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  • FDA probing latest E.coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 3:21 PM ET

    The FDA said it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local officials. The CDC said on Monday it was investigating five new cases of E.coli infections, one each Kansas and North Dakota and three in Oklahoma. The two who fell ill in North Dakota and Kansas ate at the same restaurant in Kansas, while the three from Oklahoma ate at...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- Atlanta-basaed Gray Television Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Schurz Communications, Inc on condition that it sells two television stations, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The stations to be sold are WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana, and KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas, the department said. The antitrust laws render those...

  • *One case each in Kansas and North Dakota, 3 in Oklahoma. Of the five new cases reported, one each are from Kansas and North Dakota and three from Oklahoma, the CDC said. At least 80 students were sickened by norovirus after eating at a Boston area Chipotle outlet, the Boston Health Public Commission had said on Dec. 9.

  • Dec 21- Federal authorities are investigating a new E.coli strain linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, piling more pressure on the popular burrito chain already grappling with an outbreak that affected about 50 people in nine states. Of the five new cases reported, one each are from Kansas and North Dakota and three from Oklahoma, the CDC said.

  • Dec 21- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating five new cases of an E.coli infection linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.. Of the five cases reported, one each are from Kansas and North Dakota and three from Oklahoma, the CDC said. The agency also said that a new case of E.coli was reported in Pennsylvania, but noted that the person...

  • *House, Senate pass $1.8 trillion bill, Obama signs it. WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare case of bipartisan action after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. "I think the system worked" this time, President Barack...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. The Senate voted 65-33 to approve sweeping legislation that averted a government shutdown, locked...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. The Senate voted 65-33 to approve sweeping legislation that averted a government shutdown, locked...

  • Dec 14- Animal-nutritionist John Goihl knows Minnesota farmers who feed the remains of dead baby pigs to hogs used for breeding in attempts to ward off infections of a deadly virus in offspring. A resurgence could drive up prices again and hurt profits for processors including Tyson Foods and JBS USA, which have benefited from low hog prices.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $225 million to settle claims that it sold toxic mortgage-backed securities to credit unions that later failed, the National Credit Union Administration said on Thursday. Morgan Stanley did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the settlement, which resolved lawsuits in New York and Kansas.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- The U.S. labor market tightened modestly in recent weeks with some upward pressure on wages as employers found it increasingly difficult to fill jobs across skill levels, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. For example, the Cleveland Fed reported wage pressures were "widespread" and Atlanta said there were signs of emerging pressure to...

  • One foot of snow forecast for parts of Midwest Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 2:16 PM ET

    A new winter storm was plowing toward the Plains and the Great Lakes, threatening to pile as much as a foot of new snow Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Diners at Chipotle Mexican Grill locations on Saturday said freshness and convenience outweighed concerns about contamination following the news that food poisoning cases had erupted at the chain's locations in six U.S. states. Shares of the fast-casual chain tumbled 12.3 percent to an 18- month low on Friday on word that the E. coli outbreak,...

  • Syngenta sues Cargill, ADM in GMO corn fight Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Nov 20- Swiss seed company Syngenta AG has sued top U.S. grain exporters Cargill Inc and Archer Daniels Midland Co over losses that U.S. farmers said they suffered from rejections of boatloads of genetically modified corn by China. Syngenta's decision to sell a type of GMO corn seed called MIR 162, also known as Viptera, before obtaining import approval...

  • Thousands without power after heavy winds Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A worker with photographs a tree that fell on power and fiberoptic lines and blocking the NW Seabeck Highway, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, near Bremerton, Wash.

    There were widespread whiteouts from Colorado to Kansas, while thousands in the Northwest lost power. NBC News reports.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- When alimony reform comes to Florida, it may be too late for Tarie MacMillan, a 65- year-old who runs a jewelry business near Tampa. Some states have already put curbs on judgments, particularly for marriages of less than 20 years, but most, like Florida, are still in progress or are constantly evolving. It has changed and shifted over the 40 years since...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- For most of its 100- year history, when Boeing turned out more planes, employment soared and the Seattle- area economy prospered. In the past year, Boeing installed four banks of two-story riveting machines at the factory that makes its 737 aircraft in Renton, Washington. At its sprawling plant in Everett, Washington, Boeing has installed robotic...

  • So it may prove now in monetary policy with St Louis Fed President James Bullard in the role of hawk now speculatively contemplating an era of "Permazero" interest rates. "Post-crisis U.S. monetary policy could be interpreted as exactly that- an interest rate peg- and an extreme one at that, since the policy rate has remained near zero for nearly seven years," Bullard...

  • *Chicago continues to fall back from four-week high. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Chicago wheat futures eased for a second session on Friday, as slow U.S. exports and forecasts for more rain relief in dry growing belts stifled a wave of buying that took prices to a four-week high earlier this week. "Wheat and corn prices are under pressure following weak U.S. export data,"...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 4- Chicago wheat futures ticked up on Wednesday on technical buying, despite rain forecasts across U.S. grain belts adding to worries about weather woes overseas. Corn futures also crept up after private forecasters raised their estimates for U.S. production, while soybeans rose on bargain-buying and robust U.S. exports. Corn and soybean prices...