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Market to Market December 28, 2012 (#3818)


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Low water levels threaten barge traffic on the Mississippi River. From Washington to the Heartland, 2012 will be remembered as much for what didn't happen as for what did. We’ll reflect on 2012 and examine its impact on the markets with Sue Martin. (27:46)

Tags: agriculture barges heartland markets Mississippi River Sue Martin Washington D.C. water water levels weather year in review

In the News

  • Ranchers Split over U.S. Border Security Plan
    (Dec 28, 2012) NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the...
  • How U.S. States Fared on Jobless Aid Applications
    (Dec 28, 2012) Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. Still, many...
  • Animal Rights Group Settles Lawsuit with Ringling
    (Dec 28, 2012) WASHINGTON (AP) -- An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle its part of a lawsuit stemming from claims the circus abused its elephants. The circus company's owners announced the...
  • Fewer U.S. Banks Failing as Industry Strengthens
    (Dec 28, 2012) WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They're helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish...
  • Strike Likely Averted at East Coast Ports
    (Dec 28, 2012) NEW YORK (AP) -- The union for longshoremen along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico has agreed to extend its contract for 30 days, averting a possible strike that could have crippled operations at ports that handle about 40 percent of all U.S....