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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 5 cents lower at $4.07 a bushel; May corn was off 4.60 cents at $3.6040 a bushel; May oats was up. 60 cent at $2.2260 a bushel while May soybeans fell 5 cents to $9.4820 a bushel. April live cattle was 1.92 cents higher at $1.3290 a pound; April feeder...

  • CHICAGO _ GrubHub Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $17.7 million. For the current quarter ending in July, GrubHub said it expects revenue in the range of $153 million to $161 million. GrubHub shares have fallen almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO _ Old Republic International Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $113.1 million. The Chicago- based company said it had profit of 39 cents per share. Keywords: Old Republic International, Earnings Report.

  • Net income attributable to stockholders rose to $17.7 million, or 20 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $9.9 million, or 12 cents per share, a year earlier. The company forecast revenue of $153 million- $161 million for the current quarter. Chicago- based GrubHub, which competes with Amazon.com Inc's Prime Now and Yelp Inc's Eat24, allows diners...

  • The suburban Chicago drugmaker's cancer drug Imbruvica raked in first-quarter sales of $551 million, while its hepatitis C treatment, Viekira Pak, brought in $263 million. Net profit rose to $1.71 billion, or $1.06 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.35 billion, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned $1.28,...

  • CHICAGO— Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount.

  • CHICAGO _ USG Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $55 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $752.1 million.

  • LONDON, April 27- Chicago corn futures edged higher on Thursday, recouping some of the previous session's losses, as the market kept a close watch on planting delays in the U.S. and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active corn contract rose 0.3 percent to $3.67-3/ 4 a bushel by 1120 GMT, having closed 1.3 percent...

  • CHICAGO _ LKQ Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $136.3 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.31 billion.

  • CHICAGO _ CME Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $399.8 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $932.2 million.

  • April 27- United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz said less than one passenger was involuntarily denied boarding per 23,000 on an average last year, responding to questions from lawmakers regarding the rough removal of a passenger from one of its flights. The airline uses offers to encourage volunteers to deboard a plane and had 16 volunteers for each...

  • DALLAS— United Airlines says it will raise the limit— to $10,000— on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. The airline made the promises Thursday as it released a report detailing mistakes that led to the...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. The offer came after rival Delta outlined plans to offer up to $9,950 in such cases. United had spent the last two weeks...

  • NEW YORK— Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Brian Hart, the sole owner of a public relations company in Philadelphia, said he would reinvest any tax savings into Flackable, but doesn't expect to have enough to hire employees. Nearly 80 percent of businesses are pass-through entities, a survey by the National Small Business Association advocacy...

  • President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House said. The announcement came after White House officials disclosed that Trump and his advisers had been considering issuing an executive order to withdraw...

  • *Concerns over U.S. exports to Mexico cap gains. SINGAPORE, April 27- Chicago corn futures edged higher on Thursday as the market took a breather following deep decline in the last session on concerns over exports to Mexico should the United States withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract rose...

  • President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty but will renegotiate it with them, a White House statement said. The announcement came as White House officials disclosed that Trump and his White House advisers were considering issuing an executive order to withdraw the United States from...

  • SYDNEY, April 27- U.S. corn edged lower on Thursday, extending two sessions of declines to nearly 1.5 percent, on concerns over exports to Mexico should the United States withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $3.66-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 1.3 percent in the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order to pull the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, senior administration officials said on Wednesday, although the timing of the action is uncertain. Mexico's peso and Canada's dollar fell against the U.S. dollar, with the peso shedding about 1.5...

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces its interest rate decision. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank will hold a press conference following the governing council monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt 1330 GMT. EANSTON, Illinois- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Fintech" before the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern...