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U.S. Wholesale Inventories Barely Rise, Sales Rebound

Grain silos are seen in Haverhill, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. wholesale inventories barely rose in March as sales recorded their largest increase in nearly a year, suggesting little impact on the first-quarter economic growth estimate. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent. February inventories were revised down to show a 0.6 percent decrease instead of the […]

How “Stop Trump” Failed To Halt The Republican Front-runner

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump waves after speaking to supporters after his rival, Senator Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race for the Republican nomintion following the results of the Indiana state primary, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

By Michelle Conlin and Steve Holland (Reuters) – Republican John Hammond III had made no secret of his distaste for Donald Trump and his desire to halt his march to the party’s presidential nomination, telling the Indianapolis Star newspaper in March that the mogul was “unfit” to lead the country. But the Republican National Committee […]

U.S. Economy Stalls In First Quarter As Activity Weakens Broadly

A shopper takes part in Black Friday sales at a Target store in Chicago, Illinois, United States, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market. Gross domestic product increased at a 0.5 percent annual […]

Harriet Tubman To Be First African-American On U.S. Currency

By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday that Tubman, who was born into […]

AMERICAN EGG BOARD EXPANDS SUPPORT OF WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

AEB Chairman and CEO in Front of White House-2

Park Ridge, Ill. (March 28, 2016) – This morning, the American Egg Board (AEB) kicked off expanded support of the White House Easter Egg Roll by presenting First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama with the 39th annual Commemorative Egg. AEB Chairman Blair Van Zetten and President and CEO Anne L. Alonzo made the presentation […]

Foreign Diplomats Voicing Alarm To U.S. Officials About Trump

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump responds to a speech attacking his candidacy by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as Trump appears at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 3, 2016.   REUTERS/Joel Page

By Mark Hosenball, Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to U.S. government officials about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to senior U.S. officials. Officials from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia have complained in recent […]

Clinton Sets Sights On Trump, General Election After Huge Win In South Carolina

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the South Carolina primary to supporters at a primary night party in Columbia, South Carolina, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) – Riding high after a landslide victory in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has set sights on a possible face-off in the Nov. 8 presidential election with Donald Trump, the favorite for the Republican nomination. Without mentioning Trump’s name, the former secretary of […]

Clinton, Sanders Race Takes On Angrier Tone After Nevada

By Luciana Lopez (Reuters) – The race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination – once a civil affair – has taken a sour turn, with mud-slinging from both camps over the former secretary of state’s win in the Nevada caucuses. Sanders’ supporters are alleging that foul play by casino […]

Trump’s Third Straight Win Has Rivals Looking For Answers

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump is flanked by his sons Donald Trump Jr. (L) and Eric Trump (R) as he addresses supporters after being declared by the television networks as the winner in the Nevada Republican caucuses at his caucus night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

By James Oliphant and Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Businessman Donald Trump inched closer to the U.S. Republican presidential nomination after easily outdistancing his rivals in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, giving him his third win in four early nominating contests. Broadcast networks called the state for Trump almost immediately after voting ended, with the state […]

U.S. Housing Prices Are Likely To Rise 5 Percent In 2016: Poll

By Aaradhana Ramesh (Reuters) – Despite expectations of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, U.S. home prices are likely to rise 5 percent this year, followed by nearly as solid gains in 2017, a Reuters poll found. The Fed hiked interest rates for the first time in a decade in December but the housing market remained […]

         

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