DES MOINES, Iowa-- A Mississippi River towboat that partially sank slightly more than two weeks ago began a 350- mile trip Wednesday to a St. Louis- area repair facility, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.
Lenders initiated foreclosure action against 52,826 U.S. homes in November, down 10 percent from the previous month and a drop of 32 percent from November last year, according to new data from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc.. Foreclosure starts increased last month on an annual basis in 15 states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Oregon.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- The company that manages a fleet of airplanes owned and leased by Google Inc executives Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt improperly bought fuel from the government at below-market rates, for a savings of up to $5.3 million according to a report released by the NASA Inspector General on Wednesday.
DES MOINES, Iowa-- The Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday approved new rules that would give state transportation officials control over whether speed and red light cameras are placed by cities and counties on state supervised highways and interstates.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled for a Sprint Nextel Corp subsidiary locked in a dispute with the utilities regulator in Iowa.
Officials with Grow Greene County Gaming Corp., the nonprofit applying for a gambling license, and Wild Rose Entertainment, the company planning to run the casino, detailed their operating agreement during interviews with The Associated Press ahead of a formal announcement.
NEWS: Casey's General Stores Inc. said Monday that its fiscal second-quarter net income rose 26 percent as sales rose at its convenience stores. At stores open at least a year, Casey's General Stores said grocery sales rose 10 percent, sales of prepared food and fountain drinks rose 12 percent and gasoline gallons sold were up 4 percent.
*Tax-exemption scandal, Obamacare top IRS agenda. WASHINGTON, Dec 9- President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. tax commissioner, a multimillionaire with a reputation for troubleshooting, appears headed for confirmation, but on Tuesday will first face some tough questioning in Congress.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.
IOWA CITY, Iowa-- The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans to freeze tuition rates for undergraduates _ and reduce them for law students. The regents voted Wednesday to keep tuition steady for resident undergraduate students at Iowa's three public universities for the second straight year.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Industries with millions of dollars at stake over the U.S. government's plan to lower the amount of biofuel that must be used in 2014 will air their grievances on Thursday in one of the most divisive policy debates of the year.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
CHICAGO, Nov 27- A month ago, Steve Walk was on the brink of deals to sell two big oil refiners some of his company's specialized oil pumps, which serve up fuel that is 85 percent ethanol, a biofuel made mostly from corn.
Nov 26- The Mississippi River remained closed to navigation along an eight-mile stretch near Le Claire, Iowa, on Tuesday after a boat containing up to 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and lube oil struck a submerged object and sank late on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26- Many U.S. high school students may be headed for trouble in college because they plan to major in a subject that doesn't match their interests. Nearly as many choose majors that are a poor fit, according to College Choice Report: Preferences and Prospects, a report by ACT Inc, the Iowa City, Iowa- based testing and research organization.
Nov 25- The U.S. Coast Guard said it was responding to a sinking vessel and oil discharge into the Mississippi River near Le Claire, Iowa, on Monday. "Approximately 100,000 gallons of petroleum products are reported to be on board the sunken vessel," the Coast Guard said in a statement.
*Soybeans rebound on strong soymeal, Chinese demand. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 25- Soybeans touched their highest price in more than two months on Monday, shaking off earlier losses on support from export demand and soaring soy meal.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 25- Chicago wheat futures climbed on Monday to a two-week high as worries about harvests in Argentina and Australia bolstered potential demand for U.S. wheat. Chicago Board of Trade corn also rose, as funds covered part of their short positions in corn and wheat ahead of Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday.
Nov 22- The Obama administration announced a flurry of fixes to its troubled HealthCare.gov website on Friday that officials said would soon double its current capacity, a crucial step toward getting the system working by a Nov. 30 deadline.