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Fewer passenger, freight rail delays due to drilling decline

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Officials say delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota. Full Story

Egg prices blowing up because of avian flu

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said... Full Story

USDA: Many factors considered amid animal disease outbreaks

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:44 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent... Full Story

Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:40 PM

There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall. The Red Sox are growing vegetables and herbs in a rooftop garden. The produce is used in food and cocktails sold at the concessions, at nearby restaurants and in the team's... Full Story

GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries. Full Story

Study: Science lacking on safety of fracking boom

posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health, and the state for years has failed to track and deal with those potential threats, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday. Full Story

House panel subpoenas Kerry on Keystone XL documents

posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry for department documents, reports and letters related to the contentious push to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Full Story

Minnesota farmers expect bumper crop of berries

posted on July 10, 2015 at 12:58 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says farmers across the state are expecting a bumper crop of blueberries and raspberries following favorable weather conditions this spring. Full Story

Diseases a danger to Greene County tobacco, tomato farmers

posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blue mold, a proven destroyer of commercial tobacco, has been found in Greene County for the second time this year. Full Story

Peoria to host conference on invasive Asian carp in August

posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A conference is planned in Peoria next month focusing on the invasive Asian carp. Full Story

No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:50 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and... Full Story

Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize

posted on July 6, 2015 at 12:13 PM

A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday. Full Story

$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
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