Breakfast in, shopping out: tourists to the US hit by soaring dollar

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – In the weeks before heading to San Francisco for their vacation this month, Jeff Skipper and his wife Valerie, from the United Kingdom, watched helplessly as the US dollar continued its meteoric rise against the British pound. The sterling/dollar exchange rate – which slumped to a record low … Read more

US farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico’s looming ban on GM corn

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register MEXICO CITY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified (GM) corn under a regional free trade agreement, warning of billions of dollars of economic damage to both countries. A late 2020 … Read more

Community Calendar: Sep 21-Oct 1, 2022 ( |

Calendar items should be submitted at least two weeks before an event for inclusion in the Community Calendar. Wednesday, Sept. 21 Cooperstown Food Pantry, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8902 in advance for order pickup. Serving northern Otsego County residents. Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon, Hartwick Community Center, 3146 … Read more

With flags and flasks of tea, huge crowds await Queen’s funeral

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people, many of whom had camped out overnight, lined the route of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral procession on Monday to bid farewell to the only British monarch most have ever known. London’s City Hall said at 09:20 am (0820 GMT) that all central viewing areas for the … Read more

Without Mentioning China, California Close to Blocking Foreign Buyers From Its Farmland

WASHINGTON— California’s legislature has passed a bill banning foreign entities from buying its agricultural land, a move that is part of reignited discussions about whether the United States should block parties from unfriendly countries from buying farmland. The California bill makes no mention of China, and Governor Gavin Newsom has until the end of the … Read more

Column: Funds brace for smaller US corn crop ahead of USDA forecast

Corn is harvested from a field on Hodgen Farm in Roachdale, Indiana, US October 29, 2019. Picture taken October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept 11 (Reuters) – Since late July, speculators have been preparing for a scenario where the US corn harvest falls … Read more

Tea leaves unread: Jackson’s water crisis follows years of economic decline

The city has since been without potable running water, and some have said that the water that is accessible from taps is brown and muddy, forcing people to use bottled water — if they can get their hands on it — to cook and brush their teeth. On Thursday, people of Jackson were advised to … Read more

US International Festival Celebrates Traditional Food, Dance

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — The Washington, DC, area is multicultural, with embassies, international businesses and a host of ethnic restaurants. People from Ethiopia, El Salvador, the Caribbean and more live in the city and the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs. To showcase the food, artisans and traditional dance of these many cultures, the Around the World … Read more

Shrimp Market Size is projected to reach USD 85 Billion by

New York, United States, Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shrimp are small crustaceans living in the oceans (both in shallow and deep water) and lakes and streams with fresh water. It has a lot of value on the global market. Shrimp is a good source of both protein and vitamin D. Also, a three-ounce … Read more

Stocks slide, dollar spikes as September starts stormy

Dollar hits 24-year high against yen, euro, sterling slide MSCI world stock index falls for fifth straight day US S&P 500 drops 1.3%, Europe down over 1%, Nikkei closes down 1.5% Industrial metals suffer heavy falls US yields climb, oil prices dip NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – September got off to a stormy start … Read more