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  • The North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada will top the list of trade deals to be reviewed, which affect 20 countries from the Americas to Asia, the officials told Reuters. Politico first reported the plan for the two orders, quoting a senior administration official as saying the trade orders would help shift the White House narrative "to a...

  • BERLIN, March 23- German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavoured gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020.. Haribo, a model of Germany's successful "Mittelstand" firms which make up the backbone of Europe's largest economy, was founded in 1920. Expansion in the U.S. pits...

  • MADISON, Wis.— German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. The $242 million candymaking plant is to be built in Pleasant Prairie, which is near Kenosha and just 45 miles north of Chicago.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of. They want Virginia to mandate more recycling of the ash that's already here, threatening to contaminate water...

  • And since 2000, most middle- and low-income families have seen their incomes drop, when inflation is taken into account, according to Census Bureau data. The GOP health bill exacerbates those disparities, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. On average, taxes would go down for families making more than $50,000 a year, while taxes would...

  • Agriculture officials are trying to limit the damage from the disease, but it's unclear whether quarantines, transportation bans and mass killings will stop the spread, said Joseph Hess, a poultry science professor at Auburn University. The disease was first confirmed in southern Tennessee earlier this month and has since been detected in northern Alabama...

  • MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. _ Actuant Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $5.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in June, Actuant expects its per-share earnings to range from 38 cents to 43 cents. Actuant expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.10 to $1.20 per share, with...

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • The White House seemed to make progress after GOP opposition had snowballed a day before a showdown House roll call. The sessions came as leaders rummaged for votes on a roll call they can ill afford to lose without diminishing their clout for the rest of the GOP agenda. Most GOP opponents were conservatives asserting that the legislation demolishing former...

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • WASHINGTON— As FBI Director James Comey was in the hot seat, being grilled on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, the White House was busy trolling him on Twitter. The episode resulted in a real-time fact-checking of President Donald Trump by the FBI director— an unprecedented moment that put a sharp focus on a pattern of misstatements and...

  • BELLEVILLE, Wis. _ Duluth Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $14 million. Duluth Holdings expects full-year earnings to be 66 cents to 71 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $455 million to $465 million. Duluth Holdings shares have dropped 24 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, March 21- Wall St glued to politics as correction fears return. The steepest pullback in stocks since the U.S. presidential election reveals investor angst about President Donald Trump's ability to push through major reforms, leaving stocks vulnerable to a long-anticipated correction. Adding to the angst, FBI Director James Comey on Monday...

  • NEW YORK— You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office. The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain.

  • *Financials biggest laggards on S&P. *Benchmark U.S. 10- year yields hit 3- week low. March 21- Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday as investors worried that President Donald Trump will struggle to deliver promised tax cuts that propelled the market to record highs in recent months, with nervousness increasing ahead of a key healthcare vote.

  • March 21- STORY: U.S. stocks gave up early gains and turned sharply lower on Tuesday, led by a fall in financial shares as investors began to question the timeline for the implementation of the Trump administration's pro-growth policies. The S&P was on track for its largest daily percentage drop since Oct 11. RICK MECKLER, PRESIDENT OF INVESTMENT FIRM LIBERTYVIEW...

  • March 21- U.S. stocks gave up early gains and turned sharply lower on Tuesday, led by a fall in financial shares, as investors began to question how quickly the Trump administration can implement pro-growth policies. The financial index dropped 2 percent and was on track for the biggest daily percentage fall since Jan. 17. "With the financials, a lot of that has to do...

  • March 21- STORY: U.S. stocks gave up early. MARK KEPNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT THEMIS TRADING IN CHATHAM, NEW JERSEY:. Oil is weak and thats becoming more of a focus for the market since it broke $50.

  • DODGEVILLE, Wis. _ Lands' End Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $94.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Dodgeville, Wisconsin- based company said it had a loss of $2.96 per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $109.8 million, or $3.43 per share.

  • WASHINGTON— Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Trump huddled behind closed doors with rank-and-file Republicans just hours after GOP leaders unveiled...