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  • HOUSTON, Sept 19- A former Petroleos Mexicanos board member said on Wednesday Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has enough political support to change the nation's energy law and should postpone planned competitive oil auctions until the law is revised. Lopez Obrador, who takes office in December, handily won Mexico's presidential...

  • SPANGLE, Wash.— In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. Dube says China is buying less wheat from eastern Washington farmers and Trump's policies have opened the door for Australia and Canada to wrestle away business. McMorris Rodgers has made it clear she opposes the...

  • *HEAD OF CANADA'S LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR UNION, IN WASHINGTON TO CONSULT WITH CANADIAN OFFICIAL ON NAFTA, SAYS HE DOESN'T THINK THERE WILL BE A DEAL THIS WEEK.

  • TRIPOLI, Sept 19-- Libya's internationally recognised government on Wednesday imposed a fee of 183 percent of the value of the official exchange rate on any transactions involving hard currency, it said in a statement. The gap has done much to distort Libya's oil-dependent economy, contributing to a liquidity crisis and causing corruption as armed groups with...

  • HEAD OF CANADA'S LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR UNION, IN WASHINGTON TO CONSULT WITH CANADIAN OFFICIAL ON NAFTA, SAYS HE DOESN'T THINK THERE WILL BE A DEAL THIS WEEK.

  • ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States. Delta on Wednesday posted new fees of $30 for checking a first bag and $40 for a second bag— increasing the previous fees by $5 each. The changes match increases recently imposed by United Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

  • Sept 19- Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company no longer plans to create one million jobs in the United States due to the U.S.- China trade conflict, China's news agency Xinhua reported http://www.xinhuanet.com/2018-09/19/ct1123456015. htm on Wednesday. Ma said on Tuesday that trade tensions between the United States and China could last for two...

  • *Financials biggest percentage gainer in S&P 500. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest level since late January as rising Treasury yields boosted the financial sector and trade jitters abated. "Financials are going to respond to stronger data, very much keeping the Fed on the path of...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 19- A former Petroleos Mexicanos board member said on Wednesday Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has the political support to change the nation's energy law and should postpone planned competitive oil auctions until the law is revised.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 19- Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday. Online platforms are under pressure in Europe because of their dominance and anti-competitive business practices, which have resulted in hefty fines...

  • NEW YORK— The editor of The New York Review of Books has abruptly left his post following an outcry when the magazine published an essay by a former radio host accused of sexual misconduct that many deemed self-serving. Ian Buruma, who was appointed to lead the magazine last year, is "no longer the editor," according to Nicholas During, a publicist for The New York...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working long hours to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc. President Donald Trump began negotiations last year to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, which he blames for wiping out American factory jobs. The U.S. and Mexico reached a preliminary deal last month that left out...

  • *Demand from Egypt and Turkey helps support wheat prices. As of 1:01 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were up 14 cents at $8.28 a bushel. It's about time, "said Ted Seifried, chief agriculture market strategist for broker Zaner Group in Chicago.

  • SALZBURG, Austria, Sept 19- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that a Brexit deal with Britain was still "far away", an EU official said. Juncker had been asked on arrival at a summit in Austria with British Prime Minister Theresa May about how close the sides were to concluding a deal which both say they hope to conclude in the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 19- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose on Wednesday, erasing the prior session's losses, while arabica coffee rebounded above Tuesday's 2005 low, with both commodities trading in thin volume and buoyed by the strengthening currency in top grower Brazil. *March raw sugar settled up 0.14 cent, or 1.2 percent, at 11.64 cents per lb, after falling 7.6...

  • YEKATERINBURG, Sept 19- Russia's VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest titanium producer, and U.S. planemaker Boeing have launched a new manufacturing unit in Russia's Urals region of Sverdlovsk, a local governor said on social media on Wednesday. Boeing spokesman Paul Bergman confirmed that Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA had opened a second Ural Boeing...

  • WASHINGTON— What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would "implode" and "explode," President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks this week, Trump appeared to cite a recent analysis by Avalere Health and The Associated Press in asserting that premium costs are...

  • MILAN, Sept 19- An Italian court found oil services group Saipem and a former CEO guilty of corruption in a long-running trial over bribes in Algeria but acquitted oil major Eni. The long-running case revolves around allegations Saipem paid intermediaries about 198 million euros to secure contracts worth 8 billion euros with Algeria's state-owned...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 19- Gold rose on Wednesday as the dollar weakened, indicating investors are starting to worry about the impact of the U.S.- China trade war on the U.S. economy, luring some buyers back into precious metals investments. The U.S. dollar edged lower against the euro and fell to the lowest level in nearly three weeks against the risk-sensitive...

  • YEKATERINBURG, Sept 19- Russia's VSMPO-Avisma, the world's largest titanium producer, and U.S. planemaker Boeing have launched a new manufacturing unit in Russia's Urals region of Sverdlovsk, a local governor said on social media on Wednesday. The joint venture will process titanium forgings for Boeing civilian aircraft, such as the 737 MAX, 787 and 777, and...