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  • NATCHEZ, Miss. _ Callon Petroleum Co. on Monday reported a loss of $1.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $71.8 million.

  • BOSTON— A new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn't sitting well with some residents. Pioneer Valley generally refers to the Massachusetts portion of the Connecticut River Valley. It includes Springfield, New England' s fourth largest city, and the college towns of Amherst, Northampton and Holyoke.

  • LAUREL, Miss. _ Sanderson Farms Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $23.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.16 per share. Sanderson Farms shares have decreased roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HAVANA— Cuban President Raul Castro appears eager to maintain better relations with the United States and gave a group of U.S. Congress members signed copies of a recent speech expressing his willingness to negotiate with President Donald Trump, Sen. Leahy and four other members of Congress spoke to reporters Wednesday at the end of a three-day trip to Cuba...

  • HAVANA, Feb 20- The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations. There is great potential for business between these ports and Cuba due to the...

  • The suspects— 22- year-old Keith Johnson, 30- year-old Heather Yost and 25- year-old Deshun Hawthorne— were arrested and jailed Tuesday. The Sun Herald reports that a UPS representative couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Boeing workers' overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant's 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out. It's also a win for the company that will host President Donald Trump at its North...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- A potential increase in gasoline taxes in several U.S. states could put a dent in demand at the pumps and mark another setback for a market already flooded with excess fuel. "It's all a question of how quickly cause and effect can kick in," said Sandy Fielden, director of oil and products research at Morningstar. In October, New Jersey Governor Chris...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • .S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) pose for photographs with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland before meeting at the State Department February 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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  • Eshon Trosclair holds her son Camron Chapital after a tornado tore through home while they were inside the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

    At least four tornadoes ripped across Louisiana on Tuesday as a violent weather system barreled across the South, USA Today reports.

  • Microsoft backs lawsuit over Trump's immigration order

    Gregg Phillips was reportedly listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi.

  • In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72- year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate. By executive order on Friday, Trump banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries- Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen- and temporarily halted the entry of refugees. In New York, Los Angeles, San...

  • President Donald Trump's "America First" rhetoric and confrontational negotiating style have sparked frantic calls to the White House and Congress from diplomats and lobbyists concerned the United States no longer has their back. When word swirled through Washington on Thursday that Trump might be preparing to ease U.S. sanctions on Russia, worried...

  • President Donald Trump's "America First" rhetoric and confrontational negotiating style have sparked frantic calls to the White House and Congress from diplomats and lobbyists concerned the United States no longer has their back. When word swirled through Washington on Thursday that Trump might be preparing to ease U.S. sanctions on Russia, worried...

  • Jan 24- A powerful storm that killed at least 21 people in the southern United States over the weekend was expected on Tuesday to bring heavy snow and wind gusts to the Northeast, causing school closings, treacherous driving conditions and power outages. The storm, known as a nor'easter, was forecast to bring snowfalls of up to 9 inches along with icy rains and wind...

  • President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He was elected to two terms as governor of Georgia, a leading producer of cotton and peanuts, serving from 2003 to 2011.

  • President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He served two terms as Georgia governor from 2003 to 2011. Georgia accounted for just 2 percent of total U.S. agriculture...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- About a quarter of U.S. Trump and his fellow Republicans, who control Congress, have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, but a majority of Americans, including 25 percent of Republicans polled, do not want it to be repealed. "There is some recognition, even from Republican supporters, that the underlying goals of...