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  • RAPID CITY, S.D. _ National American University Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.1 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Rapid City, South Dakota- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. Keywords: National American University, Earnings Report.

  • Findings that the biggest changes were in the Upper Mississippi Valley, northern Great Plains and New England could help focus resources in dealing with a changing climate, said Stacey Archfield, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist and one of the study's authors. In weighing the impact climate change is having on flooding, researchers from the Geological...

  • Sept 27- A U.S. district court judge in Kansas this week said lawsuits brought by U.S. farmers against seed company Syngenta AG over sales of biotech corn seeds not approved for import by China can proceed as a class action, according to a court filing. Judge John Lungstrum certified a nationwide class and statewide classes in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson& Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. Johnson& Johnson, whose baby powder dominates the market, says it's perfectly safe.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The company developing the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline has purchased a portion of a historic North Dakota ranch where a violent protest occurred earlier this month due to what tribal officials said was construction crews destroying burial and cultural sites. Morton County records show Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 22- Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment. The move came as Native American tribes on Thursday took their fight to Washington to stop...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Native American tribes took their fight to Washington on Thursday to stop development of a $3.7 billion oil pipeline, as Democrats in the U.S. Congress urged the federal government to scrap construction permits and reconsider the project. Representative Raul Grijalva, the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Natural...

  • FARGO, N.D.— A joint task force of North Dakota and federal officials is investigating a clash between Dakota Access pipeline protesters and private security guards earlier this month, a county sheriff announced Tuesday. The task force includes members of the Morton and Mercer County sheriff's departments, the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. But they were up in some hotly contested states, such as Pennsylvania, where the rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress is defending your right to Yelp. Legislation in Congress would ensure that customers who want to post negative reviews on websites like Yelp or TripAdvisor can do so without legal repercussions. Joe Kennedy, D- Mass. "You look at good reviews and you look at bad reviews and both of those are very important."

  • *Wheat steady with corn but Egypt saga hangs over market. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Chicago soybeans and corn both built on their gains at the end of last week on Monday as rain over the past few days in the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade's most-active soybean contract was 1 percent higher at $9.75-1/ 2 a bushel by 1124 GMT after earlier hitting a one-week high of $9.81-1/ 4.

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • *Wheat firms but Egypt import problems in focus. Wheat rose on spillover strength from corn, although the market's focus is on top buyer Egypt banning foreign shipments with any traces of ergot fungus. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract rose as much as 1.2 percent to $9.78 a bushel by 0319 GMT, strongest since Sept. 12.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- U.S. corn futures rose for a second straight session to hit a six-day high on Monday as rains across key growing regions in the United States fueled fears of potential harvest delays. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade, for March, had climbed 0.52 percent to $3.38-3/ 4 a bushel, near the session-peak of $3.38-3/ 4 a bushel- the...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • Red Cloud, a direct descendent of famous Lakota warrior and leader Red Cloud, is applying a new approach among tribal members working to stop oil development: become a regulator instead of having to ask for their help. "A whole lot of people are going to start voting here in the state of South Dakota," Red Cloud, who lives near Oglala, told The Associated Press.

  • *Showers overnight stall combines in Iowa, Nebraska. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 7 cents at $3.37 per bushel. Heavy rains overnight in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota stalled the early harvest of what is projected to be a record-large corn crop.

  • *Showers overnight stall combines in Iowa, Nebraska. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:30 p.m. CDT, December corn was up 6-3/ 4 cents at $3.36-3/ 4 per bushel. Corn posted the biggest gains on a percentage basis as heavy rains overnight in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota stalled the early harvest of what is projected to be a record-large corn crop.

  • She joins Standing Rock Sioux members who have been here since April, people from other tribes and non-tribal members from as far away as Asia and Europe who've vowed to stay as long as it takes to block the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline's construction. But given North Dakota's brutally cold winters, people will need more than the campfires warming them...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- Delaying or blocking a planned transition of oversight of the Internet's technical management from the U.S. to a global community of stakeholders would be a "gift to Russia" and other authoritarian regimes, a senior Obama administration official said Wednesday. "I urge you: Do not give a gift to Russia and other authoritarian nations by...