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  • John Kasich presented the group's blueprint for policy changes at the National Press Club in Washington on Friday. Kasich and Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have been working for more than a year on identifying common ground in health care, immigration and other top policy issues.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 23- European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday dismissed as "pure illusion" the ideas floated by Britain so far on what sort of relationship it would want with the European Union after it leaves the bloc. Tusk said he hoped to get more clarity when he meets Theresa May next Thursday, a day before the British prime minister is due to deliver a speech...

  • *Soy set for 3rd weekly rise as drought grips Argentina. *Grain markets digest USDA 2018-19 supply/demand outlook. CHICAGO, Feb 23- U.S. soybean futures neared a one-year high on Friday as concerns mounted about crop losses from a searing drought in Argentina, the world's biggest exporter of soymeal and soyoil.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- Debt sales for airports in Houston and Los Angeles are part of $5.43 billion in bonds and notes set to hit the U.S. municipal market next week, according to Thomson Reuters estimates on Friday. Los Angeles will sell nearly $376 million of subordinate revenue bonds subject to the AMT for its international airport through Barclays Capital on...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 23- The European Central Bank has bought enough bonds so that it could retreat from further purchases without risking an unwarranted rise in longer-dated bond yields, ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Friday. Once the bank's purchases hit a critical threshold, it needs fewer additional buys to contain yields at the longer end of...

  • Feb 23- Nordstrom Inc's founding family group is finalizing plans to submit an offer to take the U.S. department store operator private, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The group met with investment banks last week and is hoping to submit an offer as early as next month once the banks get approval from their credit committees to provide the...

  • EXCLUSIVE-NORDSTROM INC FAMILY GROUP FINALIZING OFFER TO TAKE COMPANY PRIVATE- SOURCES.

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  • Feb 23- Some of the biggest names in corporate America are coming under mounting pressure to cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists on Friday intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded after the December 2012 school shooting in...

  • The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:. Much attention was focused on David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, who spoke repeatedly on national television about the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The county superintendent, Robert Runcie, said Hogg and Gonzalez are "absolutely students" at the school.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23- The United States proposed a list of entities on Friday to be blacklisted under United Nations sanctions on North Korea, a move it says is "aimed at shutting down North Korea's illicit maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal." The move coincides with the United States imposing its largest package of unilateral sanctions...

  • Feb 23- KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain. The FDA had said intranasal abuse of the opioid-based product was a relevant concern. KemPharm said the Drug Enforcement Administration intends to schedule Apadaz as a C-II product.

  • Feb 23- Some of the biggest names in corporate America are coming under mounting pressure to cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists on Friday intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week's Florida high school massacre. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded after the December 2012 school shooting in...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23- The United States proposed a list of entities on Friday to be blacklisted under United Nations sanctions on North Korea, a move it says is "aimed at shutting down North Korea's illicit maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal." "We are ramping up the pressure on the North Korean regime, and we're going to use every tool at our...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by a dip in Libyan production and upbeat comments from Saudi Arabia that an OPEC- led effort to cut stockpiles is working. Production in the OPEC- member has been running at about 1 million bpd, although it remains volatile due to unrest. "Libya is another outage," said John Kilduff, partner at investment manager Again...

  • MADISON, Wis. _ MGE Energy Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $36.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Madison, Wisconsin- based company said it had profit of $1.04. For the year, the company reported profit of $97.6 million, or $2.82 per share.

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to have violated a conflict of interest law by meeting with executives of a Montana firearms company in which he holds stock. The Campaign Legal Center on Friday asked the Interior Department's Inspector General to investigate Zinke's actions in relation to PROOF Research, which is based in Columbia Falls.

  • LIST OF SANCTIONS DESIGNATION PROPOSALS' AIMED AT SHUTTING DOWN N.KOREA' S ILLICIT MARITIME SMUGGLING ACTIVITIES TO OBTAIN OIL, SELL COAL'.

  • *Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra cuts ties with Nirav Modi's brand Phartiyal. MUMBAI, Feb 23- India's central bank has told lenders to link their internal software with the SWIFT interbank messaging system by the end of April, and to alter a range of other protocols with immediate effect, as fallout from an alleged $1.77 billion fraud at Punjab National Bank...

  • Drillers added one oil rig in the week to Feb. 23, bringing the total count up to 799, the highest level since April 2015, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. That compares with averages of $50.85 in 2017 and $43.47 in 2016.. About $500 million of that will be spend on pipelines through Alpine High.