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  • *Healthcare hit by losses in Celgene, Bristol-Myers. NEW YORK, June 24- Wall Street struggled for direction on Monday as gains by technology companies were blunted by losses in the healthcare sector, while investors looked to U.S. U.S.- China trade tensions, having grown from simmer to boil in recent months, have market participants eyeing the leaders of the...

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at a conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan...

  • President Donald Trump said on Sunday that if he could have one "do-over," it would be "personnel" decisions, including naming former Senator Jeff Sessions as his first U.S. attorney general. Sessions, formerly a Republican senator from Alabama, was one of the earliest Trump administration casualties of the Russian election meddling scandal, which continues to be...

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • *$50 billion plan to be discussed next week in Bahrain. In Israel, Tzachi Hanegbi, a cabinet member close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called Palestinians' rejection of the $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan tragic. But the lack of a political solution, which Washington has said would be unveiled later, prompted rejection not only from Palestinians but...

  • *$50 billion plan to be discussed next week in Bahrain. The $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan, set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain next week, envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab state economies. But the lack of a political solution, which Washington has said would be...

  • Trade Representative's Office opposing President Donald Trump's plan to slap tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese imports. Diane Cheatham, owner of Dianes Formal Affair, an Alabama- based women's boutique, said new tariffs would completely shut down her American suppliers, who will be unable to come up with the funding to cover the additional 25% they...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 13- For the second time in five years, workers at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant have been voting this week on whether to unionize, potentially handing the United Auto Workers its first toehold in the U.S. The vote by 1,700 workers at VW's Chattanooga plant, which makes the Passat sedan and the Atlas SUV, comes at a...

  • Nine states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have passed abortion laws this year that all but ban the procedure. Among the signees were Slack's Jack Dorsey, designer Rebecca Minkoff, Bloomberg L.P. board member Peter Grauer, Tinder Chief Executive Officer Elie Seidman and Warby Parker founders Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa. Walt Disney Co Chief...

  • June 7- Cotton sunk over 4% on Friday as investors' sentiment soured on Washington's plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, while rains in major crop planting areas in the United States added pressure on the natural fiber. * "We do not know whether or not we will be imposing tariffs on Mexico," Louis Rose, director of research and analytics at Tennessee- based Rose Commodity...

  • Neurath lignite-fired power plant and wind turbines

    The thinking behind compressed air energy storage is relatively simple, but its impact could be significant.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- The Nasdaq confirmed it was in a correction on Monday as stocks extended their recent sell-off, and the continued flight to safe-haven assets pushed 10- year U.S. Treasury yields to their lowest since September 2017. But driving the recent fall in stocks and bond yields has been deepening trade conflicts between the United States and its...

  • New York June 3- The Nasdaq tumbled 1.6% on Monday, confirming a correction as it was dragged down by Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon.com on fears the companies are the targets of U.S. government antitrust regulators. While the sell-off in the internet heavyweights was the biggest drag on the Nasdaq, the index has been falling steadily since its May 3 record closing...

  • Roy Moore, a Republican from Alabama, speaks during an election night party in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

    Moore lost to Doug Jones in 2017 after reports of alleged sexual misconduct against teenage girls decades earlier, costing Republicans a Senate seat.

  • Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the Right To Life March, on January 18, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Arkansas adopted a stricter abortion law this year that reflects the values that people in the state "feel dearly about," says Hutchinson.

  • FRANKFURT, May 27- Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler on Monday proposed a merger of equals with France's Renault in a deal that could create the world's third-biggest carmaker and trigger a fresh round of industry consolidation. February 2018- Geely's chairman Li Shufu revealed he had bought a 9.69% stake in Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, worth around...

  • Pro-Choice protesters march through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, during the March For Reproductive Freedom on May 19, 2019.

    The law makes providing an abortion at any stage during a pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

  • Protesters for women's rights march to the Alabama Capitol to protest a law passed making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.

    A California Democratic lawmaker on Monday formally introduced a bill to offer tax breaks to film and television productions that relocate from states with restrictive abortion bans.

  • TOKYO, May 21- Japan's automakers' lobby said on Tuesday it was dismayed by President Donald Trump's declaration that some imported vehicles and parts posed a threat to U.S. national security, as the industry braces for a possible rise in U.S. tariffs. "We are dismayed to hear a message suggesting that our long-time contributions of investment and employment in...