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  • ST. JOSEPH, Mo., March 22- Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri River rose to the top of the...

  • WASHINGTON/ CARACAS, March 22- The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on Venezuela's development bank, Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest by Venezuelan authorities of opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide. Treasury said it was slapping the sanctions on Banco de Desarrollo Economico y...

  • 26- Mar United States Sale of 2- year notes. 26- Mar Italy CTZ/BTPi auction 26- Mar Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 26- Mar Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 27- Mar United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 27- Mar United States Sale of 5- year notes 27- Mar Italy Bills auction 27- Mar Sweden Auction of government bonds 27- Mar Norway...

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 23 SAN FRANCISCO- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy at dinner before the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy Conference- 0200 GMT. **SEELSCHEID, Germany- ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlager participates in the EU Project Day in...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said. But there were no new U.S. sanctions on North Korea announced on Friday, leading...

  • March 22- Viacom Inc's bitter contract renewal talks with AT&T Inc's DirecTV that could see the blackout of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central by midnight Friday are weighing on a possible tie-up of CBS and Viacom, sources familiar with the discussions said. Although the boards of CBS and Viacom have not discussed or decided on pursuing a merger, these sources...

  • March 22- Allergan Plc on Friday agreed to split its chairman and chief executive roles, but only at its next leadership change, as the drugmaker pushed back against claims from activist hedge fund Appaloosa LP that an independent chair could help current CEO Brent Saunders boost the company's sagging share price. The Botox maker announced the change in its...

  • HOUSTON, March 22- A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day that spilled chemicals and halted ship traffic in the nation's busiest oil port. The fire in multiple giant tanks of fuel at Mitsui& Co.' s...

  • March 22- Viacom Inc's bitter contract renewal talks with AT&T Inc's DirecTV that could see the blackout of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central by midnight Friday are weighing on a possible tie-up of CBS and Viacom, sources familiar with the discussions said. Although the boards of CBS and Viacom have not discussed or decided on pursuing a merger, these sources...

  • Musk is trying to avoid being held in contempt for violating his October 2018 fraud settlement with the SEC, for having tweeted at 7:15 p.m. EST on Feb. 19 to his over 24 million Twitter followers that Tesla could build around 500,000 vehicles in 2019.. SEC spokesman Ryan White declined to comment. Musk's settlement, including $20 million civil fines for both him...

  • President Donald Trump spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss a range of issues including trade and NATO funding, the White House and a senior administration official said. A White House statement said the conversation covered issues including trade, the Brexit debate in Britain, and upcoming meetings.

  • PALM BEACH, Fla., March 22- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tapped Stephen Moore, a conservative economic commentator and fellow critic of Federal Reserve policy under Chairman Jerome Powell, to join the U.S. central bank's board of governors, a move that would put a Trump loyalist inside the world's most important financial institution.

  • ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 22- Mexico is developing rules that would cap the amount of cash that can used to buy real estate, Finance Minister Carlos Urzua said on Friday, part of a push to reduce the use of physical currency in a country rife with money laundering and corruption. Urzua, speaking at a banking convention in the resort town of Acapulco, said the government...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela's development bank, Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest by Venezuelan authorities of opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide. Treasury said on Friday it was slapping the sanctions on Banco de Desarrollo Economico y Social de...

  • MONTREAL, March 22- SNC Lavalin Group's chief executive said on Friday the company is looking at ways to protect its business in the event it loses a corruption trial that has created a political crisis for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. An SNC-Lavalin board subcommittee is weighing the construction and engineering company's options as it takes "...

  • *U.S. lawmaker urges Boeing, FAA employees to come forward. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA, March 22- A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months. Boeing and the FAA are under...

  • March 22- Allergan Plc plans to elect an independent board chairman, starting with the next leadership transition, the Botox maker said on Friday, as the drugmaker responds to calls from hedge fund Appaloosa LP to separate the roles of chairman and chief executive officer. Appaloosa, led by billionaire David Tepper, has been pressing Allergan since last year to...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday reversed North Korea- related sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury that additional large-scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea, "Trump tweeted from his Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago. There were no new U.S. sanctions on North Korea announced on Friday and Trump was apparently...

  • point@ NEW YORK, March 22- As Wall Street braces for what may be the first U.S. profit decline since 2016, investors say the first quarter may not mark the low point for 2019 earnings. In the immediate term, markets could be roiled depending on what or if any information is released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russia's role...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- Lawyers for Elon Musk said on Friday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had failed to satisfy its heavy burden of showing that the Tesla Inc chief executive should be held in contempt of court. In a Manhattan federal court filing, Musk's lawyers also said their client "respects his obligations" to the electric car company, its...