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  • 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...

  • March 3- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland- based Johns Hopkins University, has no prior political experience.

  • HAVANA, March 2- The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners, while urging the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on trade with the island. That group was formed after the Dec. 17 announcement the United States and Communist-run Cuba would...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Nigeria will call an extraordinary meeting of OPEC if crude oil prices slip any further, the country's oil minister said in an interview with the Financial Times, in a sign of growing alarm over the impact of oil's collapse on oil-producing economies. As OPEC president, she is responsible for liaising with member countries and the producer...

  • *Senate committee expected to call hearing on bill- sources. A similar Fed audit bill passed the House of Representatives late last year and a hearing on Fed transparency is expected to be formally called by the Senate banking committee, according to people familiar with the matter. "We feel the current system works well, it's time-tested, and there are all kinds of...

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

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- Clients and supporters of the U.S. export credit agency will descend on Capitol Hill next week to urge lawmakers to keep the Export Import Bank open as critics ramp up efforts to shut it down. A temporary lifeline extended last year will run out on June 30 unless Congress extends the bank's term, a move strongly opposed by some Republicans who...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said. With the storm headed east and sleet and freezing rain expected to also take a swipe at the South, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and Georgia declared states of emergency.

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • 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.

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • Arkansas to end alternative Obamacare plan for poor Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 2:29 PM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb 12- Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas has signed legislation that will end by 2017 the state's innovative but controversial adaptation of the Affordable Care Act, which has provided nearly 190,000 residents with health coverage. Arkansas' "private option" plan uses federal funds from the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- Farmland prices in the southern U.S. "It is very difficult for farmers to buy farmland and new equipment with corn prices in the $3.50 range," one Missouri lender told the bank. Louis Fed bank's district comprises all of Arkansas, most of Missouri, parts of southern Illinois and Indiana, western Kentucky and Tennessee, and northern Mississippi.

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Ten U.S. states have sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "The delay in notifying those impacted is unreasonable and is causing unnecessary added worry to an already concerned population of Anthem customers," said the...

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Attorneys general from 10 U.S. states sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "Anthem must communicate detailed information without any further unnecessary delay," said the letter, which was written by Connecticut...

  • 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.