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  • Congested airport terminals and gates have areas that many frequent travelers are willing to pay a fee to avoid – and there are alternatives on offer.

  • President Donald Trump on Monday defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of farmers who have suffered because of his trade war with China, disappointing some who had hoped to hear a plan for a swift resolution. Trump dedicated much of his speech to explaining why he believes the United States needs a wall on its southern border, in his second...

  • President Donald Trump on Monday defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of farmers who have suffered because of his trade war with China, disappointing some who had hoped to hear a plan for a swift resolution. China bought about $12 billion in American soy in 2017, but mostly shifted purchases to Brazil last year because of the trade dispute.

  • President Donald Trump on Monday defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of farmers, a key constituency that has struggled because of his trade war with China, and promised fair trade deals that will put America's rural heartland back on its feet. "We've taken the toughest ever actions to address China's unfair trade practices," Trump told...

  • A Cargill grain elevator at Hales Point, Tennessee, closed this week, a casualty of rising waters from the Mississippi River that flooded a highway next to the facility, a Cargill website said. "High water on the Ohio and the lower Mississippi is causing problems all down the river system," a Kentucky- based grain trader said, adding, "Even down at the Gulf, the high water...

  • Jan 7- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a whistleblower's bid to revive a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries Inc in a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to tell a federal agency about changes made to a guardrail system that raised safety concerns. The justices left in place a 2017 decision by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit...

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  • Dec 20- Technology stocks led a slide on Wall Street on Thursday, with the S&P 500 languishing at 15- month lows and the Nasdaq flirting with bear market territory, after the Federal Reserve quashed hopes of a toned-down approach to its interest-rate hike path. Adding to the gloom were a few disappointing earnings reports and the U.S. Congress scrambling to agree...

  • The court, in a 8-0 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, threw out a 2016 ruling by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had favored the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, finding the lower court gave the government too much leeway. Weyerhaeuser harvests timber on the Louisiana land in question and was backed in the case by fellow...

  • The court, in a 8-0 decision, threw out a 2016 ruling by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had favored the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and sent the case back to the lower court to reconsider. Weyerhaeuser harvests timber on the Louisiana land in question and was backed in the case by business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • LONDON, Nov 20- The London zinc market is experiencing unprecedented tightness this week. The cash premium is now higher than the last spike in October 2017 with the only historical comparison the years 2006-2007, when LME stocks were also super low and the outright price hit an all-time high of $4,580 per tonne. Fast forward a decade and the LME three-month...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Some tech-heavy U.S. fund managers have turned to the once-stodgy payments sector as an alternative to so-called FANG stocks as high-flyers like Facebook Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc falter. Right now were certainly looking at a test of the past leadership and some of these FANG stocks have gotten ahead of themselves, said Tom Plumb,...

  • Oct 12- Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane Michael, providing a boost to authorities hit by electricity and communications outages. That organization, set up in response to deadly flooding that swept the Gulf Coast of Texas after...

  • Oct 10- The deepest one-day selloff in Wall Street stocks in eight months has investors using the market equivalent of a dirty word: "correction". Treasury yields and fears of a deepening U.S.- China trade conflict, the benchmark S&P 500 index on Wednesday dropped 3.29 percent, its worst one-day decline since February, bringing its loss to almost 5.0 percent since...

  • Oct 10- The deepest one-day selloff in Wall Street stocks in eight months has investors using the market equivalent of a dirty word: "correction." Treasury yields and fears of a deepening U.S.- China trade conflict, the benchmark S&P 500 index on Wednesday dropped 3.29 percent, its worst one-day decline since February, bringing its loss to almost 5.0 percent since...

  • New Orleans sees 25% drop in steel shipments due to trade

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on the effect tariffs are having on steel shipments in New Orleans.

  • Gordon never became a hurricane as forecast and weakened into a depression on Wednesday, just hours after making landfall near the Alabama- Mississippi border, helping to keep production and refining operations running unimpeded at most energy facilities in the Gulf and along the Louisiana coast. Coast Guard inspectors flew over ports in Mississippi and...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Sept 5- Tropical Storm Gordon weakened after making landfall just west of the Alabama- Mississippi border and lashing the U.S. Gulf Coast with high winds and heavy rain early on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Though the Louisiana coast remained calm as of early Tuesday evening, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Sept 4- Tropical Storm Gordon began lashing the U.S. Gulf Coast with high winds on Tuesday, strengthening as it swirled toward the coast carrying heavy rains and threatening to make landfall as a hurricane. Though the Louisiana coast remained calm as of early Tuesday evening, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and companies cut 9...