Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

Documents link state-sponsored company, pipeline

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant and other projects in South Dakota before running afoul of authorities also attempted to help finance the now-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, documents show.

Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged recently, but Wisconsin can protect its place as the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state has strong regulations, maintains maximum transparency and responds quickly to neighbors' concerns.

Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley.

Tahoe tourism officials borrow ideas from Utah

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges.

Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

West Des Moines officials say their past work with major companies played an important role in attracting a $1.1 billion Microsoft data center to their city.

ID, NV, UT have among highest payday loan rates

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Idaho, Nevada and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans, according to a report.

Effort underway to revitalize 'Arkansas Grown'

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor's Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the "Arkansas Grown" program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants.

Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A year ago this week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a public board meeting to re-elect its officers and hear from various committees. The governance and ethics committee presented its report with the following conclusion:



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