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  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 418 rigs sought oil and 92 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas and Oklahoma each gained two rigs and Alaska, California, North Dakota and Pennsylvania each was up one. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • DALLAS— Prosecutors say a North Texas man who helped smuggle what he thought was cocaine onto flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport must serve nearly 16 years in prison. Moniteveti "Vince" Katoa was sentenced Thursday in Dallas. The packages were flown to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago and San Francisco, plus Newark, New Jersey, and Wichita, Kansas.

  • The IRS chief made the remarks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a drive by hard-line conservatives to oust Koskinen. Their impeachment resolution accuses him of lying to lawmakers, ignoring subpoenas and overseeing an agency that destroyed emails as Congress investigated how the IRS subjected tea party groups seeking tax exemptions to harsh...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in...

  • The world wheat harvest hit a record in 2016, sending nearby Chicago Board of Trade futures to 10- year lows below $4 a bushel. The strong dollar is adding to the pain for U.S. farmers, as it makes the exports of competitors such as Russia and Ukraine more attractive. Russia is projected to overtake the United States and the European Union as the top wheat exporter...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's signature, an unmistakable if nearly illegible series of bold vertical flourishes, was scrawled on the improper $25,000 check sent from his personal foundation to a political committee supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Trump lawyer Alan Garten offered new details about the transaction to The Associated Press on...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's signature, an unmistakable if nearly illegible series of bold vertical flourishes, was scrawled on the improper $25,000 check sent from his personal foundation to a political committee supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Trump lawyer Alan Garten offered new details about the transaction to The Associated Press on...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- U.S. public pension funds are embracing currency hedging to bolster returns that have soured in the past year and to prevent further buffeting from extreme market movements. Total inflows to currency managers soared nearly 160 percent to $13.0 billion in the first seven months of the year from $5.1 billion a year earlier, according to...

  • WASHINGTON— Two Republican congressmen formally offered a campaign-season resolution Tuesday to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen, setting the House on course for showdown votes over an effort that rouses conservatives but has no chance of ousting the commissioner from office. John Fleming, R- La., and Tim Huelskamp, R- Kan., is expected to face votes Thursday in...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- A team of seven financial advisers that managed $2.2 billion at Morgan Stanley left the Wall Street brokerage to launch their own wealth management group, one of the largest number of people to break away from a big firm in recent months. The Wichita, Kansas- based group, which was known as the Kirk Bahm Group at Morgan Stanley, decamped to open 6...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do "great things" with their newfound wealth. The winning ticket for the July 30 drawing was sold at a Hannaford supermarket in Raymond, a town of about 10,000 residents. Lottery officials...

  • 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...