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1:59 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Sadagopa Iyengar
‘Buses are packed, as are shops and markets’: India’s rising COVID-19 infections are rapidly catching up with the U.S. ‘The police have mopped up a tidy sum by way of fines for mask-wearing noncompliance, though social distancing is not being enforced’‘The police have mopped up a tidy sum by way of fines for mask-wearing noncompliance, though social distancing is not being enforced.’
6:55 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘Open letter to America’ signed by 489 national-security leaders calls Trump ‘not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office’ Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, ‘is, above all, a good man with a strong sense of right and wrong,’ states letter from retired generals, admirals, NCOs, ambassadors and national-security officialsFormer Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, ‘is, above all, a good man with a strong sense of right and wrong,’ the letter states.
6:38 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
China uproots ethnic-minority villages, calling it part of a drive to eradicate extreme povertyWhile other nations invest in developing poor areas, Beijing doesn’t hesitate to operate on a more ambitious scale by moving communities wholesale and building new towns in its effort to modernize China. The ruling Communist Party has announced an official target of ending extreme poverty by the end of the year, ahead of the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2021.
6:31 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
Yes, organic food is purer. But is it eco-friendly too? Digging into pesticides, land use, and carbon footprintDigging into pesticides, land use, and carbon footprint
11:32 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Here’s why college towns are among the most economically resilient places in the country These 5 college towns may have enough industry diversity to help them weather economic woesNot even university towns are pandemic-proof. Here are 5 college towns with enough industry diversity to make a rebound.
11:32 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Five growing post-COVID industries and where their jobs are A few industries are showing positive signs of recoveryWhich industries are set to grow the most in the post-COVID world? We asked the experts.
5:13 a.m. July 13, 2020 - By Alana Benson
6 ways to invest in racial justice Put your money to work for a causeMoney is a catalyst for change. Here are 6 ways to your portfolio can support racial justice.
5:39 a.m. July 9, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
British grocers reject U.S. chlorine-washed chicken as row over welfare standards deepen Aldi, Waitrose and Booths refusing to sell the poultry importsSeveral of the U.K.’s leading grocers have vowed never to sell chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-injected beef as the U.K. negotiates a free-trade agreement with th U.S.
11:29 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Rethinking big city life? Here are 8 smaller places that still have the urban perks 8 up-and-coming small metros where you can enjoy a slower pace but still be near a large cityReady for more space but still want the perks of a big city? These small cities offer the best of both worlds.
4:46 p.m. June 4, 2020 - Associated Press
EPA must revoke its approval of widely used herbicide, court rules Ruling on Monsanto’s dicamba called ‘massive victory’ for farmers, environmentThe federal government must revoke its approval of a widely used weed killer that has damaged other crops and turned neighbor against neighbor in some farm communities, a federal appeals court in California ruled.
8:40 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Why coronavirus has caused a glut of gourmet food from canceled summer events A lack of celebrations and long-lasting lockdowns have hit demand for regional specialties Champagne and Stilton cheeseThe Champagne region of France has cut sales of bubbly and Prince Charles has urged Brits to back cheesemongers.
1:07 p.m. May 20, 2020 - Associated Press
EU wants to reduce pesticides use, promotes organic farming European farmers’ association critical of the move, citing COVID-19 and other factorsThe European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to protect biodiversity across the 27-nation bloc while building a more sustainable food system, insisting on the need to both reduce the use of pesticides and promote organic farming.
7:07 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Microsoft, Visa and others worth combined $11.5 trillion want Congress to include climate in COVID-19 recovery planCEOs and representatives from more than 330 businesses, including Capital One, General Mills, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Visa and others are calling on bipartisan federal lawmakers to build back a better economy by infusing resilient, long-term climate solutions into future economic recovery plans.
2:07 a.m. May 10, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
Hedge fund blames U.S. meat processing ‘oligopoly’ for ‘excessive concentration, reduced competition and…a decline in resilience’A portfolio manager at one of world’s leading hedge funds has launched an attack against America’s largest meatpacking companies over their alleged part in breaking the U.S. food supply chain.
3:30 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Why gardening during a pandemic is so comforting — ‘There are certain very stabilizing forces in gardening that can ground us when we are feeling shaky Add sun, water and a ‘positive attitude’ and you’re on your wayAdd sun, water and a ‘positive attitude’ and you’re on your way.
6:38 a.m. April 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies Floods in the Missouri, Mississippi and Arkansas river basins caused $20 billion in damage in 2019, the second-wettest year on recordHollywood Beach Road was once such prime real estate that the neighborhood had its own airstrip, enabling well-heeled residents to zip back and forth between homes in nearby St. Louis and weekend cottages on the Meramec River in suburban Arnold, Missouri.
10:58 a.m. April 25, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
State Farm and other car insurance companies are giving refunds due to coronavirus — how you can get yours The country’s largest auto insurer is sending $2 billion back to customers, joining Allstate, Geico, Liberty Mutual, USAA, Chubb and other insurers making deals for customersThe country’s largest auto insurer is sending $2 billion back to customers, joining Allstate, Geico, Liberty Mutual, USAA, Chubb and other insurers making deals for customers.
12:39 p.m. April 24, 2020 - By William Watts
Meat shortage looms as coronavirus shuts packing plants, leaving farmers with tough choices Producers alter rations to slow growth, ponder euthanizing hogsWhile consumers face the prospect of meat shortages as coronavirus-ravaged packing plants shut down across the country, farmers are bracing for tough choices about what to do with livestock they can’t move to market.
7:01 a.m. April 18, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Shuttered schools, plunging milk demand led to race among dairy farmers to tap small-business rescue program before funding ran out Compeer Financial, a Farm Credit Lender, secured about $125 million of Paycheck Protection Program funds for clientsDairy farmers raced to secure aid under the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program before it ran out of money Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools across the nation and gutted demand for milk.
6:59 a.m. April 18, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Farmers find ways to cope with milk prices down nearly 40% this year Pandemic forces changes in the dairy marketMilk prices this year have more than erased the gains they scored for all of 2019, as the closure of restaurants and schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 forced changes in the dairy market and in consumer buying behavior.
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