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  • Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.

  • 'Free the weed': Scenes from Washington pot sales Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    As employees worked frantically to prepare the shelves and assess their inventory at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Washington, 22- year-old Zoe Wainwright was among the dozens in line early Tuesday waiting for legal marijuana sales to begin.

  • But it remained unclear when Boeing's assessment of the damage to its aircraft parts would be finished. The train carried six 737 narrow-body fuselages and assemblies for Boeing's 777 and 747 wide-body jets.

  • *USDA crop data confirms good Midwest growing conditions. The USDA on Monday reported that the corn crop was in the best shape for early July in 15 years and that soy crop conditions were the best in 20 years.

  • Derailed fuselages removed from Montana river Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says the second newly manufactured Boeing 737 fuselage was winched up Monday without any problems. She says the third is expected to be removed from the Clark Fork River embankment near Alberton by the end of Tuesday.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, July 8- Chicago soy fell for a seventh session on Tuesday to trade near its lowest in five months as near-perfect crop weather across the U.S.

  • Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:12 AM ET

    BELLINGHAM, Wash.— Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor needed some advice: Which one should he buy?

  • July 7- Boeing Co said there would be no delay in shipments from supplier Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc, following the derailment of a train last week en route to the planemaker's factories in Washington state. Wichita, Kansas- based Spirit Aerosystems builds all of Boeing's 737 fuselages.

  • United shifting jobs at 12 airports to cut costs Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines is outsourcing more than 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country to cut costs while adding jobs at other airports.

  • First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    MISSOULA, Mont.— Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Boeing Co will easily recover financially from a 19- car train derailment in Montana last week that sent three fuselages for its popular 737 jetliner tumbling down a steep embankment toward a river and damaged other plane parts, analysts said on Sunday.

  • Tough task pulling fuselages from Montana river Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    MISSOULA, Mont.— Three airplane fuselages that slid down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River following a train derailment in western Montana could take until Tuesday to remove, railroad officials said Sunday. "The progress is going extremely slow," Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said.

  • SEATTLE, July 5- A train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing said on Saturday.

  • Boeing 737 fuselages damaged in train derailment Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    SEATTLE, July 5- A train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing said on Saturday.

  • US rig count rose 1 to 1,874 Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,874.. Pennsylvania declined by five, California lost three, Louisiana was down two and Colorado and Kansas both were off one. Alaska, Arkansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science.

  • Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don't have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:.

  • Kansas wheat harvest hits 40 percent mark Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— Widespread rainfall during storms in the past week has slowed the Kansas winter wheat harvest and hail has damaged the crops in the northwest part of the state, the government said Monday. The National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated that 40 percent of the wheat crop has now been cut, well behind the average of 66 percent in late June.

  • Kansas officials: June revenues miss mark by $28M Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas' June tax revenues fell $28 million short of projections, pushing the shortfall for the fiscal year that ended Monday to nearly $338 million, a state official said. Preliminary figures show that Kansas collected nearly $5.5 billion in taxes and fees in fiscal 2014, Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan said.

  • Business survey: Midwest, Plains economy growing Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.