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Arkansas Plant Board sets Engenia-vote redo

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

As complaints about crop damage continue to mount, the state Plant Board will meet today to decide how, or whether, to correct a mistake made Tuesday during a vote on an emergency proposal to ban the sale and use of Engenia, a dicamba herbicide.

Tyson sending its beef to China

posted: 06/23/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. has sent a shipment of beef to China, making it one of the first meat companies in the nation to send U.S. beef to the country in roughly 13 years. Analysts estimated that the recent U.S. beef trade agreement with China would go into effect as early as late July or early August, but initial signs from U.S.-based meatpackers have shown swifter results.

Ease up, food importers tell China

posted: 06/23/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to its fast-growing market.

Ohio pipeline builder damaging wetlands, has farmers bristling

posted: 06/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Energy Transfer Partners, the company that built the Dakota Access pipeline, is building a $4.2 billion natural gas line in Ohio that has caused seven industrial spills, polluted fragile Ohio wetlands and angered local farmers.

Qatar Airways after piece of airline

posted: 06/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications.

Market report: Oil price recovery steadies stocks

posted: 06/23/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes held steady Thursday after the slide in oil prices slowed.

Big banks clear Fed's stress test

posted: 06/23/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The nation's largest banks breezed through the first phase of their annual stress tests Thursday, demonstrating that they have enough capital to withstand the type of financial shock that nearly ruined the industry and the world economy in 2008.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/23/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Buffett firm bails out distressed lender

News in brief

posted: 06/23/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart invites firms to Open Call

Tesla in talks to set up China car factory

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG -- Tesla Motors is in discussions to establish a factory in Shanghai, its first in China, a move that could bolster its efforts in one of its major markets even as it further lifts China's position as a builder of electric cars.

Foxconn dangles $10B to create jobs in U.S.

posted: 06/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Terry Gou is intent on building Foxconn Technology Group's international footprint.

Acxiom sports five new patents

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

When Scott Howe took over as chief executive of Acxiom Corp. in 2011, the company only had three patents to show for its four decades in existence.

Tyson unveils animal-welfare steps

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. is using a camera monitoring system at its poultry plants and has employed specialists to keep watch on all its meat operations in an effort to improve animal welfare.

Westerman pushes bill to grease wheels on cutting in forests

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

If U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman's legislation passes, it'll be easier to cut down trees in the nation's forests and harder for critics and federal courts to slow the process.

Uber co-founder, CEO quits after turmoil

posted: 06/22/2017 3:55 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- Travis Kalanick, the chief executive officer of ride-hailing giant Uber, resigned Wednesday under pressure from investors.

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