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  • The announcement, which promises to bring jobs and prestige to Alabama, disappointed lawmakers from Texas who had lobbied for the lunar lander program to be headquartered at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, which under NASA's announcement will play a secondary role. The Johnson Space Center, which managed Apollo and other NASA human spaceflight programs...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024.. Companies including billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX and Lockheed Martin Corp are...

  • Aug 9- Long before U.S. immigration authorities arrested 680 people at agricultural processing facilities in Mississippi this week, one of the five targeted companies faced allegations of serious labor violations including intimidation, harassment and exploitation of its largely immigrant work force, according to a federal lawsuit.

  • *Kraft Heinz slumps after pulling full-year forecast. NEW YORK, Aug 8- The S&P 500 registered its largest one-day percentage gain in about two months on Thursday, with technology shares providing the biggest boost as equities continued to rebound along with bond yields. That, along with the bounce back yesterday, gave us a nice tailwind coming into the market...

  • *Kraft Heinz slumps after pulling FY forecast. NEW YORK, Aug 8- U.S. stocks jumped on Thursday, led by a more than 2% gain in technology shares, while better-than-expected economic data in the United States and China helped to offset worries about the trade war. Advanced Micro Devices Inc gained 14.7% after the chipmaker launched its second generation of processor...

  • RUSSELLVILLE, ARK., Aug 8- Two years ago, Americas white nationalist movement stunned the country. "The strategy is internally focused now having families get together," said alt-right blogger Brad Griffin, a self-avowed white nationalist from Montgomery, Alabama. "Its a lot more fun to do that than to go out and tangle with Antifa" members of Americas far-left "...

  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.

    For the first time, Lockheed Martin opened its heavily guarded compound where it builds America's THAAD missile defense system.

  • By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume. PARIS, July 23- French auto parts maker Faurecia said it maintained first-half profitability despite a China- led decline in auto production, sending its shares sharply higher on Tuesday. "The first half of the year was tougher than expected," Chief Executive Patrick Koller said, citing "significantly lower production...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks gained ground on Monday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in U.S.- China trade talks and increasing geopolitical tensions sent oil prices climbing. The South China Morning Post reported U.S. trade negotiators will likely visit China next week...

  • *Oil prices jump on fresh Middle East tensions. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks advanced on Monday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in U.S.- China trade talks and increasing geopolitical tensions sent oil prices higher. The South China Morning Post reported U.S. trade...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- Contractors who buy and install Hikvision and Dahua surveillance systems told U.S. officials on Friday that an ambiguous law that bans purchases from the two Chinese companies could harm their businesses. Contractors voiced their confusion at a U.S. General Services Administration meeting about the provision in last year's National...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, weakening to a tropical depression but dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 5 inches of more rain was expected across south-central Louisiana, with...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast...

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will build a new sport utility vehicle at a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama rather than produce Corolla cars. The largest Japanese automaker announced in January 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-alabama-plant/toyota-mazda-to-build-1-6-b i l l i o n- p l a n t- i n- a l...

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it will build a new sport utility vehicle at a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama rather than produce Corolla cars. The largest Japanese automaker announced in January 2018 it would build the factory in Alabama with Mazda Motor Corp. Toyota said the shift is due to "a growing consumer...

  • In CNBC's America's Top States for Business study, we used hard data—including health, crime, environmental quality and inclusiveness—to evaluate quality of life in all 50 states. By the numbers, these 10 states are America's worst places to live.

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    These states are the cheapest places to live in the US, according to the 2019 CNBC America's Top States for Business study released Wednesday. To determine which states are most affordable, we examined cost of living, housing, food prices and more.

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    Poor quality of life and particularly poor health plague this state, but you will savor the low costs.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks were near flat on Tuesday as gains in internet shares were offset by fresh warnings from companies about the impact of the U.S.- China trade dispute on earnings. Adding to the downbeat mood, RBC Capital Markets downgraded 3 M Co to "sector perform," citing macro pressures from China, auto and electronics sectors. Investors also braced for...

  • VIENNA, June 26- Austrian fibres producer Lenzing plans to invest more than 1 billion euros in expanding production in coming years, and in a first step will build a 400 million euro facility in Thailand, it said on Wednesday. Lenzing halted a planned U.S. expansion in September, blaming rising tariffs between the United States and China, where much of the project's...