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  • The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- U.S. lumber mill owners said on Thursday they were "in no hurry" to reach a softwood lumber deal with Canada that fails to limit Canadian producers' share of the U.S. market to a strict percentage. The owners of four lumber mills told Reuters that talks to end a decades-old dispute with Canada should stay on a separate track from negotiations to...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 3- Burgers made from plants instead of animals are capturing more space on U.S. barbecue grills this summer, fueling sales in the niche products that could reach $5 billion globally by 2020.. Tyson jumped into the sector last October when it bought a 5 percent stake in California- based Beyond Meat. That trend was in evidence at a recent picnic of the...

  • Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio also urged Trump to rein in China. Tensions between Washington and Beijing have escalated in recent months as Trump has pressed China to cut steel production to ease global oversupply and rein in North Korea's missile program. It is unclear whether such a probe would result in trade sanctions against China,...

  • President Donald Trump to stand up to China as he prepares to launch an inquiry into Beijing's intellectual property and trade practices in coming days. Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio also urged Trump to rein in China. Tensions between Washington and Beijing have escalated in recent months as Trump has pressed China to cut steel...

  • Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio also urged Trump to rein in China. Tensions between Washington and Beijing have escalated in recent months as Trump has pressed China to cut steel production to ease global oversupply and rein in North Korea's missile program. It is unclear whether such a probe would result in trade sanctions against China,...

  • *Apple hits all-time high on strong iPhone sales. Aug 2- The Dow climbed above the 22,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday, buoyed by Apple's healthy quarterly iPhone sales, while weakness in other tech stocks held back the Nasdaq and S&P 500.. Some investors believe corporations must start spending less on buying back shares and more on technology to improve...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer encouraged the Republican president to skip the investigation and go straight to action against China. Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio also urged Trump to rein in China. Trump has frequently attacked China over steel imports and technology and pressured Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea's...

  • *Apple hits all-time high on strong iPhone sales. Aug 2- The Dow peaked above the 22,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday, powered by Apple's healthy quarterly iPhone sales, while weakness in other tech stocks pulled the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lower. Some investors believe corporations must start spending less on buying back shares and more on technology to...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 28- Dockworkers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington are expected to ratify a three-year extension of their contract with shipping companies, union officials said on Friday, likely ensuring labor peace on the West Coast waterfront until at least 2022.. The current contract was agreed to in February 2015 after nine months of...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 28- Dockworkers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington are expected to ratify a three-year extension of their contract with shipping companies, union officials said on Friday, in a move likely to ensure labor peace on the West Coast waterfront until at least 2022.. The current contract was agreed to in February 2015 after nine months of...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- A federal appeals court on Tuesday said NBC News did not defame an Oregon sporting goods company by characterizing its exploding rifle targets as "bombs" in a report on the "Today" show. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said Tannerite Sports LLC did not show that NBCUniversal, part of Comcast Corp, made false statements about its...

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words and symbols for their products, including the N-word and a swastika, based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on trademarks last month. Patent and Trademark Office since the unanimous June 19 ruling throwing out a federal law prohibiting disparaging...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Some provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Donald Trump quit as part of his pledge to protect American workers from "bad trade deals" may still serve to shape a revised NAFTA trade pact, U.S. officials and trade experts say. Trump threatened to ditch the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement too, but eventually decided to...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The text message came as Flavia Cabral walked to a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan for her 6 p.m. shift on a May evening. But a measure of relief is coming for Cabral and 65,000 other New York City fast-food workers whose schedules and incomes often change with little or no notice. New York recently became the largest U.S. city to require...

  • Bruce Rauner, governor of Illinois, left, delivers a budget address in the House Chamber of the State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

    Tight revenues and uncertainty about the impact of federal tax and budget policies has ignited the worst state budget battles since 2007.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Some provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Donald Trump quit as part of his pledge to protect American workers from "bad trade deals" may still serve to shape a revised NAFTA trade pact, U.S. officials and trade experts say. Trump threatened to ditch the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement too, but eventually decided to...

  • People sit with an insurance advisor as they sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in Miami.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that it approved Alaska's 1332 state innovation waiver application.

  • Job seekers job fair

    US unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the turn of the millennium. See which states are adding jobs and growing their economy.

  • A marijuana bud is weighed in Colorado as the pot industry continues to grow.

    If Trump reverses state laws, he’ll be crippling if not bankrupting the states that have legalized marijuana, says Jesse Ventura.