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Market to Market May 14, 2010 (#3537)


Major players in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster are summoned to Capitol Hill. An unlikely coalition of politicians and environmentalists work to regulate carbon dioxide. And the USDA releases projections for a record corn harvest and a bumper crop of soybeans. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture climate change Congress corn crops disasters energy policy Energy/Environment Gulf of Mexico markets oil oil spills politics soybeans USDA

In the News

  • EPA Unveils Emissions Rule Aimed at Large Polluters
    (May 14, 2010) WASHINGTON – (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency moved Thursday to more tightly control air pollution from large power plants, factories and oil refineries, a step to limit emissions that are widely blamed for global warming.
  • Obama Pledges End to 'Cozy' Oil Relationships
    (May 14, 2010) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama angrily decried the "ridiculous spectacle" of oil industry officials pointing fingers of blame for the catastrophic spill in the Gulf of Mexico and pledged on Friday to end a "cozy relationship" between...
  • Lettuce Recall Expands
    (May 14, 2010) WASHINGTON — (AP) An outbreak of E coli poisoning has expanded to Tennessee, where one more person has been sickened after eating romaine lettuce grown on an Arizona farm.
  • For More Children, Dinner is Coming from Uncle Sam
    (May 14, 2010) BRATTLEBORO, Vt — (AP) While the other preschoolers were warming up to the vegetable pesto lasagna, 3-year-old Avery Bennett dived in with no hesitation.
  • Farmers Say Immigration Reform Needed for Ag Workers
    (May 14, 2010) MONTPELIER, Vt. — (AP) Even during the recession, foreign workers harvested vegetables, milked cows and picked apples on many U.S. farms, doing work that farmers say Americans don't want to do.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co. Profits Up
    (May 14, 2010) ST. LOUIS — (AP) Archer Daniels Midland Co. said Tuesday its third-quarter net income soared on growing global demand for grains and biofuels.