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  • ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov 2- Bayer AG's chief executive said this week the company might consider settling lawsuits over Monsanto's glyphosate-containing weed-killers depending on how high court costs rise, but stressed it remained focused on defending the combined company against claims they cause cancer. "If we can settle nuisances at some point where the defense...

  • Nov 1- Chuck Wirtz voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, inspired by the then-political outsider, but the veteran Iowa hog farmer now has buyer's remorse as the U.S. Wirtz, 56, estimates the tariffs resulting from the U.S. trade war with China and other nations have cost him $200,000 this year and forced the liquidation of part of his farm in northwestern Iowa.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Next week's U.S. elections could see Wall Street's favorite congressman assume one of the most coveted roles setting financial policy on Capitol Hill- if Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives. With opinion polls favoring Democrats to pick up the net 23 seats they need to win control of the House on Nov. 6, vocal Wall Street...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- One undeniable fact has underpinned the latest leg of the long-running U.S. bull market: Paying up for growth stocks at any price paid off, hugely. Paying a premium for shares of fast-growing companies like Amazon Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc over those viewed as good value for the money has been a recipe for success for more than five years.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 26- Outbreaks of a highly contagious swine disease could roil pork shipments worldwide next year, Smithfield Foods Inc's chief executive officer said on Friday, further reordering the global flow of farm goods after the trade war between Washington and Beijing has crippled U.S. pork and soy exports to China. African swine fever has spread rapidly...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 26- U.S. pork sales to China are "not viable" after Beijing earlier this year imposed tariffs on imports of American pork, Smithfield Foods' chief executive said on Friday, as the trade war between the world's two largest economies threatened a nearly $500 million business for U.S. hog farmers. The decline in meat exports to China, the world's top consumer...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Wall Street stocks tumbled more than 2 percent on Tuesday as disappointing forecasts from industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and 3 M piled on to concerns over Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation, Italy's finances and trade-war fears. All the three major Wall Street indexes were trading below their 200- day moving averages, a key technical...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Wall Street stocks tumbled more than 2 percent on Tuesday as disappointing forecasts from industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and 3 M piled on to concerns over Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation, Italy's finances and trade-war fears. All the three major Wall Street indexes were trading below their 200- day moving averages, a key technical...

  • Chicago Board of Trade December corn settled up 2-1/ 2 cents at $3.69-1/ 2 per bushel, rallying after the contract fell to $3.65-1/ 2, its lowest since Oct. 11. November soybeans ended up 1-3/ 4 cents at $8.58-1/ 2 a bushel while CBOT December wheat fell 6-3/ 4 cents at $5.08 a bushel. said Ted Seifried, chief agriculture market strategist for brokerage Zaner Group in...

  • A mockup of what the Missouri hyperloop route would look like along Interstate-70, which was the first interstate in the U.S. highway system. A feasibility study says the route works well because it's flat, straight and would be built on government-owned land. 

    Virgin Hyperloop One, one of the bold plans for the new form of high-speed transportation, took a big step this week in the search for a real-world test case — in Missouri, smack dab in the middle of America's heartland.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- The mash-up of old and new media may not be a winning combination for the new S&P. communication services sector as its highest fliers. face regulatory threats and challenges to user growth.

  • Oct 11- A New Jersey jury on Thursday cleared Johnson& Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer. After less than a day of deliberations, the jury in New Brunswick, New Jersey rejected claims by Rosalind Henry and her husband, who had alleged...

  • ST. LOUIS, Oct 4- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Randal Quarles said on Thursday the world's central banks, including the Fed, risked "quite bad" outcomes if they let themselves be influenced by political considerations. "The outcomes of central banking, particularly in monetary policy, but also in financial regulation, can turn out to be quite bad if they are too subject...

  • ST. LOUIS, Oct 4- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Randal Quarles said on Thursday the world's central banks, including the Fed, risked "quite bad" outcomes if they let themselves be influenced by political considerations. "The outcomes of central banking, particularly in monetary policy, but also in financial regulation, can turn out to be quite bad if they are too subject...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Federal Reserve policymakers continue to signal that gradual U.S. interest rate hikes will be enough to tame inflation despite a fast-growing economy, even as a jump in longer-term borrowing costs suggests investors may be increasingly nervous about that rosy scenario. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell emphasized that the outlook for...

  • ST. LOUIS, Oct 3- A jump in long-term U.S. bond yields on Wednesday is not of immediate concern, Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said, adding that any pronounced "divergence" between the United States and other economies will need to be monitored. "The fact that interest rates moved on one day is not a concerning thing. Markets are volatile, "Mester...

  • WASHINGTON D.C.- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell participates in discussion before event, The Atlantic Festival in Partnership with the Aspen Institute- 2000 GMT. CHARLESTON, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin speaks on "The Outlook for Tomorrow: Five Numbers to Watch" before the West Virginia Economic Outlook...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- PNC Bank, a large lender in the eastern United States, has a new strategy for expanding into additional U.S. markets, digital-only savings accounts that pay high rates to attract customers and deposits that are accompanied by a carefully limited number of branches. In a move into the Dallas and Kansas City markets, the bank will spread what it calls an "...

  • LONDON Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee Member Silvana Tenreyro: Chairing session at Rebuilding Macroeconomics Annual Conference on Bringing Psychology and Social Sciences into Macroeconomics, London 1450 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in panel on "Economic Development" before the...