The World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland. This annual meeting is where the world's rich and powerful talk about global economic issues. Topping the agenda is Europe's debt troubles. Renee Montagne talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist about the eurozone crisis, which some European leaders in recent days have declared "over."
Half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S come from Mexico. For 16 years, Mexican growers have agreed not to sell tomatoes below what's called a reference price. That was supposed to protect Florida growers from cheap Mexican tomatoes. But it's not just the price: Mexican growers say their tomatoes taste better.
The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican leadership plan to put off the debt ceiling fight for three months. This marks a new strategy for House Republicans who until recently had pledged not to raise the debt ceiling unless it was matched with an equal amount of spending cuts.
A company called Deep Space Industries is planning to start mining asteroids by the year 2015. Their idea is to first send small spacecraft to explore asteroids for minerals like platinum and gold. Google's founders are backing a separate asteroid mining venture.
Nebraska's governor has approved a new plan to route the pipeline through the state. In 2011, the governor opposed the pipeline for its potential environmental impact. But on Tuesday, he wrote a letter to President Obama saying the new route avoids the more environmentally fragile parts of Nebraska.
Farmers in the Southeast had accused their own food cooperative, the Dairy Farmers of America, of striking a deal that created a milk monopoly and suppressed the price paid for raw milk. In settling the case, the cooperative said it did nothing wrong.
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