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$18.7B Deal Clears Path For BP To Close Books On Gulf Spill

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8... Full Story

US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Manufacturing growth has accelerated for the past two months, evidence that U.S. factories are beginning to adapt and overcome the drags caused by a rise in the dollar's value and cheaper oil prices, two trends that date back to last fall. Full Story

Ruling Allows Oklahoma Earthquake Lawsuit To Go To Trial

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

An Oklahoma woman can pursue a jury trial after she was injured when her fireplace crumbled in an earthquake she claims was caused by saltwater waste pumped into the ground, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Full Story

DNR To Do Full Environmental Study On Proposed Hog Megafarm

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

The Department of Natural Resources says it will require a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin. Full Story

Environmentalists Want California to Stop Offshore Fracking

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. Full Story

State, Poultry Industry Take Precautions Against Bird Flu in Maryland

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against avian influenza after outbreaks devastated flocks in other states. Full Story

JBS of Brazil Buying Cargill US Pork Unit for $1.45 Billion

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian meat producer JBS will buy the U.S. pork division of agribusiness giant Cargill for $1.45 billion, the companies said Wednesday. Full Story

Trade bill clears Senate hurdle, at brink of final passage

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:54 PM

The Senate pushed bipartisan trade legislation to the brink of final approval Tuesday in a combined effort by President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders to rescue a measure that appeared all but dead less than two weeks ago. Full Story

White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a new report Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming. Full Story

General Mills to drop artificial ingredients in cereal

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:45 PM

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural. Full Story

Food supplier sues egg farm alleging breach of contract

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:41 PM

A food supplier claims an Iowa egg farm breached a contract after bird flu disrupted the supply of eggs. Full Story

Monthly egg report reveals depth of impact of bird flu

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:35 PM

A monthly report on egg production and chicken flocks reveals the depth of the impact of bird flu on the nation's egg producers. Full Story

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze lays off 215 workers

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 215 workers as business has slowed because of the impact of low grain prices on farmer purchases. Full Story

Greece gets temporary lifeline, turns hope to new summit

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM

With the clock running down on Greece's chances of avoiding a painful exit from the euro, the country got a temporary lifeline Friday to help it cope with a bank deposit drain and turned its hopes to a European leaders' summit next week.. Full Story

Midwest braces for remnants of Bill; Texas spared the worst

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:25 PM

An already-soaked Midwest braced for more rain and possible flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill while Texans cleaned up from weather that wasn't nearly as bad as expected. Full Story
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