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  • Prescription bottles

    Nursing homes in the U.S. routinely dispose of leftover meds that could benefit other Americans with limited health care, ProPublica reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. Congress has until 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday to pass a bill to fund the government or face a shutdown, which would temporarily lay...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. Congress has until 12:01 a.m. ET on Saturday to pass a bill to fund the government or face a shutdown, which would temporarily lay...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa _ Principal Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $348.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. Principal Financial shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...

  • WEST DES MOINES, Iowa _ West Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $6.1 million. West Bancorp shares have dropped almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: West Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa _ Meredith Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $39.8 million. Meredith Corp. expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.85 to $3.90 per share. Meredith Corp. shares have risen 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LONDON, April 27- Chicago corn futures edged higher on Thursday, recouping some of the previous session's losses, as the market kept a close watch on planting delays in the U.S. and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active corn contract rose 0.3 percent to $3.67-3/ 4 a bushel by 1120 GMT, having closed 1.3 percent...

  • Last summer, The Humane Society of the United States released undercover footage taken by an employee that it said showed "massive piles of dead chickens" at New England' s largest egg-producing farm, Hillandale Farms in Turner, but the state later concluded there was no proof to pursue animal cruelty charges. In a December letter to Maine's congressional...

  • The nation's second-largest insurer said Tuesday that operating revenue, which excludes investment gains, climbed 10 percent to $22.32 billion due in part to price hikes and growth in Medicaid and Medicare plans as well as other enrollment gains. It also has been pushing deeper into the state- and federally funded Medicaid program that covers people with low...

  • LONDON— United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that a veterinarian had checked Simon— a 10- month-old, 3-...

  • NEW YORK, April 25- More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming. In an April 14 appearance on television show "Fox& Friends," Scott...

  • Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa are among the states where bills have been proposed to replace the bottle deposits with a tax. "This is the most effective, proven way that we have to guarantee that these containers do not end up on our streets and do not end up on our beaches and open spaces as litter," said Louis Burch, the Connecticut program director for...

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Heartland Financial USA Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $18 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $101.4 million.

  • CHICAGO, April 21- A fungus that causes vomitoxin has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. A vessel carrying a shipment of corn from Paraguay is due next month at a North Carolina port used by Smithfield...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Raw milk advocates' efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials' assertions that it's dangerous to drink milk that hasn't been heated to kill bacteria. Efforts to legalize raw milk sales in some form have succeeded in 42 states, and expansion pushes are ongoing this year in states including Illinois,...

  • April 21- Rockwell Collins Inc's second-quarter revenue beat analysts' estimates and the aircraft components maker raised its full-year revenue forecast to reflect the impact of its recently closed acquisition of aircraft interiors maker B/E Aerospace. The company closed the B/E Aerospace acquisition last week and said at the time it would try to sell...

  • NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa _ Heartland Express Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $14 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Heartland Express shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa _ Rockwell Collins Inc. on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $168 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.31 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.33 billion.

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Flexsteel Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $7.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Dubuque, Iowa- based company said it had net income of 96 cents. Keywords: Flexsteel Industries, Earnings Report.

  • April 18- A Republican senator said on Tuesday he had written to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services raising questions about reports of "troubling conduct" by psychiatric hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. The inquiry, by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, raises concerns about reports by BuzzFeed News of low nurse staffing, medication...