May 18 Ralph Lauren Corp
* Ralph Lauren Corp says as of April 1, 2017, had about 23,300 employees versus 26,000 employees as of April 2, 2016 - SEC filing
* Ralph Lauren Corp says in fiscal 2017, expect to spend about $400 million in capital expenditures, primarily to support global retail store expansion Source text for Eikon: (bit.ly/2qwvEtD) Further company coverage:
UPDATE 3-Brazil farm minister heads to U.S. over fresh beef ban
SAO PAULO, June 23 Brazil's agriculture minister prepared to travel to the United States on Friday to fight a ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, which hit shares of local meatpackers and revived concerns about the image of the world's largest beef exporter.