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  • SHANGHAI, July 21- Chinese courier ZTO Express and the underwriters of its New York stock market listing have been sued by a U.S. pension fund that alleges the firm exaggerated its profit margins to lure investors into its $1.4 billion initial public offering. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which spearheaded ZTO's IPO, are named in the class-action...

  • *Counter-terror, domestic intel removed from Interior Ministry. The move removes important authorities from the Interior Ministry, which was run by Mohammed bin Nayef, also known as MbN, until last month when he was stripped of his positions and removed as crown prince. MbN has long been considered a steady partner for security cooperation with the West as the...

  • The cow tested positive for the atypical L-type of BSE after exhibiting clinical signs at an Alabama livestock market, the USDA said in a press release. "This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States," the USDA said. "This finding of an atypical case will not change the negligible...

  • Bay Minette, Alabama, July 18- Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practice physician, was trained to avoid Cesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70- bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama.

  • Bay Minette, Alabama, July 18- Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practice physician, was trained to avoid Cesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70- bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama.

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration on Thursday announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow-water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale on Aug. 16 would offer leases offshore Texas, Louisiana,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale on Thursday, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale to take place on August 16 will offer leases offshore Texas,...

  • Natalie Levine, who worked at the Arizona- based drugmaker from 2013 to 2014, plead guilty in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to conspiring to violate a federal anti-kickback statute, prosecutors said. Karen Hill, a sales representative who became the company's district manager for the Miami region, pleaded guilty in federal court in Mobile, Alabama to...

  • NEW YORK, July 11- Two major U.S. stock index providers on Tuesday proposed a major overhaul of how they classify telecommunication companies within their widely used equity benchmarks to reflect changes in the industry over the last two decades. S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI Inc, which together manage a set of industry definitions called the Global Industry...

  • People in need of medical attention wait outside Greensville County High School, in Emporia, Virginia, June 25, 2017, for free medical aid by Remote Area Medical. The nonprofit volunteer medical relief corps provides free health care to people in remote areas of the US.

    The number of insurers applying to sell health plans next year on HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare marketplace, is down 38 percent.

  • Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    These are the 10 worst states in the US for quality of life, including crime, health, social tolerance and the environment.

  • The fuselage of an Airbus A321 in Airbus' first US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus plans to assemble 40-50 of its single-aisle A-320 family every year beginning in 2018 from the plant, built on the site of a World War II bomber support base.

    States are forced into a false dichotomy between being worker-friendly or business-friendly, an idea Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey rejects.

  • A rendering of the upcoming Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Tax deals for companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon can cost millions per job. A new accounting rule will put sunlight on these deals.

  • *Emails show Russian prosecutor offered Trump Jr. information on Clinton. Donald Trump Jr was told a Russian prosecutor was offering incriminating information about Hillary Clinton as part of Russian government support. "I think people are worried that it just means more political uncertainty, and sort of a continuation of the stalemate in Washington, a...

  • SPARTANBURG/ CHARLESTON, South Carolina, June 30- Y ears before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with U.S. trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump's narrative. The U.S. president has threatened to tear up North American Free Trade...

  • June 27- The tech-heavy Nasdaq led a broad Wall Street decline on Tuesday with stocks falling more sharply after a healthcare bill was delayed in the U.S. Senate, raising fresh questions about President Trump's domestic agenda. Major indexes extended losses after U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell decided to put off a planned vote on a bill to...

  • A worker installs tires on a 2014 Jeep Wrangler as it undergoes assembly at the Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant Jeep in Toledo, Ohio.

    The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord have dropped out of the top 10 list of most American-made vehicles.

  • Flooding and road closures stretched from east Texas into northwestern Florida after Cindy made landfall early on Thursday near the Louisiana- Texas border and weakened to a tropical depression, the National Weather Service said. At least two tornadoes were reported near Birmingham, Alabama, destroying several buildings and injuring at least four people,...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...