posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:41 PM
U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.
posted on November 25, 2015 at 10:47 AM
The Moline, Illinois-based company also posted an earnings outlook for the year that surpassed Wall Street expectations. Its shares rose more than 2 percent in morning trading
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.
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.
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.
posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM
John Deere calls off some layoffs at Waterloo Iowa location.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped last month, suggesting only slow growth for the region over the next three to six months.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM
A survey shows China's manufacturing activity this month has declined to a four-month low in a reminder of possible threats to its shaky economic recovery.
posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM
President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech this week, calling for action on jobs, deficits and other of his lofty goals.
posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Farmland sales are happening all over The Heartland for a variety of reasons.
In some cases, farmers are looking to expand their operations. Others are speculating on land values. And still others are trying to get ahead of looming tax...
posted on October 5, 2012 at 3:56 PM
A leading economic indicator in middle America crept above growth neutral this week, for the first time in several months, but not by much. Creighton University’s “Business Conditions Index” registered a weak 50.4 for the month of September....
posted on May 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM
President Barack Obama returned to a familiar rural location this week to press for a key renewable energy tax credit. Speaking at TPI Composites, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, the President hailed an extension of the wind...
posted on February 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack carried President Obama’s State of the Union message of economic recovery to the heart of theCorn Beltthis week.
posted on November 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM
New technology unlocks a gusher of a problem for North Dakota. There's a huge demand for workers, but those already in the region are pushing the infrastructure to the max.
posted on November 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM
Amidst already-tight supplies, the Agriculture Department cuts U.S. crop production estimates. While some lawmakers eye cuts to federal farm programs, others ponder new supports for agriculture. And an in-depth examination of the North Dakota...