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  • President Donald Trump on Monday defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of farmers who have suffered because of his trade war with China, disappointing some who had hoped to hear a plan for a swift resolution. Trump dedicated much of his speech to explaining why he believes the United States needs a wall on its southern border, in his second...

  • President Donald Trump on Monday defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of farmers who have suffered because of his trade war with China, disappointing some who had hoped to hear a plan for a swift resolution. China bought about $12 billion in American soy in 2017, but mostly shifted purchases to Brazil last year because of the trade dispute.

  • President Donald Trump on Monday defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of farmers, a key constituency that has struggled because of his trade war with China, and promised fair trade deals that will put America's rural heartland back on its feet. "We've taken the toughest ever actions to address China's unfair trade practices," Trump told...

  • The USDA was set to release its views on the projected size of U.S. soybean stockpiles, among other data, following a record-large domestic harvest and a trade war with China that has slowed U.S. exports. Some have been scouring Twitter for tidbits on shifting weather patterns and rumors of grain exports, but say it is difficult to replace the USDA.

  • The USDA was set to release its views on the projected size of U.S. soybean stockpiles, among other data, following a record-large domestic harvest and a trade war with China that has slowed U.S. exports. Some have been scouring Twitter for tidbits on shifting weather patterns and rumors of grain exports, but say it is difficult to replace the USDA.

  • A Cargill grain elevator at Hales Point, Tennessee, closed this week, a casualty of rising waters from the Mississippi River that flooded a highway next to the facility, a Cargill website said. "High water on the Ohio and the lower Mississippi is causing problems all down the river system," a Kentucky- based grain trader said, adding, "Even down at the Gulf, the high water...

  • BP Oil rig

    BP on Tuesday announced a massive discovery in the Gulf of Mexico and a $1.3 billion investment in another offshore field.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The U.S. Supreme Court's newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, issued his first written opinion on Tuesday as the justices in a unanimous ruling bolstered companies' ability to use arbitration to resolve disputes with customers or other businesses. Kavanaugh joined the court in October after a raucous confirmation process during which he had to...

  • Jan 7- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a whistleblower's bid to revive a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries Inc in a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to tell a federal agency about changes made to a guardrail system that raised safety concerns. The justices left in place a 2017 decision by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit...

  • Jan 3- U.S. oil and gas executives' outlook turned negative for the first time since the low point of the last oil bust, according to results of a survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. A survey of executive sentiment fell to -10 from 47 in the prior quarter, the first negative reading since early 2016, when U.S. crude prices plummeted to $26...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 28- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is investigating a nationwide CenturyLink Inc network outage that has affected service on 911 emergency phone calls across the country, agency chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday. Asked about the FCC investigation, a spokeswoman for CenturyLink said the company had been in contact with the federal...

  • Dec 27- A motorist was killed in Kansas on Thursday in a crash blamed on a fierce blizzard slamming the U.S. The traffic fatal crash along Interstate 70 near the city of Oakely prompted the Kansas Highway Patrol to shut down a portion of the major east-west artery. Midwest and Southeast were inundated with the first wave of heavy snow and rain expected in the...

  • Midwest and Southeast were being hit with the first wave of heavy snow and rain expected in the central United States through the weekend, said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. In the Midwest, winter storm and blizzard warnings were in effect for parts of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, the National...

  • In the Midwest, winter storms and blizzard warnings were already in effect for parts of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, said NWS meteorologist Marc Chenard. Chenard said the storm system was also causing heavy rain and thunderstorms with the risk of flash floods in the southeastern United States, including parts of Texas, Louisiana,...

  • Another set of pictures, taken by tenants, shows homes across the Atlantic in North Carolina, Maryland and Louisiana, plagued by flooding, bursting pipes, mold blooms, collapsed ceilings, exposed lead paint and tap water as brown as tea. Ireland's historic Capard House is among the vacation properties owned by Rhode Island real estate developer John Picerne.

  • Dec 20- Technology stocks led a slide on Wall Street on Thursday, with the S&P 500 languishing at 15- month lows and the Nasdaq flirting with bear market territory, after the Federal Reserve quashed hopes of a toned-down approach to its interest-rate hike path. Adding to the gloom were a few disappointing earnings reports and the U.S. Congress scrambling to agree...

  • "As LNG exports increase, so will future gas prices," said Tom DiCapua, managing director of wholesale energy services at Con Edison Energy, a provider of energy management services, including the purchase of gas, for power plants owned by several companies. Henry Hub benchmark in Louisiana hit $4.929 per million British thermal units in November- their highest in...

  • Potential homebuyers exit an open house in Redondo Beach, California.

    The drop in equity gains has been sharpest in the third quarter of this year. In fact, after hitting a record high, the amount of tappable equity fell quarter to quarter for the first time since the housing recovery began.

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 10- Top Indian gas importer Petronet LNG is looking to sign a deal in a year's time to buy at least 1 million tonnes of U.S. natural gas annually for a period of up to 10 years, as it pushes to diversify its supply sources beyond the Middle East. Petronet currently runs a 15 million tonnes per annum liquefied natural gas regasification site at Dahej in the...

  • The 10 most affected states could hire more than 28,000 new teachers if they were able to use the lost revenues, according to the report released by Good Jobs First, a left-leaning Washington think tank. Amazon decided last month to build two new headquarters at $5 billion each in New York City and Arlington, Virginia, saying it will hire up to 50,000 people...