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  • Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said. There were 1.3 million barrels per day of oil production offline in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, about 80,000 barrels fewer than on Sunday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. It can take several days for full...

  • Total U.S. farm debt is on track to rise to $427 billion this year, up from an inflation-adjusted $317 billion a decade earlier and approaching levels seen in the 1980 s farm crisis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But now- after years of falling farm income and an intensifying U.S.- China trade war- JPMorgan and other Wall Street banks are heading...

  • Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard called again on Wednesday for an interest-rate reduction to provide insurance against a sharper-than-expected slowdown in U.S. growth due to trade uncertainties and to boost stubbornly low inflation. "I wouldn't want to prejudge" whether the Fed will actually cut rates later this month, Bullard said at the...

  • In CNBC's America's Top States for Business study, we used hard data—including health, crime, environmental quality and inclusiveness—to evaluate quality of life in all 50 states. By the numbers, these 10 states are America's worst places to live.

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    These states are the cheapest places to live in the US, according to the 2019 CNBC America's Top States for Business study released Wednesday. To determine which states are most affordable, we examined cost of living, housing, food prices and more.

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    Smooth roads make for an easy ride through the gateway to the west, but watch out for high crime along the way.

  • July 10- When conservative meme-maker Carpe Donktum got an invite to a White House summit, he thought the email might be spam. President Donald Trump and last year won a $10,000 meme contest run by Infowars, the website founded by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. On Thursday, he will join other pro-Trump online personalities for what the White House billed as a...

  • July 9- Novartis AG said on Tuesday it would make its generic pre-filled epinephrine shots immediately available in local pharmacies across the United States, as a shortage of Mylan NV's EpiPen emergency allergy treatment drags on due to manufacturing problems. The Swiss drugmaker has an exclusive agreement with Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp to distribute...

  • President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the names of two nominees to fill vacant posts on the Federal Reserve Board, after two of his earlier choices withdrew from consideration in the face of criticism. Trump said on Twitter he intends to nominate Christopher Waller, an executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Judy Shelton, the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider reviving a class action lawsuit against U.S. The plaintiffs said the plan's administrators pursued an investment strategy that, beginning with the 2008 financial crisis, led to nearly $750 million in losses. Plan participants, led by retired Missouri bank accountant James Thole, filed the...

  • ST. LOUIS FED'S BULLARD SAYS HE WAS APPROACHED BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IN RECENT MONTHS ABOUT POSSIBLE SEAT ON FED BOARD, BUT SAID HE WAS HAPPY IN HIS CURRENT JOB.

  • "The closure of our Henderson facility is in the best long-term interest of our business," she said, adding that the facility's production will be transferred to factories in Sikeston, Missouri; Covington, Tennesse and Vermont. Unilever, which also makes household goods ranging from Dove soaps to Knorr packet soups, said the Henderson facility's production...

  • President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping next week as investors are desperate for any signs of a thaw in U.S.- China relations even if it shifts expectations for much awaited Federal Reserve interest rate cuts. The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Thursday after the U.S. central bank said it was ready to cut rates if needed in the face of growing...

  • A man walks into the United States Steel plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

    Despite declining overall unemployment in the U.S., unemployment is rising in eight states Trump carried in 2016, which could spell trouble for him in 2020.

  • CHICAGO, June 14- U.S. corn futures climbed to their highest in five years on Friday as forecasts for more showers in the eastern Midwest next week clouded the outlook for late plantings and production prospects, analysts said. At the CBOT as of 12:39 p.m. CDT, July corn was up 8-1/ 4 cents at $4.50-1/ 4 per bushel after reaching $4.57-1/ 4, a contract high and the highest...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, argued on Wednesday that Washington should scrap plans to prohibit wireless companies from using U.S. government funds to buy Huawei gear for their networks. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in March 2018 that he was proposing...

  • CHICAGO, June 12- U.S. grain and soybean futures jumped to one-week highs on Wednesday as rains threatened to further delay corn and soy plantings and put crop yields at risk. The gains came a day after the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday cited "unprecedented planting delays" as the reason for slashing its forecast for corn yields more than expected.

  • Nine states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have passed abortion laws this year that all but ban the procedure. Among the signees were Slack's Jack Dorsey, designer Rebecca Minkoff, Bloomberg L.P. board member Peter Grauer, Tinder Chief Executive Officer Elie Seidman and Warby Parker founders Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa. Walt Disney Co Chief...

  • *Reports say U.S. may postpone Mexico tariffs. But strategists urged caution until a final U.S.- Mexico deal is reached and followed by a U.S.- China trade deal. "You have to take all of this with a huge grain of salt," said Sameer Samana, senior global market strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. Louis, adding that even if the Mexico report is true, "it...

  • June 5- The Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday it would cancel its research contract involving human fetal tissue from elective abortions with the University of California. Ohio, Mississippi, Louisiana and Missouri are among the U.S. states that have passed measures to ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, a move heavily...