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  • *Wheat firm on U.S. frost, Ukraine crisis. HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, April 16- Soybean futures rose on Wednesday to touch their highest level since July 2013 after large U.S. soybean crushing figures raised expectations for tighter supplies. Plains, coupled with worry the political crisis in Ukraine will disrupt Black Sea grain exports.

  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, April 16- Just over a week ago, CME Group Inc suffered the worst-ever trading outage on the world's most important agricultural markets, plunging electronic screens into darkness and sending dozens of traders scrambling for Chicago's famous but now often deserted trading "pits".

  • District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.

  • District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superceded the state's action.

  • April 15- Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

  • GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    DETROIT— As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

  • *Concerns about Ukraine unrest buoy wheat futures. Wheat futures gained 3.4 percent, surging through the $7- a-bushel level, on fears that escalating political tensions in Ukraine would disrupt shipments of the grain from the key exporter. "The market last week was compressed on the China default news," said Dan Cekander, grains analyst with Newedge USA.

  • *Silver falls more than 3 pct to lowest since Feb. 4. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 15- Gold tumbled about 2 percent on Tuesday, hit by heavy stop-loss orders placed by momentum traders as prices broke below the key 200- day moving average.

  • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.

  • April 15- Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with its two pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

  • *Concerns about Ukraine unrest buoy wheat futures. Wheat futures gained 2.3 percent, supported by concerns escalating political tensions in Ukraine would disrupt shipments of the grain from the key exporter. "The market last week was compressed on the China default news," said Dan Cekander, grains analyst with Newedge USA.

  • Grain mostly higher, livestock lower Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at 6.7875 a bushel; May corn was 3.25 cents lower at 4.9975 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at 4.0350 a bushel; while May soybeans was 19.75 cents higher at 14.96 a bushel.

  • April 14- Merck& Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved its grass pollen allergy drug Grastek, becoming the second such immunotherapy treatment to be given the go-ahead in recent weeks.

  • Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    Markets in Chicago and Detroit were among those struggling to fill whitefish orders before the beginning of the eight-day celebration Monday evening, and a representative of a commercial fishing agency said the shortfall extended as far as New York.

  • *Corn follows wheat; strong export data lends support. Corn and soybeans followed wheat higher, with corn buoyed by strong weekly export inspections data. At the Chicago Board of Trade, May wheat settled up 18-1/ 2 cents at $6.78-3/ 4 per bushel, while the KC May hard red winter wheat contract ended up 22-1/ 2 cents at $7.42.

  • *Corn follows wheat; strong export data lends support. Corn and soybeans followed wheat higher, with corn buoyed by strong weekly export inspections data. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:08 p.m. CDT, May wheat was up 22 cents at $6.82-1/ 4 per bushel, while the KC May hard red winter wheat contract was up 26-1/ 4 cents at $7.45-3/ 4.

  • CHICAGO, April 14- A resounding shot across the bow has been fired at the tech sector in recent weeks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index is down nearly 5 percent in April through Friday's close and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index is off 21 percent from its record closing high on Feb. 25.

  • April 14- A group of traders has sued CME Group Inc, accusing the operator of the world's largest derivatives exchange of selling market data to high frequency traders, cheating other investors who lacked such access.

  • Grain higher, cattle lower and pork higher Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 21.50 cents higher at 6.8175 a bushel; May corn was 8.25 cents higher at 5.0675 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at 4.0350 a bushel; while May soybeans was unchanged at 14.63 a bushel.

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