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  • NEW YORK— Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat. The St. Louis company said Wednesday it will make donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools at land grant colleges in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Starbucks delivery to start in Seattle, New York City Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks says it will start delivering to customers in select parts of Seattle and New York City later this year. In New York City, delivery will be from existing or newly setup Starbucks shops in certain buildings, starting with the Empire State Building. Starbucks Chief Digital Officer Adam Brotman said there will be no minimum purchase required, but...

  • Greenbrier shares find energy outside of energy sector Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The railroad freight-car maker Greenbrier announced a sharp hike in orders during the second quarter, but industry watchers honed in on what railroads want to buy, rather than how much. The Greenbrier Cos. on Tuesday revealed that it had recorded new orders for 10,100 railcars valued at $1.09 billion. According to Chairman and CEO William Furman, there...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, debris is still washing ashore in Oregon and southwest Washington. KGW-TV of Portland, Oregon, reports http://is.gd/7mV1VB beach cleanup volunteers found baskets and lots of kitchen items this past year. Researchers from Tattori University for Environmental Studies in Japan have...

  • CUI reports 4Q loss Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    TUALATIN, Ore. _ CUI Global Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $1.9 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Tualatin, Oregon- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $17.1 million.

  • Young adults want news every day, survey shows Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 3:33 AM ET

    Of those, 40 percent do so several times a day, according to the poll, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute. "I don't think people would expect us to know what we know," says Erica Quinn, a 24- year-old college student in Gainesville, Florida, who participated in the survey. The findings were to be...

  • March 13- Uber Technologies Inc has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit over a recently disclosed data breach involving the personal information of about 50,000 drivers, the latest in a series of legal woes to hit the Internet car service. The suit, filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco by Sasha Antman, an Uber driver in Portland, Oregon, says...

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted 14-1 on Thursday to approve a bill intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats. The panel's approval cleared the way for a vote in the full Senate on the measure, which would extend some legal liability protection...

  • The U.S. government on Wednesday confirmed the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas, home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company. Mexico and the European Union, along with other buyers, added Arkansas to a list of states from which they are barring poultry exports. Asian and Latin American buyers previously banned...

  • CHICAGO, March 11- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc, the nation's biggest chicken company. Shares of Tyson and other poultry companies, including Pilgrim's Pride Corp and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 9- Wholesale gasoline prices in the Los Angeles market started the week on a quiet note, falling slightly in thin trading amid a break in shipment scheduling, market sources said. March-delivery Los Angeles CARBOB gasoline shed a penny to 27.5 cents a gallon over April RBOB futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange with no deals reported.

  • PUNTA GORDA, Fla., March 9- The first peaches are ripe for harvest in Florida, bred to thrive where Mother Nature never intended the fruit to grow, alongside the state's signature rows of orange and grapefruit trees. Peaches naturally belong in cooler climates such as Georgia, whose famous crop is just now poised to bloom, two months away from harvest.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20- Los Angeles wholesale gasoline differentials rose on Friday as traders and refineries bought product in a market hampered by two oil refinery outages. March-delivery CARBOB gasoline in Los Angeles rose 7 cents to settle at 28 cents a gallon over April RBOB futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange in active trading, sources said.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 18- Two U.S. Cabinet secretaries joined congressional leaders, three governors and a big-city mayor on Wednesday in pushing shipping lines and the dockworkers' union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil and cargo backups at 29 West Coast ports. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker weighed in...

  • February-delivery CARBOB gasoline in L.A. jumped 11 cents to 44 cents a gallon over March RBOB futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange after an explosion at Exxon Mobil Corp.' s 155,000 barrel-per-day refinery Torrance, California. EPA gasoline in the Portland, Oregon, market settled 11 cents a gallon over March NYMEX RBOB, unchanged from Tuesday's close.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 18- The U.S. labor secretary joined congressional leaders and three governors on Wednesday in pressing shipping lines and the dockworkers' union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil clogging cargo traffic at 29 West Coast ports. Tom Perez, the labor secretary, was sent to San Francisco as an emissary of President Barack...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Protracted labor strife and shipping disruptions at U.S. West Coast ports have hit farmers especially hard, posing a major barrier to perishable goods headed to overseas markets and resulting in losses estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars a week. Foreign Pacific Rim customers facing chronic delays in shipments of U.S. food and farm...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Thursday urged a swift end to the labor dispute that has throttled port activity on the West Coast. More than a dozen lawmakers from West Coast states like Washington and California but also as far east as Iowa and Ohio said the ongoing labor dispute, which has partially shut down ports, had a devastating...

  • In all three states, Alaska, West Virginia and Michigan, problematic funding gaps widened, the report said. In 2006, Alaska switched newly hired state workers from its two biggest traditional defined benefit plans to a defined contribution plan. In 2014, Alaska made a $3 billion cash infusion into the defined benefit plans to shore them up.