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Washington congresswoman Trump’s top Interior contender
Washington congresswoman Trump’s top Interior contender
Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the only Republican woman with a leadership role on Capitol Hill.

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Coke buffs up its image with upscale foods
The world’s biggest beverage maker is particularly trying to update the drink’s image among people in their 20s and 30s.
French foie gras producers unworried by bird flu outbreak
The industry has been hit this year after several countries including Japan banned imports because of concerns related to bird flu.
House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul
The food stamp program, called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, now serves about 43.6 million people and cost $74 billion in 2015.
Colorado county supports possible lawsuit over BLM overhaul
Garfield County agreed Monday to spend as much as $40,000 to support the effort led by the Texas-based property group, the American Stewards of Liberty.
California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump
Debate was heated over Democrats’ resolutions urging Trump to continue to issue work permits to young immigrants brought to the country as children.
Kroger digs in with food prices tumbling
On Thursday, Kroger lowered its 2016 per-share profit expectations.
Eel farmer wants to keep Maine’s wiggly gold close to home
A Maine aquaculture farmer is operating a small eel farming operation that raises the elvers so they can be sold live and fully grown to local restaurants.
Farmer indicted on charges stemming from teen’s work death
Farm owner Luke Park has been indicted on 15 counts connected to the teen’s death, including falsifying business records and endangering the welfare of a child.
Q&A: What employers need to know about marijuana
Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada voted Nov. 8 to approve the use of recreational marijuana, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, where it had previously been legalized.
Australia strikes tax deal on use of backpackers to pick fruit
Australian farmers rely heavily on thousands of young backpackers traversing the Outback to pick their produce each year.

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