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  • 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...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the White House said Tuesday that it wanted to repeal a 2006 provision that establishes a formula for sharing revenues...

  • DETROIT, Feb 10- Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. The highest rates of unfixed vehicles were, in order, Texas, Mississippi, Alaska, Utah and West Virginia, Carfax said. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. GOP presidential candidates are vowing to repeal "Obamacare," while offering hardly any detail on how they'd replace it without millions losing coverage. They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,...

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:40 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago- based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 2- Health experts are bracing for Zika virus to spread to the United States by April or May, borne by a mosquito that craves human blood, feeds during the day and lives under beds and inside closets. Until now, the best weapon against disease-carrying mosquitoes in the United States has been outdoor pesticide fog sprayed by truck and airplane.

  • SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand, the company said. Valets were told during an afternoon employees' meeting that SP Plus will hire MGM Resorts' approximately 400 non-union parking service...

  • BALDWYN, Miss.— Fabric and sewing supply retailer Hancock Fabrics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking to reorganize for the second time in nine years. The company, based in Baldwyn, Mississippi, made the filing Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, saying that revenues for the holiday retail season were $8 million below...

  • EastGroup Properties reports 4Q results Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 4:43 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss. _ EastGroup Properties Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Jackson, Mississippi, said it had funds from operations of $30.3 million, or 94 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • The move follows CenterPoint's $363 million investment in Enable Midstream's preferred securities on Friday, through the early redemption of notes payable to a CenterPoint unit of the same amount. "The REIT structure has recently received significant attention in the regulated utility industry in Texas and could have substantial potential for...

  • TIMELINE-Bird flu reappears in U.S. poultry flocks Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:06 PM ET

    An Indiana turkey flock was infected with a strain known as H7N8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Jan. 15. Four states- Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota- declared states of emergency during the outbreak. The timeline below shows the spread of the disease in the United States, according to data and information from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health...

  • Caterpillar closing 5 plants, cutting 670 jobs Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 3:19 PM ET

    Caterpillar says it plans to close five plants, causing a net reduction of about 670 jobs in Illinois and several other states, as part of a broader cost-cutting campaign announced last year. The mining and construction equipment company will cut about 230 jobs for office and production workers at a major manufacturing campus in East Peoria, Illinois, where...

  • DETROIT— Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide— some for a third time— to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving. Nissan says paint can flake off the latch, exposing bare metal. If the main latch isn't closed and the car is driven, the secondary latch may not hold the hood down, Nissan said in documents...

  • Ameren Corp's Callaway plant in Missouri and Entergy Corp's Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville, Arkansas, have not been affected by heavy rains and no impact is predicted, the regulator said. Plants in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, such as Grand Gulf in Mississippi, and River Bend and Waterford in Louisiana, all operated by Entergy, are also not likely...

  • *Soybeans lower on forecasts for welcome rains in Brazil. *Wheat, corn little changed in quiet pre-holiday trade. *Wheat down 20 pct for year; corn down 10 pct, soy down 14 pct.

  • Will man's new face mean business for NY hospital? Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Patrick Hardison

    A firefighter who had his face badly burned in 2001 now has the face of a Brooklyn bike mechanic.

  • Carnage in Paris sends shudders through tourist sector Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 16- The carnage in Paris has sent shudders through the tourism sector in one of the world's most visited cities with hotel owners, tour operators and others in the industry hoping the expected drop-off in visitors will not last long. The Louvre and other attractions such as the Paris Opera reopened on Monday after shutting due to the killings, but...

  • Nov 8- A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying crude oil through Wisconsin derailed on Sunday, knocking 13 cars off the tracks, spilling oil and leading 35 homes to be evacuated, in the state's second derailment in two days. No one was injured in the 2 p.m. incident in Watertown, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee, and workers stopped the leak, which company spokesman...

  • Nov 8- A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying crude oil through Wisconsin derailed on Sunday, knocking 12 cars off the tracks and spilling oil in the state's second derailment in two days. No one was injured in the incident in Watertown, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee, and workers stopped the leak, which company spokesman Martin Cej described as minor.

  • 2015 ballot box results Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    2015 ballot box results

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at how voters cast their ballots on hot button issues such as school funding in Mississippi, legalizing marijuana in Ohio, transgender rights in Houston, and short-term rentals in San Francisco.