UP: Corn industry. A bumper corn crop has left silos in southern Wisconsin overflowing. "It's like a mountain of gold right now," Heather Benson, a spokeswoman for Landmark Services Corporation, tells the State Journal. The challenge now is to protect open grain piles from thieves before backed-up train lines allow the corn to be shipped.
DOWN: Craigslist users. A real-estate scam on the shadowy Internet classified site hits the Madison market. Con artists are using the site to cut and paste house sale ads, posting a new ad listing the property as a rental, in hopes of collecting initial rent checks. Craigslist, the choice of con artists and swindlers everywhere!