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  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— One of China's largest tire manufacturers can be sued in Iowa for injuries that a teenager suffered when a tire explored at his father's repair shop, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court rejected Doublestar Dongent Tyre Company's claim that it could not be sued in Iowa because the tire that exploded had been shipped through a Tennessee...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want to go into the business anymore. It's blood and guts, "said Weise, who runs a small meat company here with his wife, and whose own three children have...

  • GALENA, Ill.— A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois on Thursday, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile evacuate, authorities said. The BNSF Railway train derailed around 1:05 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, according to company spokesman Andy Williams.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Summer foot traffic is what keeps Iowa's Adventureland, with its famed wooden roller coaster and sprawling water park, in business. "It's all of those things together that blend to make the calendar important and that earlier start date important to schools," said David Wilkerson, superintendent of Waukee Community School District in central...

  • Renewable Energy Group posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    AMES, Iowa _ Renewable Energy Group Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $69.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Ames, Iowa- based company said it had net income of $1.61. Renewable Energy Group shares have dropped roughly 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as soon as he received it, while criticizing Congress for taking "far...

  • March 3- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland- based Johns Hopkins University, has no prior political experience.

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is planning to send two of them to speak at luxury hotels in Australia and the United Arab...

  • DAVENPORT, Iowa— Davenport's failure to release records related to a now-abandoned plan to buy a casino is "excusable" because the city couldn't get them from an uncooperative contractor, a judge has ruled. Deloitte& Touche LLP refused to give the city its internal documents related to its investigation of the casino purchase, despite requests from Mayor Bill...

  • Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. Fed Chair Janet Yellen came under pressure from conservatives in Congress this week, with some accusing her of bias towards Democrats. "There ought to be some review but I don't know that a full public disclosure of every comment attributed to...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Greg Abel, the 52- year-old head of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, is not unlike the company he oversees: like utilities themselves, he is reliable, hard-working- and usually in the background. Those traits could serve him well should he indeed succeed the iconic Buffett, who has headed the sprawling Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate for 50 years.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 26- Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Over time, the practice might erode the steep premiums farmers pay in the spring to retail businesses owned by Agrium Inc, Richardson International and Cargill Ltd, while...

  • NewLink beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    AMES, Iowa _ NewLink Genetics Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $126.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 78 cents per share. Analysts expected $3.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa— Railroad and state officials said they're still dealing with the aftermath of a freight train that derailed about three weeks ago and spilled ethanol into the Mississippi River north of Dubuque. Kevin Baskins a spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources, told the Telegraph Herald on Monday that 55,000 gallons of ethanol remain...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • "That's the stick we'll use to measure every candidate," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. As an example, he cited the success of Wisconsin Gov. Walker survived a subsequent recall attempt and then won re-election, and lawmakers in Wisconsin are now pushing to pass right-to-work legislation that would limit the organizing power of private-sector unions.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs finished higher on Monday on strong cash prices and the resumption of cargo loading following Friday's West Coast port labor agreement, traders said. Monday morning's average market-ready or cash hog price in Iowa/ Minnesota surged $3.29 per hundredweight from Friday to $63.01, the U.S. Department of...

  • *Senate committee expected to call hearing on bill- sources. A similar Fed audit bill passed the House of Representatives late last year and a hearing on Fed transparency is expected to be formally called by the Senate banking committee, according to people familiar with the matter. "We feel the current system works well, it's time-tested, and there are all kinds of...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- Across the U.S. Many rent payments- which vary from a few thousand dollars for a tiny farm to millions for a major operation- are due on March 1, just weeks after the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated net farm income, which peaked at $129 billion in 2013, could slide by almost a third this year to $74 billion. In Iowa, the nation's top corn and soybean...