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  • UNITED STATES - APRIL 9: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., attends her swearing-in ceremony the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber after being sworn in on the Senate floor on April 9, 2018. 

    Walmart asked Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi on Tuesday to return its campaign donation after outrage from "Will and Grace" actress Debra Messing over the lawmaker's controversial comments about attending a hypothetical hanging. 

  • A tour bus is towed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, after it overturned on an icy highway in northern Mississippi. 

    A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.

  • ADDIEVILLE, Ill., Nov 14- Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four fellow farmers in greeting some unlikely visitors. The wooing of such a tiny market underscores the depth of U.S. farmers problems after losing their biggest customer, China, to a global trade war. China bought about 32 million tons...

  • UNITED STATES - APRIL 9: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., attends her swearing-in ceremony the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber after being sworn in on the Senate floor on April 9, 2018. 

    Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy aims to upset Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the Nov. 27 Senate special election runoff. 

  • UNITED STATES - APRIL 9: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., attends her swearing-in ceremony the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber after being sworn in on the Senate floor on April 9, 2018. 

    The runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy will take place on Nov. 27.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Wells Fargo& Co will not finish paying back the estimated 600,000 customers it wrongly charged for auto insurance until at least 2020, the bank said in a letter to U.S. lawmakers seen by Reuters. U.S. regulators slapped Wells Fargo with a $1 billion penalty in April when it admitted to wrongly forcing drivers into auto insurance policies.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp won U.S. antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, paving the way for a combination with potential to cut U.S. healthcare costs for consumers. The deal was approved on the condition that the companies sell Aetna's standalone...

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON, Oct 9- Chevron Corp wants to build or buy a refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast to process crude oil from its rapidly growing Permian Basin operations, a senior executive said on Tuesday. Gulf, to complement an existing eastern Gulf refinery in Mississippi that makes lubricants and other materials, Pierre Breber, Chevron's head of downstream and...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 8- Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 13 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. Five drilling rigs were moved out of the storm's path, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. Crude futures on Monday settled at $74.29 a...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 8- Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 10 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. part of the Gulf. BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron Corp, Equinor and Exxon Mobil Corp were evacuating personnel from oil and gas platforms in the Gulf as forecasters...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 8- Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 10 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. part of the Gulf. BHP Billiton, BP, Equinor and Exxon Mobil Corp were evacuating personnel from oil and gas platforms in the Gulf as forecasters predicted...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 8- Oil companies, including BP, Equinor and Exxon Mobil Corp, on Monday started evacuating personnel from oil and gas production platforms as Hurricane Michael began its trek up the eastern U.S. The National Hurricane Center forecast the storm would become at least a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale before making...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 8- Oil companies, including BP and Exxon Mobil, on Monday began evacuating personnel from U.S. The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm on Monday and forecast it would become at least a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale before making landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The platforms evacuating personnel and shutting in...

  • SEATTLE/ LOS ANGELES, Oct 4- Santa's sleigh cannot fly without its pilot. With the peak holiday shipping season fast-approaching, global package delivery giant FedEx Corp is paying retirement-age pilots bonuses of $40,000- and potentially as much as $110,000- to keep them flying into next year, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter and a contract...

  • President Donald Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford at his rally in Mississippi last night. Ford has accused Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault when the two were in high school.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 27- A rain-damaged soybean harvest in the U.S. Mississippi Delta is heaping more pain on farmers already suffering from a damaging trade war between the United States and China that has dragged prices to lows not seen in a decade. The crop quality woes come as farm income has plunged by half over the past 5 years and as the deepening U.S.- China trade...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on protecting consumer privacy when big tech companies amass vast troves of data, but came to no immediate conclusions, three participants said after the meeting. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- A U.S. Justice Department "listening session" with state attorneys general on Tuesday focused on how the government can safeguard consumers online, the Justice Department said after the meeting. The group made no immediate plans to file any case or open any investigation, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said after the meeting,...

  • Detroit, Michigan.

    Retiring on what you've been able to save isn't always easy. 

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Sept 17- Major U.S. ethanol producer Green Plains Inc is shutting down or cutting output at plants across the Midwest due to low profit margins, five industry sources told Reuters on Monday. The slash in production comes after the Trump administration's escalating trade disputes cut off U.S. access to ethanol markets in China, contributing to a...