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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- General Motors Co on Friday said it is beginning to send formal notices to U.S. government agencies of its plan to close auto plants and cut thousands of jobs as it shrinks passenger car production in North America. GM said it currently has 2,700 current open positions at seven plants in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced private sales of 1.13 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans to China, confirming sales Reuters reported a day earlier. President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that China is buying a "tremendous amount" of U.S. soybeans. The purchases, which traders said were made by state-owned companies in China, were...

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced private sales of 1.13 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans to China, confirming sales Reuters reported a day earlier. President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that China is buying a "tremendous amount" of U.S. soybeans. The purchases, which traders said were made by state-owned companies in China, were...

  • Since Bill Johnson took the reigns as CEO in 2013, TVA has spent $15 billion to modernize its generating fleet, reduced carbon emissions by retiring coal units, and cut debt by $3.5 billion, all while keeping consumer electric prices basically flat for six years. Johnson said TVA shut old coal plants for economic reasons. "We have reduced carbon emissions simply...

  • The Environmental Protection Agency acting administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposal, which will allow new coal plants to emit up to 1,900 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity. He spoke alongside Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, a long-time opponent of former President Barack Obama's...

  • Andrew Wheeler, EPA's acting administrator, will speak alongside Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, a long-time opponent of former President Barack Obama's limits on carbon emissions. The EPA is expected to propose allowing new coal plants to emit up to 1,900 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity,...

  • Dec 5- Yum Brands Inc on Wednesday forecast same-store sales growth of 2 percent to 3 percent for fiscal 2019 and said it would reduce Pizza Hut's dine-in operations as it sharpens its focus on delivery. The company said Pizza Hut's international dine-in assets would be cut to about 25 percent in the next three to five years from 42 percent and that it would make...

  • To capitalize on the subsidy, A.J. Gallagher arranged investor partnerships to produce vast quantities of refined coal, as the fuel is known in the industry, for utilities across the nation, splitting the benefit of the lucrative government incentive now worth more than $7 per ton. Our return on investment is staggering, CFO Douglas Howell told analysts in the...

  • Nov 28- U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose for a 10th week in a row last week even as refineries boosted output and exports increased, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude inventories rose 3.6 million barrels in the week to Nov. 23, compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 769,000 barrels. "This report does not paint a supportive...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he supported a bill that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any politically motivated firings and would urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on it. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he also supported the bill but would not...

  • People walk on November 6, 2018 in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. 

    Despite some early gains in their bid to win a House majority, Democrats missed some early opportunities for a potential wave election. 

  • Nov 6- Papa John's International Inc on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected decline in quarterly comparable sales in North America, helped by new advertising and rebranding as it tries to recover from bad publicity stemming from an acrimonious split with its founder. The Louisville, Kentucky- based company said it now expects full-year North America...

  • Nov 6- Papa John's International Inc on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected decline in quarterly comparable sales in North America, helped by new advertising and rebranding as it tries to recover from bad publicity stemming from an acrimonious split with its founder. The company also said it now expects full-year North America comparable sales to...

  • Early swing races in states where polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET or earlier could provide clues into how the rest of the night will go for Democrats and Republicans as they fight for congressional majorities.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 5- North American farmers are finding increased levels of a plant toxin known as vomitoxin in this year's corn harvest, adding insult to injury for growers already suffering as the U.S.- China trade war hurts soybean exports and crop prices. They will literally starve to death before eating it, "said Indiana grain inspector Doug Titus of Titus Grain...

  • factories@ SMYRNA, Tenn., Nov 1- At points along the. assembly line at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's largest U.S. Nissan calls the system "pick to the light," and it helps workers get the right part for whichever of six different vehicles built at the plant, according to Ryan Fulkerson, director of new model engineering during a walk along the line.

  • Oct 25- Injury rates have more than doubled at five West Virginia coal mines acquired by Murray Energy Corp. in 2013, according to a Reuters review of federal data, as the firm sharply increased the amount of coal produced per manhour. The injury rate at the five mines averaged 6.35 per 200,000 work hours last year, up from 2.79 in 2013, the last year CONSOL operated...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with U.S. futures settling below $70 a barrel for the first time in a month, after U.S. crude stockpiles rose 6.5 million barrels, almost triple what analysts had forecast, while exports dropped. Oil had been rising this week on worries about Iranian sanctions and tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia after...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. oil prices tumbled and Brent also fell on Wednesday after crude inventories rose by much more than expected and exports fell, while the dollar added to gains after minutes showed Federal Reserve policymakers generally agreed borrowing costs were set to rise further. WTI fell 2.81 percent to $69.90 per barrel and Brent was last at $80.08, down...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with U.S. futures dropping below $70 a barrel for the first time in a month, after U.S. crude stockpiles rose 6.5 million barrels, almost triple what analysts had forecast, while exports dropped. Oil had been rising this week on worries about Iranian sanctions and tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia after...