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  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Illinois has "successfully contained" the new coronavirus to two confirmed cases, with both patients recovering fully and returning home, Governor J.B. Pritzker said on Friday. Even so, as the outbreak that began in China has spread globally, Illinois will expand its testing capabilities to two additional labs beyond Cook County in central and...

  • Feb 16- A Missouri jury's $265 million award to peach grower Bill Bader in his lawsuit against herbicide providers Bayer and BASF has raised the stakes for the two companies as at least 140 similar cases head to U.S. courts later this year. A jury in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, handed Bader, the state's largest peach farmer, $15 million in actual...

  • "Rig activity is biased to the downside in this weak and uncertain price environment," said James Williams of WTRG Economics in Arkansas, noting "It is likely both oil and gas production will peak in the first half of the year." Looking ahead, U.S. crude futures were trading around $52 a barrel for the balance of 2020 and $51 for calendar 2021. Occidental Corp on Tuesday...

  • "Rig activity is biased to the downside in this weak and uncertain price environment," said James Williams of WTRG Economics in Arkansas, noting "It is likely both oil and gas production will peak in the first half of the year." Looking ahead, U.S. crude futures were trading around $52 a barrel for the balance of 2020 and $51 for calendar 2021. Occidental Corp on Tuesday...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement in the Republican party...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement by some in the Republican...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement in the Republican party...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 6- Tyson Foods Inc is shipping meat to China and has additional orders on the books as a fatal pig disease has created a pork shortage there, the company said on Thursday as it reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales. Tyson is competing with other global companies to supply meat to China, the world's largest pork consumer, as an outbreak of...

  • Most of the positions were in corporate offices in Chicago and Springdale, Arkansas, where Tyson is based, the filing said. Net income attributable to Tyson rose to $557 million, or $1.52 per share, in the first quarter ended on Dec. 28, from $551 million, or $1.50 per share, a year earlier. Sales rose 6.1% to $10.82 billion, but fell short of analysts' estimates of $11.04...

  • Analysts at New Street Research said lowering churn would be more difficult with shift in the wireless market. Total operating revenue rose to $34.78 billion from $34.28 billion, beating the estimate of $34.60 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Net income rose to $5.22 billion, or $1.23 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $2.07 billion,...

  • *UK frustrates U.S. campaign to block Huawei. *UK says intelligence cooperation is safe. LONDON, Jan 28- Prime Minister Boris Johnson granted Huawei a limited role in Britain's 5 G mobile network on Tuesday, frustrating a global attempt by the United States to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from the West's next generation communications.

  • World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden speaks at the World Food Program USA's Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC.

    The order comes as the Senate conducts an impeachment trial of Trump, who had asked Ukraine's president to announce a probe of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 13- Walmart Inc, the world's largest retailer, has fired 56 of its executives in India as it restructures in the country. The move underscores the challenges Walmart has faced in expanding its wholesale business in India. A second source said Walmart could slow down the pace of opening new wholesale stores in India as it focuses on boosting sales...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 13- Walmart Inc, the world's largest retailer, has fired around 50 of its India executives as part of its restructuring in the country, three sources with direct knowledge told Reuters. The move underscores the struggles Walmart has faced in expanding its wholesale business in India. In 2018, it paid $16 billion to acquire a majority stake in India's...

  • Jan 11- At least 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms pushed...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in seven states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least four people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled in Chicago, hundreds more across the Central Plains and Northeast, and thousands were without power in parts of seven states, as a massive winter storm dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan on Saturday. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and between 2- to-5...

  • BEIJING, Jan 3- Shanghai aluminium prices fell in early trade on Friday, having hit a more than two-week low under 14,000 yuan a tonne overnight on signs that stocks in top consumer China were rising again after a protracted drop over 2019. *ALUMINIUM: The most-traded February aluminium contract on the ShFE fell as much as 1.1% in night-time trading to 13,960 yuan a...

  • BEIJING, Jan 3- Shanghai aluminum prices fell in early trade on Friday, having hit a more than two-week low under 14,000 yuan a tonne overnight on signs that stocks in top consumer China were rising again after a protracted drop over 2019. *ALUMINIUM: The most-traded February aluminum contract on the ShFE fell as much as 1.1% in night-time trading to 13,960 yuan a...