USDA confirms cow-to-cow transmission a factor in bird flu spread By Reuters

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week that cow-to-cow transmission is a factor in the spread of bird flu in dairy herds, but it still does not know exactly how the virus is being moved around. Farmers and veterinarians have been waiting for confirmation on how the virus is transmitted to better control its spread. Dairy herds in eight states tested positive over

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US State Dept ‘fully expects’ to finalize new AUKUS trade exemptions in next 120 days By Reuters

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P&G’s initial decline had nothing to do with earnings. Investors agreed

Procter & Gamble shares were down sharply early in Friday’s session after the consumer products giant reported a mixed quarter. We viewed the action as a bit of profit-taking — and not a reflection of the results. The stock entered the session on a four-day winning streak while the broader market declined. Late Friday, as the Dow went into the green, so did P & G stock. P & G

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US to launch carbon offset guidelines to boost integrity By Reuters

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will unveil in the coming days guidelines for the use of carbon offsets inside and outside of government to build confidence in the market and ensure credits reflect real emissions cuts, the top U.S. climate diplomat said on Friday. It follows a 2022 move by the State Department, along with two philanthropies, to launch a carbon offset program known as the

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Analysis-Ample oil supplies limit impact of MidEast flare-up on prices By Reuters

By Robert Harvey and Natalie Grover LONDON (Reuters) – Plentiful supplies of some of the biggest crude grades are limiting the impact on benchmark oil futures prices of conflict in the Middle East, according to analysts and traders. futures briefly topped $92 a barrel last week, the highest since October. While that’s bad news for governments struggling to control inflation and high fuel costs, it could have been worse if

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China slaps anti-dumping levy on import of a US chemical amid rising trade tensions By Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Friday slapped a levy on imports of an acid from the United States widely used in food, feed, pesticides and medical fields, amid heightened tensions with Washington over bilateral trade. From Saturday, imports of propionic acid from the United States will be subject to a levy of 43.5%, the Ministry Of Commerce said in a statement, after a July investigation found the Chinese domestic propionic

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Shipping industry urges UN to protect vessels after Iran seizure By Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Merchant ships and seafarers are increasingly in peril at sea as attacks escalate in the Middle East and the United Nations must do more to protect supply chains, the industry said in a letter released on Friday. Tensions have soared across the Middle East since the start of Israel’s campaign in Gaza in October, with Israel or its ally the United States clashing repeatedly with Iranian-aligned groups

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