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  • Southeast were still without power on Monday after Hurricane Michael swept up the East Coast from Florida last week, according to local power companies. In total, Michael caused over 3 million outages from Florida to New York after hitting the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. The Florida Division of...

  • ROME, Oct 15- Italy's 2019 budget approved by the cabinet on Monday includes a basic income for the poor, lowers the retirement age and offers a partial amnesty to settle tax disputes, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his top ministers told reporters on Monday. Speaking after the cabinet signed off on the budget bill, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said the...

  • GOOGLE SAYS DIANE GREENE WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE SAUDI FII SUMMIT- CNBC REPORTERS ON TWITTER.

  • BRASILIA, Oct 15- Brazilian police have referred two former executives of food processor BRF SA to federal prosecutors in an investigation into food safety that disrupted meat production in 2017, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday. The allegation is that former BRF Chairman Abilio Diniz and former Chief Executive Officer Pedro de Andrade Faria did...

  • Oct 15- A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday. District Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene, Oregon, came just days before the case is scheduled to go to trial in federal court on Oct. 29.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 15- U.S. soybean futures jumped 2.8 percent on Monday on poor Midwest harvest conditions, coupled with reminders of strong domestic crushing demand and signs of U.S. soy cargoes headed to China, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures settled up 24 cents at $8.91-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching just off the session top of $8.92, the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. But other details of the report from the U.S. Commerce Department on Monday were upbeat and suggested that consumer spending ended the third quarter with strong momentum, which should provide a boost to economic growth despite anticipated drags from weak exports and a struggling housing market. "The market will likely settle into its new...

  • Oct 15- The United Steelworkers union said on Monday it has reached a tentative agreement with U.S. Steel Corp.

  • *Apple drops as Goldman Sachs warns on China demand. NEW YORK, Oct 15- The benchmark S&P 500 index edged lower in choppy trade on Monday as technology stocks were pressured by lingering worries over interest rates and corporate earnings, while gaining Disney shares helped keep the Dow positive. Walt Disney Co shares rose 1.5 percent after the company offered...

  • ROME, Oct 15- Italy's cabinet on Monday approved the country's expansionary 2019 budget bill, Prime Minister Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Oil prices steadied on Monday, supported by geopolitical tension over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist that has stoked worries about supplies from Riyadh, but weighed by concern over long-term demand outlook. However, rising geopolitical tension between the United States, the world's top oil consumer, and Saudi Arabia, one of the biggest...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 15- South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom said on Monday it would not have to implement controlled power outages, after earlier warning these might be necessary due to pressure on the national grid. Eskom, which supplies more than 90 percent of the nation's power, was able to avoid controlled outages- known as load-shedding- after some...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. "The market will likely settle into its new range after the volatile trading of the past couple of weeks," said Boris Rjavinski at Wells Fargo Securities in New York. Last week, the benchmark 10- year Treasury yield reached 3.261 percent, which was last seen in May 2011, while the 30- year yield hit a four-year peak at 3.446 percent.

  • CARACAS, Oct 15- Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA is preparing to pay holders of its 2020 bond some $950 million this month, after failing to make interest payments on most other bonds this year, sources at the company and in the local financial sector said. "Quevedo gave his approval to arrange this payment," said one person at PDVSA familiar with the plans,...

  • *Transport Ministry says defeat device found in April. FRANKFURT, Oct 15- Germany's Transport Ministry said on Monday it would order roughly 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled as part of an emissions probe, after prosecutors searched the carmaker's offices earlier in the day. German motor vehicle authority KBA found four software programmes capable of...

  • KKR CO-CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER BAE AND DAVID PETRAEUS, CHAIR OF KKR GLOBAL INSTITUTE, WITHDRAW FROM SAUDI CONFERENCE- SOURCES.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 15- Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo on Monday discussed his concerns about new Canadian tariffs on steel during a call with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a Canadian government source said. Guajardo said last week he rejected Canada's move to impose new quotas and tariffs on imports of seven categories of steel from many...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 15- U.S. soybean futures neared a two-month high on Monday on poor Midwest harvest conditions, coupled with reminders of strong domestic crushing demand and signs of U.S. soy cargoes headed to China, analysts said. As of 1:06 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 20-1/ 2 cents at $8.88 per bushel after reaching $8.89, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15- Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair. Boris Yue, 20, was one of thousands of student attendees, threading his way among fellow job-seekers to meet recruiters.

  • BREXIT: AFTER MEETING UK PM MAY, SCOTLAND'S STURGEON SAYS CLEAR THERE REMAIN FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED BETWEEN UK AND EU.