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  • July 1- The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday grew to $415 million ahead of the 11 p.m. EST evening drawing, making it the 10th largest in U.S. history and the third largest in the game's history, according to lottery officials. The lottery is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In January, three winning Powerball tickets were sold in Florida,...

  • July 1- The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday grew to $415 million ahead of the 11 p.m. EST evening drawing, making it the 10th largest in U.S. history and the third largest in the game's history, according to CNN and lottery officials. The lottery is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In January, three winning Powerball tickets were sold in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, June 27- The risk that Britain could yank itself out of the European Union had been telegraphed for over a year, but even U.S. companies with "Brexit" contingency plans have said they were shocked it is now on track to become reality, and are just beginning to work through all of the implications. International law firm Dechert LLP received so many...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, June 26- The risk that Britain could yank itself out of the European Union had been telegraphed for over a year, but even U.S. companies with "Brexit" contingency plans have said they were shocked it is now on track to become reality, and are just beginning to work through all of the implications. International law firm Dechert LLP received so many...

  • *Pro-EU UK member of Parliament dies, EU campaigns suspended. NEW YORK, June 16- Sterling recovered from a two-month low against the euro on Thursday and rose versus the dollar, extending gains after British police said Jo Cox, a lawmaker for Britain's opposition Labour Party, had died after being attacked earlier in the day. The safe-haven yen also hit a three-year...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Sterling rallied from a two-month low against the euro on Thursday and rose versus the dollar, extending gains after British police said Jo Cox, a lawmaker for Britain's opposition Labour Party, had died after being attacked earlier in the day. Cox was one of the members of parliament advocating for Britain to remain in the European Union, an issue...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Sterling rallied from a two-month low against the euro on Thursday, extending gains after British police said Jo Cox, a lawmaker for Britain's opposition Labour Party, had died after being attacked earlier in the day. Cox was one of the members of parliament advocating for Britain to remain in the European Union, an issue that will be decided in a...

  • NEW YORK, June 15- U.S. Ahead of the United Kingdom's vote next week on whether to leave the European Union, few expected the Federal Reserve to take action, but officials also lowered their economic growth forecasts for 2016 and 2017 and indicated the U.S. central bank would be less aggressive in tightening monetary policy after the end of this year.

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m.. Investors have become more nervous ahead of a vote in Britain next week on whether to leave the European Union, with recent opinion polls indicating growing support for such a move.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- Two separate wildfires have shuttered oil sands operations in northern Alberta, forcing producers to halt hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of production. A blaze in the Wabasca region discovered on Tuesday prompted Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd to shut in 23,800 barrels. Meanwhile oil companies are...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 7- Canada is working on a plan to shore up its sheltered dairy industry, including measures to counter fast-rising imports of milk proteins from the United States, according to the country's agriculture minister. Any new support risks widening a trade dispute among North America's dairy farmers over $150 million worth of U.S. milk...

  • Southeast on Tuesday, triggering a mix of floods, hazardous surf and other severe weather conditions in a broad swath between Florida and North Carolina as it moved out to sea. The storm, located 45 miles south of coastal North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. EDT, could strengthen further but was expected to dissipate over the Atlantic Ocean over the next day, the U.S....

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Data on inflation and employment, two of the economic indicators most important to a "data-dependent" U.S. On Friday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that if current economic conditions hold, a rate hike over the next few months would be "appropriate." However, stocks have not yet priced in a rate hike in June or even July, according to analysts at Bank of...

  • May 25- A Wisconsin state appeals court has reinstated a right-to-work law that was struck down by a lower court that said it was unconstitutional, granting a stay while the earlier ruling is appealed, the state's attorney general said. In 2015, the legislation was spearheaded by state Republican lawmakers, including former U.S. presidential candidate...

  • May 25- Shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, two of the world's largest oil producers, voted on Wednesday on a raft of proposals designed to push the companies to respond more proactively to climate change risks and regulations. RESOLUTION 5: ADD CLIMATE EXPERT TO BOARD The resolution's sponsor, a group of Wisconsin monks, says that by adding a...