Ethanol is in our gasoline. At least 10 percent of all regular gasoline is ethanol and in E85, the amount of corn-based ethanol is 15 percent mix. Now the industry is beginning to teeter after the federal subsidies were pulled at the end of 2011.
Our neighbors in the Badger state went to the polls yesterday to decide if they should recall Scott Walker as governor. Gov. Walker's bold action depleted the strength of public employee unions in Wisconsin.
Unemployment rose to 8.2 percent in May. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 275 points, or 2.2 percent, to 12,119, the S&P 500 tumbled 32.3 points, or 2.5 percent, to 1,278 and the Nasdaq Composite sold off by 79.9 points, or 2.
They lined up to get the "opportunity" to be in that exclusive group that would be the first to buy Facebook stock at an initial public offering (IPO) of $38 a share. What a deal! There was much ado about, well, absolutely nothing.
20 years ago (1992)
Crow Wing County Deputy James Peterson found more than he was looking for when he searched for a fawn near a car-deer accident on Hwy 371. He found a North Dakota prison escapee.