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Democratic Sen. Heitkamp: Benefits of tax cuts to US workers have been 'eaten up' by Trump's tariffs

"We're the ninth most dependent on imported steel," the North Dakota senator says "The prices have gone up."

Published on 20 July 2018 | 1:20 pm


Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates

MINNEAPOLIS— Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.- China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas. President Donald Trump's administration on July 6 carried out its threat to impose 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products, alleging that...

Published on 19 July 2018 | 4:58 pm


Report: Wells Fargo charged customers for hidden services

Wells Fargo& Co. is in the process of refunding tens of millions of dollars to customers for products such as pet insurance, legal services and other add-on services that were added to customers' accounts without their full understanding, a report says. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported Thursday that the bank for years charged monthly...

Published on 19 July 2018 | 4:44 pm


Wells Fargo in process of refunding customers for add-on products -WSJ

July 19- Wells Fargo& Co is in the process of refunding millions of dollars to customers for adding services to their accounts without their full understanding, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources. Wells Fargo charged monthly fees for these products ranging from pet insurance to legal services that customers did not fully understand,...

Published on 19 July 2018 | 3:49 pm


The Latest: Watchdog nominee fails to sway Democrats

After roughly three hours, the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ended. Kathy Kraninger did not appear to win any support from Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee. The Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents who crossed the border illegally...

Published on 19 July 2018 | 2:46 pm


State governors delve into foreign diplomacy on trade war

SANTA FE, N.M.— State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico. Several of the more than 20 governors attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association said shifting U.S. trade policies are rattling markets for...

Published on 19 July 2018 | 5:49 am


Morgan Stanley CEO declares broker recruiting wars over

NEW YORK, July 18- A subtle peace has emerged in Wall Street's long-running broker recruiting wars, Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman said on Wednesday. The number of firms recruiting from each other has shrunk from 10 to roughly four over the past 25 years, Gorman said, referring to Morgan Stanley, Bank of America's Merrill Lynch Wealth...

Published on 18 July 2018 | 5:09 pm


UPDATE 2-Fed's Powell: Years of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead

WASHINGTON, July 17- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday he sees the United States on track for years more of steady growth, but was challenged in a congressional hearing by senators worried the Trump administration's trade policies were already damaging businesses in their districts. But North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp said she was...

Published on 17 July 2018 | 6:16 pm


Site work begins for opposed oil refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D.— Meridian Energy Group said Tuesday that it has begun site work for an oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, though the project still faces hurdles, including a lawsuit by environmental groups. Meridian said it hired St. Paul, Minnesota- based SEH Design/Build Inc. to oversee such work as grading...

Published on 17 July 2018 | 4:42 pm


The Latest: Senators press Fed chairman on trade threats

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual testimony to Congress on Tuesday:. Jon Tester, D- Montana, and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D- N.D., both expressed concerns about what the retaliatory tariffs were doing to farmers in their states.

Published on 17 July 2018 | 3:07 pm


Powell says strong economy will keep rate hikes coming

WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that strong economic growth will keep the central bank on a path to gradually raise interest rates. Delivering his twice-a-year report on monetary policy to Congress, Powell gave an upbeat assessment of the economy's prospects. "Our policies reflect the strong performance of the...

Published on 17 July 2018 | 2:00 pm


National rig count increases by 2 to 1,054; Texas gains 2

Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained two rigs and Colorado and Louisiana each increased by one. Alaska and California each lost one rig. Arkansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

Published on 14 July 2018 | 12:33 am


Correction: Talc Powder-Cancer Lawsuit story

ST. LOUIS— In a story on July 12 about a jury ruling on claims that asbestos in Johnson& Johnson talcum powder contributed to ovarian cancer, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the case was the first against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 9:08 pm


McDonald's removing salads from 3,000 stores after illness

CHICAGO— McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. Health officials in Illinois and Iowa say they've identified roughly 100 combined cases of cyclosporiasis apparently linked to consuming McDonald's salads. At least one of the affected restaurants is in each of the...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 9:04 pm


UPDATE 3-Citigroup executives see better growth ahead, but not yet

Although Citigroup beat Wall Street profit expectations, its revenue fell short of forecasts and businesses like branded credit cards and retail banking in Mexico are not yet generating the kind of revenue investors want to see. During a conference call, Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat touted progress Citigroup has made toward goals he set last year...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 8:50 pm


Wells Fargo CFO says reputation issues a challenge for wealth unit

July 13- Wells Fargo& Co's wealth and investment management unit may be having a harder time generating new business because of damage to the bank's reputation from scandals over its sales practices, Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said on Friday. Wells Fargo emerged from the 2007-2009 financial crisis with its reputation relatively unscathed...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 8:25 pm


US STOCKS-S&P 500 at five-month high, but banks weigh after results

NEW YORK, July 13- U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 hitting a more than five-month high, as gains in industrials and other areas offset a drop in financials after results from three big Wall Street banks mostly disappointed investors. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States and China could reopen trade talks if Beijing was...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 7:36 pm


UPDATE 4-Wells Fargo's loan book shrinks, profit misses estimates

Wells Fargo has been running down financial crisis-era mortgage portfolios and dialing back lending in other businesses like autos where it sees too much risk. "As it relates to underwriting standards, it's not all bank-to-bank competition... the competition here is just broad as it's ever been," Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry told analysts, pointing...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 6:20 pm


UPDATE 3-Wells Fargo's loan book shrinks, profit misses estimates

Wells Fargo has been running down financial crisis-era mortgage portfolios and dialing back lending in other businesses like autos where it sees too much risk. It's been occurring for some time, "Chief Executive Tim Sloan said when asked for more color on the commercial real estate sector. "I would say that we're happy that it was sort of stabilized and we're now...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 5:25 pm


US STOCKS-S&P hits 5-month high as industrials, energy boost; banks weigh

July 13- The benchmark S&P 500 hit a more than five-month high on Friday as gains in industrials and energy companies offset a drop in financials after a mixed bag of quarterly results from three big Wall Street banks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States and China could reopen trade talks if Beijing was willing to make significant changes.

Published on 13 July 2018 | 5:06 pm


WRAPUP-U.S. banks gain from Washington policy changes but trade worries loom

NEW YORK, July 13- Second-quarter earnings reports from three of the biggest U.S. banks on Friday showed the sector is benefiting from policy changes in Washington that have lowered their taxes, boosted interest rates and allowed them to buy back more stock. "With the tariffs, there's this element of uncertainty and people aren't anxious to take loans at a time...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 4:55 pm


US STOCKS-Industrials, energy push S&P to 5-month high; banks weigh

*S&P hits highest since Feb. 2; Dow reclaims 25,000. July 13- The benchmark S&P 500 edged back to five-month highs on Friday as gains in industrials and energy companies more than offset a drop in financials after a mixed bag of quarterly reports from three big Wall Street banks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States and China could reopen trade...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 4:15 pm


WELLS FARGO CEO STILL EXPECTS FEDERAL RESERVE TO LIFT ASSET CAP IN FIRST HALF OF 2019

WELLS FARGO CEO STILL EXPECTS FEDERAL RESERVE TO LIFT ASSET CAP IN FIRST HALF OF 2019.

Published on 13 July 2018 | 3:17 pm


WELLS FARGO CFO SAYS HE EXPECTS AUTO LOAN ORIGINATIONS TO BE FLAT TO HIGHER

WELLS FARGO CFO SAYS HE EXPECTS AUTO LOAN ORIGINATIONS TO BE FLAT TO HIGHER.

Published on 13 July 2018 | 2:46 pm


WELLS FARGO CEO SAYS BANK NOT LIKELY TO TAKE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL ACTIONS THIS YEAR

WELLS FARGO CEO SAYS BANK NOT LIKELY TO TAKE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL ACTIONS THIS YEAR.

Published on 13 July 2018 | 2:39 pm


US STOCKS-Wall Street flat as industrials offset slide in bank stocks

*JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Citi drop after results. July 13- U.S. stock indexes were little changed on Friday as a slide in financials on the three big Wall Street banks reporting mixed results was offset by gains in industrials as the U.S.- China trade rhetoric eased overnight. Wells Fargo's shares slid 3.7 percent and led losses on the benchmark S&P 500 after the bank...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 2:29 pm


Despite some wobbles, stocks end the week with more gains

Citigroup also fell after its revenue growth was weak. AT&T skidded after the Justice Department asked a court to overturn the company's purchase of Time Warner. Paul Christopher, head of global market strategy for the Wells Fargo Investment Institute, said investors will focus on corporate forecasts covering the rest of the year.

Published on 13 July 2018 | 2:08 pm


Markets Right Now: US stocks notch another weekly gain

Banks slumped after quarterly earnings from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup failed to impress investors. Wells Fargo dropped after fallout from its fake account scandal continued to weigh on its earnings. Devon Energy rose 1.8 percent.

Published on 13 July 2018 | 1:42 pm


Groups sue North Dakota over oil refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D.— Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Dakota Resource Council filed the lawsuit in state court on...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 1:37 pm


US STOCKS-Futures flat as Wall St banks report mixed results

July 13- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday after a mixed bag of results from the three big Wall Street banks kicked off what is expected to be a strong corporate earnings season. Wells Fargo shares slid 2.9 percent, having reversed course after reporting a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly profit as lending activity slowed and it recorded higher...

Published on 13 July 2018 | 1:16 pm








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