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  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE, Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to protect farmers from potential crop damage. Arkansas will prohibit the use of herbicides based on a chemical known as dicamba from April 16 to Oct. 31, the strictest state limits imposed on...

  • Jan 19- Kansas City Southern, a U.S. railroad with extensive operations in Mexico, sought to ease investor fears on Friday over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, touting forecasts of solid freight volumes and a stronger economy in 2018.. Uncertainty over NAFTA negotiations looms over the Kansas City, Missouri- based company, which dominates...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas lawmakers on Friday approved banning an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied and caused damage, but the prohibition still faces a legal challenge from a maker of the weed killer. The Legislative Council, without discussion, approved the Plant Board's plan to ban dicamba from April 16 through Oct. 31.

  • Jan 19- Kansas City Southern, a U.S. railroad with extensive operations in Mexico, sought to ease investor fears on Friday over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, touting forecasts of solid freight volumes and a stronger economy in 2018.. Uncertainty over the future of NAFTA looms over the Kansas City, Missouri- based company, which dominates...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kansas City Southern on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $551.7 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.36 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $660.6 million.

  • *Boeing slides, weighs on Dow. *Morgan Stanley up slightly on earnings beat. NEW YORK, Jan 18- Wall Street fell on Thursday as losses in industrials and interest-rate sensitive sectors offset marginal gains in tech stocks.

  • *Boeing slides, weighs on Dow. NEW YORK, Jan 18- Wall Street's main indexes seesawed in choppy trade on Thursday, as gains in tech stocks offset losses in interest-rate sensitive sectors. "We'll continue to see a tug of war between how fast the economy grows and how fast interest rates rise," said Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.

  • "We would have loved to have made it into the next round for Amazon's second headquarters but everyone here is incredibly proud of the proposal we submitted," Mayor Mike Duggan said. "I can understand that some Kansas Citians may be disappointed, but it's important to remember that as a result of this very collaborative effort, more people today know more great...

  • *Spot gold could fall to $1,250 by mid year- Julius Baer. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 18- Gold was flat in a narrow range on Thursday, first dipping as the dollar rose and then rising as the dollar moved lower, but bullion's gains were limited by higher U.S. $12, or 0.9 percent, at $1,327.20 per ounce.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The not-for-profit drug company initially will be backed by four hospital groups— Intermountain Health, Ascension and two Catholic health systems, Trinity Health and SSM Health— plus the...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 17- Farmers in Iowa, where a third of U.S. hogs are raised, have ratcheted up swine barn construction while capitalizing on low-cost feed and thriving U.S. pork exports. Iowa Department of Natural Resources data shows that this has pushed permits for pig buildings in Iowa to a five-year high as farmers look to house record numbers of U.S. hogs.

  • Republican leaders in U.S. Congress scheduled a vote on Thursday for a proposed temporary extension to fund government operations in the hope of getting it to President Donald Trump's desk before Friday's midnight deadline. Congress on Dec. 21 averted a shutdown just one day before federal funding was due to expire, sending Trump a bill to provide just enough...

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    The program aims to help small businesses grow and workers gain the digital computer skills needed to find a job.

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Commerce Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $94.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 71 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $313 million.

  • 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.

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK— Energizer will spend $2 billion in cash to acquire the battery and lighting assets of Spectrum, adding the Rayovac brand to its battery and lighting division. Spectrum Brands said earlier this month that it would seek a buyer for the assets so that it could better focus on other businesses including hardware and home improvement, global auto care and...

  • DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford made the wrong bet on small pickup trucks in 2011. Ford is unveiling the North American version of the Ranger on Sunday ahead of the Detroit auto show. It goes on sale next spring, eight years after Ford pulled it off the market in the U.S. and Canada.

  • 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...