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How outgoing FDA chief oversaw food, drugs and tobacco

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday that she will step down next month after nearly six years overseeing the agency, which regulates products making up 25 percent of the U.S. economy. Full Story

US trade deficit jumps 17.1 percent to $46.6 billion

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM

The U.S. trade deficit in December jumped to the highest level in more than two years as exports fell and Americans bought a record amount of imports — a potentially worrisome development that could weigh on overall economic growth. Full Story

Swarm of earthquakes rattles parts of northern Oklahoma

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:27 PM

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Alfalfa County in northern Oklahoma Thursday, damaging the county courthouse but causing no injuries. Full Story

Parts of Iowa, Missouri nearing drought status

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status. Full Story

Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging failure to address air pollution from large-scale livestock farms. Full Story

EPA says Minnesota businesses best at reducing pollutants

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:23 PM

A new Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses are the best in the United States at reducing or eliminating some dangerous pollutants. Full Story

Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Full Story

Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:17 PM

A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators. Full Story

Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:14 PM

A private company finally will be able to legally drill for oil in part of Wyoming that's best known for a 1920s presidential scandal. Full Story

Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers; Caterpillar Closing Plants

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker continues its adjustment to demand for its products.In the same... Full Story

New Govt Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards... Full Story

Some Oil Recovered from Broken Pipeline after River Spill

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a Montana city's drinking water. An estimated 40,000 gallons is still in the river and will be difficult to... Full Story

Avian Flu Reaches New Area in Washington State

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Avian flu has reached Clallam County, Washington, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese. Full Story

House Approves Bill to Fast Track Natural Gas Pipelines

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines. Full Story

Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause

posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:43 AM

The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. Full Story
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