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  • NEW YORK, July 25- Global equity markets edged lower on Monday as a 2 percent drop in crude prices weighed on investor sentiment and traders awaited signals of a potential interest rate increase this year from a meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers. Shares in Europe advanced in early trade but turned lower after Wall Street opened. "With stocks starting to...

  • *Longer-dated yields fall after lower Wall Street open. Longer-dated Treasury yields followed Wall Street stocks lower, with traders wary of possible signals from the Federal Reserve about an interest rate increase later this year following its upcoming policy meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. While the U.S. economic expansion has persisted in the...

  • July 25- E* Trade Financial Corp said it would buy the parent of online brokerage OptionsHouse for $725 million in cash, as the company looks to better compete in derivatives trading. Chicago- based OptionsHouse currently operates 154,000 customer accounts and has $3.6 billion in customer assets, including $1.4 billion in cash. OptionsHouse is an indirect...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 25- Chicago wheat prices rose on Monday on growing concern that the size of the crop in the European Union, the world's largest exporter of the cereal, could be lower than expected, pulling up corn in their wake. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was 1.7 percent higher at $4.32-1/ 2 a bushel by 1031 GMT, after falling in the...

  • SYDNEY, July 25- U.S. soybeans fell for a second session to keep prices near a three-month low as updated weather forecasts called for more favorable conditions, easing concerns of potential yield losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.3 percent to $9.85-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 2.4 percent on Friday when prices hit...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. "Cell site simulator technology too powerful to remain unregulated," Khadine Bennett, who is associate legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of...

  • July 22- Whirlpool Corp's biggest challenge in the last year has been managing rapid change and currency volatility in global markets such as turmoil after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig said in an interview on Friday. Britain, where Whirlpool records about $1 billion in revenues, this summer voted to leave the...

  • July 22- Whirlpool Corp's biggest challenge in the last year has been managing rapid change and currency volatility in global markets such as turmoil after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig said in an interview on Friday. Britain, where Whirlpool records about $1 billion in revenues, this summer voted to leave the...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices settled lower on Friday, losing 4 percent on the week, after the fourth weekly rise in the U.S. oil rig count added to worries about a global crude glut. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive, "said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity Energy in New York.

  • *Europe key market for North American soybeans. CHICAGO, July 22- The European Commission on Friday approved imports of Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Xtend genetically modified soybean variety, after months of delays that had derailed the U.S. seed giant's product launch this spring. Rivals Cargill Inc, Bunge Ltd and CHS Inc, which had also refused to accept the...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the U.S. oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive, "said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the U.S. oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive, "said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity...

  • *Nigeria outage of 700,000 bpd offset by other supply growth. NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices fell again on Friday, on track to a weekly loss, with Brent hitting two-month lows, as Iraqi crude exports looked likely to rise, adding to the global glut. If confirmed, it would put OPEC's No. 2 producer back on track of supply growth after a two-month lag.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 4.30 cents a bale higher at $4.1440 a bushel; Sept. corn was 3.80 cents lower at $3.2960 bushel; Sept. oats was. 80 cent higher at $2.0640 a bushel; while August soybeans fell 3.68 cents to $9.9120 a bushel. August live cattle was. 23 cent lower at...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices were on track to a weekly loss, with Brent hitting two-month lows on Friday, weighed by potentially higher Iraqi crude exports and bearish U.S. inventory data from earlier in the week. If confirmed, it would put OPEC's second-largest producer back on track of supply growth after two months of output declines. "These large and increasing...

  • SYDNEY, July 22- U.S. corn edged lower on Friday and was poised for weekly losses of nearly 5 percent as weather forecasts indicated an easing of unfavourable weather conditions across key U.S. growing regions, reducing fears of widespread crop losses. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were set for a fifth straight weekly slide.

  • July 21- Boeing Co said on Thursday it will take more than $2 billion in accounting charges related to the 787, 747 and KC-46 tanker aircraft program when it reports second-quarter results on Wednesday. The 787 charge totals $847 million after tax, or $1.33 a share, and stems from two test aircraft that Boeing said were substantially modified and remain unsold.

  • CHICAGO _ Morningstar Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $31.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Chicago- based company said it had profit of 73 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • July 21- Boeing Co said on Thursday that it will take more than $2 billion in accounting charges related to the 787, 747 and KC-46 tanker aircraft program for the second quarter.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Donald Trump has said a lot of things that, were he a sitting U.S. president instead of a candidate for the job, could be expected to roil financial markets. Should Trump win the Nov. 8 election, some investors said, it is not clear how the New York businessman could push through policies that clash with mainstream Republican party views on free trade...