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Oregon sues over wildfires

The state of Oregon has filed a pair of lawsuits totaling $4.5 million over wildfires that burned in 2014. One suit alleges a 64-year old man napped while his campfire sparked a 200-acre forest fire in Southern Oregon that cost $892,000 to extinguish. The other suit alleges an Eastern Oregon rancher negligently drove a utility vehicle across fields of bone-dry grass – igniting what became a 2,700-acre wildfire in Grant County in August 2014. That suit seeks $3.6 million to recover firefighting costs. The state says the suits should serve as a reminder that officials can and will go after people who they believe carelessly or maliciously set wildfires.

Drug resistance threat

If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty by 2050, and a century of progress in health will be reversed, the World Bank said on Monday. A Reuters story says that by 2050, annual global GDP would fall by at least 1.1%, although the loss could be as much as 3.8% - the equivalent of the 2008 financial crisis - the Bank said in a report released ahead of a high-level meeting on the issue at the United Nations in New York this week.

Agriculture 'bundle mania' draws skepticism

The rationale behind Bayer AG’s $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co., and other huge deals in the same industry, is that farmers are better served by a company offering optimized packages of seeds, crop chemicals and technology services. But not everyone is convinced.