The Senate Finance Committee this week will begin consideration of a $9 billion infusion to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund running through the end of the year.
Corn capped the first weekly gain since early May and soybeans rose on speculation that production will be curbed by excessive rain in the U.S., the world’s top producer of both crops.
Soybean futures jumped the most in four weeks and corn advanced on speculation that too much rain will reduce crop yields in the U.S., the world’s biggest grain and oilseed producer. Wheat climbed.
President Barack Obama told top U.S. lawmakers that he won’t need additional congressional approval for the options he’s considering in response to the sectarian violence in Iraq.
President Barack Obama, making his first presidential visit to Indian Country, promised Native Americans that he’s committed to improve conditions on reservations.
Eric Cantor’s historic election loss, with voters in his Virginia district unseating the second- most powerful leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, can be read in a series of odds-defying numbers.
Jennifer Day spends 12 percent of her monthly take-home pay on debt that funded a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, money she’d rather be saving toward a home.