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  • Lawsuit against Templeton Rye allowed to proceed Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A lawsuit alleging Iowa- based whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed, according to the state attorney general's office. The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in Illinois by a Chicago law firm on behalf of consumers in the country who have purchased a bottle of Templeton Rye.

  • Iowa corn, soybean harvest lagging behind average Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Corn and soybean crops in Iowa are in good condition but the challenge for farmers is getting the crops harvested before the weather turns cold. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly update Monday that 60 percent of the corn crop is mature, well behind the five-year average of 70 percent.

  • Nebraska corn, soybean harvest lagging behind Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Corn and soybean crops are in good condition but the challenge for farmers is getting the crops harvested before the weather turns cold. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly update Monday that 60 percent of the corn crop is mature, well behind the five-year average of 70 percent.

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

  • Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday. Supervalu said the malware was installed on a network that processes card transactions at several chains, but it believes data was only taken from certain checkout lanes at four Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.

  • Refugees settle in thanks to small farm plots Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has created a robust new market for refugees who fled violence in their home countries and found peace in farming small plots of land in several U.S. cities.

  • At a glance: Gasoline prices by state Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    The usual autumn decline of the price of gasoline is getting an assist from lower global oil prices. Up to 30 states could see an average price below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Source: AAA, OPIS and Wright Express.

  • UPDATE 1-Two U.S. home loan banks agree to merge Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    Sept 25- The Des Moines and Seattle Federal Home Loan Banks agreed on Thursday to merge in a move that, if approved by their regulator and members, would result in an entity with nearly $120 billion in assets.

  • USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face.

  • Riding lawn mowers recalled due to a fire risk Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Nearly 1,900 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers are being recalled in the United States and Canada due to a fire risk. Shivvers Manufacturing Inc., the Corydon, Iowa- based company that makes the mowers, said it received four reports of the ignition modules overheating and melting. They include about 1,650 mowers in the United States and 261 in Canada.

  • Sept 23- Deere& Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- U.S. corn and soy futures fell to four-year lows on Monday, pressured by favorable weather for record harvests in the United States and a rising dollar that made the supplies less competitive in global markets.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 8:26 AM ET

    CORAL GABLES, Fla.— While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov.

  • Rockwell Collins announces buyback, posts outlook Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Rockwell Collins Inc. said Friday that its board approved spending another $500 million to buy back the company's stock. The military contractor and jet equipment supplier said it expects earnings between $4.90 per share and $5.10 per share during fiscal year 2015. It expects revenue between $5.2 billion and $5.3 billion.

  • Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Clinton spoke at a forum sponsored by the Center for American Progress, which was formed more than a decade ago by veterans of her husband's administration, where she was joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Patty Murray of Washington and others.

  • Sept 17- Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, were down an average 3.4 percent over the past six months, and more than 8 percent from a year ago- pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, a twice-yearly survey of realtors said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday, triggering a swift drop in Chicago grain markets.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Two senators asked the federal government to investigate a data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc and five U.S. states launched a probe into the matter on Tuesday as fallout from last week's attack intensified.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. states probe Home Depot data breach Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 9- At least five states have launched a joint probe into the data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc, even as the retailer works to determine the impact on its customers in the United States and Canada.