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Market to Market October 17, 2008 (#3407)


In the News

  • Oil Import Figure is Wildly Inflated
    (Oct 17, 2008) WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's an attention-grabbing claim: Americans each year are sending $700 billion to unfriendly countries for oil, as much as the entire cost of the Wall Street bailout plan.
  • Financial Crisis Undercuts Global Good Aid
    (Oct 17, 2008) DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- Wealthy nations are reneging on commitments to help feed the world's hungry and may cite the banking crisis as a reason why they cannot do more, former U.N Secretary-General Kofi Annan told an international conference on...
  • Computers Speed Agriculture Inspection Process
    (Oct 17, 2008) YAKIMA, Wash (AP) -- Mark Jolley used to carry armloads of reference manuals and handbooks to the central Washington warehouses where he inspects apples and pears to ensure their quality for the export market.
  • North Dakota Grows a Booming Barley Crop
    (Oct 17, 2008) BISMARCK, N.D (AP) -- North Dakota barley production jumped in 2008, thanks in large part to weather during the growing season in the east that one farmer described as "perfect." "It was cool all summer.
  • Mexican Workers in US During WWII Can Get Back Pay
    (Oct 17, 2008) CHICAGO (AP) -- Ramon Ibarra remembers his backbreaking days repairing railroads in the Southwest, a contract job for which he left Mexico in 1942 as part of a guest worker program.