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  • *China delegates scrap U.S. farm visit, indexes fall. Sept 20- Wall Street dropped on Friday, and also finished the week lower, after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a planned visit to Montana, dampening optimism about U.S.- China trade talks. The delegates, who had been set to visit U.S. farm states next week, will return to China sooner than originally...

  • *China delegates scrap U.S. farm visit, indexes fall. Sept 20- Wall Street dropped on Friday after a Chinese agriculture delegation canceled a planned visit to Montana next week, dampening optimism about U.S.- China trade talks. The delegates, who had been set to visit U.S. farm states, will return to China sooner than originally scheduled, the Montana Farm Bureau...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 17- The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear environmental and tribal challenges to Enbridge Inc's Line 3 oil pipeline, a decision that removes one potential obstacle for the already-delayed project. It means the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, a state regulator that approved the Line 3 project last year, will not...

  • A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that more than half of patients with the lung illness- 24 of 41- who were extensively interviewed in Wisconsin and Illinois reported having used the "Dank Vapes" brand. The New York State Department of Health identified "Dank Vapes" and "Chronic Carts" as products containing Vitamin E acetate, a...

  • One other death was under investigation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, adding that it was probing possible links with vaping to 450 cases of lung illness around the country. The two latest confirmed deaths occurred in July in Oregon and Indiana, CDC's acting deputy director of non-infectious diseases, Ileana Aris, told reporters at a...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 6- At a closed-door meeting at the White House on Aug. 19, President Donald Trump looked increasingly alarmed as his top envoy to China delivered evidence of rising Farm Belt frustration over his biofuel policy along with a stark warning: You've got a problem in Iowa. Terry Branstad, the former Iowa governor and now U.S. ambassador to China,...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, Sept 5- Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin's community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with China and other countries are hitting farmers hard in a state that could be crucial for his chances of re-election in 2020.. Farmers there could be feeling the pinch more...

  • *U.S., China to hold high-level talks in October. Sept 5- U.S. stocks surged on Thursday on expectations of a de-escalation in trade tensions after Washington and Beijing agreed to hold high-level talks next month, while strong economic data eased fears of a domestic slowdown. China and the United States agreed to hold talks in early October in Washington, boosting...

  • Sept 5- U.S. stocks hit a one-month high on Thursday on hopes of a de-escalation in trade tensions after Washington and Beijing agreed to hold high-level talks next month, while strong economic data eased concerns of a domestic slowdown. Earlier, China's Commerce Ministry said its trade team would lay the groundwork with their U.S. counterparts in...

  • Sept 5- U.S. stocks hit one-month highs on Thursday on hopes of a de-escalation in trade tensions after Washington and Beijing agreed to hold high-level talks next month, while strong U.S. economic data allayed some concerns of a slowdown. China's Commerce Ministry said its trade team would lay the groundwork with their U.S. counterparts in mid-September for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- A decline in economic activity in the U.S. President Donald Trump won the White House three years ago in large part by carrying three swing states that will be critical in the November 2020 election: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Business activity in five Midwestern states including Michigan and Wisconsin tracked at...

  • President Donald Trump forecast a trade deal with China and somewhat cooled investor concerns after a ramp up in combativeness derailed markets last week. Trump said after a G7 summit of world leaders in Biarritz, France, that he believed China was sincere about the desire to reach a deal, citing what he described as increasing economic pressure on Beijing and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- The benchmark S&P 500 ended little changed on Thursday as a fall in U.S. jobless claims offset data showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity while investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech on Friday for clues on the central bank's monetary policy. Data from the U.S. Labor Department showed initial claims for...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Subsidized steel rack imports from China have materially harmed U.S. industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission found on Tuesday, locking in the Trump administration's duties on such products in the worsening U.S.- China trade war. The U.S. Commerce Department last month said it had concluded that exporters from China had sold steel...

  • *Crop tour sees sub-par corn yields in South Dakota, Ohio. As of 12:23 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December wheat was down 7 cents at $4.65-1/ 2 per bushel after dipping to $4.63-1/ 2, the contract's lowest level since May 14. CBOT December corn was down 4-1/ 2 cents at $3.70 a bushel, but stayed just above last week's multi-month low of $3.69.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC is working with health departments in Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana and Minnesota on the investigation. Of those cases, 30 occurred in...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 9- When China announced this week that it had stopped buying U.S. agricultural products and might impose additional tariffs on farm shipments from America, Dave Schmidt braced for another blow to his business. This is a worrying sign for Deere, which gets nearly 60% of its sales from the United States and Canada. The Moline, Illinois- based company is...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 2- A measure of stocks across the globe was on track to post its largest weekly loss of the year on Friday while yields in U.S. and German debt were near multi-year lows, after China vowed to retaliate against a possible new round of U.S. tariffs. The moves followed a sharp Wall Street selloff triggered by U.S. China did not specify how it would retaliate, but...

  • Aug 2- U.S. stocks tumbled to a one-month low on Friday after a sharp escalation in U.S.- China trade tensions and a tepid July jobs report renewed fears of slowing economic growth and raised bets of further interest rate cuts this year. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to slap a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports from next month, sending...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Wall Street banks are set to grill WeWork on its finances on Wednesday as it prepares to publicly sell stock for the first time, possibly in September, a sale that will create a benchmark for the rapidly expanding flexible office industry. WeWork, a unit of The We Company, has been bankrolled by more than $10 billion in venture capital, which raises...