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  • 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...

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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...

  • Early movers: SHAK, BOX, DG, HPQ, UTX, LL & more Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *Citigroup, Morgan Stanley up after the bell following Fed review. *Shake Shack shares fall after the bell on results. I think many are holding onto the view that if the Fed raises rates, stocks stop in their tracks and reverse, and the bull market ends, "said Bruce Zaro, chief technical strategist at Bolton Global Asset Management in Boston.

  • NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. stocks ended lower for a second session on Wednesday as worries increased about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and dollar strength further dampened the outlook for U.S. earnings. The S&P 500 is now off 3.6 percent from its March 2 record closing high and is down 0.9 percent for the year so far. I think many are holding onto the...

  • 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...

  • The infection, if confirmed, threatens to widen trading restrictions from countries such as Taiwan, Singapore and Nicaragua that have already limited U.S. poultry exports due to bird flu outbreaks in states ranging from Minnesota and Missouri to California. Arkansas producers have been on alert for the virus since Minnesota and Missouri confirmed cases of...

  • CHICAGO/ LOS ANGELES, March 8- McDonald's Corp's decision last week to phase out human antibiotics from its U.S. chicken supply will add to costs of production in a tight-margin business that are likely to be borne mostly by poultry companies. McDonald's will use its purchasing muscle as the world's largest restaurant chain to avoid passing extra costs on to...

  • 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...