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  • Canada's Encana Corp invested $2 million to refrack two wells in Louisiana's Haynesville shale formation earlier this year, after seeing its production in the area dip 27 percent from 2012 levels. "There were a significant number of wells that we considered unstimulated," said David Martinez, Encana's senior manager for Haynesville development.

  • WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— WhiteWave Foods says it will remove an ingredient from Horizon milks and Silk beverages in response to customer feedback. Among those that have been criticizing the use of carrageenan in foods are Vani Hari, who runs the site Foodbabe.com, and The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy group based in Wisconsin.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp, hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • *Expects deal to add 18- 21 cents/ share to 2015 earnings. Aug 18- Sensors and electrical controls maker Sensata Technologies Holding NV said it would buy Schrader International to meet growing demand for sensors to monitor car-tire pressure.

  • Aug 18- Sensors and electrical controls maker Sensata Technologies Holding NV said it would buy Schrader group of companies for an enterprise value of $1 billion to benefit from a growing market for tire pressure monitoring sensors.

  • Sensata to buy Schrader Intl in $1 billion deal Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    Sensata Technologies plans to inflate its presence in pressure sensing equipment with a $1 billion deal to buy privately held Schrader International, which makes tire pressure monitoring sensors. Sensata said on Monday that the deal will give it better access to the rapidly growing $2 billion low pressure sensor market.

  • Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Researchers and farmers are producing the first legal hemp crop in generations in Kentucky, where hemp has turned into a political cause decades after it was banned by the federal government.

  • PLAINS FARMLAND VALUES HOLD STEADY IN SECOND QUARTER- KC. Aug 14- Farmland prices in the U.S. central Plains held steady during the second quarter with the prior three months despite lower farm income, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 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.

  • VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.— The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they were.

  • Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    MALVERN, Iowa— As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts. In accepting the offers, I'd have to give up Verizon's unlimited data plan, which lets me use the phone's cellular data connection as much as I want without overage fees.

  • High-res photo satellite launched from California Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    Worldview-3 belongs to Colorado- based DigitalGlobe and was built by Ball Aerospace. Lockheed Martin and the United Launch Alliance are also partners in the project. DigitalGlobe says the satellite will be able to capture images of objects as small as 1 foot across, but government regulations prevent selling images with resolution finer than about 20 inches.

  • Mainland helps monitor Hawaii quakes, eruptions Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii's volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle's damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- Investors who wish they were better at buying low and selling high actually have a tool that can force them to do just that. It's called "rebalancing"- the practice of regularly re-allocating a portfolio so the investments in it stay in their originally intended proportions.

  • Health Care REIT buys HealthLease for $950M Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Health Care REIT said Wednesday it will spend as much as $2.3 billion on a deal that could give it more than 100 additional properties in the U.S. and Canada in the next few years. Health Care REIT Inc. also announced a partnership with Mainstreet Property Group, which manages HealthLease.

  • FDA approves lung preservation machine Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    By giving doctors more time to examine the organs, FDA officials say more lungs may ultimately be transplanted. The device is made by Englewood, Colorado- based XVIVO Perfusion Inc..

  • Wal-Mart: Try, try again Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    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.

  • Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    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. "

  • LONDON, Aug 12- From modest beginnings in the Barnett shale beneath the city of Fort Worth, unnoticed by most energy analysts, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing spread across North America and transformed all aspects of the energy landscape in under 10 years.

  • Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    The receding shoreline at one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system is raising concerns about the future of a network serving a perennially parched region home to 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland.