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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com' s bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through extensive post-shift security screenings. The decision comes five years after the Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case that barred similar...

  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Oct 4- While striking workers at General Motors Co's U.S. auto plants continue walking picket lines for a third week to demand better pay and benefits, the financial pressure has mounted for union members like Frank Lee. Analysts estimate that GM could lose $1 billion from the labor dispute that began on Sept. 16 and is now the longest nationwide...

  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sept 17- General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday. In Bowling Green, Kentucky, they blocked the three entrances to the assembly plant, which normally builds the Chevrolet Corvette. Salina Alexander, who works in the...

  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sept 17- General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday. In Bowling Green, Kentucky, they blocked the three entrances to the assembly plant, which normally builds the Chevrolet Corvette. Salina Alexander, who works in the...

  • Unsubstantiated conspiracy theories involving USDA staff are circulating in farm country and gaining traction online. USDA did not respond to Reuters' questions on Monday. Farmers are struggling with how to emotionally process their pain from the Trump administration's policies, and anger at the USDA may be a coping mechanism, said Ted Matthews, a Minnesota...

  • Aug 26- Papa John's International Inc is set to name Rob Lynch as the pizza chain's new chief executive officer, Bloomberg https://bloom.bg/2ZtOFiq reported late on Monday, barely 19 months after Steve Ritchie took over as top executive following a bitter board dispute. Ritchie took over as chief executive last year after company founder John Schnatter came...

  • Aug 12- Yum Brands Inc on Monday named company veteran David Gibbs as its chief executive officer, succeeding Greg Creed, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Yum, which has over 48,000 Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC restaurants across the globe, is among several restaurant chains facing a tough and competitive market. He was also the CEO of the global Pizza Hut...

  • Aug 12- Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said it is working to meet the terms of an order from federal regulators so it can restart the part of its Texas Eastern pipeline in Kentucky that was damaged in a blast on Aug. 1 that killed one person. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action order last week requiring...

  • An activist holds a sign outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on August 6, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Conservative groups threatened to pull ads from Twitter after it locked the Team Mitch account for posting a video threatening violence against him.

  • Aug 9- Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said it is working on a plan to put in service a couple of pipelines adjacent to the Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline in Kentucky that exploded on Aug. 1, killing one person. Enbridge said Texas Eastern has three lines between its Danville and Tompkinsville compressors in Kentucky that make up its 30- inch system.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest and Mid-Southern states declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to banker surveys released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. Louis Fed said the second quarter marked the 22nd consecutive quarter for farm...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to a banker survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The floods added more pain on farmers who have also been hurt by low crop prices and the trade war between Washington and...

  • Aug 1- A natural gas line erupted in a ball of flames that could be seen for miles over a residential community in rural Kentucky on Thursday, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said. The blast, in Moreland, a community about 40 miles south of Lexington, was the second so far this year on Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc's Texas...

  • Aug 1- A gas line explosion early on Thursday in a residential community in rural Kentucky sent up a ball of flame that could be seen for miles, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said. The explosion, in Moreland, a community about 40 miles south of Lexington, shut a natural gas pipeline operated by Canadian energy firm Enbridge Inc,...

  • Aug 1- Yum Brands Inc beat expectations for quarterly profit on Thursday, as menu refreshes and a delivery push drove better-than-expected growth at all of the restaurant operator's chains, including Pizza Hut, sending its shares to a record high. Pizza Hut, a weak spot for the company in the past few years, grew for the first time in five quarters, while same-store...

  • Aug 1- A gas line explosion shortly after midnight on Thursday in a residential community in rural Kentucky sent up a ball of flame that could be seen for miles, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said. The explosion in Moreland, a community about 40 miles south of Lexington, was on a natural gas pipeline operated by Canadian energy...

  • Aug 1- Yum Brands Inc beat analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and sales on Thursday, as the restaurant chain operator benefited from better-than-expected growth at all its restaurant chains, including Pizza Hut, sending its shares up 4%. Yum's Mexican-inspired quick-service restaurant chain, Taco Bell, offers value-oriented taco and burrito meals...

  • July 29- A federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administration's approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program. The three states are among nine that have received approval from the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services under...

  • July 29- A federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administration's approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington came after the judge earlier this year blocked the Republican-led states of...

  • Federal prosecutors in Cincinnati charged Miami-Luken Inc and four people with conspiring to distribute controlled substances in the second U.S. criminal case against a drug distributor over its role in a crisis that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. The indictment charged the Springboro, Ohio- based company; Anthony Rattini, its former president;...