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  • Aug 8- New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic. "New Hampshire continues to experience a severe opioid epidemic," Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice said in a...

  • Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 5-3/ 4 cents at $3.86-3/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 13 cents at $9.69-3/ 4 a bushel, and CBOT September wheat rose 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.63-1/ 2 a bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn&...

  • As of 12:45 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures were up 6 cents at $3.87 per bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report, than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn& Associates, a Chicago brokerage. The USDA's report on Thursday will include its first yield estimates...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 5- Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted nearly two to one against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers said late on Friday. South, at a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga in 2014, was far closer than the tally in Mississippi. The UAW had put 10 years of groundwork into the vote at the Japanese...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 5- Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted heavily against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers said late on Friday. The UAW had put 10 years of groundwork into the vote at the Japanese automaker's Mississippi facility, after two unsuccessful attempts at a Nissan plant in Tennessee, only to fall...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 5- Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted heavily against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers said late on Friday. The contentious vote continued the union's run of failure to organize a major automaker's plant in the U.S. Nissan said the tally of votes, which was overseen by the U.S.

  • Toyota North America chief Jim Lentz told Reuters in an interview the automaker has not started searching for sites for the plant, expected to employ 4,000 workers, but would locate the factory near Toyota's existing supply chain. Toyota has 10 U.S. plants in eight states in an arc that runs from West Virginia through Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and...

  • **Far and away the largest subsidy was the $2.3 billion in state and local incentives given to GM in 2009 for its Orion Township plant north of Detroit, which builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Sonic. **Nevada has provided $1.6 billion in incentives since 2014 to two relatively young automakers: $1.3 billion to Tesla Inc for its battery factory outside Reno and $335...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT Aug 3- Toyota Motor Corp and rival Mazda Motor Corp are expected to announce plans on Friday to build a $1.6 billion U.S assembly plant as part of a new joint venture, a person briefed on the matter said. Japan's Nikkei reported earlier on Thursday that Toyota would take a roughly 5 percent stake in Mazda Motor Corp to develop key electric...

  • CANTON, Miss., Aug 2- For nearly a decade, the United Auto Workers union has tried to organize workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's assembly plant here, challenging the company's wages, safety record and commitment to treating African-American workers fairly. Starting Thursday, the roughly 4,000 workers at one of Mississippi's largest industrial employers will...

  • Aug 2- An advanced weed-killing chemical has twice come back to haunt Arkansas farmer John Weiss. The herbicide, known as dicamba, has long been employed in the United States to kill weeds before fields were planted, but its use spiked after regulators last year approved a new formulation that allowed farmers to apply it to growing plants. Last month, in response to...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Trump Hotels, diversifying from a longtime focus on the luxury market, has about 10 hotels in the pipeline for its recently announced midscale American Idea chain, Chief Executive Eric Danziger said in an interview with Reuters. The new chain, the product of conversations last year between President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Trump Hotels, diversifying from a longtime focus on the luxury market, has about 10 hotels in the pipeline for its recently announced midscale American Idea chain, Chief Executive Eric Danziger said in an interview with Reuters. The new chain, the product of conversations last year between President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric...

  • DETROIT, July 20- The president of the United Auto Workers said on Thursday he feels "very strongly" that workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, would support union representation if they voted now, but added that reports of intimidation by the automaker could change that. "A campaign can change from day to day and this will depend on employees...

  • DETROIT, July 17- Workers at a Nissan Motor Co Ltd plant in Mississippi will vote early next month on whether to be represented by a union, according to an agreement announced on Monday by the Japanese automaker and the United Auto Workers as the union once again seeks a major foothold after decades of failed attempts. In a release announcing the agreement, the UAW...

  • DETROIT, July 17- Workers at a Nissan Motor Co Ltd in Mississippi will vote early next month on whether to be represented by a union, according to an agreement announced on Monday by the Japanese automaker and the United Auto Workers union. The vote, which subject to approval by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, would take place on August 3 and 4 at Nissan's...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration on Thursday announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow-water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale on Aug. 16 would offer leases offshore Texas, Louisiana,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale on Thursday, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale to take place on August 16 will offer leases offshore Texas,...

  • GRANITE CITY, Ill., July 13- The blast furnaces and slab casters at United States Steel Corp's Granite City Works have been idle for 18 months, and laid-off workers here are pinning their hopes on President Donald Trump imposing broad new restrictions on imported steel. The Cold War-era law that allows the president to restrict imports of goods deemed critical to...

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