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  • Judge to rule against Ameren in power line case Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators' permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green said he's inclined to reject Ameren's request for a declaration that the Missouri Public Service...

  • Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011, claiming it illegally refused to...

  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. John Kasich says he doesn't think there will be a repeal in Washington, even if Republicans win a Senate majority and consolidate their hold on the House in next month's election. Kasich called The...

  • NewLink Genetics rises on Roche cancer partnership Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A newly announced partnership with Genentech on an experimental cancer drug sent shares of NewLink Genetics soaring 15 percent Monday. Shares of NewLink Genetics Corp. rose $4.34 to $33.69 in afternoon trading. NewLink Genetics also holds the license for an experimental Ebola vaccine and is preparing to start a clinical trial in the U.S., Germany,...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 20- The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world's largest food exporter. Traditional rivals and aggressive new competitors with their own huge harvests, such as Ukraine and Russia, are leveraging the dollar's strength to snap up a bigger share of a market that is...

  • Data analytics company Workiva files for IPO Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are among the major underwriters for the offering, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday. The company had more than 2,100 enterprise customers as of Sept. 30, including JPMorgan Chase& Co, Philip Morris International, Boeing Co and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The Ames, Iowa- based company's net loss widened to $28.4 million in...

  • Lottery officials launch new multi-state game Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A new lottery game that features more but smaller jackpots will start this weekend in some U.S. states. The Monopoly Millionaires' Club game has $5 tickets that will be sold starting Sunday in 23 states. The game will have a niche audience that won't compete with Powerball and Mega Millions, the two other national games, according to Rebecca...

  • Oct 16- Winnebago Industries Inc reported a drop in its average selling price as the company sold more lower-priced motorhomes in the fourth quarter, sending its shares down as much as 7 percent to a 16- month low. Winnebago's recreational vehicles range in price from about $65,000 to about $426,000. With U.S. household income hardly growing, investors are...

  • Oct 15- Winnebago Industries Inc, the U.S. motorhome maker, reported a 22 percent jump in quarterly profit as sales surged due to increased consumer spending on big-ticket items. The company, whose recreational vehicles range in price from about $65,000 to more than $400,000, said it delivered 2,364 motorhomes in the quarter ended Aug. 30, up from 1,890 a year...

  • Winnebago beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    FOREST CITY, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $12.9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Analysts expected $243.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak said Wednesday. In Sierra Leone, where thousands are infected and more than 900 have died, 40 percent of the farmers have abandoned their...

  • HNI posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    MUSCATINE, Iowa _ HNI Corp. on Wednesday reported net income of $33.6 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Muscatine, Iowa-based company said it had profit of 74 cents. HNI expects full-year earnings to be $1.95 to $2 per share.

  • Meredith teams up with, Martha Stewart magazines Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Martha Stewart Living said Wednesday that marketing and media services company Meredith Corp. will take over ad sales, circulation and production of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Wedding magazines. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. said the deal will increase its annual operating income by $10 million to $15 million.

  • EPA said it was applying "first-time-ever restrictions" on its approval of the herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical. EPA said the approval lays out a template of new requirements for future approvals of herbicides designed for use with genetically...

  • EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    The EPA said Wednesday that it will allow the use of a 2,4- D weed killer called Enlist Duo, a new version of the popular herbicide used since the 1940 s. The EPA said in a release that the agency's decision reflects a large body of science and that officials used "highly conservative and protective assumptions to evaluate human health and ecological risks."

  • Immigration-control group starts ads in 10 states Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— An immigration-control group on Wednesday began running more than $1 million in ads that criticize lawmakers for not doing more to stop the flow of new workers into the United States. NumbersUSA will run the 30- second ad in 10 states where there are competitive Senate races. The group claims it has 2 million activists who want to reduce the numbers...

  • Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    FLORENCE, Ky.— The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running TV ads in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, a severe blow to Alison Lundergan Grimes in her challenge to Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The committee's decision in Kentucky was in strong contrast to its activities in other states with pivotal Senate races. Democrats continued to...

  • Canada worker, hog shortages leave industry squealing Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    Farmers in Canada, the world's third-biggest pork shipper, are also bracing for the spread of a deadly virus that has killed millions of piglets in the United States. Further dwindling of Canadian supplies would especially reverberate in the United States, which relies on young Canadian pigs for fattening and slaughter, and in markets as far away as Japan and...

  • High court rejects Iowa senator's defamation case Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that an Iowa Republican state senator filed against his Democratic opponent over a misleading campaign ad. Bertrand said Democrat Rick Mullin and the Iowa Democratic Party had libeled and slandered him in a TV ad run before the November 2010 election that Bertrand won.

  • Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims. The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, told law enforcement officials, domestic...