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  • Feb 24- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will host its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum at the end of this week, where one of the most popular topics is the expectations for the upcoming U.S. corn and soybean crops. Absent from the agenda, however, is a summer weather outlook specific to the United States. It is too early to say with certainty what the summer weather...

  • Feb 23- Johnson& Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline...

  • Feb 23- Johnson& Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline...

  • DENVER/ CHICAGO, Jan 14- The fervor around this week's $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will feed annual lottery ticket sales worth tens of billions of dollars, but public policy experts estimate only about a quarter of that revenue will ultimately make it into state coffers. The record prize will be divided among three tickets bought in California, Tennessee and...

  • A new winter storm was plowing toward the Plains and the Great Lakes, threatening to pile as much as a foot of new snow Monday.

  • Nov 25- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it had revoked the registration of Dow Chemical Co's new herbicide Enlist Duo due to its effect on non-target plants. Dow Chemical's shares were down 2.4 percent at $52.04 in midday trading. Dow Chemical said it was working with the EPA to provide further assurances for Enlist.

  • Nov 8- A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying crude oil through Wisconsin derailed on Sunday, knocking 13 cars off the tracks, spilling oil and leading 35 homes to be evacuated, in the state's second derailment in two days. No one was injured in the 2 p.m. incident in Watertown, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee, and workers stopped the leak, which company spokesman...

  • Nov 8- A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying crude oil through Wisconsin derailed on Sunday, knocking 12 cars off the tracks and spilling oil in the state's second derailment in two days. No one was injured in the incident in Watertown, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee, and workers stopped the leak, which company spokesman Martin Cej described as minor.

  • Nov 6- The former chief executive of TierOne Bank, a publicly traded lender in Lincoln, Nebraska that failed in June 2010, was convicted on Friday for concealing loan and real estate losses during and after the financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said. A federal jury in Lincoln found Gilbert Lundstrom, 74, guilty on 12 of the 13 counts he faced, including...

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  • Mount Rushmore, North Dakota.

    October may bring a partial government shutdown, which could hit the more than 400 U.S. parks and sites that draw millions each year.

  • Top States 2015: South Dakota

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

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

  • Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez.

    The rise and fall of states on CNBC's Top States for Business ranking is a reflection of economic trends. The biggest Cinderella story: Nevada.