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  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing. No individual vapers will be targeted, said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. The confirmed deaths were...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 17- The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear environmental and tribal challenges to Enbridge Inc's Line 3 oil pipeline, a decision that removes one potential obstacle for the already-delayed project. It means the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, a state regulator that approved the Line 3 project last year, will not...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 17- The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a lower court ruling that rejected certain arguments against Enbridge Inc's proposed replacement of its Line 3 oil pipeline.

  • Sept 17- The U.S. solar market will grow more slowly than previously forecast this year as some large projects are shifted into 2020, an industry trade group said on Tuesday. The Solar Energy Industries Association forecast 17% growth this year to 12.6 gigawatts in its quarterly joint report with consultants Wood Mackenzie Power& Renewables.

  • Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joins CNBC's Contessa Brewer to discuss new probes into Google and whether he would join other investigations into Big Tech.

  • Unsubstantiated conspiracy theories involving USDA staff are circulating in farm country and gaining traction online. USDA did not respond to Reuters' questions on Monday. Farmers are struggling with how to emotionally process their pain from the Trump administration's policies, and anger at the USDA may be a coping mechanism, said Ted Matthews, a Minnesota...

  • Prices of the crucial fertilizer ingredient have been have been under pressure since late 2018 as demand remains weak and capacity expansions in Morocco and Saudi Arabia have increased output and exports. Mosaic also said it would temporarily curtail potash production at Colonsay mine in Saskatchewan. In June, it had permanently closed its Plant City...

  • Cash cattle traded at $100 per cwt this week in Texas and Kansas, traders said, down from $103 last week. USDA said select cutout fell $2.53 Friday to $201.94. "It's obviously the cash market weakness- $3 lower in Kansas and quite a bit lower on a dressed basis in Nebraska," Brock Associates analyst Doug Houghton said of Friday's sell-off.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- Wall Street eked out gains on Friday and the dollar lost ground as a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report tempered investor sentiment on the heels of China's announced economic stimulus plan. The week began with a flight to safety driven by trade jitters and weak U.S. manufacturing data, but positive geopolitical developments in Britain, Hong...

  • Sept 6- U.S. stocks treaded water on Friday as underwhelming jobs data rounded off a week of mixed economic signals about the domestic economy, while a new stimulus plan from China helped ease some concerns around global growth. Global markets inched higher after China's central bank said it would slash the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves,...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 5- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell to contract lows on Thursday as cash cattle prices declined from last week and wholesale beef prices extended their slide, traders said. Cash cattle traded at $100 per cwt in Texas and Kansas, traders said, down from $103 last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture late Thursday quoted choice...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 4- U.S. benchmark live cattle futures drifted lower on Wednesday, pressured by expectations of weaker cash cattle prices this week and a seasonal slowdown in demand for beef following the Labor Day holiday, traders said. The USDA late Wednesday quoted choice boxed beef cutout at $230.65 per cwt, down $0.01 from Tuesday, and select cutout fell $2.67 at...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Sept 4- Slowing global economies, the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing and a warning sign of recession flashing in the U.S. Treasury market have all fed expectations the Federal Reserve is poised to lower rates at the close of its Sept. 17-18 meeting. John Williams, president of the hugely influential New York Federal Reserve,...

  • TORONTO, Sept 4- Cutting interest rates is a "poor tool" to undo the harm to the U.S. economy from an escalating trade war between the United States and China, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Wednesday, but the U.S. central bank needs to do it anyway. "If business investment continues to slump, if the recession warning lights continue to...

  • Sept 4- Canada's second-largest oil producer, Suncor Energy, believes the political situation in the United States has increased the risks to companies counting on construction of TC Energy Corp's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, its chief executive said on Wednesday. A legal fight between TC, previously known as TransCanada, and environmental activists...

  • Sept 4- Canada's second-largest oil producer, Suncor Energy, believes the political situation in the United States has increased the risks to companies counting on construction of TC Energy Corp's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, its chief executive said on Wednesday. A legal fight between TC, previously known as TransCanada, and environmental activists...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Ten Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls will tout their plans to tackle climate change on Wednesday evening in a series of CNN town halls, sure to pit moderates like Joe Biden against progressives like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to face Republican President Donald Trump...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures fell to three-month lows on Tuesday while U.S. hard wheat futures hit their lowest levels in a decade, pressured by ample world supplies and strong export competition, analysts said. Benchmark CBOT December soft red winter wheat settled down 9 cents at $4.53-1/ 2 per bushel.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures fell to three-month lows on Tuesday while U.S. hard wheat futures hit their lowest levels in a decade, pressured by ample world supplies and strong export competition, analysts said. As of 1 p.m. CDT, benchmark CBOT December soft red winter wheat was down 11 cents at $4.51-1/ 2 per bushel.

  • mdrfoittid= 8 8 1 1 6 6 6& p c= F D S that only recently became public and was reviewed by Reuters, Pentax told the Food and Drug Administration that a hospital used up to four gastroscopes contaminated with bacteria in 998 procedures performed sometime last year through June 2019, when the problem was discovered. The FDA redacts the names of hospitals from device...