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  • NEW YORK, April 7- America First may be a main policy of the White House and fuel to the stock market rally but U.S. investors are looking overseas for stronger earnings as S&P 500 companies are set to report their first quarter of double-digit profit gains since 2014.. While the U.S. economy has gotten a lot of attention since the Nov. 8 election and President Donald...

  • As President Trump faces pressure to deliver on his promise to revive manufacturing in the northern "rust belt" states that put him in the White House, his biggest challenge may not be Mexico or China, but the southern U.S. states that form the other pillar of his political base. States like Alabama have built a presence in the global supply chain in direct...

  • As President Trump faces pressure to deliver on his promise to revive manufacturing in the northern "rust belt" states that put him in the White House, his biggest challenge may not be Mexico or China, but the southern U.S. states that form the other pillar of his political base. States like Alabama have built a presence in the global supply chain in direct...

  • April 6- An invasive weed likely entered Minnesota through seed planted on land in a U.S. conservation program, state agriculture officials said on Thursday, bringing to a close an official probe of a growing threat to agricultural production. Infestations of Palmer amaranth, which can grow as much as 2 inches a day, spread over 30 plantings in the federal program...

  • CHICAGO, April 6- One company sold the seed planted on all the land in a U.S. conservation program in Minnesota that is infested with an invasive weed threatening cropland, the state's agriculture department said on Thursday. Infestations of Palmer amaranth, a fast-growing weed, have been spread over 30 plantings in the federal program in Minnesota, according to...

  • CHICAGO, April 6- Minnesota's agriculture department said on Thursday that one company, Green Valley Seed, sold the seed planted on all the land in a U.S. conservation program in Minnesota that is infested with Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed threatening cropland. The federal Conservation Reserve Program pays farmers to remove land from production to...

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations.

  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • TORONTO, April 5- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co said on Wednesday it was looking at a "major reinvention" of its business operations and gave its strongest signal yet of a possible initial public offering of its real estate assets. HBC shares, which fell more than 10 percent this week ahead of its fourth-quarter results, rose 7.7 percent to...

  • "In no way would we do an acquisition that affected our debt ratios and impacted our existing business in a material way, but we do view ourselves as a global consolidator," Chairman Richard Baker said from the Netherlands, where the company is planning to open more than a dozen Hudson's Bay and Saks OFF 5th stores. The stock, which had fallen more than 10 percent this...

  • It is spreading across Iowa, which accounts for nearly a fifth of U.S. corn production and in 2016 exported more than $1 billion of corn and soy. The destructive weed- Palmer amaranth has spread through seed sold to farmers in the conservation program, according to Iowa's top weeds scientist, Bob Hartzler, and the conservation group Pheasants Forever.

  • TORONTO, April 5- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co's said on Wednesday it was aggressively working on fundamental changes in the business to improve performance and further cut costs. "We look to do deals that are accretive for our shareholders," said Chairman Richard Baker from the Netherlands, where the company is planning to open more than a...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, March 31- Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said Friday that on his thus far unsuccessful crusade to persuade policymakers to jack up capital requirements for big U.S. banks, he is taking a cue from the struggle for gay marriage rights. "I think on the issue of too big to fail, we have an obligation to keep speaking up; people may...

  • LONDON, March 31- The U.S. gas market is looking a little tight despite another record warm winter that limited heating demand. Stocks of working gas in underground storage stood at 2,049 billion cubic feet on March 24, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Inventories are still 250 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, according to...

  • LONDON, March 31- The U.S. gas market is looking a little tight despite another record warm winter that limited heating demand. Stocks of working gas in underground storage stood at 2,049 billion cubic feet on March 24, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Inventories are still 250 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, according to...

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure gives a presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A at Bruegel in Brussels- 1000 GMT BOLOGNA, Italy- ECB Supervisory Board Member Ignazio Angeloni speaks at a conference in Bologna- 1050 GMT. MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a...

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure gives a presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A at Bruegel in Brussels- 1000 GMT BOLOGNA, Italy- ECB Supervisory Board Member Ignazio Angeloni speaks at a conference in Bologna- 1050 GMT. MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a...

  • ZAGREB- The central bank governors of Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Montenegro will participate in a conference focused on benefits the euro could have on the local economies 2100 GMT. FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret will deliver speech on German banking sector at Frankfurt School of Finance&...

  • ZAGREB- The central bank governors of Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Montenegro will participate in a conference focused on benefits the euro could have on the local economies 2100 GMT. FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret will deliver speech on German banking sector at Frankfurt School of Finance&...

  • MACAU, March 29- Overseas visitors are an increasingly common sight in Chinas gambling territory of Macau which is trying to diversify an economic model that has depended on mainland high rollers for more than a decade. Now the government has hearkened calls to reposition Macau as a tourism destination, with the number of international visitors growing 8...