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Worker laid off at New Mexico peanut butter plant
By JERI CLAUSING
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) -- A peanut butter plant along the New Mexico-Texas border has laid off a third of its 150 workers after federal authorities shuttered the plant.
A salmonella outbreak traced to the peanut butter has sickened 41 people in 20 states.
Millions of pounds of the regions prized sweet Valencia peanuts sit in barns at the Sunland peanut butter plant.
Farmers are worried about getting paid. And residents wonder what toll the shutdown will have on the region's economy.
The tension boiled over on Monday, when the Food and Drug Administration suspended Sunland's registration to operate because of repeated safety violations. It came just as the plant was set to resume shelling the bumper crop.
Posted: Thursday, November 29 2012, 09:20 PM CST
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Save the Children sending relief to Moore victims
May 21, 2013 13:22 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Relief organization Save the Children says it's sending help to families affected by Monday's deadly tornado in Moore.
Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles says experience shows that children are most vulnerable during emergencies. The organization plans to send kits for shelters to create safe play spaces for children displaced by Monday's deadly tornado.
The organization is also sending hygiene materials for infants and toddlers.
Save the Children has served thousands of children in major U.S. emergencies, including Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Joplin, Mo.
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Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.