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  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found five probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting an estimated 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. If these tests are positive, the state's tally of egg-laying chickens affected by the...

  • BIRD FLU IN IOWA COULD AFFECT MORE THAN 9 MILLION BIRDS IF ALL CURRENT SUSPECTED CASES CONFIRMED- IOWA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE.

  • PROBABLE NEW BIRD FLU FINDING IN SIOUX COUNTY, IOWA, AFFECTS 3.7 MLN BIRDS- IOWA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE.

  • PROBABLE NEW CASES OF BIRD FLU FOUND IN FOUR IOWA FARMS, TOTAL OF 2.3 MILLION BIRDS AFFECTED- IOWA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. Alicia Fry, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's influenza division, said that while health officials are cautiously...

  • Obama takes aim at Trump at Correspondents' Dinner Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The presidents translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama roasted himself, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

  • Here's how to kill 3.8 million chickens Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu.

    Sunrise Farms in Iowa has to destroy and dispose of 3.8 million birds. It's no small task.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Aiming to acquire more budget powers and take a swipe at Obamacare, Republicans will likely scrap a proposal that stirred controversy and helped launch Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan on the national stage: privatizing the Medicare health program. Ryan's bold Medicare "premium support" plan would be sacrificed to ensure passage of...

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • Mexico banning imports   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Mexico banning imports

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on more fallout from the bird flu outbreak as Mexico bans imports eggs and live birds from Iowa.

  • 4 million hens euthenized over bird flu fears   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    4 million hens euthenized over bird flu fears

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports avian influenza cases are mounting in the U.S., and provides insight to the potential risks to the poultry and grain markets with the flu.

  • Up to now, the USDA has said it would prefer not to allow farmers to vaccinate their flocks, as doing so could prompt wider import bans on U.S. poultry and eggs in the $5.7 billion export market. The USDA has been working to develop a vaccine that would protect chickens and turkeys from this highly contagious strain of flu. The outbreak has dragged on longer than...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Bird flu: Time to worry? Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    A file photo of a poultry farm.

    Avian flu is proving economically painful, especially in Iowa and Wisconsin, but scientists say the danger may not extend to human health.

  • CHICAGO, April 21- The spread of a deadly strain of bird flu into an Iowa egg farm accelerated market concerns over how big of a bite the current outbreak could take from the United States' egg and poultry businesses, sending shares of several leading meat companies' down on Tuesday. Minnesota, the largest turkey-producing state in the country, has been the hardest...

  • Midwestern firm Wealth Enhancement Group as Lightyear seeks another windfall good investment in the wealth management market. Marron said Wealth Enhancement Group has strong leaders and a team-based approach that will enable it to grow quickly to the scale of a firm like Cetera. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Lightyear will purchase the stake...

  • 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...