No export bonanza this year from record U.S. harvest
The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world's largest food exporter. Not this year. FULL STORY »
Falling gasoline prices: There are lots of reasons why
Plummeting gasoline prices are the result of lagging economic growth in many parts of the world, the end of the summer driving season, less expensive winter gasoline and well-functioning Midwest refineries, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says. FULL STORY »
Can the world produce enough food for 2 billion more people?
With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century - will there be enough food for an extra two to four billion people? FULL STORY »
U.S. encouraged by progress with Japan on Pacific trade pact
Progress in U.S. talks with Japan towards a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is encouraging, but difficult issues remain, the acting deputy U.S. trade representative said on Wednesday. FULL STORY »
Truth behind McDonald's burger patties unveiled by 'MythBuster'
McDonald's chief executive officer Don Thompson hired former MythBusters television host Grant Imahara to answer consumer questions with a series of videos made by the fast food company. FULL STORY »
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