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  • MERIDA, Mexico, July 28- U.S Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday he hoped farm business with Mexico would not suffer due to President Donald Trump's drive to get a better deal for manufacturers. His remarks came before U.S.- Mexico talks to revamp the 23- year-old North American Free Trade Agreement were due to begin on Aug. 16 in Washington.

  • July 28- Five of the largest U.S. pay-TV providers posted subscriber losses during the second quarter as younger viewers increasingly cut the cord and moved to "skinny bundles," or cheaper packages with select channels, and Internet streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. Comcast Corp, the biggest cable company, shed 34,000 video subscribers during the quarter,...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Wells Fargo& Co began examining the way its auto lending unit enrolled borrowers into insurance policies a year ago, but did not plan to disclose problems it uncovered until it was ready to issue reimbursements to affected customers, its head of consumer lending told Reuters on Friday. In an interview, Franklin Codel said the business started...

  • SANTIAGO, July 28- The union representing workers at Lider, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's main supermarket chain in Chile, said on Friday they had voted to go on strike for higher pay. "We are awaiting the final result from the work directorate, but we can say that our union approves the strike with 9,850 votes, or 63.4 percent of the total," the union announced on its Facebook...

  • Some congressional bills that aimed to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would have continued those payments, but that latest push fell apart early Friday morning in a narrow Senate vote. Without the subsidies, estimated at $7 billion a year, insurers would either charge much more for coverage, or decide not to offer coverage at all. President Donald Trump has...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Police in Austin, Texas, will pull nearly 400 Ford Explorer SUVs from their patrol fleet amid complaints of exhaust fumes inside the vehicles that have sickened some officers. Austin police installed carbon monoxide alarms in the department's Explorers after officers reported becoming sick. Austin Police Interim Chief Brian Manley says more...

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat said on Friday that the latest Wells Fargo& Co scandal, where customers were wrongly charged, shows that regulatory reforms resulting from the financial crisis should not be dismantled. "Wells Fargo has a lot of explaining to do, and we cannot let up until every single customer is made whole,"...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on emergency spending legislation for the Department of Veterans Affairs:. The House has approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans. After a week of debate and protests by veterans' groups, Congressional...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Wells Fargo& Co began examining the way its auto lending unit enrolled borrowers into insurance policies a year ago, but did not plan to disclose problems it uncovered until it was ready to issue reimbursements to affected customers, its head of consumer lending told Reuters on Friday. In an interview, Franklin Codel said the business started...

  • LONDON, July 28- British American Tobacco said on Friday it was not surprised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's announcement that it plans to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes. In a major regulatory shift announced on Friday that sent shares of traditional cigarette companies plunging, the FDA said it aims to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes...

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. Gottlieb also said the FDA is giving e-cigarette makers more time for a review of the products already on the market. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matthew Myers praised the overall approach as "bold and comprehensive" but called the...

  • *Amazon falls after quarterly profit plunges. *Tobacco stocks fall after FDA statement on nicotine. July 28- The Dow and the Nasdaq clawed back losses on Friday as technology stocks edged higher, but the S&P was hobbled by a drop in the shares of Amazon and tobacco companies.

  • DRILLERS ADD 10 OIL RIGS IN JULY, LEAST IN A MONTH SINCE MAY 2016- BAKER HUGHES.

  • MOSCOW, July 28- Russia on Friday ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for a new round of U.S. sanctions, and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. Moscow's decision, which had echoes of the Cold War, was announced by the Foreign Ministry a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia.

  • U.S. DRILLERS ADD OIL RIGS FOR 3RD WEEK IN FOUR -BAKER HUGHES.

  • *Opposition leader Imran Khan hails victory for Pakistan. ISLAMABAD, July 28- Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office on Friday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after a period of relative stability. Pakistan was left with no government leader after Friday's...

  • Judge Patricia Millett told the Federal Aviation Administration to take another look at an advocacy group's assertion that shrinking airline seats are imperiling passenger safety. All three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed the FAA must conduct a new review of the request for regulations setting a minimum...

  • ABUJA, July 28- Nigeria's Senate has withdrawn a report that largely exonerated South African telecoms giant MTN of accusations of illegally repatriating $14 billion and rebuked the Nigerian central bank for regulatory failures. The report, presented to the Senate on Thursday and reviewed by Reuters, was almost immediately sent back for further work...

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The seven-year Republican quest to kill Obamacare, a major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lay in ruins on Friday after the Senate failed to dismantle the healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters. John McCain, the maverick 80- year-old senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, cast...

  • July 24- The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment.