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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in late September to discuss the mergers of Dow Chemical Co and Dupont Co as well as China National Chemical Corp's purchase of Syngenta AG, committee chair Charles Grassley said in a statement on Tuesday. In February, China's state-owned ChemChina made a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds...

  • WASHINGTON— Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, wrote Mylan, the company that manufactures the devices, and asked for more information on why the prices have increased. Two other senators, Democrats Mark Warner of Virginia and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut,...

  • Aug 21- ChemChina's $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta AG is in the final stages of being cleared by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which scrutinizes deals for national security implications, people familiar with the matter said. Syngenta shares ended trading on Friday at 380.80 Swiss Francs, some 100 Swiss Francs less than what...

  • Shares of Deere were up 12.8 percent at $86.75 in late afternoon trading after the company reported better-than-expected second-quarter results. Deere officials said they are relying on cost cutting, not a rebound in demand, to deliver fiscal-year earnings of $1.35 billion, up from the previous forecast of $1.2 billion. Deere has put about 2,000 employees in...

  • Shares of Deere were up 11.6 percent at $85.84 in afternoon trading. The company said it expected production hours to be down 60 percent this quarter at its East Moline, Illinois, combine factory and planned to reduce them by 20 percent at its Waterloo, Iowa, tractor plant. Deere increased its fiscal-year earnings outlook to $1.35 billion from $1.2 billion.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Developers of a four-state oil pipeline have agreed to halt construction of the project in southern North Dakota until a federal court hearing next week in Washington, D.C. The temporary construction shutdown comes amid growing protests and increased tension over the Dakota Access Pipeline that is intended to cross the Missouri River near the...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A tribal leader Wednesday said he contacted the White House and met with North Dakota's senators in an effort to halt construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline that crosses the Missouri River near an American Indian reservation in southern North Dakota. North Dakota transportation officials, meanwhile, closed a several-mile...

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    Goldman is moving into Main Street for a simple reason: life on Wall Street has become much tougher since the global financial crisis. The FT reports.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge is ordering protesters in North Dakota not to interfere with the construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland granted the developer's motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe late last month sued federal regulators for approving the...

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Flexsteel Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $6.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Dubuque, Iowa- based company said it had profit of 78 cents. Keywords: Flexsteel Industries, Earnings Report.

  • The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, particularly those in swing states such as Iowa, where some recent opinion polls show Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a tight race. Republican Governors Terry Branstad of Iowa, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jack...

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named 64 agriculture policy advisors on Tuesday, a lengthy list that includes the governors of Iowa and five other farm states and a former federal agriculture secretary. The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, including...

  • Aetna has become the latest health insurer to retreat from the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges by announcing a pullback that will further deplete customer choices in many pockets of the country. The insurer's late Monday announcement comes after UnitedHealth and Humana detailed their own exchange pull backs for 2017 and after more than a dozen...

  • US President Barack Obama

    Aetna says it will offer individual Affordable Care Act exchange plans in just four states, down from 15 this year, to reduce its losses.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The U.S. harvests of soybeans and corn this fall will each be the biggest ever, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly outlook that boosted yield and production forecasts for both crops above market expectations. The USDA on Friday pegged the corn crop at 15.153 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 175.1 bushels per acre...

  • The USDA on Friday pegged the corn crop at 15.153 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 175.1 bushels per acre. A month ago, the USDA had projected corn production at 14.540 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 168.0 bushels per acre, and soybean production at 3.880 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 46.7 bushels per acre.

  • NEW YORK— When Donald Trump vowed this week to make child care more accessible and affordable, it was just the second time during his White House campaign that he's talked about an issue that affects millions of working Americans with young children. The first came months ago in Iowa, when the eventual Republican nominee touted his own record as a business owner...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— American Indians blocked crews constructing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota on Wednesday, while Iowa landowners are asking a judge to halt work in their state until their constitutional challenges are heard. The 1,172- mile pipeline planned by Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners starts in North Dakota and passes...

  • College entrance exam

    ACT plans to audit nearly 200 education centers after Reuters detailed widespread cheating.

  • CORALVILLE, Iowa _ KemPharm Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $9.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Coralville, Iowa- based company said it had profit of 58 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.