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  • 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.

  • Equity Lifestyle Properties reports 3Q results Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 66 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Equity Lifestyle Properties expects its per-share funds from operations to...

  • *IBM slumps after quarterly results. NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains. IBM shares slumped 7.1 percent to $169.10, the biggest drag on both the Dow and S&P 500, after third-quarter earnings fell well short of Wall Street expectations.

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as worries about booming supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back toward last week's four-year low. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy economic...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Monday as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude resumed its decline on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated...

  • Grain mixed, beef higher and pork lower Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 2.50 cents to $5.1350 a bushel; Dec corn was. 25 cent higher at 3.4825 a bushel; Dec oats rose 2.75 cents to $3.5050 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 7.50 cents to $9.4425 a bushel. Dec live cattle rose 2.97 cents to $1.6802 a pound; Nov feeder cattle was 2.67 cents...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 20- The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world's largest food exporter. Traditional rivals and aggressive new competitors with their own huge harvests, such as Ukraine and Russia, are leveraging the dollar's strength to snap up a bigger share of a market that is...

  • Ebola causing some people to change travel plans Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only three cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., all in Dallas. Still, Ebola fear increased when officials disclosed that a nurse tested positive for the virus just over...

  • At its current levels, natgas is about $1.50 a gallon cheaper than diesel fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The slower-than-expected adoption has forced key manufacturers, including General Electric Co and Caterpillar Inc, to focus on niche markets for their engines while they wait for higher-margin customers such as railways...

  • DETROIT, Oct 17- General Motors Co's top lawyer will retire early next year, months after his department was heavily criticized for how it handled the automaker's defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 27 deaths. Michael Millikin, 66, informed GM of his decision and the company will immediately begin an external search for his replacement,...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 17- Canadian inflation settled exactly at the Bank of Canada's target of 2.0 percent in September, with the core rate staying at 2.1 percent, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has said some recent price increases were temporary and so should be ignored, suggesting a lower underlying rate, but...

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was 2.25 cents lower at $5.1475 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.75 cents lower at $3.4850 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.47 a bushel; while Nov soybeans lost 9.50 cents at $9.57 a bushel. Dec live cattle was. 30 cent lower $1.6500 pound; Nov feeder cattle was...

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 17- India's corn exports nearly halved in the year to September due to cheaper rival supplies from Brazil, Argentina and the United States, a trend that is expected to continue at least over the first few months of the current season, traders said on Friday. India's traditional customers in Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand...