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  • JBS of Brazil buying Cargill US pork unit for $1.45B Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Brazilian meat producer JBS will buy the U.S. pork division of agribusiness giant Cargill for $1.45 billion, the companies said Wednesday. JBS SA reported about $21.65 billion in revenue in 2014. JBS USA Holdings owns Pilgrim's Pride, among other brands, and it entered the U.S. pork market when it bought Swift Co. in 2007.. A year ago JBS agreed to buy the...

  • The company did not comment on the potential impact from the avian flu outbreak that led to some countries, including Mexico and China, banning U.S. poultry imports. Exports to countries such as Russia, China and Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. chicken, accounted for about 10 percent of Sanderson's net sales in the year ended October. Sanderson's net income rose to...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017, one of the most aggressive timetables yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas- based chicken and meat company also said Tuesday it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017- one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas- based chicken and meat giant also said it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its other...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • CHICAGO, April 7- A lethal strain of bird flu has infected an eighth turkey flock in Minnesota, the nation's top turkey producer, in just over a month, officials said on Tuesday, a day after a team of epidemiologists arrived to investigate how the disease is spreading. Minnesota has detected five cases of the H5N2 flu, which can kill nearly an entire flock of poultry...

  • CHICAGO, April 6- Minnesota, the top U.S. turkey producing state, has found two more commercial turkey flocks to be infected with a lethal strain of avian flu, including one in a previously established quarantine zone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. The state in the past month has found that H5N2 flu, which can kill nearly all the birds in a flock...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- U.S. authorities are considering imposing tougher restrictions in Arkansas to contain a virulent strain of avian flu in the heart of America's poultry region in a bid to minimize international trade disruptions and contain the virus. The H5N2 flu discovered in Arkansas last week is the state's first case of a strain that causes massive...

  • 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...

  • The U.S. government announced the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas-- home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company. Shares in producers Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc tumbled on Wednesday, with Tyson's stock price hitting its lowest point in five months and the stock price for JBS SA unit...

  • 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...

  • March 4- A plan by McDonald's Corp to phase out chicken raised with certain kinds of antibiotics at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants will put additional pressure on an already-stressed supply chain. Available product has been so tight that when six of the largest U.S. school districts tried to make the switch to antibiotic-free poultry last year, chicken sellers...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 8- For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400- acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs. Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and other states are seeing a similar surge, said state agriculture officials.

  • Lightning Round: Take the money and run on this! Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
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    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Lightning Round: Need to listen to me & break up Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:36 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

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  • Midday movers: Credit Suisse, UBS, Citigroup & more Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Wall Street subway station NYSE

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • These mid-cap stocks will shine: Analyst Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    JetBlue planes sit at their gates at Kennedy International Airport in New York, April 23, 2014.

    Among other mid-cap companies, JetBlue, Pilgrim's Pride and Mohawk Industries may cash in on economic trends, a fund manger said.

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 6:42 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade: FXC, EWZ, M, TLT

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • Short sellers aim at the chicken AND the egg Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chicken farm

    Poultry producer stocks have surged in part due to pricing power and strong demand, but investors are betting that this trend will reverse.