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  • CHICAGO, March 23- The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state. In response to the cases, key overseas buyers have limited imports of U.S. poultry, and the world's biggest poultry producers, including Tyson Foods Inc and Sanderson Farms Inc, have...

  • CHICAGO, March 23- The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state. The world's biggest poultry producers, including Tyson Foods Inc and Sanderson Farms Inc, have increased biosecurity at farms to protect their flocks. The United States is developing...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Democrats' support is softening for Hillary Clinton, their party's presumed 2016 presidential front-runner, with many favoring an independent review of her personal email use when she was secretary of state. Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45...

  • Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll. Clinton, who ran for the White House in 2008 and lost to Obama, is expected to announce as early as April that she plans to seek the White House...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- U.S. authorities are considering imposing tougher restrictions in Arkansas to contain a virulent strain of avian flu in the heart of America's poultry region in a bid to minimize international trade disruptions and contain the virus. The H5N2 flu discovered in Arkansas last week is the state's first case of a strain that causes massive...

  • But some wildlife experts are skeptical of suggestions that wild birds are responsible for spreading the H5N2 flu strain that has infected poultry in Minnesota, Missouri and Arkansas. A top investigator from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that testing performed by the government supports a conclusion that the virus is being carried by waterfowl...

  • SAO PAULO, March 12- Brazilian meats company JBS SA plans to focus on Australia, its U.S. pork operations and its processed foods division under a 2015 strategy focused on "organic expansion" rather than acquisitions, CEO Wesley Batista said on Thursday. JBS plans to finalize its $1.25 billion purchase of Australian processed foods maker Primo Smallgoods this...

  • The U.S. government on Wednesday confirmed the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas, home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company. Mexico and the European Union, along with other buyers, added Arkansas to a list of states from which they are barring poultry exports. Asian and Latin American buyers previously banned...

  • The U.S. government announced the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas-- home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company. Shares in producers Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc tumbled on Wednesday, with Tyson's stock price hitting its lowest point in five months and the stock price for JBS SA unit...

  • *Citigroup, Morgan Stanley up after the bell following Fed review. *Shake Shack shares fall after the bell on results. I think many are holding onto the view that if the Fed raises rates, stocks stop in their tracks and reverse, and the bull market ends, "said Bruce Zaro, chief technical strategist at Bolton Global Asset Management in Boston.

  • NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks ended lower for a second session on Wednesday as worries increased about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and dollar strength further dampened the outlook for U.S. earnings. The S&P 500 is now off 3.6 percent from its March 2 record closing high and is down 0.9 percent for the year so far. I think many are holding onto the...

  • CHICAGO, March 11- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc, the nation's biggest chicken company. Shares of Tyson and other poultry companies, including Pilgrim's Pride Corp and...

  • NEW YORK, March 11- Brent rebounded from a one-month trough on Wednesday while U.S. crude fell to February lows after oil inventories in the United States hit record highs. "We have to go back to the 1930 s to find this much oil in the United States," said James L. Williams, energy economist at WTRG Economics in London, Arkansas. London- traded Brent's front-month rose 62...

  • The infection, if confirmed, threatens to widen trading restrictions from countries such as Taiwan, Singapore and Nicaragua that have already limited U.S. poultry exports due to bird flu outbreaks in states ranging from Minnesota and Missouri to California. Arkansas producers have been on alert for the virus since Minnesota and Missouri confirmed cases of...

  • Analyst: Wal-Mart only playing catch-up Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Walmart store

    Barclays analyst Meredith Adler told CNBC Friday that the bank's downgrade was due to expensive problems on Wal-Mart's end.

  • $9 an hour: Pressure for franchises to hike wages Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    An employee arranges frozen turkeys displayed for sale at a Walmart Store in Los Angeles.

    With Wal-Mart raising the entry-level wage for workers to $9 an hour, pressure is mounting for other private employers to follow suit.

  • Icy storm encases central US, heads for DC Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    The latest trend in Boston: Shoveling or raking the snow  on the roof so it doesn’t cave in.

    Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states.

  • Lower gas prices no windfall for these retailers Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A customer checks out at a Best Buy in Peoria, Ill.

    As oil prices fall, it becomes harder for energy companies to maintain profitability.

  • Tyson beats 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $309 million.

  • Where Christmas is most loved—and hated—in the US Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders during game in Atlanta.

    Every part of the U.S. loves Christmas, but one region loves it more than anywhere else.