posted on August 12, 2011 at 4:44 PM
Lawmakers announce committee members tasked with cutting the national debt. USDA decreases corn production estimates and increases its guess on ending stocks. And Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack proposes yet another version of mandatory animal ID. Those...
posted on August 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM
The debate over taxes, entitlement spending, and a congressional “super” committee spilled into the Heartland this week as top presidential candidates pressed the flesh at the Iowa State Fair.
posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM
President Obama and congressional leaders reached a last-minute deal this week to raise the debt ceiling and slash federal spending.
posted on July 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM
President Obama and congressional leaders weigh various plans ahead of tenous debt ceiling compromise.
posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A series of disasters in Australia's sugarcane region and foul weather in Brazil, India and China have driven up world sugar prices, and many U.S farmers are making enough to pay off loans and buy new equipment.
posted on November 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM
America's cavernous trade deficit narrowed slightly in September, but it's still running well above last year's shortfall.
posted on July 13, 2007 at 8:07 PM
Forget Pamploma, Spain, the "REAL" running of the bulls this week was on Wall Street where the leading stock index surged to record highs.
posted on February 16, 2007 at 8:02 PM
The new trade report showed the deficit with China shot up nearly 16 percent – or $232 billion dollars last year – the largest imbalance ever recorded with any country. The U.S. also set a record trade gap of $88 billion dollars with Japan ......
posted on December 23, 2005 at 8:12 PM
By the narrowest of margins, a vote of 51 to 50, the senate passed legislation to reduce federal spending by nearly $40 billion dollars over the next five years.
posted on October 7, 2005 at 8:10 PM
Brazilian farmers in one of that country's booming agricultural regions are running head-on into the problems of rapid expansion, not the least of which is a massive debt load.
posted on March 18, 2005 at 8:03 PM
According to Commerce Department figures released this week, the U.S trade deficit soared to an all-time high of $665.9 billion (B) in 2004..
posted on June 4, 2004 at 8:06 PM
Argentina's government this week announced a new offer to restructure $100 billion of the country's debt, hoping to regain access to international credit markets and restore investor confidence.
posted on January 11, 2002 at 8:01 PM
Congress won't return from the Holiday recess until January 23rd.