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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday stressed again that the U.S. central bank can be patient in approving any further rate increases as officials gauge whether the U.S. economy will slow this year, as some in financial markets worry, or continue motoring ahead as the Fed itself expects. "Especially with inflation low and under...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday stressed again the U.S. central bank can be patient in approving any further rate increases as officials gauge whether the U.S. economy will slow this year, as some in financial markets worry, or continue motoring ahead as the Fed itself expects. "Especially with inflation low and under...

  • RALEIGH, N.C., United States- Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin speaks in North Carolina to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce at its 2019 Economic Forecast event- 1335 GMT. MILWAUKEE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before event, Milwaukee Business Journal...

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 RIVERWOODS, Illinois- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy at the Discover Financial Services meeting- 1400 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Boston Economic Club- 1630 GMT.

  • MONDAY, JANUARY 7 ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before a fireside chat hosted by the Rotary Club of Atlanta- 1740 GMT. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 RIVERWOODS, Illinois- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary...

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly speaks before the American Economic Association LGBTQ Lunch- 1730 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in "The Future of Traditional Banking" panel before the American Economic Association/Allied Social...

  • PRAGUE, Dec 6- For trips near their village in western Poland, Jacek Balcer and his wife zip around in their electric cars. The number of EVs in the region of 100 million people stretching from Poland in the north to Bulgaria in the south is expected to surge when tighter European Union emissions rules come into force in 2020.. The biggest network of fast-charging...

  • HAVANA, Nov 8- Representatives of U.S. agribusiness, the farming lobby and related industries opened a three-day conference in Cuba on Thursday aimed at increasing sales and cooperation with a country that the administration of U.S. The U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba, which seeks increased trade with Cuba and the lifting of the trade embargo, is...

  • Nov 8- Walmart Inc said it would start offering holiday deals for customers as early as Thursday, as it prepares to compete with Amazon Inc, Target Corp and other rivals for shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The company will offer Black Friday deals at 10 p.m. EST online on Thanksgiving eve- two hours earlier than in previous years- in order to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Wells Fargo& Co will not finish paying back the estimated 600,000 customers it wrongly charged for auto insurance until at least 2020, the bank said in a letter to U.S. lawmakers seen by Reuters. U.S. regulators slapped Wells Fargo with a $1 billion penalty in April when it admitted to wrongly forcing drivers into auto insurance policies.

  • Oct 16- Walmart Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday urged investors to revise their view of the company's business, touting its tech investments to grow online sales at a time that Walmart is battling Amazon.com for market share. Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, also lowered its earnings forecast for its current fiscal year and said e-commerce...

  • Oct 16- Walmart Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday urged investors to rethink the company's business, touting its various tech investments to grow online sales at a time it is battling Amazon.com for market share. The retailer also lowered its earnings forecast for the year and said its e-commerce growth next year would be slower than in the current...

  • Oct 16- Walmart Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday urged investors to rethink the company's business, touting its various tech investments to grow online sales at a time it is battling Amazon.com for market share. "I want to challenge your thinking about Walmart," Chief Executive Doug McMillon told the Bentonville, Arkansas, company's annual investor...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Walmart Inc said on Friday it has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities for an undisclosed amount, its second apparel-focused acquisition in less than two weeks as it seeks deeper inroads into the online fashion space. In 2017, the Bentonville, Arkansas based retailer partnered with department store chain Lord& Taylor and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Walmart Inc has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities for an undisclosed amount, its second apparel- focused acquisition in less than two weeks as the world's biggest retailer seeks deeper inroads into the online fashion space. In 2017, the Bentonville, Arkansas based retailer partnered with department store chain Lord& Taylor...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- Walmart Inc said on Monday it will partner with U.S. movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to create content for its Vudu video-on-demand service, which the retailer bought eight years ago. Walmart and MGM will make the announcement at the NewFronts conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday and unveil the name of the first production under the...

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  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Walmart Inc on Tuesday said it will acquire Eloquii, a fashion startup that sells plus-sized clothing, for an undisclosed amount as it continues to look for ways to appeal to younger shoppers and differentiate from rival Amazon.com Inc.. More than half of women between the ages of 18 to 65 in the United States wear size 14 or higher, the retailer said.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 27- A rain-damaged soybean harvest in the U.S. Mississippi Delta is heaping more pain on farmers already suffering from a damaging trade war between the United States and China that has dragged prices to lows not seen in a decade. The crop quality woes come as farm income has plunged by half over the past 5 years and as the deepening U.S.- China trade...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- While U.S. states' financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year, fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession, according to an S&P Global Ratings report on Monday. Only 20 states have the reserves needed to operate for the first year of an economic downturn without having to...