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  • April 16- China's Anbang Insurance Group will let its agreement to acquire U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life for $1.6 billion lapse, after failing to secure all the necessary regulatory approvals, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. While Anbang's FGL acquisition had received clearance from the Committee on Foreign...

  • April 13- Last year, the Henry County Health Center in Iowa started providing patients with a cost estimate along with pre-surgery medical advice. Henry County is one of hundreds of U.S. hospitals trying to cope with an unexpected consequence of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare: millions more Americans have health insurance, but it requires...

  • The USDA, in a monthly report, pegged global soybean ending stocks at 87.41 million tonnes, up from 82.82 million in March. Global corn stocks swelled to 222.98 million tonnes from 220.68 million, and global wheat stocks increased to 252.26 million tonnes from 249.94 million, the USDA said. Futures prices for nearby soybean, corn and wheat futures fell to session...

  • CHICAGO, April 11- Iowa farmer Karl Fox is drowning in corn. From Iowa to China, years of bumper crops and low prices have overwhelmed storage capacity for basic foodstuffs. That's enough to cover demand from China for about a year.

  • CHICAGO, April 11- Iowa farmer Karl Fox is drowning in corn. From Iowa to China, years of bumper crops and low prices have overwhelmed storage capacity for basic foodstuffs. That's enough to cover demand from China for about a year.

  • Iowa's Obamacare market gets hit a second time as Aetna says it will drop in 2018

    Aetna says it plans to drop out of Iowa's Obamacare market next year.

  • April 6- An invasive weed likely entered Minnesota through seed planted on land in a U.S. conservation program, state agriculture officials said on Thursday, bringing to a close an official probe of a growing threat to agricultural production. Infestations of Palmer amaranth, which can grow as much as 2 inches a day, spread over 30 plantings in the federal program...

  • CHICAGO, April 6- One company sold the seed planted on all the land in a U.S. conservation program in Minnesota that is infested with an invasive weed threatening cropland, the state's agriculture department said on Thursday. Infestations of Palmer amaranth, a fast-growing weed, have been spread over 30 plantings in the federal program in Minnesota, according to...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Aetna Inc will exit Iowa's Obamacare-compliant individual insurance market in 2018, a year surrounded by uncertainty over which insurers will sell plans and at what price as Republicans seek to dismantle the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Aetna, citing financial risk and the uncertain outlook, said on Thursday it is still evaluating other...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Health insurer Aetna Inc said on Thursday it will exit Iowa's Obamacare-compliant individual insurance market in 2018, citing financial risk and the uncertain outlook. Aetna said it is still evaluating its other remaining individual insurance markets, which include Delaware, Nebraska and Virginia. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Health insurer Aetna Inc will not sell Obamacare individual insurance plans in Iowa in 2018 due to financial risk and the uncertain outlook for the online marketplace, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Aetna said that it is still evaluating its other remaining individual insurance markets for 2018.. President Donald Trump and...

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations.

  • CHICAGO, April 6- Struggling U.S. farmers are pressing their luck with soybeans this spring, sowing record acreage even though the world is awash with the oilseed, as demand from China offers a potential lifeline. But fierce competition to supply China threatens the bottom line for U.S. growers, and 2017 prices, while seen as up slightly from 2016, are still...

  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • It is spreading across Iowa, which accounts for nearly a fifth of U.S. corn production and in 2016 exported more than $1 billion of corn and soy. The destructive weed- Palmer amaranth has spread through seed sold to farmers in the conservation program, according to Iowa's top weeds scientist, Bob Hartzler, and the conservation group Pheasants Forever.

  • CHICAGO, April 4- Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures fell to their lowest level in a year on Tuesday, pressured by expectations for record-large U.S. plantings and a massive South American harvest, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade corn futures fell about 1 percent on profit-taking a day after reaching a three-week top, while wheat futures were...

  • *U.S. business community supports targeted trade actions on China. *Steel prices, access to China market at issue. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, April 4- Although worried about the prospect of a trade war, American businesses operating in China nonetheless want President Donald Trump to wring some concessions on market access from China's leader Xi Jingping when the two...

  • *USDA projects record-large U.S. soybean plantings. The USDA estimated that farmers will plant a record 89.5 million acres of soybeans, up 7 percent from last year, while reducing corn plantings by 4 percent to 90 million acres. Wheat and corn futures rose, recovering from recent multi-week lows, after the USDA said plantings would be slightly smaller than...

  • *Markets await USDA planting, stocks data at 1600 GMT. "The real fireworks, if there are going to by any, will come at 11:00 am when the USDA reports come out," said Tomm Pfitzenmaier, analyst for Summit Commodity Brokerage in Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade most-active May soybeans were down 6-1/ 4 cents at $9.56-3/ 4 a bushel by 10 a.m. CDT.

  • SYDNEY, March 29- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Wednesday as expectations for increased plantings in North America, along with already ample global supplies, kept the oilseed tethered near a five-month low. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $9.70-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed little changed in the previous session.