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  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Pennsylvania gained three rigs and North Dakota and Wyoming each added one. New Mexico and Texas each lost two rigs while Louisiana declined by one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.— In a story Dec. 14 about a second-degree murder trial involving farmers in Arkansas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the herbicide dicamba was made by Monsanto. Monsanto is one of several companies that make dicamba, but it does not sell its product in Arkansas. A Mississippi County Circuit Court jury late Thursday convicted...

  • BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.— A jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the shooting of a farmer who accused him of applying herbicide to crops that the farmer said drifted onto nearby land and damaged plants. A Mississippi County Circuit Court jury late Thursday convicted Allan Curtis Jones, of Arbyrd, Missouri, who admitted to shooting Mike Wallace last...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 14- Missouri has issued its first fines over the misuse of a farm chemical in 2016 that went on to be linked in different formulations to widespread U.S. crop damage this year, the state said on Thursday. Authorities fined eight people a total of $145,125 for improperly spraying the chemical known as dicamba, used to kill weeds, in what Missouri called "...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 12- Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits. However, Minnesota will prohibit summertime sprayings of dicamba-based herbicides after June 20 in a bid to prevent a repeat...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Minnesota announced restrictions Tuesday on how farmers can use the herbicide dicamba in 2018, responding to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture set a June 20 cutoff date for applying the herbicide and prohibited applications when the temperature or...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 11- Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides,...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 11- Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides,...

  • WICHITA, Kan.— The Kansas county that's home to Wichita has withdrawn its bid for a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant after weeks of public opposition. The Greater Wichita Partnership confirmed on Thursday that Sedgwick County has taken itself out of the running for the project. Sedgwick County was named as one of three Kansas finalists to get the plant after...

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon's increasing dominance. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, said Wednesday it will change its legal name to Walmart Inc. from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.. "Whether it's in our stores, on our sites, with our apps, by...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage. The agribusiness asked a Pulaski County judge to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the state from banning dicamba's use while the company...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog. Since he was sworn in January, Democrat Josh Shapiro has built up his own consumer finance unit...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen greets teams participating in the Federal Reserve Board 14th annual national College Fed Challenge Finals- 1330 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France...

  • WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen greets teams participating in the Federal Reserve Board 14th annual national College Fed Challenge Finals- 1330 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and European Central Bank board member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at a seminar in Tokyo 0400 GMT. TOKYO- ECB board member and Bank of France...

  • FRANKFURT- Introductory remarks by ECB bank supervisory chief Daniele Nouy at the hearing on the draft addendum to the ECB Guidance to banks on non-performing loans- 1100 GMT. BRUSSELS- ECB chief economist Peter Praet delivers the Ludwig Erhard Lecture, organized by the Lisbon Council- 1000 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair for Supervision...

  • FRANKFURT- Introductory remarks by ECB bank supervisory chief Daniele Nouy at the hearing on the draft addendum to the ECB Guidance to banks on non-performing loans- 1100 GMT. BRUSSELS- ECB chief economist Peter Praet delivers the Ludwig Erhard Lecture, organised by the Lisbon Council- 1000 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair for Supervision...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a speech on market regulation to the FICC Markets Standards Board 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the economic outlook before the congressional Joint Economic Committee- 1500 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso gives a speech at the Jiji Press Kin'yu...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a speech on market regulation to the FICC Markets Standards Board 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on the economic outlook before the congressional Joint Economic Committee- 1500 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso gives a speech at the Jiji Press Kin'yu...

  • PHILADELPHIA- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on "Financial Safety for the Aging Population" before the "Aging, Cognition, and Financial Health: Building a Robust System for Older Americans" Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 1515 GMT. WASHINGTON- Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on...

  • PHILADELPHIA- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on "Financial Safety for the Aging Population" before the "Aging, Cognition, and Financial Health: Building a Robust System for Older Americans" Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 1515 GMT. WASHINGTON- Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on...