Soybean futures dropped to a five-week low on speculation that a U.S. government report this week will show record global production and ample stockpiles. Wheat and corn advanced.
The first man on the moon, the first U.S. woman in space and the first black Federal Reserve member were among the notable deaths in 2012.
Wells Fargo & Co., the largest U.S. mortgage originator, is expanding its home-lending headquarters in Iowa as the firm plans for growth even while the industry predicts a slowing market.
Prices for young cattle extended a rally to a record, climbing for the 10th straight session and on pace for the longest rising streak since 1977.
The snow is piled waist-deep outside the Southern Manitoba Convention Centre as more than 400 farmers gather to consider the once-unthinkable: growing corn on the Canadian prairie.
After Symetra Financial Corp. was formed in 2004, the life insurer set up shop in a 25-story glass tower outside Seattle, put its name on the building and pushed the state to adopt more favorable rules for its business.
U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota ended her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after finishing sixth in yesterday’s Iowa caucuses.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, intensifying his late bid to win the Iowa caucuses, cast himself as an outsider battling to save the nation’s “soul.”