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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 5 cents lower at $5.0560 a bushel; Sept corn was up. 60 cent at $3.7540 a bushel; Sept. oats was down. 20 cent at $2.8660 a bushel while August soybeans lost. 40 cent to $9.8840 a bushel. August live cattle was. 40 cent lower at $1.1708 a pound; August feeder...

  • Flavia Cabral, a McDonald's employee, poses for a portrait in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017.

    New York became the largest U.S. city to require fast-food restaurants to schedule workers at least two weeks in advance, or pay them extra.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The text message came as Flavia Cabral walked to a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan for her 6 p.m. shift on a May evening. But a measure of relief is coming for Cabral and 65,000 other New York City fast-food workers whose schedules and incomes often change with little or no notice. New York recently became the largest U.S. city to require...

  • WASHINGTON— Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years— no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the plans are. The 24- year-old musician hasn't known a world without a health care safety net. "I'm playing the odds," said Senn-Raemont, who lives in...

  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek made the announcement Saturday afternoon in a convention hall at the Disney fan expo D23 in Anaheim, California. Chapek says Galaxy's Edge will first open at Disneyland, followed shortly by Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla. Both are expected to open in 2019.. The chairman also announced a...

  • Charles Evans, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

    Chicago Fed President said inflation below 2 percent goal is a "serious policy outcome miss," supporting gradual interest-rate hikes.

  • FRANKFURT, July 14- Germany's SAP named a new executive team in South Africa on Friday, two days after the software giant put four senior managers on leave, pending its investigations into allegations that it was involved in a government bribery scheme. SAP said 25- year company veteran Claas Kuehnemann will step into the role of acting managing director for...

  • FRANKFURT, July 14- Germany's SAP named a new executive team in South Africa on Friday, two days after the software giant put four senior managers on leave, pending its investigations into allegations that it was involved in a government bribery scheme. SAP said 25- year company veteran Claas Kuehnemann will step into the role of acting managing director for...

  • Brandon Alba from Milwaukee orders food at a self-service kiosk at a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago.

    McDonald's is making fast food faster by building an app, expanding delivery, and creating digital ordering kiosks in restaurants.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was 7 cents higher at $5.1860 a bushel; Sept corn was up 7.20 cents at $3.77 a bushel; Sept oats gained 9.60 cents at $285.40 a bushel while July soybeans gained 12.40 cents to $9.85 a bushel. August live cattle was. 05 cent higher at $1.1748 a pound; August...

  • LONDON, July 14- U.S. corn prices were higher on Friday, recouping some of the prior session's steep losses, as the market's focus remained on weather in the Midwest where cooler temperatures could improve the outlook in some areas. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.9 percent to $3.86-1/ 2 a bushel by 0954 GMT. The most active wheat...

  • But for U.S. farmers the 23- year old pact secures access to stable, lucrative markets in Mexico and Canada that now account for over a quarter of U.S. farm exports. Another concern is that the mere uncertainty of open-ended trade talks could drive Mexico to alternative suppliers of grains, dairy products, beef and pork. Mexico became even more crucial after...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • Former Chicago Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the group of investors beat out Tronc Inc, which owns the Chicago Tribune as well as other U.S. newspapers. Terms of the deal between ST Acquisition Holdings and Sun-Times parent Wrapports LLC were not disclosed. The group is comprised of corporate restructuring expert William Brandt, the Chicago Federation of...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • An investment group that includes Chicago- area unions says the newly-acquired Chicago Sun-Times will operate independently. ST Acquisition Holdings LLC, which includes a former Chicago alderman, has acquired the Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, a website and production studio. A message for Chicago- based Wrapports LLC, which owned the Sun-Times, wasn't...

  • CHICAGO— Radio Flyer is rolling its largest "little" red wagon into its hometown of Chicago in celebration of the company's 100- year anniversary. Radio Flyer's gargantuan wagon was the centerpiece for the company's anniversary event on Thursday in the city's downtown area, the Chicago Tribune reported. It was inspired by a 1930 s statue featured in the World's...

  • July 13- A group of investors led by a former Chicago alderman has purchased the Sun-Times newspaper, outbidding the owners of the Chicago Tribune for its main rival and ending a federal antitrust investigation into the sale. Former Chicago Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the group of investors beat out Tronc Inc, the owner of the Chicago Tribune as well as the Los...

  • *Sees 2nd- quarter profit above forecast range of $0.95- $1.15/ shr. *Had previously forecast low-single digit drop in comp sales. July 13- Target Corp forecast sales to increase for the first time in five quarters, thanks to improved customer traffic and sales trends, sending its shares up as much as 4.4 percent and pushing retail stocks higher.

  • CHICAGO— An investment group led by a former Chicago alderman and a coalition of labor unions are the new owners of the Chicago Sun-Times, officials announced Thursday in an unusual deal that revived questions about media ownership and influence over coverage. "We believe in protecting the institution of journalism itself as well amplifying the diversity of...