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  • *Washington sanctions Venezuela's Maduro after vote. *OPEC, non- OPEC meeting set for 7-8 Aug. in Abu Dhabi. NEW YORK, July 31- Oil prices rose to two-month highs on Monday, ending the strongest month of the year for crude futures, boosted in part by expectations of U.S. sanctions against Venezuela's oil sector and as supply concerns have waned in recent weeks.

  • July 26- Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region. American Electric Power Co Inc is asking utility regulators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday. "And while the risk that federal policy could trigger a recession has eased, the potential for a...

  • Gov. Hutchinson: Anxious to see CBO numbers on Medicaid

    It's clearly a work in progress, says Gov. Asa Hutchinson, (R-Ark.), talking about the GOP health care bill and its likely impact on Medicaid and the state of Arkansas.

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

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  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

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  • Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson with Qiu Yafu, chairman of Shandong Ruyi Group, a textile company that created 800 additional jobs in Forrest City.

    Arkansas has attracted $1.4 billion in recent deals from Chinese companies, bringing to the state roughly 1,500 jobs.

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  • *OPEC may ask Libya, Nigeria to cap output. With lingering questions surrounding production cuts, the market is "iffy on what OPEC is going to do," said James Williams, president of energy consultant WTRG Economics in London, Arkansas. Several key OPEC ministers will meet non- OPEC country Russia on July 24 in St Petersburg, Russia, to discuss oil markets.

  • *OPEC may ask Libya, Nigeria to cap output. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed with some non- OPEC members to curtail production until March 2018, but the move has failed to eliminate a global glut of crude. Several key OPEC ministers will meet non- OPEC country Russia on July 24 in St Petersburg, Russia, to discuss oil markets.

  • July 7- Missouri joined Arkansas on Friday in banning the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the states agriculture departments said on Friday. "Based on feedback and research, the Department of Agriculture is going to hit the pause button on...

  • July 7- Arkansas will temporarily ban the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the state's agriculture department said on Friday. The emergency 120- day ban of dicamba, produced by Monsanto Co, Germany's BASF and others, will go into effect as soon...

  • The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld a federal judge's May 2016 dismissal of trademark infringement and false advertising claims by Parks LLC, which said many consumers would be fooled into thinking it made "Park's Finest" frankfurters. Its owners have included two former star football running backs, Hall of Famer Franco Harris from the...

  • After a decade of declining beef consumption, Americans ate more beef in 2016 than in 2015. USAToday reports.

  • June 26- Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment said on Monday. The listing is the latest legal setback for the seeds and chemicals company, which has faced...

  • *OPEC's supply cuts undermined by higher U.S. output. Brent crude futures were up 25 cent, or 0.6 percent, at $45.79 a barrel by 12:03 p.m., still set for a near 20 percent drop in the first half of the year. U.S. production could jump to 10, maybe 10.5 million barrels a day by the end of the year, and when you add Libya, Nigeria and North Sea production that will negate the...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- Oil futures edged higher on Friday with a lift from a weaker dollar, but finished a fifth straight week lower as OPEC- led production cuts have failed to substantially reduce a global crude glut. Brent futures settled up 32 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $45.54 a barrel. "The higher rig count this week reflects decisions made a couple of months ago when oil...