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  • The EPA approved Enlist Duo on Oct. 15 with a series of restrictions aimed at addressing potential environmental and health hazards. At that time it said the herbicide could be used in six states- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The regulatory agency added nine more on Wednesday, all key farming states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota,...

  • Fact sheet: 2015 GMC Canyon Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:45 PM ET

    2015 GMC Canyon 4 WD SLE Crew Short Box. BASE PRICE: $20,995 for base, 2 WD Extended Cab SL with manual; $22,650 for 2 WD Extended Cab manual; $25,205 for base, 2 WD Crew Cab Short Box; $26,595 for 2 WD Extended Cab SLE; $26,725 for base, 2 WD Crew Cab Long Box; $27,935 for Extended Cab 4 WD; $28,535 for 2 WD SLE Crew Cab Short Box; $29,730 for 2 WD Extended Cab SLT; $31,650 for 2 WD SLT...

  • WASHINGTON— Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's best-selling biotech corn seeds. Monsanto's biotech seeds have genetically engineered traits that help farmers increase their crop yield, despite their higher costs. In a conference call, company...

  • A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 3:42 AM ET

    Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday that allows microbreweries to make up to 6.2 million gallons of beer per year, removing the old limit of 1.2 million gallons. That is an issue for Arizona- based Four Peaks Brewing Company, a growing player in the industry. Wyoming lawmakers passed legislation in February allowing microbreweries to expand annual production from...

  • SAN DIEGO— With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings. "What happens in the course of an execution can be extremely ugly and excruciatingly painful," said Cheryl Pilate, a Kansas City, Missouri, attorney who has represented two...

  • An EPA spokeswoman declined to give specifics of the plan, but told Reuters that its requirements will be similar to those placed on a new herbicide product developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical Co.. The company is required to provide extensive reporting to the EPA about instances of weed resistance and to let "relevant stakeholders" know about...

  • ST. LOUIS— Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects. The St. Louis- based company said that of $3.6 million it is donating to the National Fish and...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A bill aimed at helping Missouri's dairy and cattle farmers is once again heading to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's desk— this time without a contentious provision to shift state regulation of farmed deer that led to a veto last year. At issue last year was a provision that would have shifted control of captive deer from the Department of...

  • NY joins 4 states in suing subscriptions companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York has joined four other states in suing companies they say sell magazine and newspaper subscriptions at inflated prices and without the permission of the publishers. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says it's illegal in his state to trade on the name of reputable publications, use deceptive advertising and trick consumers into...

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    At an event announcing the actions in front of a McDonald's in New York City's Times Square, organizers said home health care aides, airport workers, adjunct professors, child care workers and Wal-Mart workers will be among those turning out in April. Terrence Wise, a Burger King worker from Kansas City, Missouri, and a national leader for the Fight for $15 push, said...

  • But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. "It's a recipe for disaster," said James Perham, president of Extreme Transportation Corp., an automobile-hauling company near San Diego that filed a complaint with regulators about Michelin tires after seven blowouts caused an estimated $20,000 to...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Poultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets. The confirmation Saturday of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian...

  • *China signals stimuli for economy. Treasury debt prices were mostly little changed on Monday, with longer-dated maturities giving back some gains from last week, as equity markets rose on signs China was moving to bolster its massive economy. Stocks, which often move inversely from bonds in prices, surged to seven-year highs in China, helped by Beijing's...

  • The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.. UnitedHealth and Catamaran said Monday that their deal will combine businesses that have "distinctive, rapidly growing specialty pharmacy services" for a...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry. The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza has...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A food safety manager at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City says he was fired after complaining about dirty conditions. Jon Costa shared with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" a letter that he said came from his former employer, Aramark. Costa's attorney, Ryan McClelland, didn't immediately return phone or email messages from The Associated...

  • FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. "Our first responsibility is to make sure that people actually have service," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, co-chairman of President Barack Obama's...

  • Dow Chemical, Olin in $5B cash-and-stock deal Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    MIDLAND, Mich.— Dow Chemical is breaking off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal with Olin Corp. valued at $5 billion. Dow CEO and Chairman Andrew Liveris said in a statement that the Olin deal has helped the Midland, Michigan- based company exceed its target to divest $7 billion to $8.5 billion of non-strategic businesses and assets.

  • World Point posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ World Point Terminals LP on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.3 million. On a per-share basis, the St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 19 cents. Keywords: World Point Terminals, Earnings Report.