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  • JB Hunt beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    LOWELL, Ark. _ JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $102.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 85 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.59 billion, according to Zacks.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System terminated Pacific Investment Management Co, which managed about $475 million for its pension fund, following the departure of Bill Gross in late September, George Hopkins, executive director, said on Monday. Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors and the former manager of the flagship...

  • New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla. Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA— A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents— including media mogul Ted Turner— who say they'd face environmental costs while others get the benefits. Spectra Energy Partners LP and NextEra Energy Inc. are seeking federal permission to build the Sabal Trail and the...

  • Sept 29- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts when their vehicle was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in a June highway accident, the retailer said on Monday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc made its contention in a court filing responding to a lawsuit by Morgan and three other plaintiffs over the crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • Sept 29- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts when their vehicle was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in a June highway accident, the retailer said on Monday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc made its contention in a court filing responding to a lawsuit by Morgan and three other plaintiffs over the crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Cynthia Quarterman, the federal regulator who oversaw expansion of the U.S. oil train sector and the fallout from several fiery derailments, will step down, two sources familiar with her intentions said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- The largest soda makers in the United States promised on Tuesday to cut the calories in soft drinks nationwide by 20 percent by 2025..

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. Export-Import Bank is likely to have its charter renewed through mid-2015 this week, even though lawmakers in both parties said on Tuesday they see the extension as a second-best solution.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 10- Retail giant Wal-Mart joined a group of volunteers counting corn ears and soybean pods in fields in the United States recently in a clear sign traditional crop tours are expanding their appeal from farmers and traders to all those with a stake in the U.S. food chain.

  • Obama to delay action on immigration reform Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged Times Square during morning rush hour in the latest of ongoing actions aimed at raising their wage to $15 an hour.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said dozens were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Las Vegas. Sit-ins were held in several more cities, and a total of 86 arrests were reported among protesters in Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas and Little Rock, Arkansas.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- The percentage of Americans regarded as "food insecure"- lacking access to enough food for a healthy life- has edged down in the past few years but still represents over 17 million households, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.

  • Fewer U.S. households lacking enough food - USDA Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Although the prevalence of sporadic food insecurity has fallen, the number of households with very low food security is persistent, USDA said, even as the U.S. economy has moved on from a severe recession that ended in 2009 and the job market has slowly recovered.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Some hedge funds seem to have missed out on this week's big rally in U.S. natural gas, cutting bullish bets on the fuel before prices hit six-week highs, government data suggested on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • 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.

  • 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.