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  • BPI claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and its reporter Jim Avila defamed the company by using the term pink slime and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting. But ABC lawyer Dane Butswinkas said "pink slime" was a common term, used more than 3,800 times in the media prior to ABC's reports. "That success took about 30 years to succeed and it took ABC less than 30...

  • BPI claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and its reporter Jim Avila defamed the company by using the term pink slime and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting. But ABC lawyer Dane Butswinkas said "pink slime" was a common term, used more than 3,800 times in the media prior to ABC's reports. "That success took about 30 years to succeed and it took ABC less than 30...

  • CHICAGO, June 5- Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures fell on Monday on seasonal pressure from the start of the U.S. winter wheat harvest, analysts said, while corn and soybean futures were little changed. As of 12:44 p.m. CDT, CBOT July wheat was down 1-1/ 4 cents at $4.28-1/ 4 per bushel while MGEX July spring wheat was up 4 cents at $5.87-3/ 4.

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. "That success took about 30 years to succeed and it took ABC less than 30 days to severely damage the company," the attorney, Dan Webb, said in...

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc. claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. But during a January court hearing, a BPI lawyer, Erik Connolly, said ABC broadcasts and online reports about "lean finely textured beef"...

  • In the closely watched case, Beef Products Inc. claims ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., and its reporter Jim Avila, defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in its reporting. But during a January court hearing, a BPI lawyer, Erik Connolly, said ABC broadcasts and online reports about "lean finely textured beef"...

  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. states collected less personal income tax revenue in April than they did a year earlier, a Reuters analysis shows, and analysts said they believed high earners were shifting income to next year, hoping for tax cuts from the federal government. Removing outliers Louisiana and Oregon, which had big gains due to technical factors, magnified the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The Trump administration's top trade officials hope to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral deal in negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revamp the 23- year-old pact, senators said on Tuesday. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told them in a closed door meeting that they would prefer the current...

  • Veterans march with activists near Backwater Bridge just outside of the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84 gallons of crude oil at a pump station in South Dakota last month, according to state documents.

  • NEW YORK, May 10- The Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84 gallons of crude oil at a pump station in South Dakota last month, according to state documents, just weeks before the pipeline is set to start commercial service. The spill, the equivalent of two barrels of oil, occurred on April 4 in Tulare township in Spink County, according to South Dakota's Department of...

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. The Food and Drug Administration notified the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections that their confiscated shipments of sodium thiopental...

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Officials in Texas and Arizona were not immediately available for comment. "My office will not allow the FDA to sit on its hands and thereby impair Texas responsibility to carry out its...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- U.S. state public pension systems unfunded liabilities increased by 17 percent in fiscal 2015 to $1.1 trillion, largely due to the failure of investment returns meeting expectations, a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed on Thursday. Poor investment performance was the largest contributor- $125 billion- to pension plans bearing a $157...

  • Neligh, NEBRASKA, April 19- When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed." But Trump and the firm will have to get through Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup first, along with about 90 other landowners...

  • CHICAGO, April 5- ABC Broadcasting has lost a last-ditch bid before South Dakotas highest court to avoid a trial in a beef producers $5.7 billion defamation case over reports about a product that critics call "pink slime." The order signed on Monday by state Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson denied ABCs petition to appeal a recent ruling letting...

  • Hundreds of United States military veterans vow to defend the Standing Rock protest camp and march through a winter blizzard to the scene of recent clashes with state police and the national guard just outside of the Lakota Sioux reservation of Standing Rock, North Dakota, December 5, 2016.

    Trump's move doesn't order construction of the pipeline, but does require expedited consideration of permit requests, NBC News reports.

  • This is a file photo of a pig embryo.

    The experiments are controversial, but not the first in part human, part-animal science, NBC News reports.

  • Is renewable energy the solution for South Dakota?

    Michael Brune from the Sierra Club says that renewable sources of energy will help meet energy needs without putting the water supply at risk.

  • U.S. Sen. John Thune

    Sen. John Thune sat down with CNBC's John Harwood to talk about how Congress will or won't work with the new president.

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer.