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  • The problem: the so-called "sidecar" bill lacks the votes in the Senate. Yet Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., has said he wants to move a companion bill through the House alongside the main GOP legislation that rolls back key parts of Barack Obama's health care law and limits federal spending on Medicaid for low-income people. That strategy may just help Ryan put together...

  • Lawmakers and some business groups say a state-run program approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would ensure local control over regulation that has to be at least as effective as the federal program under current law. Lynn introduced a bill to start the process on behalf of Senate leadership, and 24 Republican senators ran on a...

  • CHICAGO, March 14- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures declined on Tuesday for a seventh straight session, dropping below $10 a bushel as hefty South American harvests threatened U.S. soy export prospects, traders said. As of 12:41 p.m. CDT, CBOT May soybeans were down 7-1/ 2 cents at $9.98-1/ 2 a bushel after dipping to $9.92, the contract's lowest since...

  • WASHINGTON— Even as they praised him, Senate Democrats said Tuesday that Donald Trump's pick to represent the U.S. in trade negotiations needs a waiver from Congress to legally hold the job because of his previous work for foreign clients. Several Democrats disagreed at Lighthizer's Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the top Democrat on...

  • WASHINGTON— Undaunted by fellow Republicans' defiance, GOP leaders and the White House redoubled their efforts Tuesday to muscle legislation overhauling America's health care system through Congress following a sobering report about millions being shoved off insurance coverage. President Donald Trump, whose strong Election Day showing in GOP regions...

  • LEAWOOD, Kan. _ Aratana Therapeutics Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $23.3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 43 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $923,000.

  • WASHINGTON— Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the former Georgia governor said he will also step down from positions...

  • March 10- Wildfires devastated a Smithfield Foods Inc hog farm in Laverne, Oklahoma, killing at least several thousand pigs, company and local officials said on Friday. The exact number of swine killed in the Oklahoma fire, which began on Monday, was not immediately known. Luke Kanclerz, spokesman for the Oklahoma Forestry Services, said on Friday that several...

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, March 7- Chicago wheat futures turned lower on Tuesday in a lull after worries about dry conditions in some U.S. wheat belts pushed prices to a two-week high a day earlier. Chicago soybeans eased for a second straight session as expectations for a huge Brazilian harvest offset support from logistical delays in the South American country and brisk...

  • SEATTLE, March 2- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to Boeing Co and Airbus, is demanding steep price cuts from its hundreds of parts suppliers, forcing them to re-bid for their current work against global competitors, according to a document seen by Reuters and three sources familiar with the matter. Spirit is asking for price cuts of 15 to 35...

  • SEATTLE, March 2- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to Boeing Co and Airbus, is demanding steep price cuts from its hundreds of parts suppliers, forcing them to re-bid for their current work against global competitors, according to a document seen by Reuters and three sources familiar with the matter.

  • In the Feb. 14 letter, the FDA said several products were contaminated with multiple foreign particulates and that the injectable antibiotic vancomycin had been compromised by cardboard pieces. The FDA warned the company it had failed to take corrective action. The presence of the foreign matter is "unacceptable" and suggests "a significant loss of control in...

  • Wal-Mart launched the price test across 11 Midwest and Southeastern states such as Iowa, Illinois and Florida, focusing on price competition in the grocery business that accounts for 56 percent of the company's revenue, said vendor sources with direct knowledge of the matter who did not wish to be identified for fear of disrupting business relations with...

  • Although there is little movement on Capitol Hill to make Trump's infrastructure vow a reality, governors have sent the White House a list of 428 projects they say are ready to go with some extra federal spending. Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown has asked for $120 billion, saying that since the state made up 12 percent of the U.S. economy it deserves 12...

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 14- Mexican conglomerate Alfa said on Tuesday it will sell its energy projects in the Eagle Ford shale in Texas, as well as its energy assets in Peru, while also stalling all energy investments due to lingering low oil prices. Alfa's Chief Financial Officer Ramon Leal said at a press conference the company was also looking at selling certain oil...

  • Feb 8- S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook on Kansas' AA-minus credit rating to negative from stable on Wednesday, citing weak economic trends and structural budget pressures. "We believe the next two years will remain pressured and the proposed budget does not adequately provide solutions to Kansas' ongoing structural deficits," said S&P analyst Oladunni...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • The Wichita, Kansas- based company said it expects full-year earnings of $4.60- $4.85 per share and revenue of $6.8 billion- $6.9 billion. Spirit Aero's net income fell to $108.2 million, or 89 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $138.3 million, or $1.01 per share, a year earlier. Operations in Kinston, North Carolina were impacted by Hurricane...