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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 creeping up to another record closing high in a lethargic session, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, holding near record highs on a day of light volume, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results. Both Tiffany& Co and apparel retailer Express Inc rose after posting quarterly revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views.

  • Both Tiffany& Co and Express Inc rose after posting second-quarter revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views. On the downside, Chico's FAS Inc fell 3.2 percent to $15.51 after its results. Best Buy Co Inc was the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainer, up 5 percent at $31.28, rebounding from a drop of 6.8 percent on Tuesday.

  • *S&P 500 coming off first close above 2,000. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stocks were flat on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to extend a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even though market valuations were not seen as unduly stretched.

  • Denver police testing use of body cameras Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    Officers assigned to the city's busy downtown area began wearing the cameras in June for the six-month study by Taser International Inc. and the University of Cambridge.

  • *Upswing seen as intact but volume has been light. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday, as investors found few reasons to keep buying after a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even as there was little seen on the horizon that could derail the rally.

  • US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher with indexes at records Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    *Upswing seen as intact, but volume has been light. NEW YORK, Aug 27- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Wednesday, suggesting the market's recent upswing that has taken indexes to repeated records, was set to continue with little on the horizon to derail the rally. Federal Reserve stimulus and the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW rises. *Digital Ally gains further, up over 250 pct in August. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday to lift the S&P 500 just a hair above the 2,000 mark, its first close above that milestone, after data that pointed to a brighter future for the economy.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW rises. *Digital Ally gains further, up over 250 pct in August. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Tuesday as both the Dow and S&P 500 backed off after hitting fresh intraday records on the heels of strong consumer data, which suggested that the market's long-running rally could keep going.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three regional Federal Reserve banks, whose presidents are among the more hawkish of U.S. central bankers, continued to press for an increase in the Fed's emergency lending rate ahead of last month's policy-setting meeting, according to minutes on Tuesday.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW rises. *Digital Ally gains further, has tripled this month. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh intraday records on the back of strong consumer data suggesting the market's long-running rally could continue.

  • Aug 26- A surge in interest in makers of security cameras drove shares of such companies higher on Tuesday, with heavy volume in particular seen in Digital Ally Inc, which makes wearable cameras.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, S&P rises back above 2,000 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW higher. *Digital Ally gains again, has tripled this month. "People aren't going to do anything too aggressive until there's some kind of catalyst, either positive or negative, and we may end up consolidating around 2,000 for a while," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW higher. *Digital Ally gains before bell, has tripled this month. Nonetheless, further gains may be a challenge without positive catalysts and amid potential headwinds such as a reduction in Federal Reserve stimulus and a simmering conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

  • *Digital Ally gains before bell, has tripled this month. NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to buy after a rally in the previous session that took the S&P 500 above 2,000 for the first time.

  • Aug 25- Shares of Digital Ally Inc, a company that produces wearable cameras, rose as much as 80 percent to $14.25 on Monday as outrage over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri fueled interest in the company's devices. Digital Ally shares closed about 57 percent higher at $12.50.

  • Aug 25- A group of global biotech crop companies won a court victory on Monday that blocks enactment of a law passed last year limiting the planting of biotech crops and use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    GRANITE CITY, Ill.— Investigators are trying to determine what went wrong at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant where a mortar round exploded Monday, killing two people. The explosion at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City occurred about 6:25 a.m., police said.

  • Officials: White House reviewing equipment program Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts— The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama's call for more separation between the nation's armed forces and civilian law enforcement.