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  • July 30- Mondelez International Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower costs, and the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies boosted its share buyback plan by $6 billion. Mondelez said it expects core net revenue to grow by at least 3 percent for the year, up from its prior forecast of at least 2 percent growth.

  • LKQ beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ LKQ Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $119.7 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.86 billion.

  • CME beats Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ CME Group Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $265 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $818.7 million.

  • *Corn, wheat up after previous session losses. SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 30- Chicago soybeans gained more ground on Thursday, and have now risen 3.3 percent over three consecutive sessions, on concerns over a smaller planted area and ahead of the crop's key phase of development. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans rose 1.0 percent to $9.93 a bushel by 1000 GMT, while...

  • CHICAGO, July 29- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday proposed more than $2.5 billion of bond sales even as the city faces big budget deficits and the possibility that its already-low credit ratings could fall further. Under ordinances proposed to the city council, Chicago would sell up to $2 billion of senior lien general airport revenue bonds with $1.7...

  • *Brazil, Argentina seen offering soybeans in peak U.S. season. SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, July 30- South America's soybean exports are on track to dominate sales to top buyer China for a record period this year, threatening to displace U.S. exports during what is traditionally the peak sales time for rival North American shipments. For more than a decade, China has sourced...

  • Boeing expands Oklahoma City facility, business presence Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:48 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Boeing Co. broke ground Wednesday on a new $80 million, 290,000- square-foot building that will house about 800 new employees and be the third structure in the aerospace company's growing Oklahoma City campus. The Chicago- based Boeing also announced that the headquarters of the Global Services& Support unit's Aircraft Modernization and...

  • Grain lower and livestock mostly higher Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:02 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures unchanged Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was unchanged at $5.1075 a bushel; December corn was unchanged at $3.8550 a bushel; December oats were unchanged at $2.4225 bushel; while November soybeans unchanged at 9.4475 cents a bushel. October live cattle was unchanged at $1.4680 a...

  • With soybean yields largely determined in August and questions about the size of planted area, there is still uncertainty about the crop, said Terry Linn, analyst at The Linn Group in Chicago. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans rose 10 cents or 1 percent to $9.84-3/ 4 a bushel at 9:56 a.m. CDT. September corn fell 5 cents or 1.3 percent to $3.70 a bushel, after...

  • TREASURIES-Prices lower ahead of Fed rate statement Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. "You are probably seeing some slight weakness, perhaps they are more optimistic, in a sense, that the Fed is going to go through with a September hike," said Dimitri Delis, fixed income strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago. In mid-morning New York trade, the benchmark 10- year U.S.

  • Exelon beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Exelon Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $638 million. Exelon expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.35 to $2.55 per share. Exelon shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen nearly 2 percent.

  • Jones Lang LaSalle beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $90.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.85 per share. Jones Lang LaSalle shares have climbed 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Investors in U.S. municipal bonds are sitting on more cash than they have in years, in part because they're wary of the $3.7 trillion market at a time when interest rates are expected to rise. Between March 2014 and March 2015, cash rose by $6.2 billion to $31.9 billion, the biggest such jump in at least 10 years. "A lot of my investors who've been with me...

  • Littelfuse tops 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Littelfuse Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $28.7 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Littelfuse said it expects revenue in the range of $211 million to $221 million. Littelfuse shares have dropped almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, July 29- U.S. wheat, corn and soybeans resumed their recent falls on Wednesday after rising on bargain-buying on Tuesday, with prices again around one-month lows as attention returned to the good U.S. harvest outlook. "Wheat, corn and soybeans are again weaker today as the market's attention has returned to the good U.S. crop prospects with near...

  • July 28- Edwards Lifesciences Corp on Tuesday raised its full-year profit forecast, citing strong demand for the medical device maker's replacement heart valves that are implanted in a minimally invasive procedure. The company said it now expects full-year earnings, excluding items, of $4.30 to $4.40 a share. Edwards reported quarterly net income of $112.7...

  • Huron Consulting beats Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Huron Consulting Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $18.8 million. Huron Consulting expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.80 to $4 per share, with revenue in the range of $870 million to $900 million. Huron Consulting shares have dropped roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Equity Residential reports 2Q results Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Equity Residential on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 85 cents per share. Equity Residential expects full-year funds from operations to be $3.39 to $3.45 per share.

  • *Corn flat amid improving crop conditions. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 28- Chicago soybean and wheat futures bounced on Tuesday, rising on bargain-buying and short-covering after recent lows, while corn was steady. The USDA said 62 percent of the U.S. soybean crop was in good to excellent condition, same as last week but below the previous year's 71 percent.

  • Grain higher and livestock higher Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was 6 cents higher at $5.0840 a bushel; December corn was. 50 cent higher at $3.8420 a bushel; December oats were 1 cent higher at $2.40 bushel; while November soybeans were 10 cents lower at 9.4320 cents a bushel. October live cattle was 1.30 cents...