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  • *Israel aims to export medical-grade cannabis. Tel Aviv, March 23- Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. Israel aims to fill the void by combining its expertise in agriculture,...

  • STOCK INDEX FUTURES TURN LOWER, DOW JONES FUTURES DOWN ABOUT 0.1 PCT, S&P, NASDAQ FUTURES FLAT.

  • Kenya looking to tap new investors to fund big projects. NAIROBI, March 23- Kenya began selling a government bond exclusively via mobile phones on Thursday, a world first aimed at expanding the pool of investors in a country that needs money for infrastructure projects and where many people don't have a bank account. Kenya has borrowed heavily in the past four...

  • March 23- U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson& Johnson became the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos. Wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T said on Wednesday they would suspend digital ads on YouTube, joining a list of well-known...

  • *OPEC cuts began on Jan. 1 but stockpiles still climbing. OPEC has broadly met its commitments to reduce output, but non- OPEC producers have yet to fully deliver on pledged cuts and U.S. shale oil producers have been pumping more oil after crude prices recovered from last year's drop below $30. Oil ministers from OPEC and some non- OPEC states meet on Sunday in Kuwait,...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Alex Trebek may be an American icon, but he hails from a little nickel-mining town in northern Ontario. A: I was a bellhop at the Nickel Range Hotel, where my father worked as a chef. The Monday I was supposed to start at 8 a.m., I had just been on a school trip on a Greyhound bus through Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Alex Trebek may be an American icon, but he hails from a little nickel-mining town in northern Ontario. A: I was a bellhop at the Nickel Range Hotel, where my father worked as a chef. The Monday I was supposed to start at 8 a.m., I had just been on a school trip on a Greyhound bus through Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Alex Trebek may be an American icon, but he hails from a little nickel-mining town in northern Ontario. A: I was a bellhop at the Nickel Range Hotel, where my father worked as a chef. The Monday I was supposed to start at 8 a.m., I had just been on a school trip on a Greyhound bus through Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Alex Trebek may be an American icon, but he hails from a little nickel-mining town in northern Ontario. A: I was a bellhop at the Nickel Range Hotel, where my father worked as a chef. The Monday I was supposed to start at 8 a.m., I had just been on a school trip on a Greyhound bus through Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 258,000 for the week ended March 18, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • March 23- AT&T Inc said 17,000 workers in California and Nevada resumed work on Thursday, after going on a strike on Wednesday.

  • March 23- Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Thursday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks, but focus remained firmly on a vote on the healthcare bill- President Donald Trump's first significant policy test. "Even if Trump gets the healthcare bill through the House, which is questionable, it's all but certain to fail in the Senate.

  • LONDON, March 23- British exporters cannot count on enjoying the "sweet spot" which was created by the Brexit vote last year, a top Bank of England official said on Thursday, underscoring the BoE's cautious view on the outlook for the economy. Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said the fall in sterling-- down around 16 percent against the dollar since June's vote to leave...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday it was clear Republicans were falling short in their effort to secure votes to pass their healthcare bill, and said he doubted they would succeed.

  • March 23- U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson& Johnson became the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos. Wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T said on Wednesday they would suspend digital advertising on YouTube, joining a list of...

  • OPEC members have argued for decades over which of the two they should monitor to gauge compliance with oil-output cuts. This month, Saudi Arabia has thrown a third metric supply- into the debate. On Jan. 1, a deal between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some non- OPEC states to curb production by 1.8 million bpd came into effect.

  • WASHINGTON— A new Federal Reserve survey has found that children who grew up in poverty were twice as likely to struggle with financial challenges later in life, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday. The survey showed that more than half of young people age 25 to 39 who reported that as children they worried over things like having enough food were currently...

  • PARIS, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell on Thursday, still pressured by record U.S. sowings and prospects of bumper crops in the southern hemisphere, which also sent corn to a new seven-week low. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures were down 0.5 percent at $9.95 a bushel. Corn fell 0.35 percent to $3.57-1/ 2 a bushel, a low since Feb. 1.

  • LONDON, March 23- The political heat is rising in the aluminium market, with a trio of industry bodies calling on the G20 to address global market imbalances resulting from China's burgeoning output. "China's state-sponsored support is contributing to an unsustainable structural overcapacity that will impact growth and contribute to heightened...

  • CALGARY, Alberta _ Anderson Energy Ltd. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $27 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Calgary, Alberta- based company said it had profit of 64 cents per share. For the year, the company reported net income of $15.1 million, or 77 cents per share, swinging to a profit in the period.