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  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- U.S. ethanol makers, taking advantage of low corn prices, are ramping up production and expanding capacity to try to squeeze less-efficient competitors out of an overcrowded market. "There's only two speeds- there's full throttle or off," said Randall Doyal, chief executive officer of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Minnesota. Since 2007, nearly every...

  • In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack Obama's statute, there's fresh evidence GOP voters are adamant that the party achieve its long-promised goal of dismantling that law. This includes conservative firebrand Roy Moore forcing a GOP primary runoff against Sen. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, told Iowa...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved an agreement settling allegations that the Texas- based builder of the Dakota Access pipeline violated state rules during construction. The agreement worked out by attorneys for the Public Service Commission and Energy Transfer Partners calls for development of a "how-to" manual and the planting...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— The Latest on an Iowa woman taking a traffic case to the state Supreme Court:. The court Wednesday heard a case brought by 67- year-old Marla Leaf, who argued her constitutional rights were violated after an automated camera ticketed her for speeding on a freeway in her hometown of Cedar Rapids. Her attorney, James Larew, argued Cedar Rapids...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. Her attorney, James Larew, argued Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal...

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  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax Inc's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans and sent shares of the credit reporting company tumbling. Congress is also probing the hack, and Equifax's chief executive, Richard Smith, is expected to testify on Oct. 3 before a...

  • Sept 13- Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans, according to the Illinois attorney general's office, which is leading the probe. Eileen Boyce, a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, declined to identify the other states.

  • *USDA raises U.S. corn yield estimate to 169.9 bpa. *USDA ups soy yield to 49.9 bpa, topping expectations. Soybean futures fell after the USDA surprised analysts by hiking its U.S. soybean yield estimate as well.

  • *USDA raises U.S. corn yield estimate to 169.9 bpa. *USDA raises soybean yield to 49.9 bpa, topping expectations. Wheat futures firmed, rallying from early declines, after the USDA tightened its forecast of global wheat ending stocks for the 2017/ 18 marketing year.

  • *USDA world/supply demand estimates at 1600 GMT. *USDA expected to show large world wheat supply. The USDA is due to publish its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates at 1600 GMT along with crop production reports.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 12- Chicago wheat futures slid on Tuesday, heading for a second straight losing session with pressure from record supplies from the Black Sea region making it difficult for U.S. exporters to win business. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade eased 0.2 percent to $4.34 a bushel by 0257 GMT, having closed down 0.7 percent on...

  • Sept 7- ACT Inc, the maker of the United States' most popular college entrance exam, said on Thursday it has canceled the ACT exam scheduled for Saturday at some of its international test centers due to a breach of the test materials. Separately, ACT said it was busy working to reschedule some tests scheduled for Saturday in U.S. states such as Texas, Louisiana, and...

  • It is also closing a plant in Iowa and research and development offices in New Jersey and China. Lilly expects charges of about $1.2 billion before tax, or $0.80 per share after tax. Lilly outlined in July a likely multi-year delay for its experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve the drug,...

  • Sept 7- ACT Inc, the maker of the United States' most popular college entrance exam, said on Thursday it has canceled the ACT exam scheduled for Saturday at some of its international test centers due to a breach of the test materials. Would-be test-takers from countries including China, Thailand and Australia expressed outrage on social media over the...

  • It is also closing a plant in Iowa and research and development offices in New Jersey and China. Lilly expects charges of about $1.2 billion before tax, or $0.80 per share after tax. Shares of Lilly rose 48 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $80.99 in morning trading.

  • It also is closing a plant in Iowa and research and development offices in New Jersey and China. Lilly expects charges of about $1.2 billion pretax or $0.80 per share after tax. Shares of Lilly rose 41 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $80.92.

  • Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, speaking in Mexico City after a second round of NAFTA talks with Canada and Mexico, said negotiations with Seoul were continuing. The chairmen and senior Democrats on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee said in a statement on Tuesday that North Korea's sixth and...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 5- U.S. soybean futures hit a 3-1/ 2- week high on Tuesday on technical buying and forecasts for dry weather in the Midwest that could threaten late-season yield prospects, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures settled up 19 cents at $9.68-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching $9.73-1/ 2, the contract's highest since Aug. 10.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 5- U.S. soybean futures hit a 3-1/ 2 week high on Tuesday on a mix of technical buying and forecasts for dry weather in the Midwest that could threaten late-season yield prospects, analysts said. As of 12:46 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 17 cents at $9.66-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching $9.73-1/ 2, its highest since Aug. 10.