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  • CHICAGO, April 26- U.S. corn futures fell more than 1 percent Wednesday on forecasts for better Midwest planting weather and news that the White House is considering an executive order on withdrawing from North American Free Trade Agreement, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade July corn settled down 5 cents at $3.66-3/ 4 per bushel. The extended forecast beyond...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Equities in major markets climbed on Wednesday as U.S. shares rose on strong earnings and potential tax cuts, while the dollar strengthened against the Mexican peso on the possibility of a U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Donald Trump's effort to craft a tax package that can pass Congress, described the...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The U.S. dollar strengthened broadly on Wednesday, with the currency hitting nearly four-week highs against the yen, on anticipation that a promised White House announcement on tax reform could boost the greenback. The dollar jumped to 111.73 yen, its highest level so far this month, while the euro was last down 0.5 percent against the greenback...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 10 cents higher at $4.12 a bushel; May corn was up 4.60 cents at $3.65 a bushel; May oats was up 2.40 cents at $2.22 a bushel while May soybeans fell 6.20 cents to $9.5320 a bushel. April live cattle was 1.08 cents higher at $1.3098 a pound; April...

  • Breeder Annette Edwards holds Darius, father of Simon, in 2015.

    The rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, was traveling to Chicago after a celebrity owner purchased him.

  • Chicago- based Boeing Co. said Wednesday that it earned $1.45 billion in the first quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was $1.91 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $21.44 billion.

  • LONDON, April 26- A 3- foot giant rabbit has died on a United Airlines flight from London, prompting a review at the Chicago- based airline which faced a global backlash this month over its treatment of a passenger who was dragged from his seat. The 10- month old rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, was travelling to O'Hare in...

  • LONDON— United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that a veterinarian had checked Simon— a 10- month-old, 3-...

  • SYDNEY, April 26- U.S. corn rose for a third straight session on Wednesday to hover near a three-week high as forecasts for rain stoked fears that farmers will switch to soybeans. The most active corn Chicago Board Of Trade Cv1 rose 0.27 percent to $3.72-3/ 4 a bushel by 0328 GMT, having gained 1.7 percent in the previous session when prices hit a high of $3.74-3/ 4 a...

  • STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank to publish executive board's interest rate decision along with the monetary policy report. STOCKHOLM- The Riksbank will hold a press conference on the interest rate decision.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany- "Frankfurt Finance Summit 2017." STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank to publish executive board's interest rate decision along with the monetary policy report. STOCKHOLM- The Riksbank will hold a press conference on the interest rate decision.

  • District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said Trump's Jan. 25 order targeted broad categories of federal funding for sanctuary governments and that plaintiffs challenging the order were likely to succeed in proving it unconstitutional. Reince Priebus, Trump's White House chief of staff, told reporters the administration was taking action to...

  • SYDNEY, April 26- U.S. corn rose for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as forecasts for Midwest rains stoked fears of further planting delays, pushing the grain towards a near three-week high. *The most active corn Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.5 percent to $3.73-3/ 4 a bushel, having gained 1.7 percent in the previous session when prices hit a high of $3.74-3/ 4...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 25- A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said Trump's Jan. 25 order targeted broad...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 25- A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement. District Judge William Orrick III in San Francisco said Trump's Jan. 25 order targeted broad...

  • CHICAGO _ First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 37 cents per share. First Industrial Realty Trust expects full-year funds from operations to be $1.48 to $1.58 per share.

  • CHICAGO _ Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $10.1 million. The Chicago- based company said it had net income of 16 cents per share. Keywords: Tootsie Roll Industries, Earnings Report.

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  • CHICAGO _ Century Aluminum Co. on Tuesday reported a loss of $15.1 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 15 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • CHICAGO _ John Bean Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $17.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $318.4 million.