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  • *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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 2- Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp on Wednesday reported its 12th consecutive quarterly loss and said it could face regulatory enforcement action for its disclosure practices, sending its shares down nearly 7 percent. Navistar said it received Wells notices from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that recommended...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed in early trading Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery lost 5.50 cents to $4.8060 a bushel; December corn was 1 cent lower at $3.68 a bushel; December oats were 2.50 cents higher at 2.2640 a bushel; while November soybeans gained 1.50 cents to 8.7560 a bushel. October live cattle was. 40 cent lower at...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 2- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Wednesday, gaining back some ground after losing 1.5 percent a day earlier but concerns about slowing economic growth and market woes in China- the world's largest importer of soybeans- continued to weigh on sentiment. *Soybeans snapped a three-session winning streak on Tuesday, sparked by a report that showed that...

  • 7-Eleven expands deliveries, but Slurpees not included Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    Customers in Chicago, Los Angeles and parts of New York can order other items from the convenience store chain, including chicken wings, cold medicine and paper towels. Stores in Washington D.C. and Boston will offer delivery in the coming months, the companies said, and more cities are planned. McDonald's, Chipotle and Starbucks are working with delivery company...

  • *China manufacturing contracts at fastest pace in 3 years in Aug. NEW YORK, Sept 1- U.S. short- and medium-term Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday after data showing weakness in Chinese and U.S. manufacturing in August fueled safe-haven bids for U.S. debt, while long-dated Treasuries prices slipped on possible selling by a foreign central bank.

  • Grain and livestock mostly lower Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower in early trading Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery gained 3.50 cents to $4.8860 a bushel; December corn was 3.25 cents lower at $3.72 a bushel; December oats were 1.50 cents lower at 2.2860 a bushel; while November soybeans lost 11.50 cents to 8.76 a bushel. October live cattle was 1.75 cents...

  • AMARILLO, Texas— Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight said they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing in Amarillo, Texas. All are jailed without bond in the Randall County Jail in nearby Canyon, Texas, pending a federal detention hearing in...

  • The oil tank cars- a year ago sought-after to haul crude from North Dakota to New Jersey- now stand idle as a result of two converging trends: the reversal in U.S. shale oil production and the completion of new pipelines. Big rail lines, such as Berkshire Hathaway- owned BNSF Railways or Union Pacific are losing what used to be their fastest-growing source of new...