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U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program
CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years.
UPDATE 1-New Jersey governor calls for audit of state's tax incentive program
NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - New Jersey's new governor, Phil Murphy, signed an executive order on Friday calling for an evaluation of the state's corporate tax break programs by the comptroller's office before year-end.
Democratic U.S. Senator Heitkamp says she will vote for funding bill
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Friday she would vote for a stopgap government funding bill, joining two other senators who have bucked their party and said they would support a Republican-backed bill to keep the government open.
McGregor's reign as lightweight champion set to end says UFC
BOSTON (Reuters) - Conor McGregor's reign as UFC lightweight champion looks to be over after the organization's president Dana White said on Friday that American Tony Ferguson and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed title on April 7.
USDA proposes new rule 'modernizing' hog plant inspections
CHICAGO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday announced new guidelines that could change how packers process hogs into pork.
U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon's weapons costs
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisis.
Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade.
UPDATE 1-Weaker dollar adds to optimism over U.S. earnings
NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The dollar's drop to three-year lows this week after prolonged weakness in 2017 is expected to further boost profits at big U.S. companies when investor optimism is already high over corporate tax cuts.
U.S. charges Honduran congressman with drug trafficking conspiracy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities announced drug trafficking and weapons charges against a congressman from Honduras on Friday, the latest U.S. case accusing current and former officials of the Central American country of involvement in the drug trade.
Parent company of 7-Eleven agrees to divest some U.S. stores in Sunoco deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd <3382.T>, the Tokyo-based parent company of the 7-Eleven network of stores, agreed to sell and divest some of its stores in its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco LP
outlets, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Friday.
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