Main Street Morning: U.S. faces an ethanol glut

By January 18, 2016Bitcoin Business

Photo courtesy of KOR EcoLogic. Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Post’s daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with a special focus on policy and government.

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Washington President Obama declares a state of emergency in Michigan over contaminated water.

The President also proposed a new unemployment insurance plan.

The Postal Service has hiked some postal rates as much as 14 percent.

The Economy Weaker-than-expected market conditions will keep the Federal Reserve from raising rates as much as predicted in 2016 as company earnings and the global economy will remain strained, according to some Wall Street strategists.

The U.S. is facing an ethanol glut .

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