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  • May 24- The escalating U.S.- China trade war has sent dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors don't need to get all defensive just yet, according to strategists who say there are plenty of growth stocks with some insulation from China. Some investors are seeking safety in domestic U.S. growth stocks ranging from software and online...

  • BAKU, May 23- Azerbaijan's only oil refinery plans to import 110,000 tonnes of A-92 petrol in October while it halts production for a month for routine maintenance, state energy company SOCAR's vice president told Reuters on Thursday. "It's not ruled out that purchases would be made from Russia and Turkmenistan, although it will depend on prices and some other...

  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on how Hollywood movie productions are boycotting Georgia after the state passed an abortion law forbidding termination of a pregnancy after indication of a heartbeat.

  • May 22- Cotton prices extended losses on Wednesday as China and the United States battled tit-for-tat in their long-drawn trade tiff and as favorable planting weather in parts of Texas promised larger crop harvests. Secondly, the 2019 crop is going to a very normal historic pace, "said Keith Brown, principal at cotton brokers Keith Brown and Co in Moultrie,...

  • *Philadelphia chip index snaps 3- day losing streak. NEW YORK, May 21- Shares of technology companies helped lift Wall Street on Tuesday after the United States temporarily eased curbs on China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, alleviating investor concerns about pressure on future corporate results in the sector. But late on Monday, the United States granted the...

  • 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.

  • *Germany's DAX jumps, leads European markets higher. *Oil prices rise as Middle East tensions persist. A spike in U.S.- China tensions over import tariffs has convulsed markets recently as investors seek to parse statements from government leaders to gauge the direction of negotiations.

  • Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia on April 28, 2019.

    The 94-year-old Carter, who underwent hip replacement surgery, plans to resume Sunday School teaching this weekend.

  • Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill in the United States at the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. May 14, 2019.

    Alabama is close to approving a near total ban on abortion after the state Senate passed a measure that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony.

  • May 9- China's CRRC plans to bid on a big Washington D.C. subway project as it doubles down on a charm campaign in the United States to quash a rising chorus of critics who have cast the rail car maker as a threat to cyber security and U.S. industry. The world's largest maker of passenger trains has roared into the U.S. market in recent years, clinching contracts in...

  • SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia issues statement on monetary policy- 0130 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its April 2019 rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • *White House says China wants to make a trade deal. NEW YORK, May 8- A gauge of world equity markets slid and the dollar traded near break-even on Wednesday over growing concerns about the latest U.S.- China trade talks and as the United States moved closer to raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Gold prices slipped as safe-haven demand eased...

  • *White House says China wants to make a trade deal. NEW YORK, May 8- The benchmark S&P 500 fell on Wednesday for the third day in a row as investors remained cautious about the latest developments on U.S.- China trade talks even after hopeful comments from the White House regarding an eventual agreement. Wall Street had edged higher for much of the session after...

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand monetary policy committee meeting. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank holds monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • Farm laborers work at a tomato field in Los Pinos, San Quintin Valley, Baja California State, Mexico on April 23, 2015.

    Unless the proposed U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is changed, it could "cause extensive economic damage to Georgia" and its fresh produce industry, according to a report from the University of Georgia.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Like many transplants to Chicago, Chris Easton needed to adjust to winter after moving from Atlanta to take a job as a database engineer at the accounting firm EY. Among other work-life skills, Easton, 23, who is on the autism spectrum, learned the key to surviving the bone-chilling winds from Lake Michigan: layering. "Moving from Georgia to Chicago was...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Like many transplants to Chicago, Chris Easton needed to adjust to winter after moving from Atlanta to take a job as a database engineer at the accounting firm EY. Among other work-life skills, Easton, 23, who is on the autism spectrum, learned the key to surviving the bone-chilling winds from Lake Michigan: layering. "Moving from Georgia to Chicago was...

  • The cities are Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto. However, Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin said on a post-earnings call the company does not expect to recognize material revenue and income from Call of Duty esports team sales and new mobile initiatives for Activision or Blizzard this year. The company earned 31 cents per share in the first...

  • LONDON, May 1- Interest rate cuts by emerging market central banks outstripped rate hikes for a third straight month in April, taking their cue from the dovish turn of major central banks from the U.S. UKRAINE- Ukraine's central bank trimmed its main interest rate to 17.5 percent on April 25, the first decrease in the past two years. INDIA- The central bank cut the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- Doubts mounted on Tuesday over U.S. Republican Senators Joni Ernst and Lindsey Graham, respectively, signaled growing resistance to Trump's bid to put a loyalist on the Fed's policy-setting panel after remarks denigrating women, made over nearly two decades of writing and commentating, were widely reported last week.