RANsquawk EU Data Preview - Italian General Government Debt - 13th August 2012

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Steel mill polluted town as Romney firm profited

The rusty stains on Shirley Carter's home are a permanent reminder of her fight with the local steel mill, just down U.S. Highway 17 near the boat docks. No matter how many cans of industrial-strength acid she went through, the red tint on her property never seemed to go away. In 1998, Carter and her neighbors sued Georgetown Steel, then owned by the company Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney co-founded, Bain Capital. They sought millions in cleanup costs and accused the mill's owners of leaving their historic Southern neighborhood looking like it had been hit by a "chemical bomb." State officials determined the mill was largely to blame for the pollution. As the lawsuit dragged on for years, the steel mill filed for bankruptcy and the plant ultimately settled with the residents.

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DJ USDA National Feeder Cattle Summary - Aug 10

Calf prices in some the worst drought stricken areas, like Missouri, saw gains as much as 10.00 higher from out of state buyers. At the St. Joe, Missouri Stockyards on Wednesday, three pot loads of black- hided yearling heifers from one consignment weighing 690-700 lbs with an empty weighing condition sold from 143.50-145.85. The good cattle markets we have had the last two weeks have been made by good demand as cattle buyers have been aggressive to buy feeder cattle. Silage choppers are running at a brisk pace throughout the Corn Belt as farmers are looking for an outlet for all their drought damaged corn.