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MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-08-14-17

Max Armstrong talks about increase in alcohol consumption. (audio)

The 20-year-old man arrested for driving car into protesters in Virginia is remembered as quiet by principal, but teacher said he espoused white supremacist views. He moved to Ohio. He was dismissed from Army for failing to meet standards.

Americans are drinking more than they used to. The number of adults who binge drink at least weekly could be as high as 30 million. About that many have addiction. Women showed larger increase in abuse, according to report. Alcohol is our No. 1 drug problem.

After learning how big USDA thinks crops are this year, we're looking for any friendly morsel when can find for grain market. Try this - dollar has been dropping since beginning of the year. Decline of the dollar especially pronounced against euro. Can help overseas buyers purchase more U.S. products. 

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