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  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump's administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters. While it is not unusual for the White House to meet with stakeholders on key issues, the meeting is a sign...

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. The episode is a danger point for the relationship between Trump and Ryan, who had an awkward pairing during the campaign but worked in tandem on the GOP health measure. With a Republican in the White House, passage seemed almost guaranteed.

  • Iowa State University President Steven Leath is leaving behind a record of achievements that landed him the top job at Auburn University but a history of testing ethical boundaries that earned him criticism along the way. He will begin the job in July following a closed search that angered some Auburn constituents and prompted scrutiny of his 5 ½- year Iowa...

  • President Donald Trump wants the House to vote on the health care bill, and Republicans say a vote will occur Friday. White House officials had a simple message to a divided House Republican caucus on the bill: "Let's vote." Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon told reporters as he left the meeting Thursday night that the administration wants a vote.

  • FOREST CITY, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $15.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $342.5 million.

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • The White House seemed to make progress after GOP opposition had snowballed a day before a showdown House roll call. The sessions came as leaders rummaged for votes on a roll call they can ill afford to lose without diminishing their clout for the rest of the GOP agenda. Most GOP opponents were conservatives asserting that the legislation demolishing former...

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners said in court documents Monday that there have been "coordinated physical attacks" along the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois, but company officials didn't provide further details. State officials in North Dakota and Illinois say they aren't immediately aware of any...

  • South Dakota attorney general's office spokeswoman Sara Rabern confirmed one incident of what she called "felony vandalism" southeast of Sioux Falls on Friday. The $3.8 billion pipeline runs 1,200 miles through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois. State officials in North Dakota, Iowa and Illinois on Tuesday said they were not aware of any pipeline attacks in their...

  • WASHINGTON— Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Trump huddled behind closed doors with rank-and-file Republicans just hours after GOP leaders unveiled...

  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • CHICAGO, March 17- U.S. trading partners on Friday limited shipments of poultry from Alabama, a top producer of chickens for meat, over bird flu concerns as the state's wait for federal confirmation of two suspected cases stretched past a week. The European Union, Kazakhstan and French Polynesia restricted shipments from Alabama counties with presumed cases of...

  • WASHINGTON— In a story March 15 about health care legislation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that FreedomWorks, which organized a demonstration near the Capitol against the House Republican bill, is backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote. Ryan told reporters that GOP leaders could now...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- More than 20 U.S. senators pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to reject requests from oil refiners to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program, weighing in on a debate that has roiled markets from soybeans to gasoline in recent weeks. The change would be "unwarranted and indefensible," said the bipartisan group of senators that included...

  • NEW YORK, March 15- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks, sending fireballs into the sky, while thousands of gallons of the biofuel leaked into the creek below. But the incident in Iowa underscores the growing risk of another serious accident along...

  • With a crunch-time House vote on a GOP bill replacing that law planned for next week, Vice President Mike Pence ensured conservative lawmakers that the administration was open to changes. With opposition from conservative and moderate GOP lawmakers endangering the measure in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump was expected to urge lawmakers to...

  • GRAETTINGER, Iowa— Environmental officials say about 1,600 gallons of ethanol leaked into a northwestern Iowa creek as crews were pulling three derailed train tankers from the water. A news release Tuesday from the Iowa Natural Resources Department says the last three tankers from the fiery train derailment were pulled from Jack Creek on Monday.

  • Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners argues in court documents filed Monday that it has endured enough delays and that the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes are employing "a last-gasp litigation tactic." District Judge James Boasberg to not stop construction of the pipeline's final segment under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North...

  • The legislation from Senators Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, would add the secretaries of the Agriculture Department and Health and Human Services, which oversees the Food and Drug Administration, to a panel that reviews mergers and other deals to ensure that transactions do not harm national security.