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  • Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Monday that his agency's general counsel, Stephen Vaughn, will depart the Trump administration in coming weeks and be replaced by veteran Washington lawyer Joseph Barloon. Vaughn "has played a central role in shaping and implementing the president's trade policies, especially related to China and the World...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- U.S. stocks ended a low-volume trading session little changed on Monday, as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of quarterly earnings reports from major companies.

  • April 22- Luckin Coffee Inc, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, on Monday filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, after being valued at nearly $3 billion in its latest round of funding. The Beijing- based coffee chain set a placeholder amount of $100 million to indicate the size of the IPO and did not disclose the...

  • BRASILIA, April 22- Economists continue to slash their forecasts for Brazilian economic growth this year, according to a closely watched survey published on Monday, intensifying the spotlight on a key Congressional vote on pension reform later in the week. The survey was released a day before the Congressional Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee is...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The dollar edged lower against a basket of currencies in thin holiday-impacted trading on Monday, while a jump in the price of oil on news Washington plans to tighten a clampdown on Iranian oil exports in May boosted the Canadian dollar and the Russian ruble. Financial markets in Australia, Hong Kong and many major countries in Europe were...

  • April 22- Herman Cain, facing resistance from his own political party, has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Cain has been a public advocate of many of Trump's policies, as has Stephen Moore, a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, who Trump has also said he wants to nominate for one of two vacant seats on...

  • settled up 0.2 cent, or 0.26 percent, at 78.47 cents per lb. *It traded within a range of 78.03 and 78.84 cents per lb. * "Uneven weather and heavy rains in southeast has been making it very hard to get any cotton plantation progress in these areas," said Jack Scoville, vice president at Price Futures Group in Chicago, adding that a weaker dollar was supporting prices as well.

  • *U.S. to end all waivers for Iran oil imports. *Iran says in touch with partners on waivers. "Most, if not all, legitimate commercial interests will avoid Iran oil purchases.

  • *U.S. aims to cut Iran oil exports to zero. *White House says working with Saudi Arabia, UAE to ensure supply. Eight economies, including China and India, were granted waivers for six months, and several had expected those exemptions to be renewed.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 22- Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is re-examining its treatment of whistleblower complaints after the indictment of six of the state-run oil firm's traders in December indicated that efforts to root out corruption had faltered, according to three people familiar with the matter. The scandal has spread across Latin America, toppling...

  • HOUSTON, April 22- Chevron Corp has told Petrobras it wants proof a Pasadena, Texas, refinery will function as promised before it will take possession of the facility, said Gulf Coast market sources.

  • April 22- Gold steadied on Monday, holding above a nearly four-month low touched the previous session on support from a weaker dollar and expectations the United States would put further restrictions on Iran's oil exports. Spot gold was slightly up 0.1 percent at $1,275.62 per ounce as of 1:47 p.m. EDT. On Thursday, it touched $1,270.63, its lowest since Dec. 27.

  • April 22- Kraft Heinz Co named Miguel Patricio as its next chief executive on Monday, hoping the 30- year marketing veteran will revitalize brands such as Planters nuts and Oscar Mayer bacon at one of the world's largest packaged food companies. He succeeds Bernardo Hees, 49, who was made CEO in 2015 when Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz merged. It also disclosed that it...

  • April 22- Kraft Heinz Co named Miguel Patricio as its next chief executive on Monday, hoping the 30- year marketing veteran will revitalize brands such as Planters nuts and Oscar Mayer bacon at one of the world's largest packaged food companies. He succeeds Bernardo Hees, who was made CEO in 2015 when Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz merged. It also disclosed that it had...

  • Samsung postponed media events for the device planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Instead of plaudits ahead of the phone's previously planned launch on April 26 in the United States, the South Korean conglomerate has been blighted by technology journalists reporting breaks, bulges and blinking screens, raising the spectre of the combustible...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Chicago wheat futures fell more than 1 percent to a one-month low on Monday, pressured by generally favorable U.S. crop conditions and expectations of abundant global supplies, traders said. As of 12:30 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May wheat was down 8-1/ 2 cents at $4.35-3/ 4 per bushel after dipping to $4.35-1/ 4, its lowest since March 12.

  • April 22- Kraft Heinz Co said on Monday it would replace Chief Executive Officer Bernardo Hees with Anheuser-Busch InBev marketing chief Miguel Patricio, as one of the world's largest packaged food companies looks to reinvigorate its brands after years of cutting costs dented their value. "The change at the top of Kraft Heinz is a positive development," said...

  • President Donald Trump said on Monday that businessman and former presidential candidate Herman Cain withdrew from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. Cain has been a public advocate of many of Trump's policies, as has Stephen Moore, a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, who Trump has also said he wants to nominate for...

  • April 22- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd confirmed on Monday it would delay the public availability of its Galaxy Fold smartphone after reviewers of the foldable handset reported defective samples. "To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Conditions in the global oil market have turned more favorable since last November, enabling the United States to eliminate all the waivers it had granted to eight economies to buy Iranian oil and demand to reduce exports to zero, senior officials from the State Department said on Monday. "The only reason we had to grant eight last time was...