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  • Senator Bernie Sanders has widened his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination and overtaken Joe Biden in support among African Americans- a voting bloc that until now has largely favored the former vice president, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll released on Tuesday. The Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted Feb. 19-25, also showed that support...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders has widened his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination and overtaken Joe Biden in support among African Americans- a voting bloc that until now has largely favored the former vice president, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll released on Tuesday. The Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted Feb. 19-25, also showed that support...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Wall Street's three major stock indexes fell 3% on Tuesday as the coronavirus spread further around the world and investors clamored for safety a day after the S&P 500' s and the Dow Industrials' biggest daily declines in two years. Strategists struggled to estimate the economic impact of the virus as it spread to Spain and dozens of countries from...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Wall Street's main stock indexes fell almost 2% on Tuesday as the coronavirus spread further and officials described it as "a rapidly escalating epidemic," a day after the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials' biggest daily decline in two years. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Afar said on Tuesday there will likely be more cases of coronavirus...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 20- U.S. soybean futures drifted lower for the third time in four sessions on Thursday as demand from China remained quiet, stirring fresh concerns that purchases from the world's top oilseed buyer will fall due to the spread of the coronavirus. China is struggling to get its economy back on track after imposing severe travel restrictions to contain...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 20- U.S. soybean futures drifted lower for the third time in four sessions on Thursday as demand from China remained quiet, stirring fresh concerns that purchases from the world's top oilseed buyer will fall due to the spread of the coronavirus. China is struggling to get its economy back on track after imposing severe travel restrictions to contain...

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Feb 20- The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church. The deserted shopping malls and cinemas of Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people, became one of the most striking...

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Feb 20- The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church. The deserted shopping malls and cinemas of Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people, became one of the most striking...

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Feb 20- Scores of new coronavirus cases and a first death in South Korea fanned fears on Thursday of the global spread of the pathogen as research suggested it was more contagious than thought and China appealed to its Southeast Asian neighbours for solidarity. China, where the virus emerged in December, reported a sharp drop in new cases but the...

  • *New infections fall in China's Hubei province. *China cuts benchmark lending rate as virus hits economy. You want your capital as far away from China as possible, "said Chris Weston, Melbourne- based head of research at broker Pepperstone.

  • *New infections fall to 349 in Hubei province. *Iran deaths bring toll outside mainland China to 8. BEIJING, Feb 20- China reported a dramatic drop in new coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned the flu-like pathogen may spread even more easily than previously believed, while more passengers disembarked a quarantined cruise ship off...

  • *Experts say too early to tell if China outbreak contained. TOKYO/ BEIJING, Feb 20- China reported a dramatic drop in new cases in the province at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, while scientists reported the new virus may spread even more easily than previously believed. China is struggling to get its economy back on track after imposing severe travel...

  • Feb 19- The Federal Reserve is likely to keep interest rates where they are until mid-2020 but may then need to cut them, Minneapolis Fed Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Wednesday, pointing to the coronavirus in China as one potential risk to the U.S. economy. One such shock, he said, could come from the impact of the coronavirus that in China has killed more than...

  • TORONTO, Feb 19- A Canadian National Railway Co freight train derailed in Ontario and started leaking crude oil, the company said on Wednesday, marking the second such incident in less than two weeks. About 30 cars came off the rails on Tuesday night near Emo, Ontario, just north of the border with Minnesota, the railroad said in a statement. Emo is about 380 km west of...

  • MUNICH, Feb 15- French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he would allow North Macedonia and Albania to begin talks on joining the European Union if the bloc's executive gave them a positive review next month. Macron's comments at the Munich Security Conference look set to end his freeze on the two Balkan countries' progress towards EU membership and...

  • Benchmark April live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange settled up 1.800 cents at 120.325 cents per pound, pushing through resistance at the contract's 200- day moving average near 120 cents. Commodity funds had been active sellers since late January of live cattle futures as well as other commodities amid fears about economic fallout from...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- U.S. lean hog futures rose modestly on Thursday on technical buying and hopes China will step up purchases of U.S. agricultural goods including pork as the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal takes effect, brokers said. Under the deal, China agreed to buy at least $200 billion in additional U.S. goods and services over two years, including $32 billion in...

  • Feb 13- Wall Street lost ground on Thursday, backing away from record highs as investors digested new coronavirus developments and mixed corporate earnings. Still, there were glimmers of optimism as the director of the World Health Organization told a news briefing that "we are not seeing dramatic increases in cases outside China." "On a day like today investors...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- U.S. live cattle futures closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing off a four-month low on bargain buying along with broad-based strength in equity and commodity markets as fears subsided about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China. The benchmark April live cattle futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange settled up 0.675 cent...

  • Feb 12- U.S. crude stocks rose more than expected while gasoline and distillate inventories fell last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Oil prices pared gains after the release, with U.S. crude futures up $1.38, or 2.8%, to $51.32 a barrel as of 10:53 a.m. ET. "The main catalyst for the strong crude build is a pretty recent reduction in...