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  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. soybean futures rose on Wednesday on worries about poor crop weather reducing yield potential in South America, analysts said, while traders continued to watch for any developments in U.S. trade relations with top global soy buyer China. As of 12:52 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures were up 5-1/ 4 cents at $9.14-1/ 2 a bushel,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- Colombia launched on Wednesday a two-part $2 billion bond, with the book oversubscribed more than six times, a banking source said. Last October, Colombia priced a 10- year offering at T +140 basis points. Joint managers on the deal are BNP Paribas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, according to a document filed to the Securities and...

  • Jan 23- Potential U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's crude oil exports would cut off the nation from Gulf Coast refiners that are among its biggest customers, likely forcing it to send more crude to China, India or other Asian countries, traders said on Wednesday. The United States is considering moves to cripple Venezuela's oil shipments, which account for nearly all...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- Oil prices fell on Wednesday, following most U.S. stock markets lower, on concerns about global economic weakness, forecasts for record U.S. shale production and declining U.S. gasoline prices. Brent futures were down 70 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $60.80 a barrel by 1:28 p.m. EST, while the most active U.S. In addition to the stock market woes, analysts...

  • The shares of the company fell 4.2 percent to $286.09. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had said https://bit.ly/2T4CfHy earlier this month that Tesla will no longer be taking orders for the 75 kWh version of the Model S and X to streamline production. A reduction in tax credit added $3,750 to the price of Tesla's electric cars starting Jan. 1.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- Barclays economists said on Wednesday they reduced their outlook on U.S. economic growth in the first quarter to an annualized rate of 2.5 percent from an earlier projection of 3.0 percent as a result of the historically long partial federal government shutdown. President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are deeply divided over Trump's...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, announcing U.S. recognition of the country's opposition leader as interim president and signaling potential new sanctions against its vital oil sector. With street protests against Maduro underway across Venezuela, Trump said the...

  • *White House adviser warns of growth hit from govt shutdown. The United States could end up with no growth this quarter if the partial government shutdown that began on Dec. 22 extended through March, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said, though he did not see the risk of a credit downgrade. That added to nerves, with investors already fretting after the...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Facebook Inc's operations chief Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday that the world's largest social network needed to win back public trust after facing scandals for violating its users' privacy. The social media platform is investing billions of dollars a year to improve the security of its network, Sandberg said in an interview...

  • Jan 23- Tesla Inc said on Wednesday it is reducing production hours for its higher priced electric cars Model S and Model X to improve efficiencies, just days after it decided to increase production of its lower-priced versions of its Model 3 s. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had said https://bit.ly/2T4CfHy earlier this month that Tesla will no longer be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives floated the idea on Wednesday of ending a partial government shutdown by giving President Donald Trump most or all of the money he seeks for border security with Mexico but for items other than a physical wall. Representative James Clyburn, the No. 3 House Democrat, told reporters that...

  • Jan 23- World leaders and top CEOs meet at Davos in Switzerland this week to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit. >A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate Pompeo voices optimism for good outcome on U.S.- China trade. >Next U.S.-N.Korea summit must give concrete results- Seoul.

  • Jan 23- Tesla Inc is reducing production hours for its higher priced electric cars Model S and Model X to improve efficiencies, a Tesla spokesperson said on Wednesday. The company, which has struggled to achieve long-term profitability, said last week it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions of...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- With the partial U.S. government shutdown about a month old, a student showed up at the College of Southern Maryland's financial aid office with two preschool children in tow to request emergency help paying her $3,000 in tuition and fees. But a handful of colleges- including Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, the Nevada System of...

  • Jan 23- Comcast Corp beat Wall Street profit and revenue estimates on Wednesday as its high-speed internet business grew and it lost fewer cable subscribers than expected. Unlike Netflix Inc, which charges a monthly fee and is seen as a threat to traditional pay television, NBC's streaming service will be free for its pay-TV customers. It will initially be...

  • A CURRENT TESLA EMPLOYEE IN FREMONT SAID THAT MODEL 3 PRODUCTION STAFF AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERS SEEMED LEAST LIKELY TO BE CUT- CNBC.

  • TESLA ASKING LAID-OFF EMPLOYEES TO COOPERATE IN ANY CLAIMS AGAINST OR BY CO, AND TO ADHERE TO STRICT NON-DISPARAGEMENT AGREEMENT- CNBC.

  • TWO OF TESLA'S DISMISSED EMPLOYEES SAID LAYOFFS RESULTED IN THEIR LOSING STOCK OPTIONS THEY WERE PROMISED BUT HAD NOT VESTED YET- CNBC.

  • TESLA HAS SUSPENDED NIGHT TIME PRODUCTION OF ITS MODEL S SEDANS AND MODEL X SUVS AT ITS FREMONT, CALIFORNIA CAR PLANT-CNBC.

  • DETAILS OF TESLA LAYOFFS EMERGE, INCLUDING REDUCED HOURS FOR MODEL S AND X PRODUCTION-CNBC.