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  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday alerted Americans to begin preparing for the spread of coronavirus in the United States after infections surfaced in several more countries. The announcement signaled a change in tone for the Atlanta- based U.S. health agency, which had largely been focused on efforts to...

  • Joe Biden, the former vice president, appeared headed to a badly needed second-place finish in Nevada after poor showings earlier this month in the first two nominating contests in the Democratic presidential race ahead of the Nov. 3 election. For Biden and other moderates who argue Sanders is too liberal to beat Trump and who have been trying to blunt his...

  • LAS VEGAS, Feb 22- Bernie Sanders solidified his front-runner status with what appeared to be a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, while Joe Biden was on track for a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, rode a wave of backing from a diverse coalition of...

  • LAS VEGAS, Feb 22- Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday and gained a fresh burst of momentum, while Joe Biden appeared headed to a second-place finish that will give his struggling campaign new hope. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, had 45% of the county convention delegates in Nevada with about 4%...

  • LAS VEGAS, Feb 22- Bernie Sanders appeared headed to a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, and early returns showed Joe Biden landing a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope. Fox News projected Sanders as the winner in Nevada, where scattered early returns showed him opening up a...

  • *Wall St fear gauge hits highest in nearly three weeks. Feb 21- U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday after data showed U.S. business activity stalled in February, and a spike in new coronavirus cases in China and elsewhere sent investors scrambling for safer assets such as gold and government bonds. "With the stock market overvalued and extended, especially with tech...

  • President Donald Trump will be accorded the biggest public reception given to any foreign leader in years during his visit to India beginning on Monday, officials say, one that could help paper over the two countries' growing friction over trade. Close political and security partners, India and the United States have hit each other with retaliatory tariffs.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg will sell Bloomberg LP, the financial information company that made him a billionaire, if he is elected to the White House in November, his campaign confirmed on Tuesday. The former New York mayor has said before he would likely sell Bloomberg LP if elected, which his campaign affirmed on...

  • MGM said it suspended operations at its two properties in Macau for a government mandated 15- day period, which started on Feb. 5 to prevent the spread of the infection locally. MGM added that it was difficult to weigh the fallout of the epidemic on its business as the suspension could be extended and customer traffic could fall further at its properties.

  • Murren, who has been at MGM since 1998, has been chairman and CEO since 2008.. Under Murren, MGM had said it would sell its Bellagio and Circus Circus resorts in Las Vegas in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, and had promised to use the proceeds from the deals to "build a fortress balance sheet" and return capital to shareholders. Last year, MGM announced plans...

  • Murren, who has been at MGM since 1998, has been chairman and CEO since 2008.. Under Murren, MGM had said it would sell its Bellagio and Circus Circus resorts in Las Vegas in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, and had promised to use the proceeds from the deals to "build a fortress balance sheet" and return capital to shareholders. Last year, MGM announced plans...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc, the two leading U.S. ride-hailing companies, are on divergent paths as Uber pours money into money-losing side businesses while smaller rival Lyft focuses on moving people around. Uber operates in more markets around the world, although it has clashed with regulators in London and Germany and struggled in some...

  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the rule at a meeting of the National Association of Home Builders in Las Vegas. Fourteen states, including New York and California, along with the District of Columbia said the EPA's proposal would end federal protection for half of the nation's wetlands and 15% of streams across the...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 9- South Korea's SK Innovation Co Ltd plans to build a second electric vehicle battery plant in the United States and is considering expanding another factory in Hungary to meet soaring demand for EV cells, its chief executive told Reuters. Kim Jun also said he expects more Asian manufacturers to make batteries in the United States instead of...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 9- Technology companies transformed smartphones and televisions into continuous fountains of revenue. Now, big tech wants to work with automakers to do the same thing for your car. Its absolutely huge, General Motors Co President Mark Reuss said in December of the opportunities to generate revenue after a vehicle is sold by providing streamed...

  • *Plane was Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737-800. KIEV/ WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Jan 8- A Ukrainian airliner fell to earth in a fireball shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board in a crash that sparked an international scramble to establish the cause. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, en route to Kiev and carrying...

  • *Plane was Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737-800. KIEV/ WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Jan 8- A Ukrainian airliner fell to earth in a fireball shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board in a crash that sparked an international scramble to establish the cause. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, en route to Kiev and carrying...

  • DUBAI/ KIEV, Jan 8- A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on board. The Boeing 737 crashed hours after Iran fired missiles at bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq, and officials said speculation about what happened was premature. A newlywed couple that had gone to Iran to get...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Jan 7- Impossible Foods is no longer trying to win a coveted deal to supply McDonald's Corp with plant-based burgers, telling Reuters it cannot produce enough of its imitation meat to partner with the world's No. 1 fast-food chain. Referring to McDonald's, Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown told Reuters in an interview that "it would be stupid...

  • After repeated setbacks, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is not expected to give the greenlight until at least February, perhaps March or later. Southwest had not been part of Boeing's recent discussions on pilot training recommendations and could not provide additional cost or timing estimates before there was specific guidance, spokeswoman...