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Market to Market March 27, 2009 (#3430)

In the News

  • Food Tracking System Full of Holes
    (Mar 27, 2009) WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's system for tracing foods is riddled with holes, and that could undercut officials' ability to find the source of a disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack, according to a federal report released Thursday.
  • IRS, USDA Crack Down on Wealthy Subsidy Recipients
    (Mar 27, 2009) WASHINGTON (AP) The Internal Revenue Service and the Agriculture Department are cracking down on millionaires who receive farm subsidies by mistake.
  • Lucas Asks Vilsack to Rethink Tax Records Plan
    (Mar 27, 2009) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Rep Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and eight other Republicans on the U.S House Agriculture Committee have asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reconsider a plan that would make farmers release their tax records.
  • Everglades Land Deal May be Scaled Back
    (Mar 27, 2009) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) — The tanking economy could force Florida to scale back its $1.34 billion deal to purchase land from U.S Sugar Corp to help restore the Everglades, a person close to the negotiations said Thursday.
  • WTO: Protectionism on Rise, Endangering Recovery
    (Mar 27, 2009) GENEVA (AP) - The world is slipping dangerously into protectionism, threatening to strangle global economic recovery, the World Trade Organization said.
  • Key Provisions in Wilderness Bill
    (Mar 27, 2009) WASHINGTON (AP) - The House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill designating more than 2 million acres of wilderness across nine states, from California to Virginia.
  • GM Says 7,500 Hourly Workers Decide to Leave
    (Mar 27, 2009) DETROIT (AP) — About 7,500 General Motors Corp workers — roughly 12 percent of the automaker's U.S hourly work force — have signed up to take buyout and early retirement incentives to leave the company, GM said Thursday.