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  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and prompted some stores to give away drinks. "All Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual...

  • SEATTLE— A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada. Company spokesman Jim Olson says the problem affected 7,000 U.S. stores and 1,000 in Canada. A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks...

  • *Minnesota is second U.S. state to declare emergency over bird flu. *National Guard will be called up if needed- Minnesota governor. CHICAGO, April 23- Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country.

  • Boise Cascade misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    BOISE, Idaho _ Boise Cascade L.L.C. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $7.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Boise Cascade shares have increased slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Two different strains have been discovered in the United States this year. The H5N2 strain is in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows.

  • April 21- The U.S. government denied protection on Tuesday to a type of prairie bird found in Nevada and California in a victory for mining and ranching groups who feared sage-grouse protections could restrict their livelihoods. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said at an event in Reno, Nevada, where she was joined by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a...

  • April 21- Discovery of a strain of deadly avian influenza in a large egg-laying facility in Iowa this week was the latest outbreak of the disease in the United States. The H5N2 strain has been discovered in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Kansas, Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Missouri. Following are facts about the U.S. poultry...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 21- Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. chicken, has halted imports of live birds and eggs from the U.S. state of Iowa due to an outbreak of deadly bird flu there, the Mexican government said on Tuesday. Mexico and other major countries last month imposed new export restrictions on poultry products from various U.S. states, but a new outbreak has hit top...

  • Employers cut jobs in 31 US states as growth slows Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose or were unchanged in 27 states and fell in 23 states. The biggest job cuts occurred in states with large oil and gas drilling, led by Texas, which lost 25,400 jobs, and followed by Oklahoma, which cut 12,900. Pennsylvania lost 12,700, the third largest loss. Pennsylvania has benefited in recent years...

  • Schumer: School yogurt program expanding nationally Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    The federal Department of Agriculture pilot program began in 2013 with New York, Tennessee, Idaho and Arizona, adding eight more states last year. Schumer says that starting this fall, the department is officially adding Greek yogurt as an option to the USDA foods list for school meals in every state. According to the New York Democrat's office, two New York...

  • Biggest US outbreak of bird flu in poultry hits Iowa Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
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    Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, found a lethal strain of bird flu in a flock of millions of hens at an egg-laying facility.

  • CHICAGO, April 20- Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that is infecting U.S. poultry and Governor Scott Walker said on Monday he has authorized the state's National Guard to help contain the disease. Since the beginning of the year, the H5N2 flu has been found in poultry in 12 states, including Wisconsin. Other states with infected...

  • LYNNWOOD, Wash.— A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives, or about 13.7...

  • LYNNWOOD, Wash.— A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives, or about 13.7 million bees,...

  • NEW YORK— A new drug policy agency would focus as much on health as on policing under a proposal a New York City lawmaker introduced Thursday to shift how the nation's biggest city approaches illegal drug use. Advocates say it would be one of few local agencies of its kind nationwide, and New York's size would make it a showcase for less punitive, more...

  • Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— The nation's largest contact lens manufacturers have sued Utah over a new law that critics say was written at the behest of Utah- based discount retailer 1-800- Contacts. The law comes amid an increasingly bitter fight between manufacturers like Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb and discount retailers over the prices of contact lenses.

  • Northwest lawmakers seek talks on river treaty with Canada Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update a landmark treaty that governs the operation of dams on North America's fourth-largest river. "Given the 2024 deadline for certain aspects of the treaty, we... urge you to initiate...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms in Minnesota. The Iowa farm is in Buena Vista County housing some 27,000 turkeys, said Iowa...

  • Diversity lives _ for books likely to be censored Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Sherman Alexie's prize-winning, autobiographical novel of high school life, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," ranked No. 1, followed by Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel "Persepolis" and the picture book about two male penguins raising a baby penguin, Peter Parnell's and Justin Richardson's "And Tango Makes Three." Others on the list include Toni...

  • NEW YORK, April 2- A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns. The group, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Illinois Attorney General Greg Zoeller,...