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  • CHICAGO, June 3- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner warned of a potential cash crisis on Wednesday as he braced his cabinet members for turbulent times ahead if the state does not have a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Rauner spoke to his cabinet a day after announcing initial steps to deal with a nearly $4 billion hole in the $36.3 billion general funds...

  • June 3- Freeport-McMoRan Inc, which is exploring a public offer for a stake in its oil and gas business, will likely sell off less than 20 percent of the unit, Freeport Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Quirk said on Wednesday. Freeport said in April it was mulling an initial public offering for a minority stake in the unit to raise funds for project development, but...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 3- Gold fell to a three-week low on Wednesday as data showed the U.S. private sector added more jobs than expected in May and prospects increased of a debt deal for Greece. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,185.56 an ounce by 2:56 p.m. EDT after falling more than 1 percent to the lowest since May 11 at $1,179.43. Gold fell despite the U.S. dollar...

  • NEW YORK— Taco Bell says it will serve beer, wine and "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new location set to open in Chicago this summer. The new layout is the latest sign Taco Bell is working to shed its fast-food image and appeal to millennials, who marketers say prefer places and products that seem less cookie-cutter and more "authentic." Taco Bell says its franchisee in the...

  • Four districts— Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis— reported moderate growth in manufacturing, while some other districts said growth was basically flat during the survey period. Kansas City described a sharp fall in activity in energy producers Oklahoma and New Mexico, while the Dallas district said that oilfield machinery sales were down significantly...

  • United apologizes after Muslim chaplain's soda complaint Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    In an email to The Associated Press, United spokesman Charles Hobart said the airline "does not tolerate behavior that is discriminatory— or that appears to be discriminatory— against our customers or employees." The statement came five days after Northwestern University chaplain Tahera Ahmad said a flight attendant declined her request for an unopened can...

  • Companies to pay Ohio $11.5M to settle road salt lawsuit Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio has reached an $11.5 million settlement with two rock salt producers who state officials say conspired to drive up prices paid by the state and its local governments, Attorney General Mike DeWine said. The settlement announced Wednesday ends a lawsuit filed by the state in 2012 against Cargill Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. It alleged the two...

  • Grain lower, livestock lower Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $5.1250 a bushel; July corn was 2 cents higher at $3.61 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.5275 a bushel; while July soybeans lost 1.75 cents to 9.40 a bushel. August live cattle was. 68 cent lower at $1.5132 a pound; August feeder...

  • Executive shift at Groupon Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Groupon announced a pair of executive changes Wednesday as the company struggles to boost revenue. Child had been with Groupon since 2010.. Williams will continue to lead North America and add responsibility for Groupon's international operations.

  • *Wheat stable after two-day gains of over 7 pct. HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, June 3- Chicago wheat, corn and soybeans were little changed on Wednesday as renewed dollar strength took the steam out of a rally driven by the greenback's weakness and concern about weather damage to U.S. crops. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat was up a marginal 0.05 percent at $5.12-3/ 4 per bushel...

  • Los Angeles closes in on approving $15 minimum wage Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 2:35 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 an hour by 2020, but a second vote is required for final approval because the tally was not unanimous. Nonetheless, Council President Herb Wesson stressed to the cheering crowd that the outcome was all but certain. The increases would begin with a wage of $10.50 in...

  • St. Louis may be next city to raise minimum wage Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:57 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— St. Louis could be the next city to raise its minimum wage significantly, if Mayor Francis Slay has his way. A starting point for discussion is $15 per hour by Jan. 1, 2020, Crane said, but details are still being ironed out. Last year, Seattle approved an increase that will eventually reach $15 an hour, the highest in the country.

  • United flights resume after information problem Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    United Airlines flights have resumed after a brief delay caused by a problem in the airline's flight-dispatching system. The Federal Aviation Administration briefly posted a notice of a ground stop for all departing United planes, citing "automation issues." Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. fell 44 cents to $55.88 in midafternoon trading after...

  • June 2- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc reported better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on higher sales across its business lines in its first quarter, including revenue from the acquisition of surgical products provider Covidien Plc. Wall Street shrugged off the currency hit, with Medtronic's shares edging slightly higher to $76.72 in...

  • Police met U.S. Airways flight 648, with 88 passengers and five crew on board, when it landed at Philadelphia International Airport due to a "possible security threat," said Victoria Lupica, a spokeswoman for U.S. Airways' parent company, American Airlines Group Inc. NBC and CNN reported that other U.S. commercial flights received bomb threats on Tuesday: a United...

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery gained 4 cents to $4.9775 a bushel; July corn was 4.75 cents higher at $3.57 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.4450 a bushel; while July soybeans rose 12.50 cents to 9.3850 a bushel. August live cattle was. 15 cent lower at $1.52 a pound; August feeder...

  • The battle to be the world's No. 1 restaurant once again felt like a tussle between Spain and Denmark, with Italy caught in the middle. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, got the top spot on the annual The World's 50 Best Restaurants announced Monday in London, beating Noma, Rene Redzepi's daringly innovative Danish restaurant, which fell from first to third place.

  • DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford will shorten the traditional summer shut-down at some of its plants for the third consecutive year to meet rising demand. Six assembly plants, as well as supporting powertrain and stamping plants, will shut down for one week beginning June 29, rather than the usual two weeks. Locations include Chicago, Dearborn Truck in Michigan, Kansas City,...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 2- When Wal-Mart Stores Inc spent $2.4 billion on a stake in South Africa's Massmart five years ago, the world's biggest retailer said it was buying a gateway to high-growth markets in sub-Saharan Africa. Massmart's slow inroads into the rest of the continent, touted as the next big growth area, highlight the challenges of doing business in...

  • CHICAGO, June 2- Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Merck& Co are testing which patients will most benefit from new cancer treatments based on a protein found in their tumors, but that guide, known as a biomarker, may be too unreliable, researchers and health experts said. Competitors Roche Holding, AstraZeneca and Pfizer also have similar drugs in...