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  • SYDNEY, May 23- U.S. corn extended gains into a third consecutive session on Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the pace of planting behind market expectations, pushing prices towards a three-week high. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $3.75-1/ 2 a bushel, having gained 0.7 percent in the previous...

  • *U.S. may challenge top beef exporter Brazil in China. CHICAGO, May 19- Talks on restarting U.S. beef exports to China are moving fast and final details should be in place by early June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday, allowing American farmers to vie for business that has been lost by rival Brazil. As part of a trade deal, U.S. ranchers are set to face...

  • *Defense stocks gain on U.S.- Saudi Arabia arms deal. May 22- Wall Street extended gains in early afternoon trading on Monday, boosted by technology shares and as defense companies rose after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal. President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend and sealed $110 billion in deals...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 2.60 cents higher at $4.38 a bushel; July corn was up 2.40 cents at $3.75 a bushel; July oats was up 1 cent at $2.4260 a bushel while July soybeans gained 3.20 cents to $9.5620 a bushel. June live cattle was. 15 cent higher at $1.2360 a pound; May feeder...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, May 22- Chicago corn and wheat extended gains on Monday to notch up two-week highs, while soybeans also stayed firm as wet, cool weather in U.S. grain belts raised risks for spring crop planting and winter wheat harvesting. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract was up 0.3 percent at $3.73-3/ 4 a bushel by 1156 GMT, after climbing to its...

  • *Corn rises to highest since May 10, soybeans extend gains. SINGAPORE, May 22- Chicago corn futures rose for a second straight session on Monday, climbing to their highest since May 10, while soybeans gained more ground with cold and wet weather expected to delay planting in parts of the U.S. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract was up 0.3 percent at...

  • SYDNEY, May 22- U.S. wheat rose nearly 1 percent on Monday as forecasts for heavy rains across a key U.S. growing region pushed the grain to a two-week high. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.9 percent to $4.39 a bushel by 0105 GM, near the session high of $4.39-1/ 4 a bushel- the highest since May 8. *Oil prices rose on Monday, supported by...

  • CHICAGO/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 19- Wells Fargo& Co is paying a price in the U.S. municipal bond market for the bogus customer accounts scandal that hit the bank last year and led to bans by some cities and states, an analysis of Thomson Reuters data shows. California, along with Massachusetts, Chicago, and Ohio, suspended Wells Fargo last fall from pricing their negotiated...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- The U.S. dollar fell on Friday and was set to close its worst week in more than a year, with losses steepening after reports an investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign now include a person close to the President. A senior White House adviser is a significant person of interest in the...

  • The size of the deal eclipsed the total of privately negotiated U.S. wheat shipments to Egypt for all of the 2016/ 17 crop year. Egypt bought 115,000 tonnes of U.S. wheat for the 2017/ 18 crop year at prices ranging from $207.25 to $207.90 a tonne, including freight, in the most recent deal. Total wheat shipments to Egypt are expected to grow to 12 million tonnes in the...

  • *Washington Post: WH official of interest in Russia probe. A senior White House adviser is a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation of possible Russian ties, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Separately the New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials at the White House...

  • CHICAGO/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 19- Wells Fargo& Co is paying a price in the U.S. municipal bond market for the bogus customer accounts scandal that hit the bank last year and led to bans by some cities and states, an analysis of Thomson Reuters data shows. California, along with Massachusetts, Chicago, and Ohio, suspended Wells Fargo last fall from pricing their negotiated...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 19- Gold rose on Friday and was on track for its best week in five as the dollar softened on political turbulence in the United States, boosting bullion's safe-haven appeal. President Donald Trump last week fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. This triggered a political firestorm that culminated on Wednesday in the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 19- Gold rose on Friday and was on track for its best week in five as the dollar softened on political turbulence in the United States, boosting bullion's safe-haven appeal. President Donald Trump last week fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. This triggered a political firestorm that culminated on Wednesday in the...

  • Soybeans firmed in a light rebound from Thursday's 3 percent sell-off as Brazil's currency stabilized. As of 12:34 p.m CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn was up 6-1/ 2 cents at $3.72-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching $3.73, its highest since May 11. CBOT July soybeans were up 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.54-1/ 4 a bushel and July wheat was up 9 cents at $4.34-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • May 19- Deere& Co raised its full-year sales and profit forecast for the second time, as demand improves for its farm and construction equipment, particularly in South America, sending its shares to a record high of $122.22. The company said it expected fiscal 2017 industry sales of tractors and combined harvesters in South America to be at the high-end of its...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 4.60 cents higher at $4.3040 a bushel; July corn was up 5 cents at $3.71 a bushel; July oats was up 3 cents at $2.39 a bushel while July soybeans gained 7.60 cents to $9.5240 a bushel. June live cattle was. 20 cent lower at $1.2273 a pound; May feeder cattle...

  • Ellen Babcock spotted them during one of her many visits to Zeon Signs as part of her interest in sign-making and the installation of public artwork on unused signs in Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico sculpture professor found hundreds of yellowing envelopes containing folded drawings of some of the memorable neon signs on Route 66, one of the first...

  • SYDNEY, May 19- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday after sinking to a one month low in the previous session, but the oilseed was still poised to finish the week down nearly 2 percent as a weaker Brazilian real weighed on prices. *Soybeans hit a low of $9.42-3/ 4 a bushel on Thursday, the lowest since April 19. *Brazil just completed the harvest of its largest-ever soy...

  • TORONTO— Canada's government warned Thursday it could cancel a planned US $2 billion purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane maker Bombardier. The threat comes amid increasing trade disputes between Canada and the U.S. and on the same day the Trump...