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  • WASHINGTON, June 8- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up Tyson Foods Inc's challenge to an almost $5.8 million judgment awarded against the company over worker pay at an Iowa meat processing facility. Tyson Foods workers at a pork facility in Iowa sued in 2007, claiming they were entitled to overtime pay and damages because they were not paid for the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up Tyson Foods Inc's challenge to an almost $5.8 million judgment awarded against the company over worker pay at an Iowa meat processing facility.

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2- Differences emerged on Tuesday among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge. The fact that seven Republican candidates or potential candidates spoke at Florida Governor Rick Scott's "...

  • 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.

  • A US workplace civil war that's at a tipping point Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Protesters march around the Capitol after participating in a rally against a "right-to-work" proposal, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Madison, Wis.

    The US is split over right to work laws—literally. Exactly half of the 50 states are right-to-work states—the next will tip the balance.

  • In a May 27 letter released on Thursday, Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision he was concerned the incident exposes a "systemic vulnerability" within the SEC's EDGAR online repository. An SEC spokeswoman declined to comment on Grassley's letter. The SEC does not fact check or make corrections to filings, and...

  • Only high-income households have managed to build significant savings, and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College says 52 percent of today's working-age households face the shock of declining living standards in retirement. "If you have a dollar to spend on retirement security, it's much better to spend it on Social Security than by spreading...

  • Nevertheless, total egg production rose slightly in April, supported by a greater output of eggs for hatching into meat-producing birds and more egg-laying hens, the USDA reported. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has since confirmed cases in 54 Iowa flocks containing more than 26 million birds, most of them egg-laying hens.

  • No sunny side: Bird flu squeezing egg prices Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Eggs

    Normally a low-cost egg producer, the U.S. might be looking to import more costly eggs as the bird flu outbreak spreads.

  • IRETON, IOWA/ CHICAGO, May 21- Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, potentially increasing the risks that the disease could spread further, spot checks by Reuters show. In visits to six affected sites in Iowa last week, a Reuters reporter found procedures at...

  • REMBRANDT ENTERPRISES TO TEMPORARILY LAY OFF 39 WORKERS AT MINNESOTA EGG FACILITY DUE TO BIRD FLU.

  • IRETON, IOWA/ CHICAGO, May 21- Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, potentially increasing the risks that the disease could spread further, spot checks by Reuters show. In visits to six affected sites in Iowa last week, a Reuters reporter found procedures at...

  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton set up a potential clash over sensitive trade legislation with the White House on Tuesday, urging steps to prevent currency manipulation and lawsuits by foreign companies against governments. The White House also ratcheted up pressure on lawmakers, threatening to veto...

  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton clashed with the White House on Tuesday saying she wants any trade legislation to address concerns over "currency manipulation," dealing a damaging blow to one of President Barack Obama's key policies for his second term. Soon after Clinton spoke on the campaign trail in Iowa,...

  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she wants any trade legislation to address concerns over "currency manipulation," a view that puts her at odds with the White House over granting fast-track Trade Promotion Authority to the president. The Senate is to vote this week on the fast-track measure that...

  • MASON CITY, Iowa, May 18- In the spotlight for her own high income, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a swipe at hedge fund managers again on Monday for earning much more than ordinary Americans and paying lower tax rates. Speaking to about 60 supporters at a house party in Iowa, Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top"...

  • Bird flu saga to limit chicken, egg supply: Sysco Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Chicken farm

    Sysco said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its chicken and egg supply for nine to 18 months.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Food distributor Sysco Corp said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its chicken and egg supply for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers. Sysco is the biggest U.S. food distributor, whose clients include restaurants, hotels and hospitals. The company is discussing options with its...

  • 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.

  • Nebraska declares state of emergency over bird flu Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    Avian Bird Flu

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts declared a state of emergency on Thursday over the rapidly spreading avian flu.