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  • Grain mixed, livestock higher Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.7325 a bushel; July corn was. 50 cent higher at $3.6525 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.4125 a bushel; while July soybeans rose 11.25 cents to 9.8425 a bushel. June live cattle was 1.03 cents higher at $1.5130 a pound; August...

  • PayPal extends One Touch payment to online transactions Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    CHICAGO, April 28- PayPal, eBay Inc's electronic payments division, said on Tuesday it will extend its single-touch payment service from mobile devices to online transactions to try to reduce the $4 trillion in merchandise abandoned in retailers' online shopping carts every year due to complicated checkout procedures. The average documented online...

  • Merge Healthcare posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Merge Healthcare Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $17.8 million. Merge Healthcare shares have risen 43 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Merge Healthcare, Earnings Report.

  • Navigant beats Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Navigant Consulting Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $25.1 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $200.2 million.

  • Heidrick & Struggles tops 1Q revenue forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    CHICAGO _ Heidrick& Struggles International Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $3.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in June, Heidrick& Struggles said it expects revenue in the range of $127 million to $137 million. Heidrick& Struggles shares have risen slightly since the...

  • UN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    VATICAN CITY— The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks later this year in Paris. Ban opened a Vatican conference on the environment that is a key part of the Holy See's...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017- one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas- based chicken and meat giant also said it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its other...

  • *Black Sea wheat exporters making aggressive offers in Asia. SINGAPORE, April 28- Black Sea wheat is likely to regain its market share in Asia as suppliers slash prices for new crop cargoes to lure buyers, with rains boosting yields in leading producers Russia and Ukraine. "They are offering very attractive prices, I think we will see a lot of business for Black Sea...

  • April 27- Medtronic Plc has agreed to stop manufacturing and distributing its SynchroMed implantable drug pump, U.S. regulators said on Monday, a step toward resolving allegations that the company violated quality standards with the device which delivers pain medication to cancer patients and others. Medtronic failed to correct problems that could lead to...

  • Jones Lang LaSalle beats Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $41.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Jones Lang LaSalle shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • General Growth Properties reports 1Q results Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ General Growth Properties Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 32 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in June, General Growth Properties expects its per-share funds from operations to...

  • April 27- Medtronic Plc has agreed to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations it violated quality standards for making its SynchroMed implantable infusion pump, which delivers medications to cancer patients and others with chronic pain. The agreement includes Medtronic Chief Executive Omar Ishrak and Senior Vice President Thomas Tefft.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- U.S. corn and wheat futures fell on Monday to their lowest levels since October, on outlooks for speedy corn plantings in the Midwest and crop-friendly rains in the southern Plains wheat belt. "We could have two solid weeks of planting, with some scattered showers in between, which would be pretty much ideal," said Jefferies Bache grains analyst...

  • CHICAGO— The CEO of United Airlines got a 39 percent increase in compensation last year, to more than $11.3 million, according to an Associated Press analysis. He also received the same $975,000 salary as before, plus more than $2.3 million in incentives, and $302,277 in other compensation, about half of which was matching contributions to retirement plans.

  • JACKSON, Miss.— A Chicago bankruptcy judge has blessed plans to dismantle the former casino at the shuttered Harrah's complex in Mississippi's Tunica County. It's one facet of a massive bankruptcy case involving Caesars Entertainment Corp. and its attempt to restructure or shed almost $20 billion in debt. The board collects $3.65 million yearly from a port...

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock lower Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 1.75 cents lower at $4.8675 a bushel; July corn was 3.50 cents lower at $3.6625 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.4550 a bushel; while July soybeans was 6.25 cents higher at 9.77 a bushel. June live cattle was 1.10 cents lower at $1.5010 a pound;...

  • COLUMN-Financial records: What to keep, what to toss Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 27- I don't make New Year's resolutions. Kelley Long, a Chicago CPA and personal financial specialist, tries to generate as little paperwork as possible, opting for electronic records instead. "The IRS accepts electronic records," said Long, resident financial adviser with Financial Finesse in Chicago.

  • American, United delay, change Boeing 787 orders Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. It plans to put the first one into service next month on flights between Dallas and Chicago, then use 787 s on international routes starting in June. News of the delay surfaced a day after United Continental Holdings Inc....

  • Flash crash trader: 'Strange character but genius' Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    On May 6, 2010, an independent trader from west London received a warning about his behaviour from the US's largest futures exchange. The FT reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ CHICAGO, April 24- The UK- based trader accused by U.S. authorities of making more than $40 million manipulating markets and contributing to the 2010 Wall Street flash crash was on the losing end of at least one trade: his purchase of the CME Group seat that helped to make the alleged scheme possible. Navinder Sarao bought the seat in May 2008 for...