News Talk 730, KYYA
  • U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced the inclusion of his amendment to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a Combatant Command in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). U.S. Cyber Command it is currently a subordinate unit to U.S. Strategic Command.
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  • Governor Steve Bullock issued an executive order declaring a statewide natural resource emergency for Montana water bodies due to the detection of the larvae of invasive aquatic mussels at Tiber Reservoir and suspected detections at Canyon Ferry Reservoir and the Milk and Missouri rivers. The signing of the Executive Order triggers the deployment of an interagency rapid response team to respond to the emerging situation.
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Local News

The Army Corps of Engineers denied easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline, but protesters say they plan to stick around.  
Crow Nation held their inauguration ceremonies this Monday, swearing-in four members into the executive branch. 
A Billings Clinic cardiologist has been suspended, following a police investigation.
Billings Police say a 20-30 year old male is dead following a shooting Monday morning near downtown Billings. 
Businesses in Red Lodge gear up for their busy time.
The RoadDogs once again combined toys with motorcycles for their 32nd annual Holiday Jam toy run.  
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.     

News

WSJ Business

Lego said it would reorganize its business structure, creating a new division and putting Chief Executive Jørgen Vig Knudstorp in charge of it.
Vice chairman Lee Jae-yong told a South Korean parliamentary committee that he wasn’t initially made aware of donations by affiliates of his company to two foundations allegedly controlled by a confidante of President Park Geun-hye.
Amazon.com unveiled its first small-format grocery store, Amazon Go, one of at least three brick-and-mortar formats the online retail giant is exploring as it makes a play for an area of shopping that remains stubbornly in-store.
Tyson Foods, Hershey and other established food companies are following startups into the meal-kit market, hunting for new ways to profit from ingredients that they already make.
Australia’s BHP Billiton won the bidding to join with Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos in the Trion oil field in the Gulf of Mexico, in the first award of several auctions of deep-water oil blocks.
U.S. service industries boosted production and hiring in November, the latest sign the economy is expanding at a solid pace after a weak first half of the year.

Montana News

ESPN Sports

Warriors' Thompson has career-high 60 in rout
Westbrook's run of triple-doubles hits 6 straight
LeBron: No interest in meeting with Phil in NYC
Source: White Sox, Nats deep into Sale talks
L'ville's Jackson leads group of Heisman finalists
Bills place WR Harvin on season-ending NFI list
Klay Thompson scored 60, was on a 100-point pace
Jets are really bad, and it's time to turn up the heat on Todd Bowles

Ag News

The guys spending the money gets to make the decisions...
Poinsettia crop down, but still a major holiday seller
Economist and CoBank Director Terry Barr says the ag industry would do well to make plans for 2018. He says it will be that year when farmers and the industry as a large settle into what he calls a "new normal."
How can you prepare your successor and step down from being the manager? Danny Klinefelter, professor and Extension economist at Texas A&M, says families should follow these steps.
CoBank director and ag economist Terry Barr encourages the ag industry to look ahead to 2018. The industry will begin to settle into a "new normal" that year, he contends.
Soybean and corn futures rose sharply Monday, pushed up by a forecast calling for dry weather in Argentina and increasing demand for exports and biofuels.
Tyson Foods is planning to create a venture fund that would develop innovations for feeding the globe.