Business

1:56pm

Thu August 13, 2015
The Two-Way

Wheaties Beer Is Unveiled: It's A Hefeweizen (Duh)

HefeWheaties is a new beer from Fulton, which collaborated on the brew with another Minneapolis company, General Mills.
General Mills

It had to happen. For years, the Wheaties slogan – "breakfast of champions" — has been invoked by beer lovers who pop open an adult beverage before noon. Now the cereal company is putting its name and logo on a beer.

That beer is called HefeWheaties, the result of a collaboration between two Minneapolis companies: cereal-maker General Mills and brewer Fulton Beer. As the name implies, the beer is a hefeweizen, the German style that relies on wheat for its base.

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6:05am

Thu August 13, 2015
Planet Money

California Farmers Bet On Voluntary Water Cuts To Save Their Businesses

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 5:50 pm

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5:24am

Thu August 13, 2015
Business

Low Wheat Prices Leave A Gluten Glut At Midwest's Grain Elevators

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 11:01 pm

A truckload of seed wheat and rye awaits planting near Orlando, Okla., back in 2012, when the price per bushel of wheat was 50 percent higher than it is now.
Sue Ogrocki AP

The sun hasn't been up long in Kingfisher, Okla., but it already feels like it's burning. Trucks are moving wheat as people try to get their work done early. It looks like business as usual for a hot summer day an hour northwest of Oklahoma City.

Henry Senn, Jim Willms and Bill Stolz come to CHS Plains Partners, the local grain elevator, just about every day to share stories from the good old days and talk about wheat prices.

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5:38pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Europe

Greek Historian: History Shows 'There Is Always An End To All Problems'

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 6:34 pm

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4:42pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Europe

White Collar Crime Drives Up London Property Prices

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 7:35 pm

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4:42pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Asia

Asian Markets Take A Dive As China Further Devalues Its Currency

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 6:34 pm

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To make sense of the international reaction and China's motives for what it's doing with the yuan, we turn to NPR's Frank Langfitt in Shanghai. And first, Frank, why are markets around the world reacting so negatively to this?

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4:42pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Economy

Devaluation Of Chinese Currency Fuels Fears About Global Economy's Strength

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 3:29 pm

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3:29pm

Wed August 12, 2015
The Two-Way

India Seeking $99 Million From Nestle Over Noodle Soup Scare

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 4:32 pm

Packages of Nestle's Maggi were displayed at a grocery store in Bangalore, India, in June, the same month the government ordered a recall of the instant noodles.
Aijaz Rahi AP

The Indian government is seeking $99 million in damages from Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle over a recent food scare involving the Maggi brand of instant noodles that are a household staple in India.

The class action, filed late Tuesday before India's National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, accuses Nestle of "gross negligence, apathy and callousness."

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8:13am

Wed August 12, 2015
The Two-Way

China Again Lets Its Currency Fall, And Stocks Follow

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 12:38 pm

For the second-straight day, China has allowed its currency to take a sharp drop, sparking another round of falling stock prices internationally. The decision to devalue the yuan has shaken investors who fear a currency war and question the health of China's economy, the second-largest in the world.

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7:02am

Wed August 12, 2015
Around the Nation

Wyoming Boom Town Worries Less Demand For Coal Will Darken Its Future

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 3:46 pm

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