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  • JBS USA Pork to buy Cargill pork business for $1.45 bln Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    July 1- Cargill Inc said JBS USA Pork would buy its U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. The acquisition includes two meat processing plants in Iowa and Illnois. JBS USA is a unit of Brazil- based meat processing company JBS S.A..

  • *Wheat up as rain could impede U.S. harvest. Wheat rose on fears that storms could prevent the U.S. crop being gathered just as thousands of harvesters are rolling onto fields. Chicago Board of Trade July corn was up 1.06 percent at $3.80-1/ 4 a bushel at 0951 GMT after touching a session peak of $3.80-3/ 4, the highest since April 23.

  • June 25- The U.S. turkey slaughter in May tumbled 12 percent from the prior month, government data on Thursday showed, as the country's worst-ever case of bird flu decimated flocks in top producer Minnesota and surrounding states. More than 7.7 million turkeys have been killed by highly pathogenic avian influenza or culled to control its spread since December,...

  • 10. Iowa Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States 2015: Iowa

    Low costs and an all-American quality of life propel the Hawkeye State into the Top 10. But workforce development is lacking.

  • America's top 10 states for business in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Here are the states that get the highest marks for access to capital, skilled labor and the best incentives for businesses of all sizes.

  • Why Google is betting $1 billion on Iowa business Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:07 AM ET
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad

    Need proof Iowa is a top state for business? Google, DuPont Pioneer, Rockwell Collins and The Principal Group, continue to invest here.

  • Nearly 85 percent of the cases were in Iowa and Minnesota. Iowa is the largest egg-producing state, while Minnesota produces the most turkeys. The number of egg-laying hens nationwide fell to 329 million by June 1, down 7 percent from the prior month and 8 percent from a year earlier, the USDA said.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Besides the possible Anthem deal, Humana Inc is considering a sale, possibly to Cigna or Aetna Inc, a source...

  • The rule was passed in July 2013 by the Iowa Board of Medicine, which regulates the practice of medicine in the state, requiring doctors to physically be with patients when they administer abortion-inducing drugs. In September 2013 Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which has been administering telemedicine abortions in Iowa since 2008, sued the Iowa...

  • June 19- The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected a state rule requiring doctors to see abortion patients in person, ruling that a regional Planned Parenthood unit can continue administering abortion-inducing medications using remote video technology. The court ruled 6-0 that the rule, passed by the Iowa Board of Medicine, violated the state's constitution.

  • IOWA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS TELEMEDICINE ABORTION BAN IN PLANNED PARENTHOOD LAWSUIT.

  • Andrew Ceresney, head of the SEC's enforcement division, said the firms represented about 70 percent of the dollar value of all municipal bonds issued in the United States during the four years ended on Sept. 30. Among the firms charged include units of banks such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Canada...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • -Clinton@- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that drug companies that would benefit from a Pacific trade deal should sell their products to the U.S. government at a discount. "I think our drug companies, if they're going to get what they want, they should give more to America. They should be required to negotiate drug prices in America...

  • The USDA is overseeing the killing and disposal of affected birds and the scope of the outbreak "has exposed some flaws in the response plans," Republican Sens. The USDA will be prepared to talk about its response if invited to testify before the Senate committee, spokeswoman Andrea McNally said. The USDA has more than 1,900 staff and contractors responding to...

  • The USDA, in a monthly supply and demand report, increased its forecast for the price of Grade A large eggs in New York in 2015 to $1.60 to $1.66 per dozen. That is up from its May estimate of $1.30 to $1.36, and tops last year's average price of about $1.42, which was a record high, according to USDA data. In the fourth quarter of 2015, eggs will average $1.73 to $1.87 per...

  • The USDA, in a monthly supply and demand report, increased its forecast for the price of Grade A large eggs in New York in 2015 to $1.60 to $1.66 per dozen. That is up from its May estimate of $1.30 to $1.36, and tops last year's average price of about $1.42, which was a record high, according to USDA data. In the fourth quarter of 2015, eggs will average $1.73 to $1.87 per...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can cut $1.6 billion from state pension funding, removing a hurdle for the Republican presidential hopeful's national ambitions and giving some temporary financial relief to the state. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, bolstering the Republican's presidential hopes but still leaving the state with fiscal struggles ahead. Christie is battling to improve his record on the economy in New Jersey, where he has come under fire for his handling...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, a move that could bolster the Republican's presidential hopes but still leave the state with fiscal struggles ahead. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin Governor...