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Farming group sees a need for new label for organic produce

Subscriber onlyTHETFORD, Vt. -- Was that tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer -- and tell them whether their choices align with what a group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement. Continue reading...

Grocers digging into meal-kits niche

National chains giving startups taste of their own medicine, analysts say

Subscriber onlySEATTLE -- As online meal-kit pioneers such as Blue Apron struggle for profitability, the grocery industry they sought to disrupt -- from national giants to local chains -- is getting into the business. Continue reading...

In pricey Bay Area, startups searching far afield for talent

Subscriber onlySilicon Valley may be the world's tech paradise, but it's a hiring nightmare for many startups now forced to venture from Portland to Boise in search of talent. Continue reading...

Bovines online: Farms use AI to monitor cows

Subscriber onlySAN FRANCISCO -- Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence? Continue reading...

Era of deducting $65 steaks could now be part of history

Subscriber onlyFor Wall Street banks, treating clients to the 45-day dry-aged bone-in rib eye at Delmonico's in Manhattan could now cost the full $65, thanks to President Donald Trump's tax law. Continue reading...

Farmers keeping bets on soy crop

Prices expected to remain strong Planting expected to overtake corn

Subscriber onlyWhen Lynn Rohrscheib's great-grandfather began farming 101 years ago in Fairmount, Ill., he planted corn, wheat, oats and clover. Continue reading...

Cancer drugs fake; Canada firm fined

Subscriber onlyHELENA, Mont. -- An online pharmacy that bills itself as Canada's largest was fined $34 million Friday for selling counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals in the United States, a penalty that one advocacy group called too light for the crime. Continue reading...

Hill's bill for banks advances

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act, reducing the number of government agencies that will oversee one of the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Continue reading...

Banking sector pulls down stocks

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Bank stocks buckled on Friday, even after several reported fatter profits than analysts expected, and the sharp declines overshadowed gains elsewhere in the market to drag the S&P 500 lower. Continue reading...

Backpage founder posts bond, leaves jail

Subscriber onlyPHOENIX -- A founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com was released from custody Friday after spending a week in jail on charges alleging that he knowingly published ads for sexual services and money laundering. Continue reading...

Tennessee coal mining bill sent to governor

Subscriber onlyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A bill that would take coal mining regulation away from the federal government and put it back in the hands of the state of Tennessee is now headed to the governor, but it faces concerns from environmentalists and state officials. Continue reading...

President now open to Pacific trade bid; U-turn signaled on pact he exited

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, in a surprising reversal, told a gathering of farm state lawmakers and governors Thursday morning that he was directing his advisers to look into rejoining the multicountry trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal he pulled out of within days of assuming the presidency. Continue reading...

Agencies reach truce on tax law

Treasury Department hands budget office some authority

Subscriber onlyThe Treasury Department has relinquished some of its authority over implementation of the recent tax cuts, with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin ceding final oversight of new regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget, which is headed by Mick Mulvaney. Continue reading...

Rosewood rules sting guitar-makers

International regulations tying up supply of prized material

Subscriber only An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonance. Continue reading...

Can 'renegotiate forever' on NAFTA, Trump warns

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump says he's willing to "renegotiate forever" on NAFTA, a threat that comes as his trade office again softens its marquee demand for changes to the auto sector. Continue reading...