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  • April 22- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks. html 71 more cases of measles in the week since April 12. From Jan. 1 to April 19, 626 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states, the second-highest number of cases reported in the United States since the disease was...

  • CDC- IN THE COMING WEEKS, 2019 CONFIRMED MEASLES CASE NUMBERS IN U.S.

  • DUBAI, April 22- Tehran is prepared for a U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, an Iranian oil ministry source said on Monday, as the Revolutionary Guards repeated their threat to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Iranian media reported. Separately, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards' navy said Iran would close the Strait if...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home sales fell more than expected in March, pointing to continued weakness in the housing market despite declining mortgage rates and slowing house price gains. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 4.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.21 million units last month.

  • TORONTO, April 22- The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as oil prices jumped to fresh multi-month highs, while investors awaited an interest rate decision this week from the Bank of Canada. The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, rose to its highest since October as the United States was set to announce a further...

  • *At 9:30 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index was down 6.62 points, or 0.04 percent, at 16,606.19.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- The United States on Monday said it will eliminate in May all waivers granted to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, as it ratcheted up pressure to choke off all oil revenues of the Islamic Republic. The decision, taken by President Donald Trump, has sent oil prices to their highest in 2019, even...

  • April 22- Kraft Heinz Co replaced Chief Executive Officer Bernardo Hees with Anheuser-Busch InBev veteran Miguel Patricio, pointing the way to a possible change of strategy that may involve moving away from years of cost-cutting. The announcement comes just months after the company took a $15.4 billion writedown for its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands and...

  • April 22- U.S. stocks edged lower at the open on Monday, weighed down by technology shares, as investors took a cautious stance at the start of what is expected to be the busiest week of the first-quarter earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 48.77 points, or 0.18%, at the open to 26,510.77. The S&P 500 opened lower by 6.25 points, or 0.22%, at 2,898.78.

  • *Incident comes as Tesla is trying to drive sales in China. SHANGHAI, April 22- U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc said it has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding, the latest in a string of fire incidents involving its cars. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the origins of the videos,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States is not extending any waivers exempting importers of Iranian oil from U.S. sanctions and there will be no grace period for those economies to comply. We're going to zero across the board, "Pompeo told reporters after the White House announced the end to waivers in order to pressure...

  • *Kimberly Clark eyes 2- yr high as results beat estimates. April 22- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Monday as investors returned from their Easter break and took a cautious stance at the start of what is expected to be the busiest week of the first-quarter earnings season. "Q1 earnings have largely been a pleasant surprise thus far, but have not ignited investor...

  • KRAFT HEINZ APPOINTS MIGUEL PATRICIO AS CEO; PATRICIO WILL SUCCEED BERNARDO HEES, WHO WILL REMAIN CEO THROUGH JUNE 30.

  • President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate all waivers issued to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said on Monday, while vowing to ensure global oil market was well supplied. "The United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates... along with our friends and allies, are committed to ensuring...

  • *U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers, announcement due Monday. LONDON, April 22- Oil topped $74 a barrel on Monday, the highest since November, as the United States was set to announce a further clampdown on Iranian oil exports, tightening global supplies. The United States is expected to say later on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- An array of U.S. companies have told the Trump administration that a citizenship question on the 2020 Census would harm business if it leads to an undercount of immigrants, undermining the data they use to place stores, plan inventory and plot ad campaigns. Corporate executives, lobbyists and representatives from major industry groups like...

  • The S&P 500 closed slightly lower last week, ending its three-week winning streak, but hovered about 1% away from a record high hit in September on U.S.- China trade hopes and a largely upbeat earnings season. Also helping was a surge in oil prices, with the United States set to announce a further clampdown on Iranian oil exports, tightening global supplies.

  • TOKYO, April 22- Japanese prosecutors indicted Carlos Ghosn on Monday on another charge of aggravated breach of trust, a Tokyo court said, the fourth charge against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, which his lawyers met immediately with a bail request. Ghosn had been out on bail when authorities arrested him for a fourth time on April 4 on suspicion he...

  • CAIRO, April 22- Egypt expects its borrowing needs to reach 820.7 billion Egyptian pounds in fiscal 2019/ 20, a 26 percent increase from the previous year, the draft budget seen by Reuters showed. Egypt expects to issue 435.1 billion pounds worth of treasury bills, against 350.8 budgeted for the 2018/ 2019 fiscal year, a 24 percent increase, the draft showed.

  • April 22- Tesla Inc will focus on its autonomous driving system when it hosts its investor day on Monday. Elon Musk, the electric vehicle company's chief executive officer, has touted the company's self-driving capabilities over the years, highlighting its semi-autonomous Autopilot system. The company's investor day starts at 2 p.m. ET.