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  • Grain mostly higher, livestock higher Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.1925 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.50 cents lower at $3.5450 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.51 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 7.75 cents to $9.72 a bushel. Dec live cattle was. 75 cent higher at $1.6780 pound; Oct feeder...

  • Oct 22- Boston Scientific Corp on Wednesday posted a third-quarter profit on increased sales of its implantable heart devices and raised its full-year revenue outlook, sending its shares up more than 3 percent. Sales of cardiac rhythm management devices, including implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, rose 3 percent to $480 million from a year earlier.

  • Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year. In the past quarter alone, Boeing booked 501 net plane orders, bringing its backlog up to more than 5,500 airplanes valued at a record $430 billion. During the quarter, Boeing delivered...

  • Oct 22- Polaris Industries Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, lifted by double-digit percentage sales growth for all its motorized vehicles and especially strong demand in North America. Third-quarter net income from continuing operations rose to $140.8 million, or $2.06 a share, from $116.9 million, or $1.64 a share, a year...

  • Polaris beats, raises full-year forecast yet again Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Oct 22- Polaris Industries Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, lifted by double-digit percentage sales growth for all its motorized vehicles and especially strong demand in North America. Polaris posted a third-quarter net profit of $140.8 million, or $2.06 a share, from continuing operations, up from $116.9 million, or $1.64...

  • Strong dollar hurts profits of U.S. companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    Coca Cola Co and McDonald's Corp on Tuesday became the latest multinationals to get sideswiped by the surging U.S. currency, which typically crimps demand for U.S. exports and reduces the value of overseas sales when they are translated back into U.S. dollars. McDonald's forecast currency to cut fourth-quarter earnings per share by 5 cents to 6 cents, after...

  • Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Pieter Cohen, an internist and researcher at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Boston- area health care system. The tested supplements were recalled by manufacturers after FDA raised concerns about drugs in their products. "There should be significant legal and financial consequences for manufacturers who the FDA finds to be continuing to sell these spiked...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Raymond James Financial Inc is preparing to offer exchange-traded funds free of transaction fees, ratcheting up its competition for assets against similar programs in place at Charles Schwab Corp and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.. The St. Petersburg, Florida- based company is to begin offering nearly 120 commission-free ETFs next month to its...

  • TORONTO, Oct 21- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is still open to a merger with one of the two bigger eastern U.S. carriers even after talks with CSX Corp failed, though a hostile bid is unlikely, Chief Executive Hunter Harrison said on Thursday. Norfolk Southern Corp is the other of the two bigger U.S. railways based east of Chicago. Without mentioning Norfolk Southern...

  • Canadian Pacific CEO says rail deal possible Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    CEO Hunter Harrison said during a conference call Tuesday he doesn't agree with the view that the Surface Transportation Board wouldn't approve any merger. Merging the Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. with CSX Corp. could have improved service by routing traffic around the bottlenecks in Chicago, Harrison said. CSX CEO Michael Ward said last week that...

  • US orders new screening for Ebola Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington's Dulles,...

  • State: Jimmy John's founder owes taxes on planes Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    The case is pending before the Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal, the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reported. Illinois Department of Revenue officials allege that the companies— Jimmy John's Franchise LLC and Liautaud Development Group LLC— owe the money on the 2009 purchases of a Lear jet and a Bombadier BD-100. In 2011 he threatened to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- AbbVie Chief Executive Officer Richard Gonzalez for three months led the charge to buy Dublin drugmaker Shire for $55 billion, only to walk away from the deal last week, but analysts and fund managers said he deserves credit for trying and should remain at the helm of the Chicago drugmaker. Investors were given no advance warning on Thursday, when...

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.1350 a bushel; Dec corn was 5.75 cents higher at $3.54 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.5050 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gianed 11.75 cents to $9.56 a bushel. Dec live cattle was. 83 cent higher at $1.6885 pound; Oct feeder cattle...

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    GENEVA— Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already killed over 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, since it emerged 10...

  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:03 AM ET

    CHICAGO— As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school— some on as little as $7.25 per hour. In one state, Illinois, the campaign to support the minimum wage would not actually raise the wage.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- AbbVie Chief Executive Officer Richard Gonzalez for three months led the charge to buy Dublin drugmaker Shire for $55 billion, only to walk away from the deal last week, but analysts and fund managers said he deserves credit for trying and should remain at the helm of the Chicago drugmaker. Investors were given no advance warning on Thursday, when...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- AbbVie Chief Executive Officer Richard Gonzalez for three months led the charge to buy Dublin drugmaker Shire for $55 billion, only to walk away from the deal last week, but analysts and fund managers said he deserves credit for trying and should remain at the helm of the Chicago drugmaker. Investors were given no advance warning on Thursday, when...

  • Ebola fear factor subsides in U.S. financial markets Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 20- Investors should expect more calm to return to U.S. equity markets after some of the most volatile trading since 2012 as the 21- day incubation period for Ebola passes for many in Texas without new infections. But fears that Ebola could spread in the United States after three people in Dallas were diagnosed with the hemorrhagic fever added more...

  • AbbVie: $55B acquisition of Shire officially dead Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    AbbVie will pay Shire a $1.64 billion breakup fee for walking away from the deal.