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2008-08-06 00:00:27

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti The Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Small business is risky business these days.Costs are rising, profits are shrinking and the ability of the big guys to keep prices relatively lower is drawing away customers.Things are so bad that many small enterprises, which account for about 99 percent of the country's businesses, say they are hanging by a thread that might soon snap."We are basically losing money every month, about $1,000 a month.

2008-08-05 09:00:58

Robin Schmahl The cost of feeding cows continues to escalate with grain prices not showing any indication of changing this trend. In fact, recently the news of a hot, dry period for July caused more buying in grains.

2008-08-05 03:00:16

By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Rising prices, falling home values, stagnant wages and tight credit - it's a potent combination that has struck the American consumer hard.

2008-08-04 18:00:41

By ELISHA SAUERS Staff Writer The grocery ads printed on the yellowing pages of a July 1968 edition of The Capital hark back to an age when the price of food was, for many Annapolitans, just an afterthought: Corn was 8 cents per ear, chicken went on sale for 39 cents per pound and a whole watermelon would set a shopper back just 89 cents.

2008-08-01 09:00:46

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rising costs for fuel, feed and fertilizer propelled grain prices to all-time highs in June, raising the overall price of crops and livestock by 16 percent this year compared to last year. Corn and soybeans hit record prices.

2008-07-31 15:00:46

By Amanda A. Stevens Journal Staff Writer The food supply is getting thin. Storehouse West is holding a food drive this week through Saturday at all three Albertsons stores in Rio Rancho.

2008-07-30 15:00:55

By McEWAN, David Farmers make good investors, I have always found. That's because they are required to invest time and money for extended periods before getting a return (the gap between planting a crop and receiving a productive yield can be years).

2008-07-29 12:00:58

By Damian Mann, Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore. Jul. 27--Consumers may need to get creative in meeting their families' budgets as food costs -- particularly staples such as bread, eggs and milk -- continue to rise over the next two years. The U.S.

2008-07-29 06:00:30

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, July 29 Kyodo - Japan decided Tuesday to extend a total of 6.62 billion yen in grant aid to 10 countries in Africa and Asia such as Congo, Liberia and Bangladesh as a relief measure against soaring food prices, the Foreign Ministry said.

2008-07-29 03:01:08

By Pickford, Andrew AGRICULTURAL POWERS - those self sufficient in food, fabric, and hydrocarbon production - once were unambiguously regarded as strategic powers.


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inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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