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  • The US Capitol on January 18, 2018 as Congress continues to wrestle to pass a spending bill.

    President Trump and GOP leaders are racing to meet the Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

  • Jan 18- President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that essential and nonessential employees received retroactive...

  • GULFPORT, Miss. _ Hancock Holding Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $55.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 83 cents per share. The holding company of Whitney Bank and Hancock Bank posted revenue of $308.9 million in the period.

  • A police officer walks from the scene of an overturned Jeep after an accident on a snow covered road in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Unusually arctic conditions continued to roil the South on Wednesday.

  • Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., waves after speaking during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

    Apple has a moral responsibility to — and a business interest in — the well-being of its customers, Farhad Manjoo writes for the NYT.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward Tuesday with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer. Farmers have also complained about dicamba causing damage to their crops in other states,...

  • TUPELO, Miss. _ Renasant Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $16.5 million. The holding company for Renasant Bank posted revenue of $137 million in the period. Renasant shares have increased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules. FCC spokesman Brian Hart declined to comment on the litigation.

  • Oklahoma, one of at least 13 states that have filed lawsuits against drugmakers, alleges fraudulent marketing of drugs that fueled the opioid epidemic in the lawsuit filed in June 2017, and seeks unspecified damages from Purdue Pharma, Allergan, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals and several of their subsidiaries. "We appreciate the urgency Judge...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— State: Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 1964' Mississippi Burning' slayings of 3 civil rights workers, dies in prison.

  • Jan 11- Pharmaceutical company Endo International Plc said on Thursday it had received a grand jury subpoena from federal prosecutors in Miami seeking documents related to drugs it produces that contain the opioid painkiller oxymorphone. They have generally argued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved their products as safe and effective and...

  • Jan 9- A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said. Judge Michael Erdos, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, ruled following a hearing on the drugmakers' motion to...

  • Jan 9- Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday. The new plant-- in a state Trump won by 28 points in 2016-- could be a political boost to the...

  • Jan 9- Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday. The new plant-- in a state Trump won by 28 points in 2016-- could be a political boost to the...

  • Jan 9- Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday. The plant, which will employ up to 4,000 people and produce about 300,000 vehicles a year, will be...

  • The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. Defendants include drug manufacturers Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Allergan, and distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp.. The lawsuit follows more...

  • JACKSON, Miss. _ Cal-Maine Foods Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $26.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Jackson, Mississippi- based company said it had a loss of 54 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Exporters along the Gulf Coast, the country's largest outlet for grains, scrambled for barge loads of corn and soybeans as two weeks of sub-freezing Midwest weather froze the Illinois River, a major grain barge shipping waterway. "Ice accumulations will continue aggressively in the upper parts of the Mississippi and Illinois River basin over the next four...

  • DETROIT, Dec 20- The United Auto Workers is cooperating with a government investigation into allegations of embezzlement by union officials at training centers funded by U.S. automakers, the union's president said on Wednesday. The probe was limited to a small group of people and would not affect remaining leadership, UAW President Dennis Williams said.

  • DETROIT, Dec 20- The United Auto Workers is cooperating with a Justice Department probe into alleged misspending by union officials at training centers funded by U.S. automakers, the union's president said on Wednesday, saying that he did not expect any more charges stemming from the probe. "I don't see no reason to have no cloud over anybody at this point," UAW...