Dow AgroSciences Enlist Duo herbicide, a new version of a weed killer designed to be used with Dow's biotech corn and soybeans, received extended approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency allowed the use of the herbicide in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Oklahoma in addition to the six states in which it was already approved -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
A new 17,000-square-foot ALDI store that opened Tuesday is the chain's first of two locations in the Lincoln, Neb., market. The discount grocer known for its private-label items decided to expand into Lincoln after finding success in the Omaha market. The two new stores, the second of which will open in December, mark ALDI's first entrance into a new market in "quite some time" in the division, which includes Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma, Division Vice President Mark Bersted said.
The West and Midwest were hit by storms last weekend, with tornadoes striking Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. About 300 houses in the Kansas City, Mo., area were damaged by tornadoes. No injuries or deaths related to the storms have been reported. In addition, areas from the Great Plains to the Great Lakes experienced flooding, while heavy snow affected parts of the Rockies.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a guide for how its examiners will ensure that private student lenders comply with federal consumer financial laws. Examiners will evaluate marketing and advertising materials, disclosures, periodic borrower statements and lenders' systems for tracking and handling consumer inquiries.