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*Corn down for third day in a row. *Soybeans rise on bargain buying, technical support. "Wheat is looking to be a huge crop this year," said Karl Setzer, a commodity trading adviser with the MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, Iowa.
*Corn down for third day in a row. Corn futures also fell, but soybeans firmed on bargain buying following a weak start. "Wheat is looking to be a huge crop this year," said Karl Setzer, a commodity trading adviser with the MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, Iowa.
Dec 13- Nebraska has become the latest U.S. state to be hit by a deadly pig virus, bringing the total number of states affected to 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week. The states include such major pork producers as Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota and Oklahoma.
After a two-year investigation, a executive working for a Chinese conglomerate was arrested on charges of stealing inbred corn seed from production fields in Iowa and Illinois and trying to smuggle it into China, U.S.
After a two-year investigation, a man working for a Chinese conglomerate was arrested on charges of stealing inbred corn seed from production fields in Iowa and Illinois and trying to smuggle it into China, U.S.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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