A federal judge in Iowa has dismissed a lawsuit California Rep. Devin Nunes filed against a major media organization that alleged he was defamed in a magazine story about his family's Iowa dairy farm.
Thursday, August 06, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
LONDON (AP) -- BP plc said Tuesday it plans to slash dividends as the global oil company prepares for declining sales of fossil fuels by boosting investment in alternative energy projects.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday that its April-June profit jumped 53% as its video game and other online businesses thrived with people staying home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday, August 03, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lord & Taylor, America's oldest retailer, is seeking bankruptcy protection, as is the owner of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, lengthening the list of major retail chains that have faltered in the pandemic.
Friday, July 31, 2020
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- One influential pork company has received most of the money from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their industry, newly released data shows.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Across the United States, authorities have received reports about people receiving packages through the mail from China containing unsolicited seeds.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Remington Arms, weighed down by lawsuits and retail sales restrictions following the Sandy Hook school massacre, is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in as many years.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The union representing workers at chicken processing plants in six states sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying its policy of allowing companies to slaughter birds more quickly endangers workers and makes it more difficult to protect against…
Monday, July 27, 2020
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Agriculture officials in multiple states issued warnings Monday about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to plant them.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A study released Wednesday by the U.S. Agriculture Department into the disparity between cattle prices paid to ranchers and the higher prices earned by meat processors offers more details about the factors that have led to the situation.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The owner of an award-winning organic dairy who pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of nearly $60 million was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walmart Inc. said that it will be closing its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs on Thanksgiving Day this year, saying that it wants to have its employees spend time with their families during the coronavirus.
Monday, July 20, 2020
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- Briggs & Stratton Corp., billed as the world's largest manufacturer of small gas engines, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Monday.
Friday, July 17, 2020
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- L.L. Bean is expanding from its original model of direct-to-customer catalog sales and in-stores sales with an agreement to sell products in Nordstrom, Staples and sporting goods chain SCHEELS.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, according to a monthly survey of bankers released Thursday.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
TOKYO (AP) -- Nissan unveiled an electric crossover vehicle Wednesday, the Japanese automaker's first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows.
Friday, July 10, 2020
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the company said Monday.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former employees of an East Tennessee slaughterhouse raided by federal immigration agents in 2018 will get $610,000 in back pay and damages, according to a consent order filed in federal court.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) unveiled the new Junior Beef Ambassador program for the summer, giving area youth the opportunity to share their beef story. The program is an opportunity for youth ages 5 to 18 to help them share their beef story.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A bright, red barn and puffy, white clouds welcomes people into the Washington Pavilion's newest exhibition, "Grow It!"
Monday, July 06, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Small businesses can still get help from the government's coronavirus relief plan after Congress extended the Paycheck Protection Program until Aug. 8.
Friday, July 03, 2020
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide information to plaintiffs suing the company over wastewater violations in southern Delaware.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
SIOUX FALLS -- The Virtual Prime Time Gala, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation event, presented their largest donation to date to Feeding South Dakota in the amount of $285,109. This is a combined total that included $150,000 donated on May 4.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion.
Monday, June 29, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accepting applications for loans.
Friday, June 26, 2020
WEST BEND, Wis. -- Manitou Group continues to strengthen its 31-year partnership with Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Gehl, a Manitou Group brand, has been the official construction equipment of the 4.2-mile iconic road track since 1989. The Road America operations team used the Gehl and …
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Starbucks is adding plant-based meat to its U.S. menu for the first time.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
BERLIN (AP) -- German pharmaceutical company Bayer says it's paying up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, which has faced numerous lawsuits over claims it causes cancer.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- China's decision to ban imports from a single Tyson Foods poultry plant where there was a coronavirus outbreak has raised concerns about the implications on the U.S. meat industry if the action is expanded to other plants.
Monday, June 22, 2020
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Fruit warehouse worker Armida Rivera says her days in Yakima County, Wash., are filled with the fear of getting the coronavirus.
Friday, June 19, 2020
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple is closing 11 stores in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina that it had reopened just few weeks ago as infections rates in some regions in the U.S. begin to rise.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
TOKYO (AP) -- Mitsubishi Motors told its shareholders Thursday that its top executives are taking pay cuts to share responsibility for the Japanese automaker's financial losses.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is opening an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot that would create the world's fourth-largest automaker.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Two pioneers in restaurant delivery -- Just Eat Takeaway.com and Grubhub -- are combining in a $7.3 billion deal that will create one of the world's largest delivery companies.
Monday, June 15, 2020
LONDON (AP) -- Centrica, which owns British Gas, is cutting 5,000 jobs as it restructures.
Friday, June 12, 2020
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Meat production has rebounded from its low point during the coronavirus pandemic when dozens of plants were closed, but experts say consumer prices are likely to remain high and it will take months to work through a backlog of millions of pigs and cattle, creating headach…
Thursday, June 11, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said he believes the U.S. economy will need more help to pull out of the recession, but added that the next round of support should be more targeted to the hardest hit parts of the economy.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Starbucks expects to lose more than $3 billion in revenue in its fiscal third quarter due to the new coronavirus, but said the disruption to its business should subside through the rest of the year.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen's CEO is giving up managing the company's core VW brand in order to concentrate more on the group as a whole, the German automaker said Monday.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.
Monday, June 01, 2020
PARIS (AP) -- French carmaker Renault said Friday it will cut 15,000 jobs worldwide as part of a 2 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) cost-cutting plan, as a brutal drop in industry sales during the pandemic worsened the company's pre-existing problems.
Friday, May 29, 2020
BEIJING (AP) -- Volkswagen is spending 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) to expand its presence in China's electric car industry in the biggest foreign investment announced since the country's economy began to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Meatpacking plants that had to briefly close due to coronavirus outbreaks have been back up and running for weeks, but production backlogs are forcing farmers to euthanize thousands of hogs that can't be processed, drawing complaints from animal welfare advocates.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Cherry industry officials in Oregon and Washington state estimate a tree infection has substantially depleted the fruit for this year's harvest.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened for the first time in two months with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ringing the iconic bell, but the controlled chaos was more subdued Tuesday under new pandemic rules.
Friday, May 22, 2020
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) -- Farmers across the nation leaned more heavily upon the federal government last year to finance their agricultural operations amid low commodity prices and trade disputes, and more of the money they borrowed is now delinquent.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Some furloughs at a Trump golf resort in South Florida are becoming permanent layoffs.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant in Oklahoma's second-largest city.