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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • March 4- McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous' superbugs.'. The world's biggest restaurant chain announced on Wednesday that within two...

  • McD's to ax some chicken antibiotics, milk hormone Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Illuminated golden arches mark the entrance to a McDonald's restaurant in Shelbyville, Ky., Jan. 23, 2015.

    McDonald's US announced a new antibiotics policy for its chicken and the upcoming removal of an artificial growth hormone from its milk.

  • March 4- McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to force chicken producers to change practices in the fight against dangerous "superbugs." The world's biggest restaurant chain will announce on Wednesday that within two...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- U.S. West Coast ports will resume full operations from Saturday evening after a tentative labor deal was reached between a dockworkers union and a group of shippers, easing months of disruptions to trans-Pacific trade that have hit businesses from automakers to meat exports. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez arrived in San Francisco to broker a...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal late on Friday after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia. The White House called the deal "a huge relief" for the economy,...

  • West Coast port impasse beefs up U.S. meat stockpile Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:44 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Feb 19- U.S. meat exporters caught in the middle of the West Coast port labor standoff diverted millions of pounds of chilled pork and beef into cold storage facilities over the last few weeks, creating an oversupply of meat, analysts said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's cold storage report for January at 2 p.m. CST on Friday will confirm the impact of...

  • Feb 12- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, appointed former Hillshire Brands Co Chief Executive Sean Connolly its CEO, replacing Gary Rodkin. ConAgra Foods, whose shares were down 5.2 percent in extended trading on Thursday, also cut its profit forecast for the year ending May citing a stronger dollar and weak sales in its...