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Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

Jul. 9, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews slowly, absorbing the taste. "Our chicken is chicken ... you've got to taste it to believe it," Valeti says. This...

JBS a big winner in USDA trade war relief contracts

Jul. 6, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A Brazilian-owned meat processing company undercut its competition by more than $1 per pound to win nearly $78 million in pork contracts through a federal program launched to help American farmers offset the impact from an ongoing trade war. As a result, JBS USA has won more than 26%...

Expensive medical devices proving its worth in Arkansas

Jun. 30, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Building a successful medical device startup is more expensive and time-consuming than building other types of small businesses, but the potential return on investment is higher, according to founders and investors in Arkansas. The goal for most medical device startups is to be...

US government investigating poultry price-fixing claims

Jun. 25, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating price-fixing charges against the country's biggest poultry companies. The Department of Justice tipped its hand last week when it requested a temporary halt to discovery proceedings in a 2016 class-action lawsuit filed by food service distributor...

Asian stocks lower ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets declined Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Seoul and Sydney were little-changed. Investors were encouraged by the...

5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant

Jun. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Several employees have been sent to a hospital after a cleaning agent was spilled at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in northwest Arkansas. A Tyson spokesman said five employees were sent to the hospital on Tuesday morning after the incident outside its plant in Springdale, about 144...

Asian markets mostly edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

Jun. 17, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. The Kospi in South Korea gained 0.5% to 2,101.43, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng picked up 0.9% to 27,471.19. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.2% to 2,892.53, while...

Sotheby's and Array soar while Align and Tyson Foods dip

Jun. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Sotheby's, up $20.74 to $56.13 The New York auction house is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $3.7 billion. Array BioPharma Inc., up $16.85 to $46.44 Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is buying the...

Correction: River-Fish Kill story

Jun. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — In a story June 13 about a waste water spill in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the company responsible for the spill. The company is Tyson Foods, not Tyson Farms. A corrected version of the story is below: Tyson Foods spill spreads E. coli, kills fish in...

Asian shares mixed over concerns about oil tankers, trade

Jun. 13, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% to 21,076.11 in morning...