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  • CHICAGO, April 25- U.S. corn futures rose for a second straight session on Tuesday on a slower-than-average start to planting in the United States and forecasts for Midwest rains that will stall further progress. "The trade has been really active selling beans and buying corn because of the planting numbers," said Mike Zuzolo, president of Global Commodity...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget? A senior administration official...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market. The son of a farmer from Bonaire, Georgia, Sonny Perdue will be the first Southerner in the post in more than two decades.

  • Supporters of expanding Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law must persuade a few more GOP lawmakers that it can be done without extra costs to the cash-strapped state. They warned that without Medicaid expansion in the GOP- led state, hospitals will suffer financially because of uncompensated care.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and 167 explored for natural gas this week. Texas added six rigs and Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming each gained one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • *Benign weather for U.S. wheat offset Europe concerns. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, April 21- Chicago wheat was little changed on Friday, hovering close to contract lows after coming under pressure a favourable weather outlook for major U.S. wheat belts. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat was up a quarter of a cent at $4.22 a bushel by 1058 GMT.

  • *Benign weather for U.S. wheat offset Europe concerns. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, April 21- Chicago wheat was little changed on Friday, hovering close to contract lows after coming under pressure a favorable weather outlook for major U.S. wheat belts. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat was up a quarter of a cent at $4.22 a bushel by 1058 GMT.

  • WICHITA, Kan. _ Equity Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $4.9 million. Equity Bancshares shares have fallen slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Equity Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— Over the years, "The O'Reilly Factor" was a forum for heated exchanges led by host Bill O'Reilly and, appearing elsewhere on Fox News Channel, he was often ready with a barbed remark. —2003: Jeremy Glick, the son of a Port Authority worker killed in the 9/ 11 attack on the World Trade Center, proposed that CIA support of anti-Soviet Afghan fighters in the late 1970 s...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— The Latest on Great Plains Energy's plan to acquire Westar Energy:. The Kansas Corporation Commission issued an order Wednesday against the proposal from Great Plains Energy of Kansas City, Missouri, to buy Topeka- based Westar Energy. Great Plains Energy of Kansas City, Missouri, says its acquisition of Westar Energy of Topeka would create nearly $2...

  • Francis hospital's problems have advocates promising to push again to expand the state's Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Brownback and a local hospital board member said expanding Medicaid, which provides coverage for the poor, disabled and elderly, would not save St. Francis would be a stronger hospital...

  • April 17- Cabela's Inc said it agreed to be bought by fellow outdoor goods retailer Bass Pro Shops for a lower price than agreed, and that it would sell its bank unit in a two-step deal as it seeks regulatory clearance for the transactions. Bass Pro Shops will now buy Cabela's for about $5 billion, $500 million lower than the price agreed upon last year.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— A state tax credit that helped propel Oklahoma to third in the nation in its capacity to generate electricity from wind is coming to an end, but it will be years before state coffers see results of the change. Under the measure, zero-emission facilities must be operating by July 1 this year to qualify for the credit, instead of Jan. 1, 2021.

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday that 683 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas this week. New Mexico added seven rigs, Oklahoma gained three, Texas increased by two, and California, North Dakota and Ohio each gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • All eyes are on Tuesday's special election in Kansas

    A tight special election in Kansas has the GOP on edge.

  • 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.

  • BEIJING, April 6- China's Ant Financial tried to soothe security concerns about its proposed $880 million takeover MoneyGram International Inc on Thursday, saying it intends to store U.S. user data locally once the deal closes. Ant's bid comes amid heightened tension between China and the United States over trade. It will be subject to a review by the Committee...