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While wreaking havoc on grain crops, the worst U.S. drought in a half century is providing opportunities for companies that provide and pump the most precious of commodities — water. While the drought is testing farmers and food producers, the volatility in weather patterns is giving water companies new revenue sources, as they provide solutions to the environmental challenges.
In Illinois, we’ve experienced the sixth-driest growing season on record. Of 102 counties, 100 are disaster areas, the state's governor addresses the issue of what's been done and what still needs to happen to help his state.
The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."
As a result of a Congressional mandate passed in 2005 and expanded in 2007, over 40 percent of this year’s greatly depleted corn crop will be diverted from food and livestock, and instead be sold at the gas pump. We are trading our precious, fertile acres of farmland for a small dent in our oil usage. We are prioritizing our goal to reduce oil dependence over providing food to people.
Those consumers with subprime and deep subprime credit ratings are taking out more auto loans, but they are making up a smaller percentage of the total number of auto loans written in the U.S., and that's a good sign says one pro.
July auto sales are giving economists reason for cautious optimism about the sluggish economy.
Green Plains Renewable Energy CEO Todd Becker talks about the challenges facing the ethanol industry.
Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.
The worst drought in U.S. history is hurting food companies in China and margins are likely to suffer in the second half of the year, even as firms battle rising wages, analysts tell CNBC.
With nearly two-thirds of the US enduring drought conditions, food prices are expected to jump ahead of the November election. That could add to voter anxieties about the economy, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Sentiment in the oil market may start turning positive as prices begin reflecting expectations of tighter supply in the second-half, but lingering worries of a global economic slowdown still present a downside risk, according to CNBC's weekly survey of oil market sentiment.
Now that corporate norms no longer apply across the board, nontraditional office spaces have become more common. Click ahead to see some of the coolest corporate headquarters in the world.
The U.S. needs to do a better job of developing its own natural resources to help improve sluggish economic growth, T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” on Thursday.
The debate over nuclear has generally boiled down to the challenge of waste disposal, but the real wild card is human error.
No issue is more misunderstood, or been more purposefully confused by the Romney and Obama campaigns, than outsourcing.
Benchmark oil prices may fall this week, reacting to softer economic data expected from China which will likely show a slowdown in activity is gathering momentum in the world’s second-largest economy, according to CNBC's weekly survey of oil market sentiment.
China said Tuesday that it would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup, an expensive and popular delicacy blamed for a sharp decline in global shark populations. The NYT reports.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the impact heat is having on U.S. corn crop; and Weather Channel's Paul Walsh discusses how the heat wave is impacting consumers.
Oil prices will likely reverse last Friday's fourth-largest daily gain on record with traders saying the surge is unlikely to signal a major shift in the negative trend, according to CNBC's weekly survey of oil market sentiment.
Two years after recalling millions of vehicles because their floor mats could trap the gas pedal and cause unintended acceleration Toyota is once again issuing a recall for the same problem. This time it involves 154,000 of the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450 H models.