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  • 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...

  • June 2- Kraft Foods Group Inc and Mondelez International Inc petitioned a judge to dismiss two counts in a case filed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission that alleged the companies manipulated wheat prices. The CFTC in April accused Kraft Foods and Mondelez of making massive bets in Chicago's futures markets in late 2011 as part of a plot to drive...

  • WASHINGTON— The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology— all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval,...

  • DETROIT, June 2- Ford Motor Co said it will produce nearly 40,000 additional vehicles by reducing summer shutdowns at its North American plants to one week from two. The plants affected include one each in Chicago; Dearborn, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; two in Louisville, Kentucky; and one in Oakville, Ontario. Ford said in December that it planned to replace the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 15 Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on the U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies- 1400 GMT. PARIS- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Forum 2015. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy speaks at the panel discussion "Unlocking...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. consumer spending growth unexpectedly stalled in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and continued to boost savings, suggesting the economy was struggling to gain momentum early in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said April's unchanged reading in consumer spending growth compared with analysts'...

  • *Brent hit by dollar strength, expectation of no OPEC cuts. NEW YORK, June 1- Oil settled down as much as 1 percent on Monday, retreating from Friday's sharp rally on a strong dollar and concern over stubbornly high supplies as OPEC was expected to stick with robust production at its meeting this week. "OPEC continues to produce well above target, and also well above...

  • Matt Zeller, director of market information at INTL FCStone said in a note to clients. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat for July delivery settled up 16-3/ 4 cents at $4.93-3/ 4 a bushel. K.C. July hard red winter wheat futures were 15-1/ 2 cents higher at $5.14-1/ 4 a bushel and MGEX July spring wheat was 17-1/ 4 cents higher at $5.48 a bushel.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly stalled in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and continued to boost savings, suggesting the economy was struggling to gain momentum early in the second quarter. We need to see more of a rebound in growth before the Fed pulls the trigger on interest rates, "said Diane Swonk, chief...

  • *Dollar strength, expectation of no OPEC cuts weighs on oil. NEW YORK, June 1- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday, retreating from the sharp rally of the previous session, on the impact of a strong dollar and worries of stubbornly high supplies as OPEC prepared to meet this week to stick to production targets. "OPEC continues to produce well above target, and...

  • June 1- Foster Farms, one of the top U.S. chicken producers, plans to largely eliminate antibiotics used to treat humans from its poultry production, it said on Monday. The move brings California- based Foster Farms in line with other top chicken producers, including market leader Tyson Foods Inc, that are backing away from using the drugs over concerns about...

  • Grain mixed, livestock higher Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.77 a bushel; July corn was 1.50 cents higher at $3.53 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.34 a bushel; while July soybeans lost 2 cents to 9.32 a bushel. August live cattle was. 08 cents higher at $1.5135 a pound; August feeder cattle...

  • Novel US cancer study will test precision medicine Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 9:55 AM ET

    The National Cancer Institute's NCI-MATCH trial will be a massive precision medicine experiment at more than 2,400 sites around the country. Douglas Lowy, the Cancer Institute's acting director. Details of the study were revealed Monday at an American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, June 1- The Obama administration has found an unlikely ally in its efforts to keep pushing more biofuel into the nation's gasoline supply: OPEC. "The market incentives are there for ethanol, without this proposal, said Scott Irwin, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Illinois. The current pace of demand would put ethanol use at some...

  • China import tax cuts no remedy for retail slowdown Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 7:30 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, June 1- China's economic policymakers clearly didn't consult mother-of-one Chen Xuejun when they decided to try stimulating consumer demand by slashing import tariffs on sneakers to skincare. Private consumption now accounts for over half of China's GDP growth, but lags far behind levels in markets like the United States. High Street prices of...

  • CHICAGO, May 30- Indiana is training 300 prisoners to kill infected chickens and banning bird shows at county fairs. Iowa is trying to figure out how to deal with a mountain of dead- and reeking- chickens. Robert Cobb, state veterinarian for Georgia, the nation's leading producer of chickens raised for meat, which has not had any cases so far.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency raised its previous targets for the amount of biofuels to be mixed into motor fuel for the three years to 2016. As expected, the proposed goal was short of the aggressive targets set by Congress in a 2007 law. The EPA proposal was a year and a half behind schedule and followed years of uncertainty over the Renewable Fuel...

  • *U.S. first-quarter GDP shrinks at 0.7 pct annual rate. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. "The PCE core part of the GDP report was a reminder that inflation is still quite weak, and that adds to a bid in the bonds," said market strategist Lou Brien of DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- Shares of U.S. automakers may finally be able to accelerate. "This is going to be one of the best months ever," said David Kudla, chief investment strategist of Mainstay Capital Management in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Kudla sees May sales approaching $40 billion, not far from the $40.3 billion record in August 2014.

  • CHICAGO— For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. Doctors also may have found a way to help predict which patients would respond best to one of these newer treatments, according to research presented at the Chicago meeting.