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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen

Some longtime farmers and ranchers say it’s the worst conditions they’ve seen in decades — possibly their lifetimes — and simple survival has become their goal as a dry summer drags on without a raincloud in sight.

Major insurance groups call part of health bill ‘unworkable’

Two of the insurance industry’s most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is “unworkable in any form,” delivering a blow to party leaders’ efforts to win support for their legislation.

Cheaper gas, wireless plans keep US inflation in check

Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in June, evidence that inflation remains muted.

US job openings slipped in May, but hiring increased

U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May. But hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs — both positive signs for the economy.

Under the covers: Sleep technology explodes

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep.

QVC parent buying HSN as shopping shifts online

QVC’s parent company is taking control of the Home Shopping Network for about $2.6 billion in stock to create what they say will be the third-largest e-commerce company in the United States.

Hiring surged last month in a sign of US economic vitality

Job gains have now averaged nearly 180,000 a month this year, only slightly below last year’s pace.

CLIF bars recalled

3 renditions of the bar have been voluntarily recalled.

Suspended Fox Business anchor says he’s fighting back

A suspended Fox Business Network host says he will fight reported charges of sexual harassment “like a lion armed with truth.”

Mississippi demands $6.4M back from electric car maker, CEO

Mississippi’s state auditor on Wednesday demanded that a troubled electric car maker or its leader repay $4.9 million in state and local aid the company received, plus $1.5 million of interest.

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