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OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...


State

Cabins, campsites evacuated for wildfire in northeast Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal cabins and campsites are being evacuated because of a growing wildfire in northeast Utah. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said Thursday evening the small fire has not destroyed any structures or caused any reported injuries. It’s unclear how many...


Business

Nevada pot regulators get more money to deal with demand

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s marijuana regulators are getting more money to try to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries where sales continue to outpace projections. The Nevada Appeal reports the Interim Finance Committee approved an additional $1.5 million for the Department of Taxation...


Business

Scooter companies' conquer with a simple strategy: act first, answer questions later

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. At first glance, it looked like a painful defeat. Mere weeks after they’d blanketed Miami streets, electric scooter companies disappeared overnight, sent packing by city attorneys with cease and desist letters in hand. Their preemptive approach in some ways resembles...


Business

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NOON MOST ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) — Noon prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: SalesHighLowLastChg AKSteel 63941 4.88 4.70 4.85+.18 AT&TInc 2f 227563 31.83 31.51 31.70+.10 AbbVie 3.84 35888 96.11 93.64 94.28—1.27 Alibaba 51066 203.80 200.25 201.42—.79 AlpAlerMLP 1.35e 44227 10.51 10.34 10....


Business

Federal study: Chemicals toxic at levels EPA thought safe

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had thought were safe, according to a federal study that had been previously blocked from publication. The federal Agency for Toxic...


Business

Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drug maker headquarters

Opioid Epidemic-Art

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an opioid crisis protest has been removed. Artist Domenic Esposito and gallery owner Fernando Alvarez...


Business

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as energy companies surge

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 12:00 p.m. U.S. stocks are higher at midday Friday as oil and energy producers jump. OPEC producers agreed to produce more oil. U.S. crude jumped 4.3 percent and Exxon Mobil advanced 2.8 percent. Oil prices have...


Business

BC-USDA-Eastern Cornbelt Hog Report

LM—HG209 Des Moines, Iowa Fri, Jun 22, 2018 USDA Market News EASTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT MORNING HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Friday, June 22, 2018 (Includes information from 1:30 PM to 9:30 AM.) CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE BARROWS & GILTS LIVE AND...


Business

BC-DJ 12

NEW YORK (AP)-Dow Jones noon Stock averages: 30 Industrials 24626.81 +165.11 20 Transportation 10838.68 +11.84 15 Utilities 694.24 +3.62 65 Stocks 8292.96 +40.58 —————————


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