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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4- Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company's jobs site. The online retailer has dabbled in food delivery before but its move to form a dedicated division called...

  • *Next week's USDA report in view. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 4- Chicago wheat edged higher after touching a five-year low on Friday, and corn also inched up as investors covered short positions in both grains after recent declines. The modest bounce for grains was due after recent lows, as traders tried to avoid selling too aggressively before next Friday's monthly...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- The dog days of summer turn out to have quite a bite, as investors have been roiled by the longest bout of volatility in U.S. equities in four years. A combination of nerve-wracking events- weak data out of China, uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's plans for raising interest rates, and leveraged bets by hedge funds that went the wrong way resulted...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Rick Scott, NASA and Boeing officials, and a bevy of former astronauts, gathered at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the grand opening of Boeing's commercial crew and cargo processing facility. Boeing is one of two private U.S. companies contracted by NASA to transport space station astronauts from...

  • *Next week's USDA report in view. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 4- Chicago wheat edged higher after touching a five-year low on Friday, and corn steadied as investors covered short positions in both grains after recent declines. The modest bounce for grains was due after recent lows, as traders tried to avoid selling too aggressively before next Friday's monthly U.S....

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher in early trading Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery gained. 50 cent to $4.5720 a bushel; December corn was 1.25 cents higher at $3.6260 a bushel; December oats were 1.25 cent higher at 2.24 a bushel; while November soybeans lost. 50 cent to 8.6860 a bushel. October live cattle was. 63 cent lower at...

  • *Corn under pressure from near-record U.S. harvest. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 4- Chicago wheat steadied after touching a five-year low on Friday but remained on course for a fourth straight weekly loss in the face of stiff export competition from northern hemisphere harvests. Corn edged higher after nudging a three-week low earlier in the session and soybeans also...

  • *Corn falls under pressure of near-record U.S. harvest. Corn fell to a three-week low on expectations of a near-record U.S. harvest flooding the market in the weeks ahead while soybeans ticked higher. The front-month contract is trading around its lowest since 2010. Corn is down 3.7 percent for the week, its second consecutive weekly loss while soybeans have...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 4- U.S. wheat fell for a third consecutive session on Friday to hit a contract low, with ample U.S. stocks remaining uncompetitively priced. Wheat is on track to record its biggest weekly fall in six weeks. *Egypt's government buyer announced that it bought 170,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in its latest tender, extending this season's string of purchases...

  • Sept 3- Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.. Until now Sam's Club had allowed a third-party auto-buying service to market cars through its website but had not operated its own...

  • *Chicago, Paris wheat fall to fresh contract lows. CHICAGO, Sept 3- U.S. wheat futures sank to multiyear lows on Thursday, weighed down by ample supplies and weak demand for U.S. exports, traders said. Egypt's government buyer is holding an import tender on Thursday and traders are waiting to see if Black Sea origins continue their clean sweep of sales this season.

  • Sept 3- Sam's Club, the membership warehouse club division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, said on Thursday it has tied up with online car-shopping site TrueCar Inc in an effort to boost its auto business. Sam's Club said in a statement that the tie-up would give its members access to more than 10,000 TrueCar dealers and guaranteed savings off the manufacturer's...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed in early trading Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery lost 5.50 cents to $4.7340 a bushel; December corn was. 50 cent lower at $3.67 a bushel; December oats were. 25 cent higher at 2.2460 a bushel; while November soybeans gained 4.50 cents to 8.7860 a bushel. October live cattle was. 88 cent higher at...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- CVS Health Corp said on Thursday its decision to stop selling tobacco products last year led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states where the drugstore chain has a sizeable presence. The September 2014 decision hurt sales, with general merchandise revenue at CVS pharmacies open at least a year falling 7.8 percent in the second...

  • *Soybeans steady as China worries ease. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 3- U.S. and European wheat futures slipped to new contract lows on Thursday as a tender by top importer Egypt kept attention firmly on stiff competition in well supplied export markets. Soybeans inched higher as investor worries about China, the world's biggest soybean buyer, abated.

  • RPT-U.S. ethanol industry sputters on cheap gas prices Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 2- The closure of two ethanol plants this week and proposed sale of a third highlight the growing challenges faced by small producers located far from cheap feedstock supplies in the U.S. The biggest producers such as No. 1 Archer Daniels Midland Co and Green Plains Inc said they have benefited this summer from better-than-expected fuel...

  • Methode tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Methode Electronics Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $23.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $210 million.

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:20 AM ET

    In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. —Variety of tabletop exercises and training exercises have taken place in and around Chicago involving railroads, first responders and government...

  • After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. The AP surveyed emergency management departments in Chicago; Philadelphia; Seattle; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Sacramento,...

  • GRAINS-Wheat extends losses, touches contract low Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 9:07 PM ET

    *Chicago Board Of Trade December wheat fell to $4.76-1/ 2 a bushel, matching a contract low touched on Monday and Wednesday, and was trading down 0.4 percent at $4.77-1/ 4 a bushel 0047 GMT. Wheat closed down 1.5 percent on Wednesday. *Wheat under pressure amid abundant supplies and dim U.S. export prospects.