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  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. President Donald Trump's planned economic agenda has fanned the flames for Wall Street's record-setting run, but some investors worry that his first major address to Congress next week risks dousing it if his plans look slow to execute or are overly vague. In Tuesday's speech, "the market wants to hear about concrete tax reform plans that have...

  • As of 11:58 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March wheat was down 7 cents at $4.31 per bushel after dipping to $4.30, its lowest since Feb. 9. March soybeans were up 3/ 4 cent at $10.12-1/ 4 a bushel, rebounding after falling to $10.09-1/ 4, its lowest since Jan. 12. As you violate some technical signals, you've got the potential for some further liquidation, "said Terry Linn,...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia— The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open. The 69- story building designed by one of Canada's most renowned architects has drawn praise for its sleek, twisting design. Joo Kim Tiah, who like the U.S. president is the...

  • CHICAGO _ United States Cellular Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $6 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.02 billion.

  • CHICAGO _ Telephone& Data Systems Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $5 million in its fourth quarter. Cellular and TDS Telecom posted revenue of $1.28 billion in the period. Keywords: Telephone& Data Systems, Earnings Report.

  • LONDON, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged up on Friday, boosted partly by a weaker dollar which helped the market rebound from an earlier six-week low, but the market remained on course for a weekly loss. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.14-3/ 4 per bushel by 1122 GMT after hitting a six-week low of $10.09-1/ 2 a bushel...

  • *Corn flat, despite lower-than-expected USDA f'cast. SYDNEY, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday after earlier hitting a six-week low as ample global supplies pushed the oilseed towards two-week losses of nearly 5 percent. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $10.12-1/ 2 per bushel, after hitting a six-week low...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 24- U.S. soybean futures held steady on Friday after hitting a six-week low on forecasts of plentiful global supplies, and were headed for their second straight weekly fall. *USDA projected U.S. 2017 plantings at 90 million acres, down 4.3 percent from 2016 and below an average of trade expectations in the Reuters poll for 91.0 million acres.

  • CHICAGO _ InnerWorkings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. InnerWorkings expects full-year earnings in the range of 44 cents to 47 cents per share, with...

  • CHICAGO _ Huron Consulting Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. Huron Consulting expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.40 to $2.70 per share.

  • CHICAGO _ Century Aluminum Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $168.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 16 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $345.8 million.

  • The Oceti Sakowin Camp was completely vacated shortly after 2:00 p.m. CST, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. About a dozen Humvee vehicles entered the camp at around 12:30 p.m. CST and a helicopter flew low overhead, with more police officers and National Guard members stationed outside the site. Around 200 law enforcement...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index fell to a 10- day low on Thursday as financial and industrial shares pared recent gains, while the materials group lost ground as base metal prices slumped. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 49.02 points, or 0.31 percent, at 15,781.20, its lowest close since Feb. 13. The materials group, which...

  • *Eyes still on French politics as poll shows Le Pen gains. The dollar fell as much as 0.6 percent against the yen to a two-week low of 112.55 yen, while the euro rose as much as 0.4 percent against the dollar to $1.0595. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox Business Network that any policy steps the Trump administration takes would likely have a limited impact...

  • Feb 23- U.S. stocks were buoyed on Thursday by gains in the energy sector and a renewed pledge by President Donald Trump to chief executives of major U.S. companies to bring back millions of jobs to the United States. Trump is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28. "The market is willing to hang in there, so to speak, for now, waiting on it," said JJ Kinahan,...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 1.40 cents lower at $4.3960 a bushel; March corn was down. 40 cents at $3.7040 a bushel; March oats was up. 20 cent at $2.5260 a bushel while March soybeans lost 6.20 cents to $10.1640 a bushel. February live cattle was 1.55 cent higher at $1.2285 a...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- More than a dozen of a dwindling number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline were arrested on Thursday after defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. About a dozen Humvee vehicles had entered the camp and a helicopter hovered overhead, with more police officers and National...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- The number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline dwindled to around a dozen on Thursday, with those still there defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. Armored vehicles were parked near the camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and members of the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns...

  • *USDA pegs U.S. 2017 soy plantings at record 88 mln acres. *USDA sees U.S. 2017 corn plantings down 4.3 pct from 2016. As of 11:15 a.m. CST, the Chicago Board of Trade March soybean contract was down 8-3/ 4 cents at $10.14 per bushel after dipping to $10.13-1/ 4, its lowest since Jan. 12.