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  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • NAB acquired regional lender Great Western in 2008 for just below $1 billion to get more involved in funding agribusiness in the United States, but the operation lacks the scale of larger competitors in the western states where it operates.

  • Feds: Report shows progress in tribal prosecutions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— Federal attorneys say an updated report released Tuesday on investigations and prosecutions on tribal lands shows continued improvement since a 5- year-old study that criticized the Department of Justice for turning its back on reservation crime.

  • Daktronics says 1Q profit rises 53 percent Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    BROOKINGS, S.D.— Daktronics saw first-quarter profit jump 53 percent as the company installed more large-screen video displays and scoreboards. Before the market opened, Daktronics reported net income of $8.7 million, or 20 cents per share, for its fiscal first quarter. Shares in Daktronics are up 93 cents to $12.92 in midday trading.

  • Progressive slots link New Jersey, Nevada casinos Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 machines in Atlantic City with 600 in Nevada.

  • Record drought saps California honey production Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:35 AM ET

    LOS BANOS, Calif.— California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The historic drought, now in its third year, is reducing supplies of California honey, raising prices for consumers and making it harder for beekeepers to earn a living.

  • Man sentenced over lead poisoning of 5 workers Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho— A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker-safety standards after five employees he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho, the U.S. attorney's office said.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 19- U.S. wheat futures advanced on Tuesday on concerns about reduced supplies from Ukraine, a major exporter, while new-crop soybeans slipped as a widely watched crop tour projected bumper U.S. harvests. Concerns that Ukraine may possibly scale back exports helped fuel gains, said Jerry Gidel, chief feed grain analyst for Rice Dairy in Chicago.

  • *Soy eases after USDA shows 71 pct crop good-to-excellent. CHICAGO, Aug 19- U.S. corn and soy futures slipped on Tuesday as a widely watched crop tour projected bumper U.S. harvests and traders expected more reports of robust crops, while wheat jumped on concerns about reduced supplies from Ukraine.

  • TORONTO, Aug 15- More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 12- Beef Products Inc will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of "lean finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd.

  • CHICAGO, July 23- As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool- giant sausage-shaped storage bags- to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc..

  • States get nasty in the fight for jobs Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    The recovery is taking hold. Companies are hiring. State finances are looking up. Time for things to get nasty as states vie for business.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • South Dakota touts fiscal prudence, less red tape Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard

    A history of fiscal prudence and cutting red tape consistently puts South Dakota at top of business rankings, says Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

  • FACTBOX-Best places to retire, by the numbers Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Dinner for two at Sioux Falls' Minerva's: $62- $120. Dinner for two at Salt Lake City's Pago: $62- $120. Dinner for two at Richmond's Acacia: $62- $120.

  • Odds are you guessed Florida, or maybe Arizona- two sunny states that have long been popular with the senior set. Lois O'Grady lives in Vermillion, South Dakota. But the region has another thing going for it: South Dakota was recently named the best state to retire in the nation, handily defeating retiree hot spots like Florida.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Rail car makers, little-known winners of the North American energy boom, are capturing the attention of fund managers and regulators alike.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in an abrupt election-year shift in strategy, opened the possibility on Tuesday of allowing a vote on congressional approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday left open the possibility of voting on legislation forcing the approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline that would link Canada's oil sands to refineries in Texas. The Senate is expected to debate the efficiency bill this week.