittman said in the memo to clients.

  • NEW YORK— A Virginia health official says a second person has tested positive for norovirus after eating at a Chipotle before it was temporarily closed last week following reports of illnesses. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, says two people now have tested positive for norovirus. Goodfriend previously said a second...

  • DALLAS— Authorities say five people have been hurt in an ammonia leak at a Dallas bakery that supplies bread to restaurants and supermarkets. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says emergency personnel Monday morning responded to a report of an ammonia leak at EPI Breads. Five people were transported to Dallas hospitals.

  • BOSTON— A Chinese national has been arraigned in federal court in Boston on charges he led a conspiracy to illegally smuggle $700,000 worth of goods made from banned rhinoceros horn, elephant ivory and coral. Guan Zong Chen was arrested last year while traveling from China to Australia, which extradited him to the U.S. on a 2015 indictment. The indictment alleges...

  • July 24- Alphabet Inc said it appointed chief executive of its Google unit, Sundar Pichai, to its board. The company's board also includes founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Alphabet is set to report second quarter earnings on Monday after markets close. 1/ 8 http://bit.ly/2tU9lwf 3/ 8.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Britain wants to ensure commercial ties with the United States are not disrupted as it moves out of the European Union, UK trade secretary, Liam Fox, said on Monday before the start of meetings with Trump administration officials in Washington. On Tuesday, as part of Britain's Brexit transition campaign, Fox is due to address U.S. lawmakers on...

  • LONDON, July 24- Britain's anti-fraud regulator said it has opened an investigation into how the miner Rio Tinto conducted business in the Republic of Guinea. "The Serious Fraud Office has opened an investigation into suspected corruption in the conduct of business in the Republic of Guinea by the Rio Tinto group, its employees and others associated with it," the...

  • July 24- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were pulled lower by losses in Johnson& Johnson in early afternoon trading on Monday, while the Nasdaq hit a record high ahead of Google parent Alphabet's earnings report. Johnson& Johnson's shares fell 1.6 pct after South Korea's Samsung Bioepis said it started U.S sales of the company's top-selling drug...

  • WASHINGTON— The Republican-led House is moving to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care, a plan drawing stiff protests from veterans' groups. At its national convention in New Orleans Monday, the leader of Veterans of Foreign Wars took aim...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 24- Mexico's national oil company Pemex said on Monday that recent bond placements totaling about $5 billion would cover its minimum financing needs through the end of 2018.. Petroleos Mexicanos, as the company is formally known, said on Sunday it had successfully reopened two long-term bonds to raise about $5 billion, and would use some of the...

  • decision@ SAO PAULO, July 24- Yields on short-term Brazilian interest rate futures slipped on Monday on bets that the central bank will cut rates aggressively this week despite signaling that it could slow the pace of easing. Those bets lost steam after Congress approved a revamp of the country's labor laws by a wide margin, suggesting resilient lawmaker...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in June as a dearth of properties amid strong demand pushed prices to a record high, keeping first-time buyers on the sidelines. "The fact that demand is so high is actually a good sign of economic health," said Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday...

  • WINDHOEK, July 24- Namibia has amended a suspension of poultry imports from South Africa, its Directorate of Veterinary Services said on Monday, after shortages caused by the ban imposed a month ago. Several Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets and some smaller chicken sellers in the capital Windhoek have experienced shortages in recent days after the suspension...

  • The state agency reports its ports in Savannah and Brunswick handled 33.4 million tons of total imports and exports in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Savannah is the nation's fourth-busiest container port, behind only the ports of New York- New Jersey, Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. The big numbers come after the Panama Canal finished a major...

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 24- Tanzania has issued a notice demanding $190 billion in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest from Acacia Mining, the gold mining company said on Monday, adding it did not believe it owed the money. Tanzania introduced an export ban on concentrates for gold and copper ore in March. Tanzania and Barrick have agreed to start negotiations over...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC ministers meet in Russia. *Market seeks guidance on Nigeria, Libya. NEW YORK, July 24- Oil rose around 1 percent on Monday, after leading OPEC producer Saudi Arabia pledged to cut exports in August to help reduce the global crude glut, and Halliburton Co's executive chairman said the U.S. shale drilling boom would probably ease next year.

  • *Oil rallies as Saudi Arabia vows to cap exports. NEW YORK, July 24- The U.S. dollar rose from its lowest level in more than a year and U.S. Further developments in Washington, including on U.S.

  • BRUSSELS, July 24- Online campaigns group Avaaz has called on European Union antitrust regulators to block Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, saying it would hurt innovation and competition and push up prices. Avaaz said in a letter to European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestagerhad that more than one million people had signed its petition opposing the...

  • *FTSE 100 ends down 1 pct, mid caps down 0.7 pct. LONDON, July 24- Britain's top share index fell on Monday as heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser dropped following its results and as airlines were hit by price war worries. Consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser fell 3.3 percent, the biggest FTSE loser, after second-quarter sales fell 2 percent following last month's...