Top News & Analysis Montana

  • *U.S.- China strike Phase One trade deal. Dec 13- U.S. stocks gained ground in early afternoon trading on Friday after a tumultuous morning, as a limited trade deal between the United States and China paved the way for a rise in technology shares. Wall Street's main indexes hit fresh record highs earlier in the session as Beijing said it had agreed on the context of a...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- Montana lawmakers representing Native American tribal members called on the state's congressional delegation and the U.S. State Department on Thursday to extend the public comment period for the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying tribes were not properly consulted. Senator Jon Tester, Republican Senator Steve...

  • Beet producers Western Sugar Cooperative and United Sugars Corp issued force majeure notices to clients late Tuesday, according to three market participants, after a cold snap hit large portions of the United States. "The recent unprecedented weather conditions have resulted in Western Sugar allocating its available supply of product among its customers,"...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The leader the Navajo Nation said it would offer no financial backing for a deal under which a tribal energy company recently bought three coal mines, citing the tenuous future of coal and the tribe's desire to expand its use of renewable energy. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company, wholly owned by the Navajo Nation, purchased coal mines in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg faced intense grilling by U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday over what the company knew about its MCAS stall-prevention system linked to two deadly crashes, and about delays in turning over internal 2016 messages that described erratic behavior of the software in a simulator.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg was pressed by U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday over what the company knew about its MCAS stall-prevention system linked to two deadly crashes, and about delays in turning over internal 2016 messages that described erratic behavior of the software in a simulator. Taking turns to grill...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- Exxon Mobil Corp is seeking a potential buyer for its roughly 60,000 barrel per day Billings, Montana refinery, according to three sources familiar with Exxons plans. In those talks, Exxon wanted to unload both the Billings plant and its Joliet, Illinois refinery to PBF, but the smaller refiner wanted only the Billings plant, scuttling the deal,...

  • The delays have caused the two giant gas pipelines- Dominion Energy Inc's Atlantic Coast and EQM Midstream Partners LP's Mountain Valley- to increase their cost estimates by hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the companies. The Atlantic Coast pipeline may never be completed unless the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a lower-court decision blocking...

  • *China makes another import purchase of U.S. soybeans. CHICAGO, Sept 27- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures closed lower on Friday, as weather forecasts showed fewer yield risks to Midwest crops ahead of harvesting, as traders jockeyed for positioning ahead of a U.S. grain stocks report slated for Monday, traders said. The Chinese buying continued on...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 26- China stocks ended lower on Thursday as mixed signals from Washington and Beijing raised doubts whether the two sides would make any progress in their next round of trade talks. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a deal to end the nearly 15- month trade war with China could happen sooner than people think and that the Chinese were making...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 26- China stocks fell on Thursday as mixed signals from Washington and Beijing raised doubts whether the two sides would make any progress in the next round of trade talks. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a deal to end a nearly 15- month trade war with China could happen sooner than people think and that the Chinese were making big...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Brooke Shields has been in the public eye- and earning money- nearly from birth. But unlike many other child stars, Shields has not flamed out, or gotten lost to drugs. She became a teen icon after " Blue Lagoon" and snared the cover of Vogue at 14.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 24- China's yuan inched up on Tuesday as Beijing showed more goodwill ahead of high-level trade negotiations with Washington next month, but the currency largely moved within a tight range ahead of the week-long National Day holiday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, however, said on Monday Beijing had committed to buying agriculture from...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday questioned a decision by his top trade negotiators to ask Chinese officials to delay a planned trip to U.S. farming regions after trade talks last week, saying he wanted China to buy more American farm products. Trump, speaking alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, questioned him about the...

  • US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order for sanctions on Iran's supreme leader in the Oval Office of the White House on June 24, 2019 as US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin looks on.

    President Trump was taken aback when Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. asked China's trade delegation to reschedule a farm tour.

  • *TUI, EasyJet jump after Thomas Cook collapse. Germany's DAX index fell 1% to post its biggest one-day fall since Aug 23 as the latest purchasing managers numbers showed its manufacturing sector sinking deeper into recession. "If nothing else, the readings... all but guarantee that ECB stimulus efforts will expand and be sustained," said Ken Odeluga, a market analyst...

  • *Services jobs shrink for the first time in 9-1/ 2 yrs. *Sept. flash manufacturing PMI 51 vs. 50.3 for Aug. Sept 23- Wall Street's main indexes were flat on Monday as mixed economic cues did little to soothe investor concerns over slowing domestic growth in the face of a prolonged U.S.- China trade war.

  • *Wall Street posted worst session in 2 weeks on Friday. Sept 23- U.S. stocks pared early losses on Monday after a better-than-expected manufacturing survey reinforced confidence in the domestic economy. Investors have been cautious about progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a visit to Montana that pulled the Wall...

  • *Wall Street posts worst session in 2 weeks on Friday. The indexes recorded their worst session in about two weeks on Friday- ending a three-week run of gains- after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a visit to Montana. "While chances of a complete deal are pretty remote, people are pinning their hopes on any deal where they just stop the escalation," said...

  • Sept 23- Hong Kong stocks ended lower on Monday, posting their sixth straight session of losses, as U.S.- China trade uncertainties and concerns over political protests weighed on risk appetite. **Washington and Beijing labeled the two-day trade talks last week as "productive" and "constructive," with the U.S. **Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday to break up...