OMAHA, Neb.-- Warren Buffett's company recently discovered it owns two short-line railroads that it must sell because of its 2010 acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
DES MOINES, Iowa-- Iowa's corn and soybean harvests have passed the halfway point as farmers move quickly to get the drought-damaged crops out of the fields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 56 percent of the corn and 54 percent of the soybeans have been harvested.
WASHINGTON-- The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14- month lockout of union workers.
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OMAHA, Neb.-- Little or no economic growth is likely this year in most of the nine Midwest and Plains states covered by a survey of business leaders, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma, according to the report released Monday.
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ST. LOUIS-- Bacon lovers can relax. "Use of the word `shortage' caused visions of gasoline lines in a lot of people's heads, and that's not the case," said Steve Meyer, president of Iowa- based Paragon Economics and a consultant to the National Pork Producers Council and National Pork Board.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the former chief executive of a kosher meat packing plant in Iowa who was sentenced to 27 years in prison on charges of financial fraud.
Three big intertwined but rival agribusinesses — corn farmers, meat and poultry producers, and biofuel refineries — are in a political fight to protect their interests as a drought ravages corn producers and industrial consumers alike, the New York Times reports.
If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.
It now appears that regulators missed the red flags for years at Peregrine Financial, which shut down after its founder tried to commit suicide this week, The New York Times reports.
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The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics, The New York Times reports.
Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.
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CNBC's John Harwood offers perspective on the race for the U.S. presidency. Chip Saltsman, former Huckabee campaign manager, also weighs in.
Debating whether Tim Carney, Washington Examiner, got his facts straight in his latest piece on populism, taxes, blue collar workers, and Rick Santorum, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.
The two strongest Republican candidates to emerge from the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, both are open to bombing Iran's nuclear weapons program, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the presidential race Wednesday, leaving her supporters up for grabs to other GOP contenders.
Discussing the lessons learned from Iowa for Republicans and Democrats, with Ari Melber, The Nation Magazine, and Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline.