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  • The settlement to resolve the $1.06 billion judgment against Dow imposed in 2013, comes nearly a year after both sides abruptly backtracked from a previous agreement to resolve the case. Dow was the only defendant not to settle and was found liable in February 2013 by a federal jury in Kansas for $400 million in damages. That sum was tripled under antitrust law...

  • Mass shooting leave 4 dead in Kansas

    A gunman went on a shooting spree at a Kansas manufacturing plant leaving four people dead, including the gunman, and 14 others injured.

  • The deal, disclosed in a filing in Manhattan federal court, resolves one of several lawsuits by the National Credit Union Administration against banks over their sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis. The lawsuit subject to the deal centered on mortgage-backed securities underwritten and sold by UBS that Southwest...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 24- Royal Dutch Shell's U.S. head Marvin Odum will step down after the company abandoned a troubled drilling project offshore Alaska, and the global oil company said on Wednesday it will split up its U.S. shale and Canadian oil sands unit. The Anglo-Dutch company said on Wednesday its shale resources unit would become part of the global upstream...

  • Feb 22- A federal appeals court endorsed a Colorado law designed to make it easier for the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made over the Internet. Monday's decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reversed a lower court ruling that blocked Colorado from enforcing its so-called "Amazon tax" law, named for online retailer...

  • Feb 22- A federal appeals court endorsed a Colorado law designed to make it easier for the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made over the Internet. Monday's decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reversed a lower court ruling that blocked Colorado from enforcing its so-called "Amazon tax" law, named for online retailer...

  • Feb 17- Wal-Mart Stores said on Wednesday it would start offering fixed shifts and unveiled other details of planned scheduling changes aimed at retaining and motivating its rank-and-file workers. Wal-Mart had flagged its intention to offer more reliable scheduling last year as part of a $2.7 billion investment in wages and training.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is poised to add 39,443 jobs in 2016, an increase of about 3.2 percent and the first job growth in the sector in five years, according to a study by Deloitte. The Pentagon's plan to add $13 billion to its fiscal 2016 budget will help drive a 3.7 percent increase in jobs in the defense part of the sector, while low...

  • There have been no other reports of illness related to the Buffalo Wild Wings' restaurant in Overland Park in suburban Kansas City, Johnson County spokeswoman Barbara Mitchell told Reuters in an email. "We have taken additional steps to conduct deep cleaning for norovirus at all Kansas City area restaurants," Buffalo Wild Wings, known for its chicken wings, said...

  • Feb 12- Two more cases of norovirus have been confirmed in Kansas in a probe involving a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant, but the source could not be identified, a spokeswoman for the state health department's Johnson County office said. The probe is related to a Buffalo Wild Wings' restaurant in Overland Park in suburban Kansas City. "We have taken additional...

  • Burger King to add grilled dogs to permanent menu.

    Burger King is tapping into a new category on Feb. 23, launching Grilled Dogs as a permanent menu item.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Demand for bank loans, loan extensions and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers, and farm incomes are forecast to fall for a third year as grain and livestock prices remain stubbornly low, according to a quarterly farm economy report from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's region covers...

  • Falling electricity demand due to increased energy efficiency has spurred a spate of mergers in the United States, with utilities looking to cut their exposure to volatile power prices in unregulated markets. ITC shareholders will get $45 per share- $22.57 in cash and 0.7520 Fortis shares for each share they hold- a 14 percent premium to the stock's closing...

  • Feb 5- The Kansas health department has confirmed one positive case of norovirus related to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, the department's Johnson County office said. "These types of illness are common this time of year," Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Lougene Marsh said in a statement. Norovirus is the most common cause of food-borne...

  • Feb 5- The Kansas health department has confirmed one positive case of norovirus related to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, the department's Johnson County office said. "These types of illness are common this time of year," Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Lougene Marsh said on Friday. Norovirus is the most common cause of food-borne disease...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is turning up the heat on the U.S. derivatives and commodities regulator over an accounting error that could mean it has deficient funds. Roberts, a Kansas Republican, sent a letter dated Feb. 3 to Timothy Massad, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, calling for answers on the error,...

  • A file photo of a Buffalo Wild Wings location.

    Buffalo Wild Wings shares fell more than 7 percent after health officials said they were investigating an illness that affected at least 10 diners.

  • *Egypt cancels tender amid wrangling over import terms. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 2- U.S. and European wheat futures dipped on Tuesday as ample supplies continued to weigh on sentiment and uncertainty over import policy in top buyer Egypt fuelled export concerns. Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat was down 0.2 percent at $4.74-1/ 4 a bushel by 1255 GMT, adding to a...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 2- Chicago wheat futures were largely unchanged on Tuesday, after falling in the previous session with the market facing headwinds from plentiful global supplies and improved crop conditions in top U.S. producing areas. Condition ratings for winter wheat improved during January in Kansas, the top U.S. winter wheat state, but declined elsewhere...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 29- Faced with unappealing prices for most major crops, farmers in the southern U.S. The region, stretching from Texas to Nebraska, is traditionally one of the world's leading producers of wheat and cattle. The U.S. Agriculture Department said farmers in Oklahoma planted fewer than 5 million acres of wheat for the first time since 1964..