WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.
HELENA, Mont.-- Subsidiaries of Johnson& Johnson have agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle a lawsuit with Montana over how an anti-psychotic drug was marketed, state Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday.
DOVER, Del.-- Delaware has 17 condemned prisoners facing the death penalty, but no means of executing any of them.
WASHINGTON, March 4- The eastern and central United States were plunged into a deep freeze on Tuesday, with record low temperatures in the wake of a deadly storm expected to moderate in coming days. Baltimore; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Morgantown, West Virginia; Zanesville, Ohio; and Flint, Michigan all set or tied record lows.
Majority Leader Harry Reid is counting on voters as well as lawmakers feeling that way in an election year as the Senate takes up legislation this week that addresses dozens of priorities that veterans groups have raised in recent years.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Dillard's Inc. says markdowns designed to spur sales cut into its profitability in its fiscal fourth quarter. Nordstrom, Macy's and many other retailers said they increased some of their promotions as consumers remained reticent about spending.
WASHINGTON, Feb 20- A Nebraska judge's ruling on the Keystone XL pipeline could let President Barack Obama delay his final decision on the project until after mid-term elections and avoid political damage, analysts say.
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Farmland values in the Midwest mostly edged higher in the fourth quarter of 2013 with the market tone improving from the weakness the prior three months and easing some concerns about a potential farmland "bubble" that has worried bankers and policymakers.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Forty-two U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 24 Republicans and 18 Democrats. The latest to announce his departure was Representative Doc Hastings, a 10- term Republican from Washington state.
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Prices of quality farmland in the southern Midwest and mid-South region of the U.S. crop belt edged higher in the fourth quarter, bouncing back from a third-quarter slide which halted years of gains, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis said on Thursday.
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Quality farmland prices in the southern Midwest and mid-South region of the U.S. crop belt edged higher in the fourth quarter, bouncing back from a third-quarter slide which halted years of gains, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis said on Thursday.
Feb 5- Almost a million homes and businesses were without power mostly in the U.S. The hardest hit state was Pennsylvania with over 720,000 customers out. Other affected states were Maryland, Arkansas, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky, Delaware, New York and Ohio.
Feb 5- Almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the U.S. The hardest hit state was Pennsylvania with over 640,000 customers out Wednesday morning. Other affected states were Maryland, West Virginia, Arkansas, New Jersey, Kentucky, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and New York.
Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.
Jan 31- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, said on Friday it expects pork supplies to drop 2 to 4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a deadly pig virus spreads through the U.S. hog belt. The U.S. hog herd stood at 65.9 million head as of December 2013, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed.
NEW YORK, Jan 31- Wal-Mart Stores Inc Friday cut its quarterly profit outlook because of a host of issues, including reduced food stamp benefits and the restructuring of Sam's Club's in the United States and the closing of stores in Brazil and China.
*First-quarter earnings/shr $0.72 vs est $0.63. Jan 31- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, reported first-quarter results that beat analysts' expectations, helped by higher chicken and beef sales. Net income attributable to Tyson rose to $254 million, or 72 cents per share, from $173 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier.
Jan 22- A unit of Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest privately held companies, has agreed to pay $2.24 million to nearly 3,000 rejected job applicants to settle U.S. Department of Labor charges of hiring discrimination based on race and gender.
National Labor Relations Board to Wal-Mart Stores Inc's treatment of striking workers is likely to become a critical symbol of labor unions' attempts to organize the many non-union workplaces in the United States in the face of stiff resistance from management.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15- American Airlines will halt year-round, daily nonstop service to 17 cities from Washington's Reagan National Airport as a result of the divestiture of slots required by the U.S. government for American's merger with US Airways, the company said on Wednesday.