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  • CHICAGO, March 27- U.S. wheat, corn and soybean futures fell to their lowest this year on Monday, pressured by abundant global grain and oilseed supplies and outlooks for crop-friendly rain in the southern Plains wheat belt, traders said. "The path of least resistance is lower," said EFG Group analyst Tom Fritz. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat futures were down 6 cents...

  • BRUSSELS, March 27- A "small handful" of companies may have given misleading information when they sought approval for their mergers, Europe's competition commissioner said on Monday, putting the companies at risk of sanctions and fines should regulators find proof of wrongdoing. The comments by Margrethe Vestager came as she weighs up Facebook's response to...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says that empowering and promoting women in business are priorities in his administration. In a round-table discussion, the president is telling a group of female business owners that his team will work on barriers women face. The White House is trying to focus this week on another campaign priority: creating jobs and...

  • March 27- Global banks have warned they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for the expected disruption caused by the country's exit from the European Union, endangering London's status as a major financial centre. More details are starting to emerge after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Britain would leave the European single market,...

  • BRUSSELS, March 27- A majority of EU countries voted on Monday against allowing two new genetically modified crops to be grown in Europe, batting the contentious decision on GM cultivation in Europe back to the EU executive, according to two sources. Mute Schimpf, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, said the decision now rested with European...

  • BRUSSELS, March 27- A majority of EU countries voted on Monday against allowing two new genetically modified crops to be grown in Europe, batting the contentious decision on GM cultivation in Europe back to the EU executive, according to two sources. Mute Schimpf, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, said the decision now rested with European...

  • BRUSSELS, March 27- A majority of EU countries voted on Monday against allowing two new genetically modified crops to be grown in Europe, batting the contentious decision on GM cultivation in Europe back to the EU executive, according to two sources. Mute Schimpf, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, said the decision now rested with European...

  • BRUSSELS, March 27- A majority of EU countries voted on Monday against allowing two new genetically modified crops to be grown in Europe, batting the contentious decision on GM cultivation in Europe back to the EU executive, according to two sources. Mute Schimpf, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, said the decision now rested with European...

  • *Brussels, Luxembourg seen more flexible on capital. LONDON, March 27- Lloyd's of London, the world's largest speciality insurance market, will this week pick Brussels or Luxembourg for its planned European Union subsidiary, after Dublin had been an early favourite, sources say. Lloyd's shortlist of six locations has been reduced to Brussels and Luxembourg,...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC producers review extension of production cuts. NEW YORK, March 27- Oil resumed its slide on Monday as investors remained uncertain whether producing nations will extend an OPEC- led output cut beyond the end of June in an effort to reduce a global glut of crude. On Sunday, a committee of ministers from OPEC and outside producers agreed to look at...

  • The Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking to interview Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials. The United States, Britain and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at the United Nations on Monday, says U.S.

  • March 27- Global banks have warned they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for the expected disruption caused by the country's exit from the European Union, endangering London's status as a major financial center. More details are starting to emerge after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Britain would leave the European single market,...

  • March 27- U.S. stocks slid on Monday amid concerns that Republican President Donald Trump may struggle to push a sweeping overhaul of the tax code through Congress in the wake of his party's failure last week to pass broad healthcare legislation. The White House has sought to refocus attention on that part of Trump's agenda since the collapse on Friday of a...

  • *Congress pulls healthcare bill on Friday. March 27- U.S. stocks came off session lows late Monday morning as investors picked up beaten-down stocks after Wall Street tumbled following the withdrawal of President Donald Trump's healthcare reform bill. Wall Street has rallied since November on bets that Trump's campaign promises of tax cuts and deregulation...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is struggling over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. The hospitals— Advocate Health Care Network, Dignity Health and Saint Peter's Healthcare System— say their pensions are "church plans" exempt from the law. Justice Sonia Sotomayor...

  • Chris Christie signed legislation Monday boosting the state's transportation spending by $400 million. But the legislation he signed allocates $260 million for roads and bridges and $140 million for New Jersey Transit. They said that the Department of Transportation will specify which projects are paid for and that the money would be spent within 100 days.

  • *White House failure on healthcare raises worries over tax reform. *Oil dips towards $50 on doubts over output cut. "The markets around the globe are falling as a rethinking of the' Trump Trade' begins to focus on reality," Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in New York, wrote in a note.

  • LONDON, March 27- Borrowing costs across the euro zone touched multi-week lows on Monday, as a legislative defeat for U.S. Bond yields in Germany and France fell to their lowest levels in around three weeks, while U.S. 10- year Treasury yields tumbled to one-month lows. But the healthcare bill was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives on Friday...

  • SAO PAULO, March 27- Latin American stocks and currencies fell on Monday after U.S. Trump's own Republican Party turned against the bill, his first major legislative move, hurting the outlook for the rest of his pledges, including tax cuts and infrastructure spending. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell 0.4 percent on global risk aversion, but shares of...

  • March 27- Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said. Uber's autonomous vehicles in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, remained grounded but were expected to be operating again soon, according to a spokeswoman...