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  • Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation

    Suburban funds frozen by fraud investigation
    Some suburban officials worry that millions in taxpayer dollars could be lost and are closely following as federal authorities prosecute a case involving alleged fraudulent loans provided to a state investment fund in which dozens of Illinois towns...
  • 2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

    2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records
    This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report. Temperatures in California for the first 10 months of the year averaged 4.2 degrees above the state's 20th century...
  • Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products

    Lehigh County meat producer recalls pork products
    The federal government said Wednesday that a Lehigh County meat processor is recalling nearly 3,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. K. Heeps Inc. of Upper Macungie Township packaged its Stryker Farm Beer...
  • Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday. Ingredients for a typical...
  • Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day

    Past decade's rising food prices could mean pricey Turkey Day
    This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet. Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
  • Forest Service criticized over management of Alaska national forest

    Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
  • Pennsylvania firm recalls pretzel dogs for undeclared allergen

    Pennsylvania firm recalls pretzel dogs for undeclared allergen
    A Lancaster company is recalling more than 1 million pounds of frozen pretzel dogs sold under numerous brands for containing soy lecithin, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredients label. The recall was announced by the Food and Drug...
  • Lawsuit claims against Patel exceed $500M

    Lawsuit claims against Patel exceed $500M
    A Milwaukee company suing Orlando businessman Nik Patel over alleged loan fraud has expanded its damage claim to $537.5 million. The company, Pennant Management, also included a new defendant in the lawsuit – Patel's business partner Timothy...
  • Lily-beetle army comes to Florida's rescue, attacks creeping air-potato vines

    Lily-beetle army comes to Florida's rescue, attacks creeping air-potato vines
    For decades, Florida homeowners have been battling a monster in their gardens: a creeping vine with heart-shaped leaves and dangling potatolike bulbs that suffocates trees, bushes and even entire forests in a matter of months. But now there's an...
  • Receiver takes control of Patel companies

    Receiver takes control of Patel companies
    Orlando businessman Nik Patel's companies are being handed over to a fiduciary to continue liquidating his assets, about five weeks after Patel was arrested on charges of loan fraud. The receiver, Michael Nanosky of Janus Hotels & Resorts in Boca Raton,...
  • Loan fraud investigation locks up suburban funds in Downers Grove

    Loan fraud investigation locks up suburban funds in Downers Grove
    Suburban officials worry that millions in taxpayer dollars could be lost and are closely following as federal authorities prosecute a case involving alleged fraudulent loans provided to a state investment fund in which dozens of Illinois towns...