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  • ROCHESTER, Mass.— All is not well in cranberry country this harvesting season, the 200th anniversary of the world's first known commercial cultivation. In the birthplace of the industry, many Massachusetts growers whose families have tended bogs for generations are in "dire straits," facing challenges that include rising production costs, decreasing crop...

  • *USDA report shows bean harvest below expectations. SINGAPORE, Sept 27- Chicago soybean futures rose on Tuesday, recovering from last session's over one-week low, as a U.S. government report showed the harvest across the Midwest lagged expectations following heavy rains. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract had climbed 0.3 percent to $9.48 a...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 27- U.S. soybean prices rose for the first time in three sessions on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the pace of harvesting was behind analyst expectations. *Heavy showers in recent days waterlogged fields in parts of northern Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Rivers flooded in parts of Iowa, forcing corn and soy processors to shut...

  • Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures also were lower as investors squared positions ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's quarterly grain stocks report due on Friday. Heavy showers in recent days waterlogged fields in parts of northern Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Rivers flooded in parts of Iowa, forcing corn and soy processors to shut down in Cedar...

  • DODGEVILLE, Wis.— The CEO of Lands' End, recruited from the New York fashion house Dolce& Gabbana in a bit of a culture clash, has stepped down after less than two years on the job. Federica Marchionni was brought to the Dodgeville, Wisconsin, company with its button-down shirts and casual clothing in February 2015. Her employment agreement specified that she would not...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Sept 23- Failed South Korean container carrier Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd told a U.S. judge on Friday that cargo owners were withholding up to $80 million in payments for completed shipments, complicating the company's ability to move stranded freight. "Hanjin is not the only bad guy here," Ilana Volkov, an attorney for the shipping company, said at a...

  • CHICAGO/ BEIJING, Sept 23- China on Friday slapped anti-dumping duties on a U.S. animal feed ingredient known as distillers' dried grains amid an intensifying spat between the world's two largest economies over agricultural trade which totaled over $20 billion last year. China is the world's top buyer of DDGS, a by-product of corn ethanol used by feed mills as a...

  • The settlement, which would still need approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, allows transportation rates to be increased by 34.8 percent. The settlement also requires TransCanada to spend $837 million over three years to upgrade its ANR pipeline system. ANR connects markets in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio with supplies from...

  • *Fed statement on monetary policy due 2:00 p.m. ET. Sept 21- Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday afternoon, minutes before the Federal Reserve announces its decision on interest rate hikes. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak at a press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET.

  • *Fed statement on monetary policy due 2:00 p.m. ET. Sept 21- Wall Street rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in technology and energy stocks, ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision later in the day. The Fed is scheduled to release a statement at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Chair Janet Yellen's press conference.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- In the days after the redesigned SAT college entrance exam was given for the first time in March, some test-takers headed to the popular website reddit to share a frustration. The math itself wasn't the problem, said Vicki Wood, who develops courses for PowerScore, a South Carolina- based test preparation company. When it decided to redesign the SAT,...

  • Hours after the states announced their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a separate challenge to the rule in the same federal court in Sherman, Texas. "Once again, President Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite the law," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt...

  • Hours after the states announced their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a separate challenge to the rule in the same federal court in Sherman, Texas. "Once again, President Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite the law," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. Paxton and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in...

  • "Once again, President Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite the law," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. Plaintiffs in Tuesday's lawsuit include the states of Texas, Nevada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia and Ohio, among others. Last week, in response to reports that a lawsuit challenging the rule was imminent, Labor Department official David...

  • The lawsuit filed in federal court in Sherman, Texas says under the rule, which is set to take effect Dec. 1, many state employees would become eligible for overtime pay even though they perform management duties that should make them exempt. The lawsuit was spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his counterpart in Nevada, Adam Laxalt.

  • *Suspect had traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan. LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20- U.S. investigators sought clues on Tuesday to why an Afghan-born naturalized American citizen might have planted bombs in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, including whether he had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. Rahami was suspected in weekend bombings, including a blast...

  • MADISON, Wis.— The founder of the Menards building supply chain doesn't have to give his ex-fiancee ownership interest in the company, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. Debra Sands filed a lawsuit in 2008 alleging she moved in with John Menard in 1998 and became engaged to him later that year. In 2006, after their relationship had ended, Sands submitted invoices...

  • LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20- U.S. investigators were looking on Tuesday for clues to why an Afghanistan- born man might have planted bombs around the New York area over the weekend, including whether the suspect had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. The events put New York on edge and fueled the debate about U.S. security seven weeks before the presidential...

  • LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20- Investigators were searching on Tuesday for clues to the motive behind the bombings and attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend and to determine whether the Afghanistan- born suspect had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. Rahami, who lived with his family above the First American Fried Chicken restaurant in...