MANILA, March 10- Overall rice stocks in the Philippines fell to their lowest in four months in February, data showed on Monday, increasing pressure on Manila to import more of the national staple.» Read More
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- Agriculture officials say ideal weather conditions in South Dakota have pushed the row crop harvest far ahead of last year's pace and the five-year average. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that 55 percent of corn for grain has been harvested, ahead of the five-year average and last year's mark of 6 percent.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- In a story Sept. 28 about a state-run retirement program for private-sector workers in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program would be administered by a seven-member board.
GREEN UPDATES: The Federal Trade Commission issued its first formal revision since 1998 to the Green Guides, its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Goldman Sachs Monday rose after an article posted on the website of Barron's magazine predicted that the investment bank's stock could climb at least 25 percent over the next year. Barron's said that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. came away from the 2008 financial crisis better than any of its rivals.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. jumped to a three-year high Monday, after the company reported positive clinical trial data for its drug ganetespib as a treatment for a type of lung cancer. Shares of Synta gained $1.79, or 23.5 percent, to close Monday at $9.41 on Monday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio State University has signed an agreement with a northwestern Ohio wind farm to provide enough energy to meet as much as 25 percent of the Columbus campus' electrical needs.
DENVER-- CenturyLink Inc. workers in 13 western states have voted to authorize a strike if union leaders can't reach a new contract with the communications company. The union and Monroe, La.- based CenturyLink are trying to reach a new contract for 13,000 employees, who formerly worked for Qwest Communications, before the current contract expires Saturday night.
FARGO, N.D.-- Dry conditions have allowed North Dakota farmers to continue a rapid pace of harvesting late season crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn was 98 percent mature and 36 percent harvested, well ahead of last year and the five-year average. The dry edible bean harvest was 95 percent complete.
SEATTLE-- Boeing Co.' s union of engineers and technical workers is expected to reject the aerospace giant's first contract offer when mail-in ballots are counted Monday evening. Union leaders for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, have recommended that its 23,000 members reject Boeing's four-year contract offers.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- An airline that for two decades has received federal subsidies to fly to a small North Dakota city says it no longer needs taxpayer help because the oil boom in the area has made the service self-sufficient.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- The United Mine Workers of America says it's eager to meet with Alpha Natural Resources Inc. and negotiate a contract for 85 workers that the former Massey Energy refused to hire.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source, a national organization said.
MIRAMAR, Fla.-- Spirit Airlines Inc. will begin charging passengers $100 for carry-on bags unless they pay a smaller fee before getting to the airport. The airline announced in May that the $100 fee was coming.
:Prices rose for industrial metals as some positive signs emerged from a mixed batch of global economic news. U.S. manufacturing activity rose, overall U.S. construction spending dropped and manufacturing remained weak in China.
Copper for December delivery gained 2.75 cents to finish at $3.7855 per pound. The new reports showed that U.S. manufacturing activity improved, overall U.S. construction spending dropped and China's manufacturing activity remained anemic.
Both David Montgomery's withdrawal and Daniel Schindler's dismissal came last month, just weeks before the start of what has been touted as an independent, objective look at the science put forth by the Pebble Limited Partnership.
WASHINGTON-- Expect to see fewer products pitched as "environmentally friendly" if the government has its way. Hoping to limit the number of deceptive claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday released an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products.
WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. Cases involving some of the most emotional issues in American life are likely to be decided after voters choose a president and new Congress next month.