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  • CHICAGO, Aug 31- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a rare public forum on Monday as he tries to build support for likely tax hikes and harsh cuts in public services to stem the city's growing financial crisis. "He's trying to get people to understand the magnitude of the problem, and to be willing to bear the pain that's inevitably coming," said Dick Simpson,...

  • The pieces are among millions held by the Illinois State Museum, a favorite stop for school groups and scientists looking to learn the history of a state that, millions of years before it went broke, was literally underwater. Bruce Rauner is targeting the 138- year-old museum and four satellite sites for closure, the latest in a series of cuts the former...

  • *OPEC says worried about prices, ready to talk to other producers. NEW YORK, Aug 31- Oil prices rallied sharply on Monday, erasing earlier losses on data showing contracting U.S. production and OPEC willingness to talk with other producers about falling prices. "The EIA data showed U.S. production may be responding to lower prices more than thought and the OPEC...

  • *Soybeans pressured by concerns about Chinese economy. CHICAGO, Aug 31- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures fell for the fifth straight day on Monday, hitting their lowest in nearly four months on low demand for U.S. supplies on the export market, traders said. "Grain futures are steady to lower this morning, with another downturn in Chinese stock prices weighing on...

  • *China concerns fuel safe-haven bids. NEW YORK, Aug 31- U.S. safe-haven Treasuries prices rose on Monday on continued concerns over China and emerging market economies, while month-end buying gave longer-dated Treasuries prices a greater boost. "The concerns about instability in the emerging markets, specifically China, will maintain that flight-to-quality...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery lost 5 cents to $4.7860 a bushel; December corn was 4.25 cents lower at $3.7060 a bushel; December oats were 4 cents higher at 2.3240 a bushel; while November soybeans lost 12.25 cents to 8.7320 a bushel. October live cattle was. 55 cent lower at...

  • "The power of this app is the more people we get using it, the better it's going to be," Preiss told the Dayton Daily News. Pilots spotted more than 650 unmanned aircraft as of Aug. 9; there were fewer than 250 sightings all of last year, the FAA reported. The FAA generally restricts drone flights to beneath 400 feet and at least 5 miles from an airport.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 31- U.S. soybeans fell on Monday, with the oilseed poised to record a monthly loss of more than 6.5 percent after coming under pressure from a potential slowdown in Chinese demand and ample global supplies. *Soybeans draw some support on concerns over dry weather in Midwest. *Egypt's state grain buyer booked 55,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat in an...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 28- United Airlines plans to change the way it schedules flights and to use new technology to tackle the delays and cancellations that have hurt its competitiveness, company executives told Reuters. The new initiatives aim to narrow the gap in performance between United Continental Holdings Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc, which has the best on-time...

  • *Gold down 2.3 pct for the week. *Palladium posts largest two-day gain since 2008. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 28- Gold rose on Friday as technical indicators and suggestions the U.S. central bank may delay a rate rise provided support, but the metal was still on track to post its biggest weekly drop in five weeks amid dollar strength and strong U.S. economic data.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • *Soybeans firm on dry U.S. weather outlook. *Corn clings to modest gains in choppy trade. Soybeans rose on worries about dry weather in parts of the Midwest and spillover support from a strong rally in crude oil.

  • Aug 28- The oil market's 10 percent surge on Thursday offered a visceral reminder that many of its most active participants could not care less about global oil inventories, Saudi Arabia's stressed finances or the American shale revolution. For dozens of commodity trading advisors from Rotterdam to Chicago, so-called "systematic" funds that typically use...

  • NEW YORK— Video game maker Activision Blizzard and airline United Continental Holdings Inc. are going to become a part of the S&P 500.. Activision Blizzard, which makes games including "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty," will replace Pall Corp. after the market close on Friday. United Continental will replace Hospira Inc. after the Sept. 2 market close.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15- year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge on Friday and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison. Shackled and in prison khakis, Amer Ahmad appeared before Judge Michael Watson two days after he was extradited from Pakistan.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The nearly two-month-long slide in oil prices to 6-1/ 2 year-lows has been a boon to many so-called systematic funds, which trade based on technical signals or computer algorithms rather than fundamentals. While most market commentary has focused on the persistent glut in the global market caused by unrelenting OPEC output and surprisingly...

  • Trend-driven funds profit on oil's slippery path Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Aug 28- The oil market's 10 percent surge on Thursday offered a visceral reminder that many of its most active participants could not care less about global oil inventories, Saudi Arabia's stressed finances or the American shale revolution. For dozens of commodity trading advisors from Rotterdam to Chicago, so-called "systematic" funds that typically use...

  • Aug 27- Wall Street rallied more than 2 percent on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely fueled optimism that the worst of recent market turmoil was over. "The worst is probably behind us but it's going to take a while before we get back to normal and we might still see some downward risk," said Scott Brown,...

  • *Corn firm on U.S. export data, broad commodities strength. *Wheat lower on dollar strength, fresh Black Sea sales. CHICAGO, Aug 27- Benchmark U.S. soybean futures rose 1.5 percent on Thursday as equity markets stabilized in China, the world's top soy buyer, and on outlooks for dry weather as the U.S.

  • Aug 27- Wall Street rallied on Thursday as investors grew optimistic that the worst of recent market turmoil was over after strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely. The market had ended a 6- day losing streak on Wednesday after New York Fed President William Dudley said the case for a September hike was "less...