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Port of Oakland director retires

The Port of Oakland’s executive director retired Monday as he was becoming increasingly embroiled in a scandal in which $4,500 in public funds were used for a party at a strip club.

Omar Benjamin and Maritime Director James Kwon had been on paid administrative leave since mid-October. In a news release issued Monday night, […]


CHS: big footprint, high commodity prices boost profits

CHS Inc, the largest U.S. farm cooperative, last week said quarterly earnings jumped 75 percent from a year ago, boosted by strong commodity prices and a global network of facilities.

The Minnesota-based company reported net income of $360.9 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ending August 31, up from $206.5 million a year earlier.

Net […]