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  • CHICAGO, April 13- A flock of 200,000 hens in Wisconsin is the first commercial U.S. chicken operation to become infected with a lethal strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, widening the impact of a virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of turkeys this year. The chickens were at an egg-laying facility in Jefferson County, Wisconsin,...

  • CHICAGO, April 13- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday confirmed the first case of a lethal strain of bird flu in a commercial chicken flock, widening the impact of a virus that has already killed hundreds of thousands of turkeys this year. The H5N2 flu strain infected a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, between Madison...

  • CHICAGO, April 10- Sales of human antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators said on Friday, although recent statements by producers suggest those figures could be dropping. Companies such as Tyson Foods Inc and Perdue Farms have said in the past year, however, they have either reduced or...

  • CHICAGO, April 10- Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to fuel concern that bacteria infecting humans could grow more resistant to the drugs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that domestic sales and...

  • 8 best stocks to outfox the market Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Finding cheap stocks isn't easy anymore. You'll need to be a bit more sly to outfox the market, reports USA Today.

  • CHICAGO, April 8- A U.S. outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu accelerated on Wednesday with the infection of a sixth turkey flock in Minnesota, the nation's top turkey-producing state, in less than a week. The infected flock of 310,000 turkeys was the ninth case of the H5N2 flu in Minnesota in just over a month and the biggest flock yet to be confirmed with the...

  • 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...

  • Goldman's top picks Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
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    Brian Sullivan and Dom Chu will list the top 40 cheapest stock picks from Goldman Sachs.

  • 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...

  • Steve Cohen’s Point72 up 7.5% in Q1 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
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    Point72 Asset Management, the personal management firm of billionaire Steve Cohen, logged another strong quarter, according to early reports.

  • What the Kraft-Heinz deal means for food mergers Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
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    The merger of Kraft and Heinz could pave the way for future food mergers, but dealmaking will likely dip in the near term, analysts tell CNBC.

  • What to buy off the Kraft-Heinz merger Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
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    Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz agreed to pair up in a deal that will form a combined company with $28 billion in revenue. Here's how to trade it.

  • CHICAGO, March 23- The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state. In response to the cases, key overseas buyers have limited imports of U.S. poultry, and the world's biggest poultry producers, including Tyson Foods Inc and Sanderson Farms Inc, have...

  • CHICAGO, March 23- The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state. The world's biggest poultry producers, including Tyson Foods Inc and Sanderson Farms Inc, have increased biosecurity at farms to protect their flocks. The United States is developing...

  • 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...

  • 11 companies that are growing like weeds Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:25 AM ET
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    These 11 companies in the S&P 500 have posted impressive and accelerating growth, USA Today reports.

  • Early movers: SHAK, BOX, DG, HPQ, UTX, LL & more Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • KFC faces pressure over chicken antibiotics Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:46 AM ET

    KFC may face pressure to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.

  • LOS ANGELES/ CHICAGO, March 12- KFC, the world's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's Corp said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics. Both McDonald's and Yum are stepping up efforts to win back younger and wealthier...