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  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- U.S. soybeans were mostly unchanged on Tuesday and held near their lowest in almost a month as crop-friendly rains across Argentina continued to cap prices. Traders and analysts said the market remained under pressure from rains across Argentina. Consequently soybean crops are now looking just fine in both Argentina and Brazil, "said Tobin Gorey,...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- U.S. soybeans rose for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday, coming off their lowest level in nearly one month, though gains were capped as heavy rains improved production prospects in Argentina. *Storms brought moisture to dry fields in Argentina during a key time for crop development. *Traders have been on edge about weather conditions in...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- U.S. soybeans rose for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday, coming off their lowest level in nearly two months, though gains were capped as heavy rains improved production prospects in Argentina. *Storms brought moisture to dry fields in Argentina during a key time for crop development. *Traders have been on edge about weather conditions in...

  • The survey came after Sunday's meeting between Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, and his Venezuelan counterpart produced no tangible signs that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump in oil. U.S. crude settled below $30 a barrel, finishing down $1.20 at $29.69. "Everyone's fearing new builds in crude," said Donald Morton,...

  • Over the past year scores of commodity-related businesses have filed for bankruptcy as prices for metals, energy and coal have plummeted amid a slowdown in markets such as China and Brazil. "This is due to a number of factors, principal among them is the sustained and dramatic decline in the price of primary aluminum," Chief Financial Officer Dale Boyles said in a...

  • No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. Hopes of an accord to shore up prices which are languishing close to 2003 have dimmed over the past week, but the meeting between cash-strapped...

  • Feb 8- Wall Street sank sharply on Monday as financial stocks sold off amid worries about interest rates and investors backed off from richly valued tech and consumer stocks amid persistent fears of a global slowdown. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 2.5 percent to its lowest since October 2014, weighed down by Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, stocks...

  • Feb 8- Wall Street was deep in the red in volatile trading on Monday, as technology stocks continued to sell off and oil prices remained under pressure, sending investors scurrying to safe-haven assets. "Equities are in a' go-nowhere-fast' mode, with a downward bias in the near term," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in...

  • No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. After a flurry of diplomacy over the last two weeks about a possible production cut roiled oil markets, Sunday's meeting between cash-strapped...

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock lower Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 11:09 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 2.80 cents lower at $4.6460 a bushel; March corn was 2.80 cents lower at $3.6440 a bushel; March oats were 2 cents higher at $1.9920 a bushel; while March soybeans was 8.20 cents lower at $8.65 a bushel. April live cattle was 3.65 cents lower at...

  • Brent futures fell 68 cents to $33.38 a barrel, a 2 percent loss, by 10:36 a.m. EST, paring a fall of as much as 3.3 percent earlier in the session. "With the possibility of a production cutting deal quickly fading into the sunset, market participants are once again left to focus on the reality of the oversupplied global market," Energy Management Institute analyst...

  • CNA Financial reports 4Q loss Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:37 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ CNA Financial Corp. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $70 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 90 cents per share. CNA Financial shares have decreased nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 8- U.S. soybeans dipped to a 10- day low in Asian trade on Monday as rains in Argentina relieved pressure on crops, although trading was muted amid Lunar New Year holidays. *Chicago Board Of Trade front-month soybeans eased slightly to $8.67 a bushel, the lowest since January 29. *Front-month corn rose 0.1 percent to $3.66 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of...

  • BEDFORD, N.Y.— A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center in Florida among other high-profile developments has died. Tishman died Saturday morning at his home in Bedford, about 35 miles north of New York. He later oversaw the construction of some of the nation's...

  • Golub Capital BDC misses Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Golub Capital BDC Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $20.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Golub Capital BDC shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Lawsuit challenges tribal reservation decision Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:51 PM ET

    "The federal government has grossly overstepped its authority," said Adam Bond, a lawyer for the 25 Taunton residents named in the suit. The 2015 decision granted the Mashpee Wampanoags 151 acres in Taunton and 170 acres in Mashpee, a town some 50 miles away on Cape Cod. Backed by Malaysian casino developers the Genting Group, the tribe proposes a $500 million Las...

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:39 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 5.25 cents lower at $4.6740 a bushel; March corn was 1.25 cents lower at $3.6720 a bushel; March oats were 1 cent higher at $1.9720 a bushel; while March soybeans was 1.25 cents lower at $8.7320 a bushel. April live cattle was. 60 cent lower at $1.3505 a...

  • Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:09 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists— and their money— in 2015, according to preliminary numbers. Lower fuel prices, well executed marketing campaigns and more foreign travelers all had a part in boosting travel in Wyoming and nationwide, state Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober said. According to preliminary numbers, a...

  • USG tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 8:20 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ USG Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $812 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $946.6 million.

  • *March wheat in Paris falls to contract low. LONDON, Feb 5- Wheat futures in both Chicago and Paris were lower on Friday, weighed down by the slow pace of exports while corn was little changed and soybeans edged up. March wheat on the Chicago Board of Trade was off 0.3 percent at $4.71-1/ 2 a bushel at 1152 GMT.