NYSE issues warning about Lee Enterprises listing
Quad-City Times: Lee Enterprises has received a warning from the New York Stock Exchange about its stock listing and the possibility of its listing being downgraded. Lee, the Davenport-based parent company of the Quad-City Times and other media, said Monday that it received a warning from the NYSE about it falling out of compliance on two factors, including having an average closing price of less than $1 over a 30-day trading period. The media company will have six months from July 1 to remedy the situation. The NYSE also found the total dollar value of Lee’s stock was under $50 million for a 30-day period, which can be remedied within 18 months of July 1.

Regulators sat on complaint as outbreak at Iowa plant grew
Associated Press: Safety regulators declined to inspect an Iowa pork plant despite a complaint alleging workers were exposed to the coronavirus in crowded conditions — a decision that critics said allowed a burgeoning outbreak to grow unabated. The April 11 complaint to the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration said employees at the Tyson Foods processing plant in Perry were spreading the virus as they worked “elbow to elbow.” But Iowa OSHA took nine days to seek a response from Tyson, and it was eight more days before it heard back, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press under the open records law. The agency determined April 28 that Tyson’s voluntary efforts were “satisfactory” and closed the case without an inspection.

Meat prices higher for barbecuing season
Progressive Farmer: By Memorial Day, meat supplies at retail grocery stores could be 30% lower than a year ago, with prices for both pork and beef 20% higher. That projection is part of a just-released analysis by CoBank lead economist Will Sawyer, who says as communities begin to reopen across the country, there remains only about a one-week supply of meat in cold storage.

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