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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak reviewed by Reuters. The letter, addressed to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, a South Dakota...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak reviewed by Reuters. The letter, addressed to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, a South Dakota...

  • The bill, introduced by lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could avert a threatened service suspension by major railroads that cannot meet the current Dec. 31 deadline, which Congress imposed in 2008, for implementing positive train control technology. The proposed legislation would extend this year's deadline to Dec. 31,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Congress must act soon to extend a Dec. 31 rail safety deadline or risk major disruptions to the U.S. economy, the Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee said on Thursday. "We cannot wait until the last minute to act. I believe, absent congressional action, we will begin to see the effects of the deadline four to six weeks prior to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- U.S. railroads may not be obligated under federal law to carry freight including crude oil and hazardous materials from Jan. 1 if they fail to meet a year-end deadline for implementing new train safety technology, according to a top federal regulator. In a Sept. 3 letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, U.S. Surface Transportation Board...

  • *Wheat holds at $5 as corn, dollar offset global supply. Soybeans also remained under pressure from concerns about the economy in China that have pushed commodity markets to multi-year lows. Chicago wheat also ticked upwards, drawing support from corn, a weaker dollar and chart support around the $5 level.

  • *Corn gains more ground after crop tour shows lower yields. Corn edged higher, hovering close to last session's one-week top after field reports from an annual crop tour suggested the country's output may be lower than predicted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Chicago Board Of Trade actively traded soybean contract fell as much as 0.3 percent to $8.90-1/ 2...

  • GRAINS-Soybeans edge lower, linger close to six-year low Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 9:21 PM ET

    *Chicago Board Of Trade November soybeans fell 0.17 percent to $8.92 a bushel, having closed down 1.2 percent on Wednesday when prices hit a contract low of $8.90-3/ 4 a bushel. *Corn came under pressure from field reports from an annual Midwest crop tour this week that suggests the U.S. Department of Agriculture's yield forecast is too high. *Crop scouts have found...

  • *Wheat falls for third day on weak demand, big supply. *Corn bucks pressure as yield forecasts seen dropping. Wheat slumped for a third straight session on pressure from sluggish demand and hefty global supplies, hitting contract lows in several months.

  • *Soybeans down on rainy weather, China demand concern. CHICAGO, Aug 18- U.S. soybean futures fell 1.5 percent on Tuesday, pressured by concerns about cooling demand from top importer China and forecasts for rain in the U.S. Corn firmed as a weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed a slight decline in the crop's condition, while wheat futures declined on...

  • Corn firm on spreading, lower crop ratings. Corn firmed as a weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed a slight decline in the crop's condition, while wheat futures declined on weak demand and plentiful global supplies. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans fell 13-3/ 4 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $9.03-1/ 4 a bushel by 10:50 a.m. CDT after earlier coming...

  • *Soybeans curbed by weather, China uncertainty. *Wheat eases as big French crop adds to global supply. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Aug 18- Chicago soybeans eased on Tuesday, pressured by forecasts for rain in the U.S.

  • 11. South Dakota Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States 2015: South Dakota

    The Mount Rushmore State carves its niche with friendly regulations and low costs. But technology and innovation are rocky.

  • A tax-hating state businesses have grown to love Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard

    Low taxes is one of four reasons South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard claims the Mount Rushmore state is a top destination for business.

  • Tornadoes pummel Midwest; storms threaten 70M Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:37 PM ET

    A storm is moving towards the Northeast, with destructive wind gusts stretching a threat from New England to Ohio, NBC News reports.

  • Tired of high state taxes? Maybe it's time to move Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Moving van

    A CNBC analysis shows that many states with the highest per capita in taxes are also seeing the most net migration to lower-tax states.

  • Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • Opening day with Brokaw Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Opening day with Brokaw

    NBC's Tom Brokaw, discusses the big business of hunting season in the U.S. Programming note: "Opening Day with Tom Brokaw" airs on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET on NBC Sports.

  • Voters make it clear: Raise the minimum wage Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    Voters in five states approved ballot measures calling for raises in their states' minimum wages, adding to the federal debate.

  • States partner to spur innovation and jobs Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    States are collaborating to create hubs of excellence in a myriad of industries—from food to water tech—to develop homegrown business.