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  • CHICAGO, Aug 16- America's two biggest independent seed sellers, Beck's Hybrids and Stine Seed, told Reuters they are pushing U.S. environmental regulators to bar farmers from spraying dicamba weed killer during upcoming summers in a potential blow to Bayer AG's Monsanto Co.. As of July 15, the University of Missouri estimated that more than a million acres of...

  • *Italy's FTSE MIB falls 1.5 pct. LONDON, Aug 16- European shares recovered on Thursday after Beijing said it would hold trade talks with the United States this month, spurring risk appetite, although Italian shares fell sharply as Atlantia sank. Italy's government said it could strip the group's Autostrade unit of its motorway concession or seek heavy fines...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Dillard's Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 41 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.47 billion.

  • NEW YORK— Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street's expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. The upbeat report indicates that Walmart's efforts to improve the experience shoppers have at its stores and expand its online services, particularly in...

  • *Italy's FTSE MIB tumbles 1.5 pct. Italy's FTSE MIB sank 1.6 percent to its lowest level since April 2017 as shares in motorway operator Atlantia fell 25 percent. Italy's government said it plans to strip the group's Autostrade unit of its motorway concession and seek heavy fines following the deadly collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state. The lawsuit, filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in federal court in Washington on behalf of three Medicaid recipients in...

  • The Times Up Legal Defense Fund on Tuesday announced its first round of grants to 18 groups helping support low-wage and domestic workers. Fatima Goss Graves, CEO of the National Women's Law Center, a nonprofit that's managing the fund, said since launching in January roughly 3,500 people have reached out to share their personal stories and ask for help.

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained six rigs and New Mexico increased by five. Texas, meanwhile, lost two rigs, while Arkansas, Kansas and Pennsylvania each decreased by one. Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged from last week.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Uniti Group Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 63 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $249.8 million.

  • CONWAY, Ark. _ Acxiom Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $3 million in its fiscal first quarter. Acxiom expects full-year earnings in the range of 90 cents to 95 cents per share. Acxiom shares have risen 57 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— State and federal officials are asking Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.8 million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The state Game and Fish Commission proposed the settlement Tuesday, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Exxon Mobil spokesman Jeremy Eikenberry declined to comment on the commission's compensation request,...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Windstream Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $93.7 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $2.74 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Walmart says invested $320 mln in fundraising round. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 9- Dada-JD Daojia, a Chinese online grocery and delivery firm, said on Thursday it has raised $500 million from Walmart Inc and JD.com Inc in its latest round of financing. The Arkansas- based company's partnership with Dada-JD Daojia dates back to 2016 when it invested $50 million, the...

  • EL DORADO, Ark. _ Murphy Oil Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $45.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $597.8 million.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 8- India's anti-trust regulator has approved U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc's $16 billion acquisition of online marketplace Flipkart, beefing up the competition to Amazon.com Inc in the fast growing e-commerce market. Bentonville, Arkansas- based Walmart announced in May it was acquiring about 77 percent of Flipkart for roughly $16 billion in...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 8- India's antitrust regulator on Wednesday approved U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc's $16 billion acquisition of Indian ecommerce firm Flipkart, beefing up the competition for rival Amazon.com Inc in the fast growing market. Betonville, Arkansas- based Walmart announced in May it was acquiring about 77 percent of Flipkart for roughly $16 billion,...

  • A web video promoting Arkadelphia— "It's a great place to call home!" But optimism has been giving way to concern in recent months amid President Donald Trump's escalating trade dispute with China. The threat of a full-blown trade war has delayed the project further and prompted the state's governor to send his top economic development official to China to make...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 6- Tyson Foods Inc beat analysts' quarterly profit estimates on Monday as the No. 1 U.S. meat processor reported a record operating income for its beef business due to increased exports and cattle supplies. Stronger demand for beef offset weaker results in Tyson's pork and chicken units, which the company said were hurt by trade disputes between the...

  • China is importing less U.S. pork after Beijing imposed tariffs on American shipments as part of an escalating trade war with Washington. Mexico and Canada also implemented levies, leading to oversupply and, subsequently, lower prices for meat in the U.S. market. Operating income for the chicken business in the third quarter dropped to $189 million, from $294...

  • Aug 6- Tyson Foods Inc, the No. 1 U.S. meat processor, topped analysts' quarterly profit estimates on Monday, as lower cattle costs helped offset the impact of falling beef and pork prices in the United States. Shares of the maker of Ball Park hotdogs and Jimmy Dean sausages rose 2.2 percent to $59 in premarket trading. Net income attributable to the company rose to $541...