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  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Sixteen hospitals will pay $15.69 million to resolve allegations they were reimbursed from Medicare for services that were unnecessary, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. As part of the settlement, Health Management Associates Inc and 14 of its formerly associated hospitals will pay $15 million, Community Health Systems and its...

  • More than 21 million birds have been killed or are expected to be condemned, and three states- Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa- have declared a state of emergency. Below is a timeline of the spread of the viruses, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Canada's Food Inspection Agency, and responses by the...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- New U.S. and Canadian speed limits for oil trains will do little to temper the likelihood and severity of explosive accidents that have grown in frequency over the past two years, critics of new regulations said on Friday. Walking a line between increasing safety and keeping oil shipments moving at a clip on North American rails, regulators...

  • The H5N2 strain has been reported in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dec. 19, 2014- Highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain confirmed in a...

  • Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service told Reuters the H5N2 virus- along with two other highly pathogenic strains of bird flu- will likely be passed among birds at breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada through the summer. The USDA statement marks a shift in tone in the agency's...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. "This is a big deal," Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said during a conference call on Monday.

  • unit of Wells Fargo& Co, added eight advisers from Morgan Stanley and brokerage firm Edward Jones. G. "Carey" Revels, Craig Goldberg and Jonathan Zucker joined Wells Fargo Advisors from Morgan Stanley. Revels managed more than $108 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley and joined Wells Fargo's Hattiesburg, Mississippi office.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Financial companies are among the standouts of the first-quarter earnings reporting season, but their dazzling profit growth has failed to impress investors, who are finding reasons for caution behind the headline numbers. Both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs blew through expectations, with respective profit growth of 59 percent and 48...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- About 6 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Inc's smartwatch according to a Reuters/ Ipsos poll, with men twice as likely as women to purchase Apple boss Tim Cook's first new major product. Ipsos polled 1,829 U.S. adults online between April 8 and 14 about the watch, which opened for preorders last week. Wall Street estimates had varied...

  • Deadly weather in the South Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Deadly weather in the South

    The Weather Channel's Keith Carson reports from Columbia, Mississippi, on the major damages and injuries from the strong tornadoes there.

  • Where Christmas is most loved—and hated—in the US Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders during game in Atlanta.

    Every part of the U.S. loves Christmas, but one region loves it more than anywhere else.

  • Health report card: Less smoking, too much eating Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
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    Life expectancy is up, smoking is down, and obesity rates are on the rise again according to the new edition of America's Health Rankings.

  • Student debt at all-time high of $1.2 trillion Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
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    Student debt has climbed to an all-time high of $1.2 trillion while all other lending categories fall.

  • US gas prices fall, extending summer decline Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
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    A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37.

  • Senator survives tea party challenge in Mississippi Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters during his 'Victory Party' after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel.

    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.

  • GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger

    The Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate got a little bit worse last night, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with a look at the high-profile runoff election between Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and rival Chris McDaniel.

  • KFC: No evidence store threw out disfigured girl Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    Despite lack of evidence, KFC will still contribute to the medical bills of a disfigured girl allegedly kicked out of a restaurant in Mississippi.

  • America’s cheapest states to live in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Value-conscious consumers are always on the prowl for bargains. Here's a look at the states that offer the lowest cost of living.

  • America's comeback states: 10 turnaround stories Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    These states have made the biggest gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.

  • 36. Mississippi Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Mississippi offers low business costs, including the lowest wages. But a plaintiff-friendly legal system has kept businesses away.