Texas executes man convicted of killing two over $20 drug deal

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The first U.S. execution of 2017 was held on Wednesday when Texas lethally injected a man convicted of killing two men in a revenge plot after one had tricked him in a $20 drug deal. Christopher Wilkins, 48, was pronounced dead at 6:29 p.m. local time (0029 GMT Thursday) after the injection at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said in a press release. There…

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China's Fifth Bird Flu Outbreak Hits Goose Farm in Hunan Province

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Agriculture said late on Wednesday that a bird flu outbreak, the country’s fifth since last October, hit a goose farm in its southern Hunan province, killing 1,054 birds. The outbreak in Yuanjiang, a city of more than 700,000 people, was confirmed as a case of the H5N6 strain of the virus, the ministry said in a statement on its website. Local government culled a further 2,067 birds after the…

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BC-Merc Table, 1st Add

CHICAGO-add Mercantile table, OpenHighLowSettleChg. LUMBER 110,000 bd. ft.; $ per 1,000 bd. ft. Jan 307.5 316.0 307.5 310.6 +3.9 Mar 322.2 332.6 322.2 328.8 +6.2 May 336.9 337.1 336.9 337.0 +6.0 Jul 341.4 +1.1 Sep 348.1 +1.1 Nov 349.7 +1.1 Jan 363.7 +1.1 Est. sales 722. Tue.’s sales 439 Tue.’s open int 3,584 LIBOR-1 MONTH $3 million; pts of 100 pct. Jan 99.232 — 3 Feb 99.227 — 5 Mar 99.162 Apr 99.145 + 8…

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Fiat Chrysler ups the ante as automakers respond to Trump

DETROIT (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles <FCHA.MI> <FCAU.N> on Sunday said it will invest $1 billion to modernize two plants in the U.S. Midwest and create 2,000 jobs, upping the ante as automakers respond to threats from President-elect Donald Trump to slap new taxes on imported vehicles.

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