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  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded 626 cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in 22 states as of April 19, the highest rate of infection in five years. Iowa and Tennessee were the two states that joined the CDC list with new measles cases. More than half the cases recorded this year occurred in New York City,...

  • April 17- Carl's Jr will become the first fast food chain to sell a CBD-infused hamburger when its "Rocky Mountain High Cheeseburger Delight" goes on sale in Denver on Saturday, the company said. The Tennessee- based chain is selling the burger for just one day at one location in northeast Denver as part of its strategy to test out "bold and unexpected" flavors, the...

  • April 17- ICE cotton futures edged higher on Wednesday as the technical picture for prices improved, supported by optimism from progressing U.S.- China trade talks. It finds support at the bottom and goes back up, "said Jim Nunn, owner of Tennessee cotton brokerage Nunn Cotton, adding that the market is testing the 200- day moving average around 80.02 cents.

  • April 17- At a truck stop in Ridgefield, New Jersey, driver Paul Richards reviews a notebook where he tracks miles driven and what he is hauling. Across the United States, drivers, regional operators and industry officials say the $700 billion U.S. trucking sector slipped in late 2018, with the fall continuing into this year. An ACT Research index of truck carrier...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. That has eased concerns about a China economic slowdown. "There's the thought that with China's stimulus, people are going to focus more on Chinese retail sales and the bigger numbers that we get out of China this evening and without momentum in Treasuries right now, it's possible that that's bringing some insurance selling in Treasuries...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. "There's the thought that with China's stimulus, people are going to focus more on Chinese retail sales and the bigger numbers that we get out of China this evening and without momentum in Treasuries right now, it's possible that that's bringing some insurance selling in Treasuries that you wouldn't necessarily anticipate," said Jim Vogel,...

  • SHANGHAI, April 15- Volkswagen is pushing its joint venture partners including SK Innovation to build electric car battery plants which have at least one Gigawatt manufacturing capacity, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Reuters. Volkswagen will buy 50 billion euros worth of battery cells for electric cars and has identified South Korea's SKI, LG Chem and...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- John Murante, a conservative Nebraska senator, last year introduced a bill to prevent non-citizens from being counted when the state redraws its voting maps. He said the effort aimed to ensure each election district contained similar numbers of voters, but opponents argued it intended to undermine the political power of immigrant...

  • April 5- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several other U.S. agencies are investigating an E.coli outbreak in five states, the CDC said https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/o103-04-19/map. html on Friday. The CDC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several states are...

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- The flagship of the Trump administration's advanced nuclear power research program could cost about 40 percent more than a government official estimated earlier this year, a U.S. Department of Energy document shows. But an internal DOE document dated Jan. 22, obtained by public policy group the Union of Concerned Scientists through a...

  • *The front-month cotton contract on ICE Futures U.S., settled up 0.27 cent, or 0.4 percent, at 77.32 cents per lb. * "Data was very supportive and the market is showing us that," said Louis Rose, director of research and analytics at Tennessee- based Rose Commodity Group. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that trade talks with China were going well and he would only...

  • Bill Johnson, who turned 65 in January, announced his retirement as CEO at TVA in November. Since Johnson became CEO of TVA in 2013, the company has spent about $15 billion to modernize its generating fleet, reduced carbon emissions by retiring coal units and cut debt by $3.5 billion, all while keeping consumer electric prices basically flat.

  • April 2- ICE cotton futures were barely changed on Tuesday, as investors closely tracked developments in the trade negotiations between the United States and China, while prices experienced strong technical resistance levels. * "Market is consolidating, yesterday prices went up to 78 cents per lb which has been strong resistance, so today we are giving back some...

  • NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. "The strength behind the Treasury market right now is evident when we reach certain support levels, like 2.50% on the 10- year note," said Kevin Giddis, head of fixed income capital markets at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee. Treasury yields retreated after posting their biggest single-day jump in three months on Monday, prompted by upbeat...

  • *China's factory growth resumes for first time in four months. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. The had a impact for sure, "said Ellis Phifer, senior market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • The Memphis, Tennessee- based company cut its fiscal 2019 adjusted earnings per share forecast to a range of $15.10 to $15.90, from $15.50 to $16.60 previously. FedEx, which is seen as a bellwether for the global economy, in December slashed its full-year profit forecast, blaming weak growth in Europe and a cooling Chinese economy due to an ongoing trade war with...

  • March 15- ICE cotton futures rose on Friday as a report stated that more progress has been made in the U.S.- China trade talks lifted investor sentiment. *The market was driven by expectations that the U.S.- China trade dispute was going to be settled, said Rogers Varner, president of Varner Brokerage in Cleveland, Mississippi. *The United States is the world's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- More than 90 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants that are required to monitor groundwater near their coal ash dumps show unsafe levels of toxic metals, according to a study released on Monday by environmental groups. The groups, led by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, said their findings show the potential harm to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- More than 90 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants that are required to monitor groundwater near their coal ash dumps show unsafe levels of toxic metals, according to a study released on Monday by environmental groups, which cited the potential harm to drinking water. The groups, led by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice,...