• Congressman Steve King Bars Des Moines Register From Election Event

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    U.S. Rep. Steve King has barred the Des Moines Register from an election event, calling the paper “leftist propaganda,” according to the newspaper .
    Staff at the newspaper reportedly made a request on Monday for credentials to cover the Iowa Republican's election event the following day. At the event, King, the incumbent, is expected to address supporters after voting results come in.
    King's campaign denied the paper's reporter credentials to the event, the Register reported.
    King's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    Carol Hunter, the executive editor for the...
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  • Oil prices drop after Iran sanction carve-outs

    9 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Crude oil prices briefly dipped into a bear market after President Donald Trump carved out some countries from U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran.
    The price of West Texas Intermediate crude reached a low of $61.31 a barrel Tuesday. That was down about 20 percent from Oct. 3 when oil was trading at $76.41 per barrel at the market close.
    Trump re-imposed sanctions on Iran Monday, and in the lead-up to the announcement analysts feared global oil prices could spike.
    But Trump carved out exemptions for China, Japan, South Korea, India and Taiwan in Asia, as well as Greece, Italy and...
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  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    9 days ago - By Chron

    U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as industrial and technology companies recovered some of the big losses they took over the last month. Strong company earnings also contributed to the gains, but stocks stayed calm as traders waited for results from the midterm elections in the U.S.
    On Tuesday:
    The S&P 500 index climbed 17.14 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,755.45.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 173.31 points, or 0.7 percent, to 25,635.01.
    The Nasdaq composite jumped 47.11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 7,375.96.
    The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks finished with a gain of 8.59...
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  • News that one of the top U.S. tractor companies is dropping made-in-Ch

    9 days ago - By AG Web

    News that one of the top U.S. tractor companies is dropping made-in-China products should be music to the Trump administration's ears - except for the fact that it's replacing them with machines made in Brazil.
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