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  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named 64 agriculture policy advisors on Tuesday, a lengthy list that includes the governors of Iowa and five other farm states and a former federal agriculture secretary. The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, including...

  • NEW YORK— The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that's now changed. Even if Clinton wins, Democrats...

  • Aug 12- JetBlue Airways Corp said 22 passengers and two crew members were injured when its flight from Boston to Sacramento, California ran into heavy turbulence on Thursday. The airline said it had sent a team to assist the injured and a replacement flight had been sent to Rapid City to fly passengers to Sacramento. In May, eight passengers were injured when a...

  • Scouts on the Wheat Quality Council's three-day tour of North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota found that timely moisture and early planting benefited spring wheat in many areas, while a lack of rain stunted prospects in others. Last year's record crop benefited from good subsoil reserves, said Terry Weckerly, a scout on the tour who farms near Hurdsfield,...

  • SYDNEY, July 27- U.S. wheat edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from losses of more than 3 percent in the previous session, drawing support a widely watched U.S. crop tour that pegged yields below five-year average levels. *The most active wheat futures Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $4.15-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 3.3 percent on Tuesday.

  • Jason Galanis, 46, of Los Angeles, admitted to securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, and two conspiracy charges at a hearing before U.S. The case is one of two pending against Jason Galanis, who was nicknamed "Porn's New King" by Forbes magazine in 2004 after buying the nation's largest processor of credit card payments for internet pornography.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- A 73- year-old Californian charged with running a scheme with three of his sons to manipulate the stock price of reinsurer Gerova Financial Group Ltd and then dump the shares at inflated prices pleaded guilty to fraud on Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors said. John Galanis, of Oceanside, California, admitted to securities fraud and conspiracy charges...

  • *Corn, soybeans as USDA keeps rating steady. LONDON, July 19- Chicago corn and soybean futures were lower on Tuesday after a weekly report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated crops remain in very good condition. "Corn and soybeans are in correction mode as the USDA crop report is showing no deterioration in the condition of both crops," said Kaname...

  • *Soybeans, corn fall as USDA keeps rating steady. Chicago Board of Trade most-active corn contract fell 1 percent to $3.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 0311 GMT, having gained 1.4 percent in the previous session. "Corn and soybeans are in correction mode as the USDA crop report is showing no deterioration in the condition of both crops," said Kaname Gokon at brokerage Okato Shoji...

  • SYDNEY, July 19- U.S. corn futures fell nearly 1 percent on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the U.S. crop at above market expectations, though concerns over unfavourible weather provided a floor to losses. *USDA rated 76 percent of the corn crop as good to excellent, unchanged from a week earlier. *USDA rated 71 percent of the...

  • CHICAGO, July 18- U.S. corn futures firmed on Monday as forecasts for scorching heat this week in the Midwest, where the crop is pollinating, fueled concerns about yield prospects, traders said. At the Chicago Board of Trade, most-active December corn settled up 5 cents at $3.63-1/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 9 cents at $10.66-1/ 4 a bushel and September...

  • 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- 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...

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  • *Most-active Chicago corn hits lowest since May 20. SINGAPORE, June 23- Chicago corn slid for a fourth session on Thursday with the market hitting its lowest in more than a month as widespread rains across the U.S. Thunderstorms were reported over parts of South Dakota, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, bringing bursts of heavy rainfall totalling more than 2 inches per...

  • SINGAPORE, June 23- Chicago corn slid for a fourth session on Thursday with the market hitting its lowest in more than a month as widespread rains across the U.S. *Thunderstorms were reported over parts of South Dakota, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, bringing bursts of heavy rainfall totalling more than 2 inches per hour in spots. Commodity funds were net sellers of...

  • *FCC's net neutrality rules put in place last year. *FCC head hails a "victory for consumers and innovators". In siding with the FCC, the court treated the internet like a public utility and opened the door to further government internet regulations.

  • In siding with the FCC, the court treated the internet like a public utility and opened the door to further government internet regulations. Opponents of the regulations said the FCC exceeded its authority and condemned the ruling as an endorsement of investment-chilling public-utility regulation. But Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican who...