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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...

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.

  • A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill. The group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes. A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable...

  • 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...

  • Attorney General Marty Jackley hopes to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider rulings issued mostly before the online shopping boom that exempt retailers from having to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. "Today's decision paves the way to respectfully request the U.S. Supreme Court to provide that much needed...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.

  • WASHINGTON— Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Senator Joe Manchin of...

  • The Agriculture Department reported Monday that for the week ending Sept. 7 zero wheat was inspected in southern Texas ports, while 82,474 metric tons were inspected at Mississippi River locations. "Harvey was a considerable disruption to grain exports, Irma not so much because we load grain out of Texas and New Orleans," O'Neil said. But the Texas facilities...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that the administration's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent may be unattainable, even as President Donald Trump steps up his push for tax cuts in Congress. Republicans in Congress also have not agreed on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Trump may visit as many as 13 state...

  • Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that's a prerequisite to any far-reaching change in the nation's tax system. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP members of the Budget Committee met Tuesday with Trump's top...

  • The White House announced the dinner with the Republican president late on Monday, and a White House aide confirmed the guest list included three Democrats: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. It also included Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, Patrick Toomey of...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 11- For the first time in 15 years Delaware's court system has lost the top spot in a key business survey, ceding its place to South Dakota, according to a Monday poll conducted by an arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Delaware has held the number one spot since 2002, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform began polling...

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    There are seven states with no personal income taxes on wages, earnings or investment income.

  • We were greatly harmed, lost millions of dollars: Energy Transfer Partners CEO

    Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer Partners chairman & CEO, discusses the difficulty of getting the Dakota Access Pipeline completed and the role he says Greenpeace and others played in the delay.

  • "People looked at the USDA report and were surprised that the corn yield was not lower and shocked the soybean yield went up," said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Corn yields in South Dakota, Illinois and western Iowa were mostly below average while Nebraska, Ohio and Indiana were calculated as better than usual.

  • HAMBURG, Aug 22- U.S. corn prices rose on Tuesday, rebounding from a near one-year low hit on Monday, as reports of disappointing U.S. harvest yields from a widely-watched crop tour raised concern that production will not match official estimates. Chicago Board of Trade December corn was up 0.2 percent at $3.63-3/ 4 a bushel at 1014 GMT, after dropping to $3.60-3/ 4 on...

  • *Wheat firms, USDA pegs condition of spring crop higher. SYDNEY, Aug 22- U.S. corn edged higher on Tuesday, rebounding from a near two-month low in the previous session, as reports of variable yields from a widely watched crop tour raised fears that production will not match official estimates. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were up 0.4...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 22- U.S. corn prices inched down on Tuesday, lingering near a one-month low as the U.S. government said the condition of the latest crop had improved, easing fears of production losses from recent dry weather. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 0.1 percent at $3.62-1/ 2 a bushel by 0115 GMT. *Scouts on an annual U.S. crop tour...