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  • GRAINS-Prices advance on U.S. crop, weather worries Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    *Egypt buys Russian wheat in tender. "Soybeans are the leader this morning, taking the majority of their support from speculation we will see a reduced crop size in next week's updated balance sheets," said Karl Setzer, risk management team leader for MaxYield Cooperative in Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade September soybeans advanced 1.1 percent to $9.58-3/ 4 a bushel...

  • Hillary Clinton weighs potential Biden challenge Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton's allies do not hide their annoyance at the implication by Joe Biden's advisers that she is vulnerable. The NYT reports.

  • As race sharpens, Clinton releases document trove Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 3:55 PM ET
    Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the Cuban trade embargo as she gives a policy speech at the Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

    The State Department made public new swaths of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails, while her campaign released a letter from her doctor about her health.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Times columnist Maureen Dowd also said Biden, 72, has been "having meetings at his Washington residence to...

  • Joe Biden: Well, maybe I will after all... Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) (R) with his son Beau Biden in 2008.

    Vice President Joe Biden has begun to actively explore a presidential campaign, say several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his advisers.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The 72- year-old vice president has been having meetings at his Washington residence to explore the idea of...

  • GRAINS-Soybean, corn futures fall; wheat mixed Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non-threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans settled down 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.80-3/ 4 a...

  • CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans were down 6 cents at $9.84-1/ 4 a bushel at...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- When Matt and Jen Osmun opened their vape shop in Bethel, Connecticut, last December, they didn't expect to get a boost from the local medical marijuana outlet. "Sales are going really well, and getting better every month," said Jen Osmun, who started the business with her husband, a former plumber, after he was injured in an accident.

  • *Corn flat amid improving crop conditions. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 28- Chicago soybean and wheat futures bounced on Tuesday, rising on bargain-buying and short-covering after recent lows, while corn was steady. The USDA said 62 percent of the U.S. soybean crop was in good to excellent condition, same as last week but below the previous year's 71 percent.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa, July 27- U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday described climate change as "one of most urgent threats of our time" and vowed to meet the challenge with a plan to generate enough clean energy to power every U.S. home by 2027.. Clinton promised to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years if she...

  • What awaits Donald Trump: Closer scrutiny Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 9:18 AM ET
    Republican presidential hopeful businessman Donald Trump speaks to the press following a rally on July 25, 2015 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

    Donald Trump is red hot now, but he will need to watch out, Politico's Ben White says.

  • AMES, Iowa, July 26- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within her first decade in office. "I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency," Clinton...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Sunday to push for a dramatic increase in renewable power production, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within 10 years of taking office. Clinton will discuss the proposals during a campaign stop on Monday at an...

  • Rockwell customers Boeing Co and Airbus Group SE have cranked up production to meet growing demand, which Boeing estimates will double by 2033 from 2013.. Cedar Rapids, Iowa- based Rockwell narrowed earnings per share forecast to $5.15- $5.25 from $5.10- $5.30 for the full year. Net income rose to $178 million, or $1.33 per share, in the third quarter ended June 30,...

  • On the Democratic side is Andrew Bleeker, a 30- year-old wunderkind who founded the digital consulting firm Bully Pulpit Interactive after whipping up President Barack Obama's digital outreach strategy for his second presidential run in 2012.. The veteran strategist helped sweep several Republican senators into office in 2014, including Iowa's Joni...

  • July 20- Less than 24 hours after a deadly infection of bird flu was confirmed at a turkey farm north of Des Moines, Iowa, Bud Wood packed about 3,500 rare baby chicks into boxes and put them in the back of a truck. He plans to keep the chickens in Texas through next spring while he monitors the virus in the Iowa epicenter. Bird flu has killed more than 48 million chickens...

  • *Wheat falls 1.8 pct, soybeans ease 1.5 pct. SINGAPORE, July 20- Chicago corn futures lost more ground on Monday, falling more than 2 percent to a near three-week low with the outlook for warmer weather across the U.S. Soybeans slid for a fifth consecutive session to the weakest level since July 9 and wheat lost 1.8 percent to its lowest level in more than three weeks...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The Sierra Club said on Wednesday that an Iowa utility has agreed to phase out seven coals plants in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency, the state and the environmental group. The Sierra Club joined the lawsuit along with the state of Iowa, the EPA and Justice Department as co-plaintiffs.

  • MILWAUKEE, July 13- Scott Walker jumped into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, the 15th Republican to announce a presidential candidacy, has a resume...