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  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A former Uber and Google executive is running for the Democratic nomination for Kansas secretary of state. Brian McClendon's announcement Monday is a sign that Democrats are making a serious run at a statewide office held by an early Kansas supporter of President Donald Trump. The 53- year-old McClendon said Trump's election helped spur him to...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies. But it's not clear they can rework the legislation given the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. John Thune of South Dakota and John Hoeven of North...

  • TransCanada Corp. said in a news release that it plans to move ahead after securing enough 20- year commitments from oil companies to ship approximately 500,000 barrels per day through the pipeline. "Over the past 12 months, the Keystone XL project has achieved several milestones that move us significantly closer to constructing this critical energy...

  • It was included during final revisions of the tax bill that passed the Republican-controlled Congress last month. The modification was introduced to compensate co-ops and their farmer owners when Congress eliminated a part of the tax code, known as Section 199, which had benefited them for more than a decade. Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50- year-old health insurance program for the poor. The Kentucky program also imposes a premium on most Medicaid recipients based on income. "They want the dignity...

  • It was included during final revisions of the tax bill that passed the Republican-controlled Congress last month. The modification was introduced to compensate co-ops and their farmer owners when Congress eliminated a part of the tax code, known as Section 199, which had benefited them for more than a decade. Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50- year-old health insurance program for the poor. "Kentucky will now lead on this issue," Governor Matt Bevin said at a news conference on Friday. "They want the dignity...

  • Kansas Gov. Brownback: Repaying student loans as rural recruitment

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback explains the state's program to entice people to move to rural areas by offering student loan repayment.

  • Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas.

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback discusses taking a job on promoting religious freedom within the Trump administration in the fallout of President Trump's alleged comment on immigration.

  • It was included during final revisions of the tax bill that passed the Republican-controlled Congress last month. The modification was introduced to compensate co-ops and their farmer owners when Congress eliminated a part of the tax code, known as Section 199, which had benefited them for more than a decade. Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor. Medicaid, an important social safety net program created five decades ago and expanded under...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor. Medicaid, an important social safety net program created five decades ago and expanded under...

  • *OPEC cuts, global market rally have pushed up prices. NEW YORK, Jan 10- Crude oil prices jumped on Wednesday and settled near three-year highs after U.S. government data showed a drop in crude inventories and production, even as fuel inventories rose. But market participants could also use the sharp drop in production as an excuse to buy, "said Carsten Fritsch, oil...

  • *Soybeans ease as Argentina see rain relief next week. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 4- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Thursday, easing back from a one-month high struck a day earlier, as traders awaited a clearer picture on the impact of severe cold in U.S. wheat belts. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade gave up 0.5 percent to $4.33-3/ 4 a bushel...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 4- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Thursday, easing from a one-month high touched in the previous session, with focus on adverse weather across a key U.S. producing region which could reduce yields. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade gave up 0.4 percent to $4.34-1/ 4 a bushel by 0348 GMT after hitting its highest since...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 4- U.S. wheat futures edged lower on Thursday, retreating from a one-month high touched earlier in the week, though losses were checked by concerns that adverse weather across a key U.S. producing region will curtail production. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.5 percent to $4.34 a bushel by 0247 GMT after closing up...

  • Exporters along the Gulf Coast, the country's largest outlet for grains, scrambled for barge loads of corn and soybeans as two weeks of sub-freezing Midwest weather froze the Illinois River, a major grain barge shipping waterway. "Ice accumulations will continue aggressively in the upper parts of the Mississippi and Illinois River basin over the next four...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 3- U.S. wheat futures rose on Wednesday, led by gains in the K.C. hard red winter wheat contracts, on concerns about crop damage in key American growing regions resulting from cold weather and sparse snow cover, traders said. K.C. hard red winter wheat for March delivery settled up 6-1/ 4 cents at $4.41 a bushel. CBOT March soft red winter wheat futures were...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 3- U.S. wheat futures rose on Wednesday, led by gains in the K.C. hard red winter wheat contracts, on concerns about crop damage in key U.S. growing regions resulting from cold conditions and sparse snow cover, traders said. At 10:40 a.m. CST, K.C. hard red winter wheat for March delivery was up 4-3/ 4 cents at $4.39-1/ 2 a bushel. The U.S. Agriculture Department...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 3- Cargill Inc reported a 6 percent drop in quarterly profits on Wednesday as a global glut of grains limited trading opportunities for the food-commodities merchant. Four years of bumper grain and oilseeds harvests have squeezed profits for Cargill and main rivals Archer Daniels Midland Co, Bunge Ltd and Louis Dreyfus Corp.