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New use proposed for contaminated romaine lettuce: the compost pile

A national group is urging retailers, shippers and packers to consider composting the many tons of potentially contaminated romaine lettuce recalled Friday rather than sending it to landfills.

Flurry of year-end trade deal announcements gives farmers hope for 2020

For America's farmers, 2019 was a year of depressed prices, vanishing trade and disastrous weather. But, as the year drew to a close, some 11th-hour victories made them cautiously optimistic for a better 2020.

U.S. farm bankruptcies rise 20 percent in 2019 despite federal aid

U.S. farm bankruptcies rose nearly 20 percent last year amid the trade war with China, trailing only 2010, the year following the Great Recession when such bankruptcies rose 33 percent.

Dow Jones falls 785 points despite emergency rate cut

U.S. markets fell sharply on Tuesday despite an emergency rate cut by the Federal Reserve seeking to ease concerns about the economic effects of COVID-19.

Ford, 3M, GE to produce needed medical equipment to combat COVID-19

Three large U.S. companies have joined forces to produce needed medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders and patients fighting the infectious and deadly coronavirus.

Facebook invests $5.7B into Indian tech company

Facebook has announced that it is investing $5.7 billion into Jio Platforms, an Indian technology company.

Officials: New unemployment claims down; rate still 701% of average for 2019

The number of new unemployment claims filed April 26 through May 2 was down 23% from the week prior, but was still 701% of the average weekly claims filed in 2019.

American Airlines to cut 30% of management, staff jobs

American Airlines says it plans to cut management and staff by 30 percent as a result of the economic crisis.

High profile Twitter accounts hacked in cryptocurrency scam

The Twitter accounts of several high profile people including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk tweeted out a cryptocurrency scam in an apparent hack on Wednesday.

Video: Budweiser wants to be named ‘official’ beer of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 22, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) - Budweiser thinks Utah needs an "official" state beer. The state of Utah has a lot...