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  • Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service in the St. Louis area, said he issued a written report for the company in August 2017. He also told The Associated Press that the tourist boats' canopies make them hard to escape when they sink— a concern raised by regulators after a similar sinking in Arkansas killed 13 people in 1999..

  • CHICAGO, July 20- Chinese importers of the livestock feed sorghum feasted on tabbouleh salad and chipotle tortillas made with the U.S. grain at a Texas barbecue this week, as farmers try to woo buyers in the middle of an escalating U.S.- China trade war. The normally brisk sorghum trade between the two countries has ground to a halt as tensions mount between...

  • CHICAGO, July 20- Chinese importers of the livestock feed sorghum feasted on tabbouleh salad and chipotle tortillas made with the U.S. grain at a Texas barbecue this week, as farmers try to woo buyers in the middle of an escalating U.S.- China trade war. Sorghum was one of the first casualties of the U.S.- China trade war, which has also pushed China to buy more...

  • WASHINGTON— In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. The statement by Pete Giambastiani, a legislative affairs aide, directly repudiates...

  • WICHITA, Kan. _ Equity Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $6.9 million. The bank, based in Wichita, Kansas, said it had earnings of 44 cents per share. Equity Bancshares shares have increased 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Tracy Britt Cool, Berkshire Hathaway

    Tracy Britt Cool was just 25 when she started working for Oracle of Omaha. 

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the West Des Moines- based grocery chain discovered potential salmonella contamination on Monday night and pulled the...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it. The $2.3 billion project would carry power harnessed from the wind-whipped plains of western Kansas on a 780- mile trek across Missouri and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- U.S. consumer watchdog chief Mick Mulvaney ordered that a debt collector and its former chief executive pay $800,000 for harassing borrowers but he dropped $60 million in payouts that his Obama-era predecessor had sought, according to three people familiar with the decision. The CFPB said in a statement it had fined Kansas- based National...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- U.S. consumer watchdog chief Mick Mulvaney ordered that a debt collector and its former chief executive be fined $800,000 for harassing customers, but he dropped $60 million in customer payouts that his Obama-era predecessor had sought, according to three people familiar with the decision. The CFPB said in a statement it had fined Kansas-...

  • July 13- Boeing Co said on Friday it would incur a charge of $124 million in the second quarter related to the sale of some production facilities to Spirit Aerosystems. The announcement came after the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that the planemaker is not entitled to recover certain costs associated with the 2005 sale of its production facilities in Wichita,...

  • SAN ANTONIO— Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually— a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from...

  • MADISON, Wis.— The Latest on a fatal natural gas explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin:. Authorities say a crew ruptured a gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday, leading to an explosion that devastated a half-block and killed firefighter Corry Barr. Verizon Wireless said Thursday it had contracted with Lawrence, Kansas- based Bear Communications for a fiber...

  • SAN ANTONIO— Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually— a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from...

  • Authorities have said a crew punctured a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday, resulting in an explosion that damaged five buildings and killed Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Verizon Wireless said Thursday it had contracted with Lawrence, Kansas- based Bear Communications for a fiber optics project in Sun Prairie. TDS Telecom said it has been...

  • CHICAGO, July 12- Cargill Inc's fourth-quarter profit more than doubled, it said on Thursday, as global demand for meat and animal feed soared and commodity market volatility eased a squeeze on the company's trading unit. The privately-held company said its animal nutrition and protein unit- which includes beef and feed- was the largest contributor to its...

  • *China cuts its forecast for soybean imports. BEIJING/ SEOUL, July 12- China on Thursday said foreign firms operating in China would suffer in a trade war, urging U.S. companies to lobby their government to protect their interests, and said no talks to end the impasse were currently under way. Earlier on Thursday, South Korea warned that its exports of high-tech...

  • *China cuts its forecast for soybean imports. SEOUL/ BEIJING, July 12- The U.S.- China trade war could harm South Korean exports of high-tech components, Seoul warned on Thursday, while Beijing cut its forecast for soybean imports and the Chinese currency fell as worries about fallout from the simmering conflict grew. China only imported about $130 billion of U.S....

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    As  job opportunities emerge nationwide more Americans are looking for the most affordable places to live so they can relocate. CNBC rated all 50 states based on the cost of living to come up with the 10 least expensive places to live in 2018.

  • *China says forced to respond to U.S. tariffs. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, July 7- The United States and China exchanged the first salvos in what could become a protracted trade war on Friday, slapping tariffs on $34 billion worth of each others goods and giving no sign of willingness to start talks aimed at a reaching a truce. Duties on a range of Chinese goods imported into...