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  • Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack that knocked out about 5 million barrels or 5% of global production, but U.S. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, managed by the Energy Department, is held in heavily-guarded underground caverns on the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Washington in the past has participated in coordinated...

  • Sept 5- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Health Corp and supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets Inc said on Thursday they would start asking customers to not openly carry firearms in their stores, joining Walmart Inc and Kroger Co, in a change of gun policy following several deadly mass shootings in the United States. As the chains began making their...

  • Sept 5- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Thursday it would start asking customers to no longer carry firearms in its stores, joining Walmart Inc and Kroger Co in tweaking its gun policy following several deadly shootings in the United States. Earlier this week, both Walmart and Kroger said they would ask shoppers to stop openly carrying firearms in stores...

  • Sept 3- Walmart Inc, the nation's largest retailer, said on Tuesday it would stop selling ammunition for handguns and some assault-style rifles in all its stores across the United States, calling for national action on gun safety after a string of mass shootings, including two at Walmart stores in Texas and Mississippi. Walmart is among U.S. companies, such as...

  • Gulf of Mexico due to the threat from Hurricane Dorian. Some computer models project Dorian may cross the Florida peninsula and enter the Gulf of Mexico. Oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico account for 16% of U.S. crude oil output and about 4% of U.S. natural gas.

  • TOKYO, Aug 30- Oil took a breather on Friday after three days of solid gains, but was set for its strongest week since early July, boosted by a decline in U.S inventories and a looming hurricane in Florida, while new signs of trade talks emerged. Brent crude was down 7 cents, or 0.1%, at $61.01, by 0236 GMT after adding 1% on Thursday. The approach of Hurricane Dorian toward...

  • TOKYO, Aug 30- Oil prices eased on Friday after three days of gains, with concerns about the state of the global economy amid the U.S.- China trade war keeping prices in check. The approach of Hurricane Dorian toward Florida raised fears that offshore U.S. crude producers may slow output if the storm passes into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 29- Chevron Corp's 356,440 barrel-per-day Pascagoula, Mississippi, refinery is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dorian, a company spokesman said on Thursday. Dorian is churning across the Atlantic Ocean toward landfall on the Atlantic coast of Florida over the weekend and may enter into the eastern Gulf of Mexico next week, according...

  • Aug 9- Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said it is working on a plan to put in service a couple of pipelines adjacent to the Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline in Kentucky that exploded on Aug. 1, killing one person. Enbridge said Texas Eastern has three lines between its Danville and Tompkinsville compressors in Kentucky that make up its 30- inch system.

  • Aug 9- Long before U.S. immigration authorities arrested 680 people at agricultural processing facilities in Mississippi this week, one of the five targeted companies faced allegations of serious labor violations including intimidation, harassment and exploitation of its largely immigrant work force, according to a federal lawsuit.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest and Mid-Southern states declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to banker surveys released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. Louis Fed said the second quarter marked the 22nd consecutive quarter for farm...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to a banker survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The floods added more pain on farmers who have also been hurt by low crop prices and the trade war between Washington and...

  • Aug 8- Electric demand in Texas will reach record levels on Thursday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave baking much of the state, according to projections by the state's power grid operator. High temperatures in Houston, the biggest city in Texas, were expected to near 100 degrees Fahrenheit every day through Aug. 14, according to...

  • Aug 5- Walmart Inc said on Monday there has been no change in its policy on gun sales after two mass shootings over the weekend, including one at a Walmart store, left 31 people dead in Texas and Ohio. The weekend shooting in Texas unfolded at a popular Walmart store in the border city of El Paso, killing 22 people. The petition calls on Walmart to stop selling firearms,...

  • Aug 5- Walmart Inc said on Monday there has been no change in its policy on gun sales after two mass shootings over the weekend, including one at a Walmart store, left 31 people dead in Texas and Ohio. The weekend shooting in Texas unfolded at a popular Walmart store in the border city of El Paso, killing 22 people. The petition calls on Walmart to stop selling firearms,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Days before Saturday's mass shooting that killed 20 people at a Walmart Inc store in El Paso, Texas, another shooting erupted at a Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi. "I feel confident in saying that it did in Southaven," said Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove in a phone interview, adding that employees guided other associates and customers to the right...

  • July 19- ICE cotton futures rose more than 2% on Friday as some investors bought the natural fiber after prices hit three-year lows in the previous session, on hopes that a resolution in U.S.- China trade talks would help the market battle demand woes. cent, or 2.20%, at 63.07 cents per lb. *Second month contract touched 61.66 cents, the lowest since May 2016 on...

  • July 16- ICE cotton futures fell over 1% on Tuesday, on good crop conditions and planting progress in major growing regions in the United States, while a robust dollar kept the natural fiber close to three-year lows touched last week. * "The conditions are very good for growing cotton all across the country," said Rogers Varner, president of Varner Brokerage in...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, weakening to a tropical depression but dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 5 inches of more rain was expected across south-central Louisiana, with...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast...