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  • A Chinese flag is seen in front of containers at the Yangshan Deep-Water Port, an automated cargo wharf, in Shanghai on April 9, 2018.

    Economists polled by Reuters had expected China's exports to fall by 3% year-on-year and imports to decline by 5.2% in September.

  • U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (C) gestures as he chats with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (R) as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) looks on after posing for a "family photo" at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on July 31, 2019.

    Many analysts have low expectations for what the U.S. and China could achieve in this week's trade talks.

  • Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,080 cases and 18 deaths from the illness. As of Oct. 8, confirmed deaths were reported from 21 states, including one each from California, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania. As the outbreak picks up pace, some states, including New York, Michigan and Rhode...

  • SEATTLE/ PARIS, Oct 9- Boeing Co faced additional uncertainty on Wednesday over future production rates for its 787 Dreamliner after Russian carrier Aeroflot formally canceled an order for 22 aircraft valued at about $5.5 billion at list prices. The cancellation, first reported by the Seattle Times and buried in Boeing's monthly order release, is the final...

  • A Chinese and U.S. flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai, taken on taken on November 6, 2018.

    The Trump administration blacklisted 28 Chinese companies and restricted visas for officials amid alleged abuses in China's Xinjiang region.

  • US President Donald Trump holds up a "Trump Digs Coal" sign as he arrives to speak during a Make America Great Again Rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia, August 3, 2017.

    In the past five years, coal output is down 27%, triggering a wave of bankruptcies. No state has suffered more than Wyoming, the nation's largest coal producer, accounting for 40% of the nation's output.

  • Millions of oyster shells curing on New York's Governors Island.

    Oyster reefs are natural barriers that protect shorelines from erosion, tides and storm surge. They are being restored and repopulated.

  • Oct 8- The far-reaching impacts of climate change on companies have investors pressing corporate leaders for action to minimize environmental damage and to maximize disclosure of risks to their businesses. The threats range from more frequent floods or wildfires that imperil major assets to regulations that could undermine profits.

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

    China has reportedly grown hesitant to pursue a broad deal with the U.S. that could include reforms to its industrial policy and subsidies.

  • Seeking to better compete with bigger rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corp, the move will also help transition Oracle's business software for finance, sales and other functions to new systems over the next year. Jobs will be added in Oracle's software development hubs in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area and India, as well as near new data centers, said...

  • *The USDA said 15% of the corn crop has been harvested, well below analysts' forecasts. *The USDA also said 56% of the corn crop is in good to excellent condition, slightly behind market forecasts. *On soybean crop, the USDA said 14% of the crop has been harvested, slightly behind market forecasts.

  • As of 12:54 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn was up 2-1/ 4 cents at $3.87 per bushel. It's just balancing positions ahead of the report, "said Don Roose, president of Iowa- based U.S. Commodities. Lows in northwest Iowa next weekend could dip to 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Oct 4- An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly. The engineer, Curtis Ewbank, said the upgrade could have reduced risks that...

  • Oct 4- A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into U.S. Microsoft Corp said earlier on Friday in a blog post http://bit.ly/2ngs5bZ that it saw "significant" cyber activity by the group which also targeted current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering global politics and prominent Iranians...

  • Microsoft saw "significant" cyber activity by the group which also targeted current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering global politics and prominent Iranians living outside Iran, the company said in a blog post http://bit.ly/2ngs5bZ. Hacking to interfere in elections has become a concern for governments, especially since U.S...

  • *SpiceJet has 13 737 MAX planes grounded in India. *Expects MAX planes to start flying again in India in Jan. NEW DELHI, Oct 4- Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd may consider taking some of the Boeing 737 MAX planes that were due to be delivered to now bankrupt Jet Airways but are still sitting in Seattle, its chairman said on Friday.

  • Oct 3- Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday reported quarterly revenue below Wall Street estimates, as the U.S. hypermarket chain struggled to lure shoppers in a competitive grocery space, sending its shares down about 2% in extended trading. Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.10 billion, or $2.47 per share, for the fourth quarter ended Sept. 1, from...

  • Oct 2- The World Trade Organization is poised on Wednesday to open the door to hefty U.S. tariffs on European goods over illegal subsidies for Airbus, pushing a 15- year-old row over support for plane giants to the center of fraught global trade relations. The U.S. seeks talks with the European Union and Airbus host nations Britain, France, Germany and Spain over...

  • PLANO, Texas, Oct 1- American Airlines Group's pilots want compensation for lost pay stemming from flights canceled as a result of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, the head of the airline's pilot union said on Tuesday. "The effect has been real and calculable," Allied Pilots Association President Captain Eric Ferguson said at a conference for independent pilot...

  • Oct 1- Nebraska reported one death from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, the state's public health officials said, joining 10 other U.S. states to report fatalities. There have been 12 deaths and 805 confirmed and probable cases so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest data as of Thursday.