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  • OLATHE, Kan.— Garmin International says it is planning a $200 million expansion at its headquarters in Olathe. Garmin and the city of Olathe announced Friday that the company will build a new manufacturing and distribution center and new road through its campus. Company spokesman Ted Gartner says officials have not decided whether about 600 Garmin workers who...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 81 explored for natural gas this week. Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia each declined by one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were unchanged.

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 83 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained eight rigs, Pennsylvania was up two and Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Virginia added one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON— Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress. Employers have added jobs in the past 12 months at a faster pace than the national average in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina, the Labor Department said...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A man who targeted watches during a string of outlet store break-ins from Florida to Maine will have to serve time in prison. Perez, who most recently lived in New Jersey, led a group that in 2013 broke into Fossil and other outlet stores, getting away with more than $1.8 million in watches from burglaries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland,...

  • Aug 17- Monsanto Co's Climate Corporation is building a network of in-field sensors to expand the scope of soil, weather and other data flowing into its digital agriculture tools that help farmers increase crop yields and reduce costs, the company said on Wednesday. San Francisco- based Climate also said it will open up its software infrastructure to...

  • The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, particularly those in swing states such as Iowa, where some recent opinion polls show Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a tight race. Republican Governors Terry Branstad of Iowa, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jack...

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named 64 agriculture policy advisors on Tuesday, a lengthy list that includes the governors of Iowa and five other farm states and a former federal agriculture secretary. The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, including...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 9- U.S. meat processor Cargill Inc has stopped using an important antibiotic for people to prevent disease in turkeys, the company said on Tuesday, the latest food maker to drop the drug amid concerns about the impact on human medicine. Cargill has not used the drug, gentamicin, to prevent disease in turkeys that supply its two biggest brands,...

  • A general view of the Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas July 8, 2014 before its scheduled opening.

    A 10-year-old boy, the son of a state lawmaker, died of a neck injury while riding the world's tallest water slide in Kansas, police said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Aircraft parts supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it had signed a key supply deal with Europe's Airbus, sending Spirit shares up as much as 8 percent. The deal, announced with Spirit's second-quarter results, allowed the Wichita, Kansas- based supplier to take a $135.7 million accounting charge for lowering prices on parts...

  • *Sees 2016 earnings per share $4.30- $4.50 vs est $4.49. Shares of the company rose as much as 8.1 percent to $46.44. An A350 agreement suggests "decent cash profitability going forward," JPMorgan analyst Seth Seifman wrote in a note to clients.

  • Some analysts and investors had raised questions about Sprint's financial position after majority owner SoftBank Corp agreed earlier this month to buy UK chipmaker ARM Holdings Plc for $32 billion. Sprint had negative cash flow of $3.17 billion in the financial year ended March 31. The carrier, based in Overland Park, Kansas, also experienced its lowest...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...