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House Passes Long-Overdue Farm Bill

The House passes a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.

Farm Bill Deal Would Limit Food-Stamp Cuts

House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill that trims spending on food stamps for poor Americans by about 1 percent.

A Hot Solar Stock: SunPower's Sales Have Far to Rise

SunPower boasts of being able to manufacture the most efficient large-scale solar modules in the industry, and shipments of its residential and commercial components have been growing rapidly. Trefis predicts they'll keep growing, especially if federal policy shifts further in favor of solar.

How Health Care Reform Law Will Boost the Economy

Forget that the health care reform act will help individuals and strengthen the social safety net. All the propaganda against the reform law is concealing one of the best business arguments in favor of it: The benefits portability it creates will drive faster U.S. economic growth.

The Mideast's Favorable Breeze for Wind Power

With oil prices soaring on Mideast turmoil, alternative energy sources such as wind are again drawing the public's attention. But wind technology hasn't been standing still: Its power output worldwide jumped by 22% last year. However, it's still nowhere near replacing oil.