They won’t be the biggest interest group at the table, but U.S. peanut growers are salivating at the prospects of new markets and consumers as the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations weigh the fate of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.
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President Obama will head to a historic climate change summit in Paris next week with a fragile U.S. commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and analysts say the president is limited in terms of concrete promises and instead will act as little more than a “cheerleader” in the fight against global warming.
If you were wondering what the Spanish word for “Solyndra” is, this week provided the answer: “Abengoa.”
It is a number that would even give frantic political pollsters pause. Americans will enjoy 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. And it’s no wonder. Almost nine-out-of 10 Americans - 88 percent - tuck into a plate of turkey on the big day, and they put away an estimated 736 million pounds of it according to the National Turkey Federation, a trade association. Two thirds of Americans say eating leftovers is the best part of the meal. On Thursday, Americans will also help themselves to 30 million green bean casseroles.
An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga has begun with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.