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  • TOKYO, June 19- The dollar fell against the yen in early Asian trade on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, fueling trade war worries with Beijing. The currency last traded at 110.12 yen, down 0.4 percent on the day.

  • The Baltimore Sun reports the H-2B visas for seasonal workers were awarded by lottery for the first time this year due to high demand for workers from multiple industries. Bill Sieling is the director of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association. Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com.

  • The two divisions- the private client group overseen by David Kowach and wealth brokerage services overseen by Jay Welker- have long overlapped. Wells Fargo Advisors spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu wrote in an emailed statement, "No final decisions have been made because that work continues. The bank's plans to restructure were reported earlier on Monday by the...

  • President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, escalating a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing. He said the move would be in retaliation for China's decision to raise tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. goods. "After the legal process is complete, these tariffs will go into effect if China refuses to change its...

  • The Republican-controlled Senate voted 85-10 for the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which authorizes U.S. military spending but is generally used as a vehicle for a broad range of policy matters. This year, the Senate included an amendment that would kill the Trump administration's agreement to allow ZTE to resume business with U.S....

  • WOODS CROSS, Utah— Stars of the Discovery Channel show "Diesel Brothers" have been ordered not to modify vehicles in ways that could lead to greater pollution. Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment attorney Reed Zars told the Standard-Examiner he was glad a judge intervened with the June 8 order. The order also bars the men from reselling any vehicles with...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California lawmakers are trying to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring in the movie industry through the state's film tax credit program. The Assembly on Monday approved an update to the tax credit program, which awards up to $330 million per year in credits to selected productions filming in California.

  • LONDON, June 19- A 200 basis-point increase in interest rates could spark a sharp rise in the proportion of emerging market corporate debt issues at risk of default, with Brazilian and Indian firms most vulnerable, a report from McKinsey Global Institute showed. Under such a scenario, the share of bonds at higher risk of default would rise to one-third from 24...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 18- AT&T Inc is promising fewer commercials, smaller channel bundles and personalized programming now that it has taken over Time Warner channels in an $85 billion mega-merger. After overcoming the U.S. Justice Department's objection that the deal would harm competition, AT&T, the country's number two wireless operator, said it will use its...

  • The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military while blocking a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. The Senate approved the bill, 85-10, sending it to the House, which approved the measure last month without the ZTE provision. The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill...

  • The Republican-controlled Senate voted 85-10 for the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which authorizes U.S. military spending but is generally used as a vehicle for a broad range of policy matters. The fiscal 2019 Senate version of the NDAA authorizes $639 billion in base defense spending, for such things as buying weapons, ships and...

  • CHICAGO, June 18- President Donald Trump's tariff battle with key buyers of U.S. apples, soybeans and corn threatens the support of some of his biggest backers- U.S. farmers now seeing their livelihoods in jeopardy. "A lot of people in the ag community were willing to give President Trump the benefit of the doubt," said Brian Kuehl, executive director of Farmers for...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said Monday. The Labor Department could issue final regulations as early as Tuesday, said several people...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 18- Argentina's peso currency snapped its slide on Monday as the central bank said it would hike reserve requirements for banks, a move that also sent bank shares tumbling as the country's stocks had their worst performance since December 2014. In the first measures under new Governor Luis Caputo, the bank said it would raise requirements by 5...

  • fall@ BRASILIA, June 18- Argentina's peso firmed sharply as a new central bank chief took his first moves to shore up the battered currency, while escalating fears of a damaging trade war between the United States and China drove Latin American stocks down. The United States on Friday detailed $50 billion of Chinese imports to face 25 percent tariffs.

  • June 18- Wells Fargo& Co is expected to announce a restructuring of its wealth management business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Wells Fargo is expected to share some information about the changes this week in an internal memo to some employees, the report said, adding the bank may share more details on...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 18- Saputo Inc, one of Canada's largest dairies, supports ending a domestic milk ingredient pricing system that has angered the United States, Chief Executive Lino Saputo Jr. said on Monday, showing a rare crack in solidarity among processors and the country's sheltered dairy farmers. Dairy Farmers of Canada, the sector's main lobby group,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- The U.S. Commerce Department has determined that Chinese common alloy aluminum sheet products are being sold in the U.S. market at less than fair value and will be subject to preliminary anti-dumping duties of 167.16 percent, the Aluminum Association said on Monday. The trade group, which typically announces the findings of Commerce...

  • U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday. Household goods companies took some of the worst losses as the S&P 500 index fell for the third time in four days. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks jumped 8.55 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,692.46.

  • WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. This spring, groundwater testing ordered by the EPA had found heightened levels of pollutants at plants in numerous states, from Virginia to Alaska,...