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  • RPT-ROSS SAYS AGREEMENT IS BETWEEN TWO GOVERNMENTS, WILL WORK IN FINAL DRAFTING PROCESS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR U.S.

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the "agreement in principle" with Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo calls for Mexico to reduce the share of refined sugar in its exports to the United States, while increasing the share of raw sugar. He said Mexico met nearly every request by the U.S. sugar industry to fix problems with a 2014 sugar trade agreement.

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- The United States and Mexico are close to announcing a sugar trade deal that will avert steep U.S. duties on Mexican sugar imports and clear a major obstacle from renegotiation of the NAFTA trade agreement, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday. The deal, which was still coming together on Tuesday morning, will reduce the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- The United States and Mexico are close to announcing a deal on sugar trade, Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo said ahead of a planned news conference on Tuesday after talks went into overtime this week. Ross and Guajardo are scheduled to make an appearance at 1:45 p.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, the U.S. Commerce...

  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo will make an appearance at 1:45 p.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, the Commerce Department said in a statement. An agreement in Washington would help avert stiff U.S. duties and Mexican retaliation on imports of American high-fructose corn syrup before...

  • WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, June 5- U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday extended the deadline for U.S.- Mexico sugar trade negotiations by 24 hours, and sources on either side of the spat said U.S. industry added new demands after the governments struck a provisional deal. They are seen as a precursor to the more complex discussions on the North American...

  • WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, June 5- U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday extended the deadline for U.S.- Mexico sugar trade negotiations by 24 hours, and sources on either side of the spat said U.S. industry added new demands after the governments struck a provisional deal. They are seen as a precursor to the more complex discussions on the North American...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday extended the deadline for sugar trade negotiations between the United States and Mexico by 24 hours, saying extra time was needed to complete "final technical consultations" for a deal. "The two sides have come together in quite meaningful ways, but there remain a few technical details to work out," Ross said in a statement...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 5- The U.S. and Mexican governments reached a deal in a dispute over trade in sugar on Monday, sources said, averting steep U.S. duties and Mexican retaliation by Mexico on imports of American high-fructose corn syrup ahead of the renegotiation of NAFTA. They are seen as a precursor as well as significant hurdle to the more complex discussions on...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 5- The U.S. and Mexican governments reached a deal in a dispute over trade in sugar on Monday, sources said, averting steep U.S. duties and Mexican retaliation by Mexico on imports of American high-fructose corn syrup ahead of the renegotiation of NAFTA. They are seen as a precursor as well as significant hurdle to the more complex discussions on...

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. "That success took about 30 years to succeed and it took ABC less than 30 days to severely damage the company," the attorney, Dan Webb, said in...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 5- The United States and Mexico reached an agreement in a dispute over trade in sugar on Monday, sources said, averting steep U.S. duties and retaliation by Mexico on imports of American high-fructose corn syrup ahead of the renegotiation of NAFTA. The agreement clears away a significant hurdle to the renegotiation of the North American Free...

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc. claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. But during a January court hearing, a BPI lawyer, Erik Connolly, said ABC broadcasts and online reports about "lean finely textured beef"...

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc. claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. But during a January court hearing, a BPI lawyer, Erik Connolly, said ABC broadcasts and online reports about "lean finely textured beef"...

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Soda giant Coca-Cola Co and major corn syrup makers have joined the political battle against the U.S. sugar industry in recent weeks, as the deadline to hammer out a years-long trade dispute with Mexico nears. They warned against potential fall-out for their industries if the United States and Mexico cannot agree to a new trade pact and avert...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 1- The United States and Mexico have moved closer to a deal in talks over a prolonged sugar trade dispute, but there is no guarantee that an accord will be reached, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday. The ongoing spat is hanging over the upcoming start of talks between Mexico, the United States and Canada to renegotiate...

  • *China soybean crushers losing money on processing. SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, May 31- China's soybean importers are pushing to postpone or cancel cargoes mainly ordered from suppliers in Brazil as they rack up hefty losses processing the commodity into cooking oil and animal feed ingredients, said three trade sources. China, which buys around 60 percent of soybeans...

  • *Conagra to sell Wesson brand for about $285 mln. May 30- Packaged food maker Conagra Brands Inc said on Tuesday it would sell its Wesson cooking oil brand to Folgers coffee maker J. M. Smucker Co for about $285 million. Smucker's oils manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • May 30- Packaged food maker Conagra Brands Inc said on Tuesday it would sell its Wesson cooking oil brand to Folgers coffee maker J. M. Smucker Co for about $285 million. Smucker's oils manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Smucker Chief Executive Mark Smucker said in a statement.

  • May 30- Packaged food maker Conagra Brands Inc said on Tuesday it would sell its Wesson cooking oil brand to Folgers coffee maker J. M. Smucker Co for about $285 million. Smucker's oils manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Smucker Chief Executive Mark Smucker said in a statement.