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Thursday, July 29, 2021

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An influential hog dealer sanctioned twice for defrauding pork producers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars says it has fired employees responsible for its latest violations and paid restitution to affected sellers.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- For the second time in four years, an influential nationwide pork dealer has been sanctioned by federal regulators for illegal buying practices that cheated hog sellers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021

Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.

Friday, July 23, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the share of sales planned by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would "in essence" be fully electric by the end of the decade.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German auto maker Daimler reaped strong profits in the second quarter as demand for its Mercedes luxury cars continued to rebound from the depths of the pandemic, generating cash that the company can invest in its shift to electric vehicles.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Ben & Jerry's said Monday it was going to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, saying the sales in the territories sought by the Palestinians are "inconsistent with our values."

Friday, July 16, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors said Tuesday that it plans to spend more than $71 million to build a design center in Pasadena, Calif., that will focus on mobility ventures outside the scope of traditional vehicles.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Producers are invited to attend a Soil Health and Drought Management Workshop held July 27 in Mitchell at the Highland Conference Center (2000 Highland Way) from 9-11:30 a.m. All are welcome. Registration is not requested and there is no cost to attend.

Monday, July 12, 2021
Friday, July 09, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration on Friday called for a government investigation into highly unusual contacts between her agency's drug reviewers and the maker of a controversial new Alzheimer's drug.

Thursday, July 08, 2021
Wednesday, July 07, 2021

PIERRE -- The USDA Farm Service Agency recently updated rental rates and created new incentives for producers and landowners to enroll environmentally sensitive agricultural land into perennial cover for 10 to 15 years through the federally funded Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

Friday, July 02, 2021

LONDON (AP) -- In another blow to Britain's retail sector, American clothing company Gap said that it will close all of its stores in the U.K. by the end of the year as it moves its business exclusively online.

Thursday, July 01, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

BROOKINGS -- South Dakota State University's Southeast Research Farm annual field day will be held on July 6 at 1:30 p.m. The research farm is located at 29974 University Rd, Beresford.

Monday, June 28, 2021
Friday, June 25, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) -- All 23 of the nation's biggest banks are healthy enough to withstand a sudden economic catastrophe, the Federal Reserve said Thursday as it released the results from its latest "stress tests," giving the banks the green light to resume paying out dividends to investors and b…

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) -- Small businesses that endured shutdowns and lower revenue during the COVID-19 outbreak now must contend with another crisis: spiking prices for goods and services that squeeze profits and force many owners to pass the increases along to customers.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

TOKYO (AP) -- Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida pleaded for patience from disgruntled shareholders Tuesday and promised a turnaround at the Japanese automaker, which is projecting a third year of losses as it struggles to distance itself from a scandal over its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.

Monday, June 21, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) -- As storms grow more violent and Louisiana loses more of its coast, the family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Water managers are cutting off irrigation flows to farmers in Idaho's Wood River basin and wildlife officials are scrambling to move fish to safer waters as a severe drought grips the area.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021

Hertz will likely emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month after a bankruptcy court confirmed the reorganization plan for the beleaguered car rental company.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

MILAN (AP) -- Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe's largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Monday, June 07, 2021

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's beloved wild blueberry fields are home to one of the most important fruit crops in New England, and scientists have found they are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the state.

BOSTON (AP) -- A consortium of private equity firms has reached a deal -- reportedly worth about $34 billion -- to acquire family-run Medline, the medical supply and equipment company announced Saturday.

Thursday, June 03, 2021
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Tuesday, June 01, 2021

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency officials improperly influenced a decision to re-approve use of dicamba, a herbicide blamed for crop damage in hundreds of lawsuits, during the Trump administration, according to an internal agency report.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Despite the spring rains that have fallen recently in Lake County and the region, researchers with the U.S. Drought Monitor have reported the expansion of abnormally-dry and moderate-drought conditions in eastern South Dakota counties.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A group representing pork producers urged the federal government Tuesday to let them continue an effort to speed up the processing of pigs into bacon and ham despite a union's claim that the increased volume endangers workers.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The world's largest truck and bus maker is charting an ambitious zero-emission future and says it's not that far off - despite higher costs and the current lack of support infrastructure.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country's largest newspaper chains, voted Friday on a takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. In a statement, Alden appeared to say the deal was approved, an assertion questioned by the union representing Tribune journalists.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

South Dakota corn farmers offered data to USDA researchers in late winter that they planned to plant 13% more acres with corn during 2021 than the previous growing season.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The tax filing deadline is quickly approaching. Due to the pandemic, most businesses have until May 17 to file their returns this year.

Monday, May 17, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney second-quarter revenue dropped as the pandemic continued to weigh on its parks and theme parks. Disney+ subscriptions continued to surge but missed some analyst expectations. Still, net income beat expectations and CEO Bob Chapek said signs of recovery can be seen acr…