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  • TULALIP, Wash.— The Justice Department's December announcement that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution— if not silence or opposition— from many tribes. "I'm pleasantly surprised— a great deal more are considering this than I thought would be considering it," said Ken...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 26- Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Over time, the practice might erode the steep premiums farmers pay in the spring to retail businesses owned by Agrium Inc, Richardson International and Cargill Ltd, while...

  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality' Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. The FCC decision was intended to make sure that the Internet as we know it doesn't change. Regulators say this was important because some providers had signaled an interest in manipulating their network traffic, potentially entering into paid deals with sites like Netflix to move their content...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a U.S. Senate panel on Thursday. The vote by 13 Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee sends the legislation, which would allow whistleblowers to share in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a U.S. Senate panel on Thursday. The vote by 13 Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee sends legislation to the floor of the Senate that would allow...

  • Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission raises questions about America's EB-5 visa program, which grants green cards to foreigners in return for investments of $1 million— or just $500,000 in high-unemployment or rural areas. The commission cites the case of a real estate developer indicted last year on charges of duping 290 Chinese...

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    "Today is a red-letter today for Internet freedom," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, whose remarks at Thursday's meeting frequently prompted applause by Internet activists in the audience. In an online letter, he thanked the millions who wrote to the FCC and spoke out on social media in support of the change. "Today's FCC decision will protect innovation and create a...

  • GOP surrenders on net neutrality Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Sen. John Thune

    The Republican resistance in Congress surrendered to Obama’s call to protect an open Internet, with rules likely to be approved by regulators, NYT.

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • The House State Affairs Committee unanimously killed its version of a transportation package in favor of a more limited Senate proposal. The move allows lawmakers to avoid a Tuesday legislative deadline for bill consideration and extend debate by taking up the Senate plan later. The House plan would have raised the gas taxes 2 cents each year for 15 years,...

  • Daktronics posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    BROOKINGS, S.D. _ Daktronics Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $561,000. The Brookings, South Dakota- based company said it had net income of 1 cent per share. Daktronics shares have risen 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Abengoa Yield reports 4Q loss Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    BRENTFORD ENGLAND, United Kingdom _ Abengoa Yield PLC on Monday reported a loss of $17.8 million in its fourth quarter. Abengoa Yield shares have increased 27 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Abengoa Yield, Earnings Report.

  • CLEAR LAKE, Iowa— Officials said Thursday that San Francisco- based McKesson Corp. would occupy a new 340,000- square-foot distribution center in Clear Lake, ending a nearly yearlong mystery about the company's identity. That ended with the announcement by Clear Lake Mayor Nelson Crabb, who revealed McKesson was the company, a day before its name would have...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • Man indicted for rebranding dubious dietary supplement Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— The owner of a South Dakota- based dietary supplement business has been charged with rebranding and selling Mexico- manufactured pills that were the subject of a U.S. recall because they were linked to cases of bleeding, stroke and even death. The FDA found that Reumofan Plus contained three drugs, including the muscle relaxant methocarbomal and...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- Craig Uden, who fattens cattle for beef on his Nebraska feedlot, expects to cut his energy costs by as much as a quarter this year because of falling oil prices- a silver lining in an otherwise tough rural economy. Midwest grains belt, oil's recent drop could save farmers more than $1.1 billion in 2015, cutting $8 from the roughly $600- per-acre...

  • Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Wells Fargo& Co has agreed to pay $4 million for violations on credit card accounts at a former affiliate, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Wells Fargo will pay a $2 million penalty and $2 million in restitution to consumers after the affiliate illegally took interests in borrowers' homes, in exchange for extending credit for routine credit card...

  • Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, and House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, said they have come up with a working proposal and, working with lawmakers from both parties, planned to begin the process of publicly discussing and formally drafting legislation this week. The FCC has been weighing for...

  • The FCC has been weighing for nearly a year what legal standards and rules would be best to govern how Internet service providers manage web traffic on their networks to make sure they treat all Internet content fairly. Recent indications showed that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was leaning toward regulating ISPs more strictly under a section of the...