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  • Aug 14- Tyson Foods Inc on Friday said it is permanently ceasing beef production at its plant in Denison, Iowa, effective immediately, as cattle ranchers work to rebuild shrunken herds following the severe Midwestern drought. Tyson's Denison plant has a daily estimated slaughter capacity of about 2,000 head of cattle over a five-day work week, which represent 2...

  • States from Alabama to West Virginia that oppose the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan filed for the stay in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and asked for a ruling by Sept. 8, one year before states need to submit compliance plans to the EPA. "This rule is the most far-reaching energy regulation in the nation's history, and the EPA simply does not...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- Democratic presidential candidates will hold the first of six primary debates on October 13 in Nevada, the party said on Thursday, setting out a debate calendar that rivals of frontrunner Hillary Clinton say is insufficient. Announcing the calendar on the day of the first Republican primary debate, the Democratic National Committee set the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- Democratic candidates for the White House in 2016 will hold their first primary debate, hosted by CNN, in the swing state of Nevada on October 13, the party said on Thursday. Announcing the Democrats' debate calendar on the day the first Republican primary debate takes place, the Democratic National Committee also set five other Democratic...

  • Koch launches broadside against corporate cronyism Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    David and Charles Koch

    Industrialist and conservative donor Charles Koch challenged conservatives to end "corporate cronyism", even if it helps his businesses.

  • As race sharpens, Clinton releases document trove Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 3:55 PM ET
    Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the Cuban trade embargo as she gives a policy speech at the Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

    The State Department made public new swaths of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails, while her campaign released a letter from her doctor about her health.

  • July 31- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the latest outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been notified of about 358 confirmed cases of the infection until Thursday, the FDA said in a statement on its website. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Kroger Co are pulling some cilantro...

  • *Corporate earnings lift U.S., European stocks. NEW YORK, July 29- Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, lifted by strong U.S. and European corporate earnings and a Federal Reserve statement that said the U.S. economy continues to strengthen, adding to expectations that an interest rate hike is getting closer. "The Fed is taking baby steps towards a rate hike," said...

  • BRUSSELS, July 24- European Union plans to seal the world's largest free trade deal with the United States are threatened by intractable differences over food names, none more so than the right of cheese makers to use the term "feta". At the same time as euro zone leaders are ordering Greece to balance its budget and liberalise its product markets, EU trade...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- New York political leaders on Monday renewed their push to outlaw microbeads, the personal care plastic additives blamed for polluting waterways, and urged a statewide ban even as Congress considers prohibiting them across the nation. At least seven states, including Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin, have banned the beads, found in...

  • July 16- Bank of Montreal agreed to pay $16 million to end a U.S. lawsuit claiming that a lender it bought caused two bankrupt Florida funds to lose money in imprisoned swindler Thomas Petters' $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. Bank of Montreal denied liability in agreeing to settle. The lawsuit by the trustee Barry Mukamal stemmed from Petters' relationship with...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday resisted calls for more congressional oversight, as members of a House of Representatives panel criticized the central bank's policies and pressed it to be more accountable. In her semiannual testimony to Congress, Yellen repeated her view that the Fed will likely hike interest rates later...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday resisted calls for more congressional oversight and intervention into the U.S. central bank, as members of a House of Representatives panel criticized her and other policymakers for failing to be more accountable. Representative Sean Duffy, a Wisconsin Republican, pulled no punches during...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 14- As political pressure mounted on the Federal Reserve this spring in the form of a regulation relief bill and a probe into an alleged information leak, Fed Chair Janet Yellen kicked her congressional outreach efforts into high gear. Of her nearly six hours of lawmaker meetings in May, Yellen spent more than five with Republicans...

  • ARLINGTON, Texas, July 14- General Motors Co. GM Chief Executive Mary Barra has promised investors that the automaker will generate an average 20 percent return on its capital investments going forward, but the money spent on Arlington will deliver well in excess of that, people familiar with the company's plans say. Though GM operates almost 400 factories...

  • WAUKESHA, Wisc., July 13- Scott Walker cast himself as an anti- Washington reformer as he launched his 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday, vowing to fight with the same conservative conviction he used to battle unions as Wisconsin governor. Walker rose to national prominence by defeating a 2012 recall election that grew from his challenge to the...

  • WAUKESHA, Wisc., July 13- Scott Walker cast himself as an anti- Washington reformer in launching his 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday, vowing to fight with the same conservative conviction he used to battle unions as Wisconsin governor. Walker rose to national prominence by defeating a 2012 recall election that grew from his challenge to the...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- Democratic U.S. presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton laid out a broad vision for the U.S. economy on Monday that focused on measures to help working Americans and guard against Wall Street excesses with tougher financial regulation. In a speech in New York, Clinton criticized Republican governors like Wisconsin's Scott Walker, who is...

  • MILWAUKEE, July 13- Scott Walker jumped into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, the 15th Republican to announce a presidential candidacy, has a resume...

  • MILWAUKEE, July 13- Scott Walker jumps into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, who becomes the 15th Republican to formally announce a presidential...