- US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report Updated: Sep-01-15 12:38 pm
NEW YORK - Stock markets plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after gloomy economic data out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. U.S. stocks are coming off their worst month in more than three years. The price of oil sank, giving up most of the gain it made from the day before.
- Elkhart officials want tractor displayed in yard removed Updated: Sep-01-15 5:08 am
ELKHART, Indiana - Art, history or an eyesore?
- Investors are fleeing once-popular emerging markets Updated: Aug-31-15 3:32 pm
NEW YORK - If you think investors in U.S. stocks have had it rough, consider the hapless folks who followed Wall Street's advice to buy emerging-market stocks.
- 'Year of Farmer' at state fair highlighted McClure's Orchard Updated: Aug-31-15 5:04 am
PERU, Indiana - For Alison McClure, attending the Indiana State Fair this year was kind of a surreal experience.
- Pantries benefit from Michigan fair livestock auctions Updated: Aug-31-15 4:17 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Thurl and Betty Hartman were elated when they won half a cow at the Kalkaska County Fair, but those hundreds of pounds won't end up packed away into the couple's home freezer.
- Usain Bolt points to Rio with more gold in his hands Updated: Aug-30-15 5:05 pm
BEIJING - Hard as this is to believe, there were questions about Usain Bolt when the world championships first started.
- Katrina cottages create opportunities for entrepreneurs Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - From Gulfport to Gautier to Ocean Springs, Bobby Windham has crisscrossed the Mississippi Gulf Coast living in Katrina cottages.
- Moving on: US bobbles a relay, starts thinking about Rio Updated: Aug-30-15 12:59 pm
BEIJING - For the world's best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4x400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning.
- Fairmont facility lives on at less hectic pace Updated: Aug-30-15 11:22 am
FAIRMONT, Nebraska - The Fairmont Army Air Field was bustling as World War II was fought in Europe and the Pacific.
- Professional works to teach students more about farms Updated: Aug-29-15 10:52 am
MOVILLE, Iowa - On a steamy day in July, nearly one dozen teachers file into a room at the Moville Community Center. This particular day of their summer "vacation" is filled with talk about corn, soybeans, wind power soil structure.
- Reviving history: Papaaloa store reopens Updated: Aug-29-15 8:08 am
HILO, Hawaii - Heading into Papaaloa from Hilo on Route 19, the only hint that there is anything new at Mile 24 is a discreet sign set low to the ground, featuring an orange-toned drawing of a building, and indicating the driver should take the next right turn.
- US oil prices climb again after Thursday's big jump Updated: Aug-28-15 5:02 pm
NEW YORK - Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years.
- Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking Updated: Aug-28-15 11:53 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Twenty-one Oregon districts ranging from small to the state's largest failed to meet federal testing targets for Smarter Balanced assessments, according to state data.
- US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am
BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.
- 1955 refinery explosion seemed like 'end of the world' Updated: Aug-28-15 5:10 am
WHITING, Indiana - On an already hot morning during one of the hottest summers on record, shortly after the sun peeked over the horizon, a huge blast at the Standard Oil Refinery in Whiting startled thousands out of their sleep and shattered windows as far away as Crown Point.
- Oil jumps 10 percent for biggest one-day gain since 2009 Updated: Aug-27-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - Oil soared more than 10 percent Thursday, its biggest one-day gain since March 2009, lifted by resurgent global stock markets and a report showing the U.S. economy grew faster than previously reported in the second quarter.
- EXCHANGE: Crop sprayers help farmers fight summer of mud Updated: Aug-27-15 7:56 am
KANKAKEE, Illinois - They make their living at 135 miles per hour, about eight feet off the ground. And, they've never been busier.
- Farm profits to fall second consecutive year Updated: Aug-26-15 5:01 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - It will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say.
- Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid Updated: Aug-26-15 10:10 am
WASHINGTON - Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating - at least as measured by their stock holdings. It's the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.
- The Latest: Dow fell more than 600 points from day's peak Updated: Aug-25-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local):
- Grain mostly lower and livestock mixed Updated: Aug-25-15 3:58 pm
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- Malted barley production grows in northwestern Michigan Updated: Aug-25-15 4:17 am
KALKASKA, Michigan - Troy Jenkins stood amid the gently blowing barley grasses at his Kalkaska County farm, carefully chewed a kernel, waited to feel a crunch.
- Slaying of Indiana girl shook her family, state 20 years ago Updated: Aug-24-15 5:30 pm
PORTAGE, Indiana - On a warm August morning 20 years ago, 8-year-old Sarah Paulsen took off on her bike to find frogs.
- Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market Updated: Aug-24-15 8:01 am
NEW YORK - Well, that was fun while it lasted.
- Ford plant exhibit debuts at Iron Mountain museum Updated: Aug-24-15 4:13 am
IRON MOUNTAIN, Michigan - A new permanent exhibit featuring the Iron Mountain Ford Motor Co. plant in Kingsford is now open at the Cornish Pumping Engine and Mining Museum.