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CINCINNATI— An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of the shooting shows it was unjustified, and the state's top lawman said a special grand jury will begin considering whether charges are appropriate against the officers.
Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said. The collision happened about 3 a.m. in Hoxie, a small town about 90 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee.
CHICAGO, Aug 18- Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. Wheat currently sells at around $5 per bushel.
"Restoring the Dyess Colony Administration Building, and even saving at least one of the typical colony houses, would have been a worthwhile project, even without the Johnny Cash connection," said Ruth Hawkins, the executive director of the Heritage Sites program at Arkansas State University.
ALBANY, Ga.— A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.
Aug 14- U.S. cropland prices in the central Plains and southern Midwest were stable in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter even though farm income was lower due to falling crop prices, according to Federal Reserve Bank quarterly surveys issued on Thursday.
CHICAGO, Aug 14- The price of quality farmland in the southern U.S. Midwest and Delta region were steady to softer during the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, reflecting lower farm income, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.
Aug 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, is hitting a snag as it tries to meet that promise: Some vendors keen to participate in the initiative complain that after decades of offshoring it has become impossible to domestically source even commonplace components for their products.
BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday amid sluggish sales, higher-than-expected health care costs and the need to invest more in its e-commerce operations. The results show the continued challenges facing Wal-Mart's new management team.
HONG KONG, Aug 14- Petrovietnam has bid for a stake in Murphy Oil Corp's Malaysian oil and gas assets, challenging other suitors including Mitsubishi Corp and Indian state oil companies, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said. Murphy Oil and other U.S. oil companies are reducing overseas holdings as oil and gas exploration prospects improve at home.
"You can keep it," squawked a parrot in a Club for Growth Action ad that ran earlier in the year in Arkansas. "Somebody once said if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog," he says. "Well, I wouldn't wish Washington on a dog," Barrow adds, throwing a tennis ball to be fetched.
NEW YORK— NEW YORK— Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. But customers couldn't figure out how to work the "Scan& Go" app during tests in 200 stores, so Wal-Mart nixed it.
NEW YORK— Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3- D— but forget the silly glasses. "We pushed ourselves so much on this project to do things that have never been done before," said producer Juliette Feld, who is a Feld Entertainment executive vice president. "
CINCINNATI— Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart say they believe store video will provide answers about what happened that day and vindicate him. Family attorney Michael Wright said that they haven't heard back from authorities or Wal-Mart about their requests for the video and other material.
BOISE, Idaho— Idaho residents have among the lowest personal incomes in the nation but spend a higher percentage of their money on food, housing and other essentials compared with most others, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Jason Furman, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, shrugged off the import ban's impact as negligible, in contrast to Western sanctions on Russian individuals, businesses and economic sectors that he said have sent investors fleeing Russia and made a weak Russian economy even weaker.
Exports of American poultry to Russia account for a relatively small amount. Mike Cockrell, the treasurer and chief financial officer for Sanderson Farms, said other markets have emerged to handle any losses— including the countries of Angola, Mexico, the Philippines and South Korea, among others.
In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on housing in Washington, D.C., and the least in West Virginia. The next-largest increases were in South Dakota, Texas and West Virginia.
July 28- Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA for $575 million and use the proceeds to pay down debt from its pending $7.7 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands Co..
July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to bigger global rival JBS SA's Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million.