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  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Vice President Mike Pence in Nebraska on Tuesday took stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency. Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin...

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to take stock of the devastation unleashed across the U.S. The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency.

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. The floodwaters have inundated a large swath of farm states Iowa and Nebraska along the Missouri River, North America's longest river, prompting half of Iowa's 99 counties to declare states of emergency. Nebraska, Iowa and...

  • March 19- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm633919. htm Sage Therapeutics Inc's drug for postpartum depression, marking the first approval of a treatment specifically developed for the condition that affects a new mother's ability to care for herself or her baby.

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Lyft Inc's initial public offering is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Lyft started its IPO road show on Monday and has spent the last two days...

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Catastrophic floods devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday after leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with waters yet to crest in parts of the U.S. The floods inundated stretches of the two farm states along the Missouri River, North America's longest river.

  • NEW YORK, March 19- The benchmark S&P 500 index ended little changed on Tuesday as investor optimism regarding the Federal Reserve's expected affirmation of its dovish policy stance was offset by reports of fault lines emerging in ongoing U.S.- China trade negotiations. Financial stocks weighed on all three major U.S. stock indexes, which gave up early gains...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Lyft Inc's initial public offering is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Lyft started its IPO road show on Monday and has spent the last two days...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Stocks across the globe rose on Tuesday for a seventh straight session, the longest upward streak of the year, while the pound wobbled against the dollar on expectations that European Union officials would give Britain a delay on Brexit negotiations. Bets that the Federal Reserve will this week reinforce the market view that the U.S....

  • BROWNVILLE, Neb., March 19- Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to tour the area. Damage to the state's livestock sector was estimated at about $400 million,...

  • BOGOTA/ NEW YORK, March 19- A proposal by Colombian coffee growers' federation that producer countries sell their high-quality harvests untethered from the New York market price could encourage buyers to look for alternative providers, importers and exporters said. Colombia, which prices much of its coffee at a differential to futures, is proposing an...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- Stock markets across the world rose on Tuesday for a seventh session, the longest winning streak of the year, while sterling wobbled against the U.S. dollar on expectations European Union officials would allow Britain a delay on Brexit negotiations. Federal Reserve will this week reinforce a market view that the U.S. monetary...

  • PARIS, March 19- Drinks group Pernod Ricard, which is being targeted by activist investor Elliott, said its business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America was well positioned for "solid top line growth and margin improvement." The region, which makes 29 percent of group sales, achieved first half 2019 sales growth of 3 percent driven by demand in...

  • "Uber in Chile isn't easy." Chile has yet to work out a regulatory framework for ridesharing. Ubers unregulated status in fast-growing markets such as Chile poses a potential risk for the firm as it prepares for a much-anticipated IPO.

  • As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of a storm dubbed a "bomb cyclone," Nebraska officials were taking in the damage in a state where 64 of the 93 counties have declared emergencies. State officials said on the call that 290 people had been rescued by the Nebraska State Patrol, National Guard troops, and urban search and...

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Richard Sharp, to deliver a speech at Cass Business School 1830 GMT. VERSAILLES, France- Participation by ECB's chief economist, Peter Praet, in a panel discussion on "Twenty Years of the Euro: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead" at the HSBC' AAA' conference in Versailles, France- 0935 GMT.

  • Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and inundating a U.S. Air Force base. The Missouri River, the longest in North America, has flooded much of Nebraska between Omaha and Kansas City at the Missouri state line. "This really is the most devastating flooding we've...

  • *Boeing extends losses as Ethiopia crash data scrutinized. NEW YORK, March 18- Banks and tech helped lead Wall Street higher on Monday, while Boeing and Facebook were a drag and investors eyed this week's U.S. The Dow's fourth straight advance ran into headwinds from Boeing Co, which fell 1.8 percent as the company faced increasing scrutiny following a fatal crash...

  • March 18- Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a significant portion of a major U.S. Air Force base, while more of region's residents faced the possibility of evacuation on Monday. The floodwater forced the operators of the Cooper nuclear plant, near Brownville, Nebraska, to fly in staff and...

  • *Boeing extends losses as Ethiopia crash data scrutinized. NEW YORK, March 18- Wall Street edged higher on Monday as declines in Boeing and Facebook held gains in check and investors eyed this week's Federal Reserve meeting for affirmation of the central bank's commitment to "patient" monetary policy. The Dow's nominal advance was hindered by Boeing Co, which...