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  • July 29- Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The USDA is testing grain harvested from the farmer's other wheat fields as a precaution, the agency said. The grain has not been traced in commercial...

  • SEATTLE— Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food. Several Asian countries temporarily banned U.S. wheat imports after genetically...

  • *Longer-dated yields touch 2- week lows after weak data. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. Demand for the Treasury Department's $28 billion sale of seven-year notes was tepid but still stronger than in two-year and five-year auctions earlier this week.

  • *Longer-dated yields touch 2- week lows after weak data. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. Demand for the Treasury Department's $28 billion sale of seven-year notes was tepid but still stronger than in two-year and five-year auctions earlier this week.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 percent versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump. That's put a crimp in budgets for the major energy producing states, including Wyoming, New Mexico,...

  • BILLINGS, Mont. _ First Interstate BancSystem Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $25.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 52 cents per share. First Interstate BancSystem shares have decreased slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TRUCKEE, Calif.— Once believed to have gone extinct in the Sierra Nevada, scientists believe a wolverine spotted this winter north of Lake Tahoe is the same one that in 2008 became the first documented in the area since the 1920 s. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up remote cameras in the Tahoe National...

  • KALISPELL, Mont. _ Glacier Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $30.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Glacier Bancorp shares have climbed nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar with such cases. It has come under increased scrutiny since a driver died in a May 7 Florida...

  • Forest management and the declining timber industry have emerged as major issues in this year's governor's race, with Weyerhaeuser announcing last month that it would close a Columbia Falls lumber and plywood mill. The closure will put about 100 people out of work in addition to 100 administrative jobs that are being eliminated or moved with Weyerhaeuser's...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety issues wrote Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday, asking the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal May 7 crash involving its Autopilot software. Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Consumer Reports magazine on Thursday urged Tesla Motors Inc to disable the automatic steering function on its electric vehicles and change the name of its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation after a driver was killed while using it. The California- based electric car maker defended the product and the name...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. magazine Consumer Reports on Thursday urged electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. regulators after a fatal crash. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the May 7 crash and death in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- U.S. magazine Consumer Reports on Thursday urged electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. regulators after a fatal crash. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the May 7 crash and death in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigating an accident that has increased scrutiny...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 12- Tesla Motors Co said on Tuesday data suggested that a driver's hands were not on the wheel in a recent accident in Montana in which a Model X veered off the road and collided with a post. The driver had enabled autosteer on an undivided mountain road, a Tesla spokesperson said in a short statement. The company said on Monday that it was looking...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigating an accident that has increased scrutiny...

  • DETROIT, July 11- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla Motors Inc waited too long to disclose a fatal crash in May that called into question the safety of a system in the car that takes control of steering and braking, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source. Tesla said in a statement on Monday...

  • Officials in Massachusetts and Montana objected, though, saying the SEC standard could harm the public. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday sided with the SEC and said the agency had "complied with its statutory obligation" to protect investors while meeting the mandate of the JOBS Act. The court ruled that the SEC had a right to tailor...

  • *U.K., Japanese 10- year yields fall to all-time lows. NEW YORK, June 13- U.S. Treasury yields fell to a four-month low on Monday led by shorter-dated maturities as increased fears about Britain exiting the European Union weighed on investor risk appetite and sovereign debt yields in developed markets around the globe fell to all-time lows.