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.
CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!
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.
CNBC's John Harwood has the update on the Iowa caucuses.
Discussing the likely outcome of the Iowa caucus and a look ahead to New Hampshire's GOP primary and Mitt Romney's big lead there, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Bob Lutz, fmr. General Motors vice chairman; and Mort Zuckerman, New York Daily News publisher. Also, an update from Iowa, with Robert Costa, Nation Review.
While Mitt Romney appears to have the highest likelihood of paying off as a top two finisher in the Iowa caucuses, his market value has started to decline, according to trading data in the University of Iowa's Electronic Political Futures Markets.
Robert Costa, National Review reports on the Iowa ground game; a look at how close the race has become in the Hawkeye State, with Howard Dean, CNBC contributor, and Kevin Madden, republican strategist; and Lanhee Chen, Romney campaign policy director discusses Romney's supply-side message.
Art Laffer, Laffer Investments explains why he endorses Newt Gingrich and his supply-side take on the economy, and a look at which GOP candidate is likely to take Iowa, with Steve Moore, "Return to Prosperity" author; Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller; and Tim Carney, Washington Examiner.
Discussing whether Ron Paul is poised to make a power play in the Hawkeye State, with Doug Wead, Ron Paul campaign senior advisor, and the likely outcome of the Iowa caucuses, with David Freddoso, The Washington Examiner; Ari Melber,The Nation; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.