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  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— An analyst says the average price of regular-grade gasoline fell half a cent nationally over the past two weeks to $2.40 a gallon. However, industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that gas prices actually rose in several Western and Midwestern cities. The highest average gas price, $3.10 a gallon, was in the San...

  • A man pauses in an alley on May 18, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

    Call them the unrecovered—a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession.

  • That's true in Mississippi, where job numbers and the overall size of the economy remain below 2008 levels. Unlike states that have long since sprinted ahead, Mississippi is struggling with slow economic growth and slipping population in a place that's rarely at peak economic health. Not only Mississippi, but also Alabama, Michigan, New Mexico, and West Virginia...

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • May 15- A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson and other drugmakers, accusing them of engaging in fraudulent marketing that played down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic. Those misrepresentations about drugs like Purdue's OxyContin and Endo's Opana ER led Orange County to incur health care,...

  • PEARL, Miss.— In a story May 13, The Associated Press reported that Valley Innovative Services of Pearl, Mississippi, was recalling frozen entree products due to bacterial contamination.

  • PEARL, Miss.— A Pearl, Mississippi- based business is recalling about 130,071 pounds of meat and poultry frozen entree products which included a non-meat ingredient that was recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other...

  • May 8- Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday quarterly profit fell 21 percent, hurt by fires at two chicken plants, and that Florida's attorney general was seeking information from the company regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior. Net income attributable to Tyson declined to $340 million in the quarter ended April 1 from $432 million a year...

  • First NBC was closed by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as the receiver. The regulator said Gulfport, Mississippi- based Whitney Bank would assume all of First NBC's transactional deposits and branches. Whitney Bank will reopen 24 branches of First NBC in Louisiana and five branches...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled. The nomination earlier passed the Senate Agriculture Committee with only one vote in opposition, although some Midwestern senators raised concerns that Perdue...

  • Cuba watchers are looking closely for signs of how President Donald Trump will deal with the country, given he threatened during his campaign to roll back the fragile detente between the Untied States and Cuba, former Cold War foes. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro stunned the world in December 2014 when they announced the United States...

  • Cuba watchers are looking closely for signs of how President Donald Trump will deal with the country, given he threatened during his campaign to roll back the fragile detente between the Untied States and Cuba, former Cold War foes. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro stunned the world in December 2014 when they announced the United States...

  • As President Trump faces pressure to deliver on his promise to revive manufacturing in the northern "rust belt" states that put him in the White House, his biggest challenge may not be Mexico or China, but the southern U.S. states that form the other pillar of his political base. States like Alabama have built a presence in the global supply chain in direct...

  • As President Trump faces pressure to deliver on his promise to revive manufacturing in the northern "rust belt" states that put him in the White House, his biggest challenge may not be Mexico or China, but the southern U.S. states that form the other pillar of his political base. States like Alabama have built a presence in the global supply chain in direct...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • WHEELING, W.Va., March 15- When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride. Defying stereotypes in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

  • SAO PAULO, March 13- Brazilian meatpacker and food processor JBS SA on Monday said it reached an agreement to acquire U.S.-based ham and bacon producer Plumrose USA for $230 million, according to a securities filing. The Brazilian company said the deal includes five prepared foods plants located in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Vermont and two distribution...

  • USS Gerald R. Ford built by Huntington Ingalls.

    One of Trump's priorities is to expand the Navy. That likely means more jobs for shipbuilders after years of stagnation.

  • March 7- A highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was found in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to Tyson Foods Inc, the first discovered in the United States this year. POULTRY PRODUCING STATES Georgia: 1.340 billion broiler chickens in 2015 Alabama: 1.083 billion Arkansas: 962 million North Carolina: 823 million Mississippi: 723 million...