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  • INDIANAPOLIS— The consumer reviews service Angie's List has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon Local, accusing the Amazon.com subsidiary of stealing provider lists and other proprietary information. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court Indianapolis where Angie's List is based alleges executives at Amazon Local, which bills itself as a...

  • Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are now surging. Amazon, Sears, eBay and Etsy said Tuesday that they would remove Confederate flag merchandise from their websites.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Anthem, which runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, disclosed on Saturday that it had offered to buy...

  • CHICAGO, June 16- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly turkey hatchery report on Tuesday showed a significant decline in the number of poults, or young turkeys, placed on feed in May, suggesting supplies of fresh whole birds may tighten this Thanksgiving. The losses represent a sliver of total U.S. production that was pegged at 237.5 million turkeys in...

  • Lilly shares sizzle as investors await Alzheimer's data Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    June 11- Shares of Eli Lilly and Co have jumped 10 percent this week, confounding many industry experts, amid speculation investors were placing bets ahead of expected long-term data on an Alzheimer's disease treatment once considered a dud. Limited data from an abstract of the trial, called Expedition Ext, are expected to be released by the Alzheimer's...

  • STOCKHOLM, June 5- Swedish builder Skanska has put plans to acquire U.S. energy-related construction companies on ice due to the unstable oil price, the head of its operations in the United States said. The United States is Skanska's biggest market and the company had said it wanted to buy U.S. builders that specialize in power plants, aiming to capitalize on a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- Coal giant Peabody Energy has been among the harshest critics of federal energy policies, joining a court challenge to the Obama administration's new clean air regulations and denouncing its promotion of renewable fuels. "Our team will examine all aspects of bonding and self-bonding," said Chris Holmes, a spokesman for the Office of Surface...

  • CHICAGO, May 30- Indiana is training 300 prisoners to kill infected chickens and banning bird shows at county fairs. Iowa is trying to figure out how to deal with a mountain of dead- and reeking- chickens. Robert Cobb, state veterinarian for Georgia, the nation's leading producer of chickens raised for meat, which has not had any cases so far.

  • Retailers Walgreen Co and Payless Shoesource Inc, and hotel chain group Choice Hotels International Inc on Tuesday followed the lead of General Mills Inc in removing their ads from the program. "We share your concerns and we have decided to remove our advertising from the show," said Choice Hotels, which runs Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge chains, among others.

  • LONDON, May 22- U.S. Steel Corp said it is close to filing several anti-dumping complaints with U.S. authorities, adding it is still having to consider idling more plants because of difficult market conditions. The Pittsburgh- based company has idled plants in Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, Texas, Ohio and Arkansas this year. It's no longer a matter of if we're going to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- The largest overhaul of U.S. financial industry reform since the 2008 crisis hit a roadblock on Thursday, as a regulation relief bill passed a Senate committee with zero Democrats in support. Wall Street dodged a tough provision as Republican Senator David Vitter withdrew his amendments, the most significant being a minimum 10 percent...

  • BOSTON, May 19- The now-defunct Massachusetts pharmacy behind a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people will pay out $200 million to its victims and creditors under a bankruptcy reorganization plan approved on Tuesday. The bankruptcy reorganization plan was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff. Deaths of patients...

  • Bird flu hits food prices hard—and may hit harder Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    Chickens gather around a feeder at a farm in Iowa.

    As avian flu ravages the Midwest, more than 8 percent of the 300 million-plus U.S. layer hen population has disappeared in a month.

  • CHICAGO, May 14- Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday. But it said a jump in farmland values in...

  • *Nebraska becomes 16th U.S. state affected by avian flu. May 12- The fast-spreading avian flu virus was confirmed for the first time in Nebraska, at a commercial egg-laying farm that housed a flock of 1.7 million chickens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, Nebraska has joined a long list of states currently dealing with highly...

  • *SEC says company hid information from investors, auditor. In a complaint filed in the federal court in Indianapolis, the SEC accused ITT, Chief Executive Kevin Modany and CFO Daniel Fitzpatrick of hiding how ITT expected to owe hundreds of millions of dollars because its underlying loans had performed "abysmally," with "extremely high" default rates.

  • *Wheat firm as softer dollar prompts short-covering. *Soybeans also higher; Argentine strikes eyed. CHICAGO, May 12- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures hit a two-week high and soybeans also firmed on Tuesday as a weaker dollar inspired managed funds to cover short positions ahead of a monthly U.S. government report.

  • These states have more nail salons than McDonald's Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Eating a hamburger with yellow nails

    In 12 states and Washington D.C., nail salons are more common than McDonald's locations, the most common of fast food locations.

  • May 11- A strain of avian flu that until now had been found only in the Western United States has cropped up in Indiana, bringing the total number of states affected by the virulent outbreak to 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. The H5N8 strain found in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana is concerning to them also. It was also found in captive...

  • HOUSTON, May 11- Striking workers at BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana, refinery ratified a new four-year contract on Monday, formally ending a three-month work stoppage, said the president of the United Steelworkers local chapter representing the hourly employees. The workers are scheduled to begin returning to work on May 18 in staggered groups, said USW Local 7 -1...