Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. Source:…

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line

CHICO, California (AP) — A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property…

Powell sees potential threats from global slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is performing well but he’s eyeing potential risks ahead. Source: Business – The Eagle

Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering. Source: Business – The Eagle

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2018

Wet conditions continue to slow cotton harvest, reduce quality Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, gdmorgan@tamu.edu Dr. John Robinson, 979-845-8011, jrcr@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Rain continues…

AgriLife Extension offers continuing education units Nov. 30 in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its annual winter continuing education program on Nov. 30…

High Plains Ag Conference set Dec. 7 in Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1740, rj-scott@tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The annual High Plains Ag Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Dec.…

Texas Enterprise Fund attracts more than $853 million in new investments, 16,500+ new jobs across Texas Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Texas is a leader in the establishment of…

Cattle tick, handling demonstrations featured at 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Ranchers working cattle this fall and winter, or surveying pastures and wildlife, need to be mindful of ticks harboring on livestock and forage…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas A&M Human Behavior Lab to showcase technology at Nov. 16 open house

Contacts: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Eye tracking, facial expressions and other human emotions are integral parts of consumer purchasing studies and other social science evaluations conducted by…

Registration open for Birding the Border program

April 22-26 program to feature sites in Kinney, Val Verde counties Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Maureen Frank, 830-278-9151, mgfrank@tamu.edu Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, emily.grant@ag.tamu.edu DEL RIO – Registration is open…

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands

A flare burns on May 24, 2018 atop a drill pad on land near Carlsbad, N.M., that Wayne Smith leased for ranching before his death in October. The development covered…

Texas A&M’s Wu honored with national teaching award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Ben Wu, 979-845-7334, xbw@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Ben Wu, a professor in the department of ecosystem science and management at Texas A&M University,…

Texas A&M biochemistry major leads student ‘pitch’ team at SEC competition.

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Writer: Mayzie Purviance COLLEGE STATION — A team led by a Texas A&M University biochemistry graduate student recently competed in a Southeastern Conference contest…

Sheep shearing, wool and mohair schools set for Jan. 12-14 in San Angelo

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host multiple comprehensive wool education schools at the…

IT threat evolution Q3 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Lazarus targets cryptocurrency exchange Lazarus is a well-established threat actor that has conducted cyber-espionage and cybersabotage campaigns since at least 2009. In recent years, the…

SAP buying Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash

SAP says it has agreed to pay $8 billion cash for survey-software provider Qualtrics International Inc., which was preparing for an initial sale of stock to the public. Source: Business…

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers in China have shattered last year’s record by making $30.8 billion in sales on the country’s annual buying frenzy Sunday, as the tradition marked its…

Saudi Arabia, Russia discussing possible oil-production cuts

Momentum seems to be growing among major oil producers to reduce output in an effort to end a slump in prices. Source: Business – The Eagle

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding…