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  • Meat products grown by replicating animal cells are not yet on supermarket shelves, but the topic is getting enough attention that the Food and Drug Administration is holding a public meeting on "cultured" meat next month. The FDA says animal cells can currently be produced from "starter cells" in machines where the cells are cultured to grow.

  • If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? "It implies that traditional beef is dirty," says Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. It's why the $49.5 billion U.S. beef, poultry, pork and lamb industry is mobilizing to claim ownership of the term "meat."

  • TALLASSEE, Ala.— Three people are dead after a shooting outside a Walmart store in Alabama. Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock tells news outlets the alleged shooter crashed a car into a vehicle in the store parking lot, then opened fire. Tallassee is located about 30 miles east of Montgomery.

  • MINSK- ORESHKIN SAYS RUSSIA WILL NOT IMPOSE TARIFFS ON IMPORTS OF MEDICINE FROM UNITED STATES.

  • MINSK- RUSSIAN ECONOMY MINISTER ORESHKIN SAYS RUSSIA MAY IMPOSE TARIFFS ON IMPORTS OF U.S.

  • *U.S.- China trade tension may hit U.S. bean exports. CHICAGO, June 19- U.S. soybean futures plunged on Tuesday to their lowest level in nearly a decade as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's biggest soy buyer, prompted fund-driven selling, analysts said. As of 10:50 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans were down 29-1/ 2...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct. LONDON, June 19- UK shares fell on Tuesday on a global selloff prompted by fears of a full-blown trade war between the U.S. and China, and disappointing domestic corporate news including a profit warning by Debenhams. The FTSE 100 ended down 0.4 percent at 7,603 points, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 index fell 0.8 percent.

  • PARIS, June 19- French economic growth should slow this year in the face of a stronger euro, higher oil prices and uncertainty about protectionism, the INSEE stats agency forecast on Tuesday. Like other euro zone countries, France saw growth slow sharply in the first quarter after a particularly strong end to 2017 as oil prices rose 23 percent and the euro gained...

  • LONDON, June 19- Sterling plumbed a seven month low on Tuesday, as concerns about an escalating trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies weighed on risk appetite. With all eyes focused on the Bank of England's policy decision on Thursday, in which it is expected to unveil its monetary policy stance for the rest of the year after a run of mixed data,...

  • KIEV, June 19- Ukraine state oil and gas firm Naftogaz said on Tuesday a London court has granted its request to freeze the British assets of Russia's Gazprom, part of its efforts to enforce an earlier arbitration ruling from Sweden. But Naftogaz says Gazprom has not complied with the ruling, which obliged the Russian company to resume gas supplies to Ukraine at...

  • LONDON, June 19- Britain said Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox had answered its remaining doubts about the independence of Sky News if the U.S. company buys all of its parent Sky, paving the way for a takeover battle over the pay-TV group. Fox in April offered to spin off Sky News to Walt Disney Co to head off objections that Murdoch could have too much...

  • June 19- U.S. stocks slumped and the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased its gains for the year on Tuesday, as a sharp escalation in U.S.- China trade dispute jolted the markets and triggered a rush to safer assets. President Donald Trump, in an unexpectedly swift and sharp move, threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing...

  • *Government has additional 800 mln euros for budget 2018. DUBLIN, June 19- Ireland will not use all the fiscal leeway available next year to cut taxes and raise spending to avoid adding the kind of stimulus that could overheat a booming economy, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said. Ireland's economy has expanded faster than any other in the European Union for...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Russia pushing for modest output increase. NEW YORK, June 19- Oil fell on Tuesday ahead of a possible increase in OPEC crude supply, and as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China unleashed sharp selloffs in many global markets. Both benchmarks are being dragged down by the escalating trade conflict between the United States...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- U.S. homebuilding surged to near an 11- year high in May amid an acceleration in both single-family and multi-family home construction, but a second straight monthly drop in permits suggested housing market activity would remain moderate. "There is some early evidence that lumber prices may now have peaked, but the shortage of labor will not...

  • LONDON, June 19- Core euro zone government bond yields fell across the board on Tuesday as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's top two economies, lifted demand for safe-haven debt. With world shares down more than 1 percent and Chinese stock markets suffering their worst single-day drop since February, investors sought...

  • "When these issues were brought to our attention, we took immediate steps to stop it," Rich Young, a Verizon spokesman said.

  • MILWAUKEE— Foxconn Technology Group plans to invest in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water it has to draw from Lake Michigan for its proposed manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin, the company said Tuesday. Taiwan- based Foxconn announced that the "zero liquid discharge" system will virtually eliminate...

  • BERLIN, June 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to create a euro zone budget charged with boosting investment in the bloc and promoting economic convergence between its 19 states. The leaders met to prepare for a summit of European Union leaders on June 28-29, with Macron keen to push through...

  • BERLIN, June 19- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday a euro zone reform package agreed with French President Emmanuel Macron would be supported by all parties in her ruling coalition. "I can give a very clear' yes' that everything agreed here today will get support, this has been discussed both with the governing coalition and the lawmakers," Merkel told...