MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-02-27-17

Max Armstrong talks about Chicago O'Hare adding flights. (podcast)

This is the day we go back on offense, said Scott Kirby, the president of United Airlines. United is done being a docile competitor, he said. United this summer will start flying 6 new round trips from Chicago O'Hare and add stops in Colombia, Missouri, Rochester, Minn., and other smaller cities.

Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson sales may be hurt by a shrinking base of middle-aged Americans able to afford bikes and by a strong dollar that hurts the profitability of international sales.

it's been raining in South America, while rain makes grain it is also delaying early harvest. Combines should be rolling in weeks ahead, weather permitting.

In January, the U.S. did a majority of soybean sales to China, but China started switching to Brazilian origin.

Bill Paxton died over the weekend. Storm chasers went online and spelled out his initials with their GPS coordinates. Paxton put storm chasers on the map with the movie, Twister.

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