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  • Grain mixed, livestock lower Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was 5.50 cents higher at $5.4250 a bushel; Mar corn was 3 cents lower at $3.8725 a bushel; Mar oats were unchanged at $2.9025 a bushel; while Mar soybeans gained 4.50 cents to $9.8650 a bushel. Apr live cattle was. 47 cents lower at $1.5060 a pound; Mar feeder...

  • TREASURIES-Long bond prices gain, ECB meeting in focus Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 21- Thirty-year bonds rallied on Wednesday and the yield curve flattened as investors anticipated Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, when the ECB is expected to announce purchases of government bonds to fight deflation and try to kickstart growth. The potential size of the program is seen at around 600 billion euros, according to a Reuters...

  • Northern Trust beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Northern Trust Corp. shares jumped Wednesday after the wealth management firm reported a much better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were anticipating earnings of 81 cents per share. Northern Trust posted revenue of $1.13 billion in the period, also topping forecasts.

  • Ron Johnson sought on Wednesday to revive the Wisconsin Republican's challenge to the federal health care overhaul, arguing before an appellate panel that he was indeed harmed by executive rules associated with the legislation. The oral arguments heard by three judges of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago centered on those rules, adopted after...

  • Andrew Cuomo called for big investments in transportation, a higher minimum wage and a new teacher evaluation system Wednesday in a sprawling address that laid out his priorities for 2015.. "New York is the state that leads, and it always has," Cuomo told a 2,200- person audience at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. "While Washington fights and gridlocks, we...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. jumped to a 52- week high Tuesday after a news report said that the online travel company is considering selling itself. Bloomberg reported that Orbitz is working with a financial adviser to find potential buyers. Orbitz, based in Chicago, operates Orbitz.com, CheapTickets.com and other travel sites.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. National Futures Association may change its rules for how much leverage retail clients trading currencies can take on, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, after last week's emergency rescue of broker FXCM. The Chicago- based NFA, which oversees the trading of retail foreign exchange products, said any chances would be to make sure that its...

  • *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. *China slows less than expected, IMF cuts global outlook. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after IMF cuts growth outlook Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    *FXCM plummets 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic improvement. The upside to seeing less international growth is...

  • *Wall Street dips, as healthcare shares fall. *China data, QE prospects lift European shares. Crude oil prices fell after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted that prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action.

  • *Iran says oil selloff could hit $25 without OPEC action. NEW YORK, Jan 20- Oil fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action. "Because we have record oil production now, the falling rig...

  • Alitalia's new strategy envisions new routes from Rome to Dusseldorf, San Francisco, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, among other cities, and extra flights to New York, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and Abu Dhabi, Etihad's hub. Strategy focuses on three Italian hubs: Milan's Malpensa airport for increased long-haul flights; Milan's Linate for more connections to partner...

  • Grain mostly higher, livestock lower Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at 5.3275 a bushel; Mar corn was 3.50 cents lower at $3.8350 a bushel; Mar oats were unchanged at $2.8875 a bushel; while Mar soybeans lost 16.25 cents to $9.7550 a bushel. Apr live cattle was 1.95 cents lower at $1.5100 a pound; Mar feeder...

  • *Oil lower again; Halliburton rises after results. *FXCM shares plummet 90 percent, details loan agreement. NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, though the move spurred hopes that central banks would take more aggressive policy stances to accelerate economic...

  • Why Boston REALLY doesn't want the Olympics Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    A poll conducted by WBUR said that one third of Bostonians do not want the 2024 Olympics to be hosted in Boston.

  • Months after he landed in Florida's Manatee County Jail, Jovon Frazier's pleas for treatment of the intense pain that radiated from his left shoulder to his elbow were met mostly with Tylenol. Frazier, then 18, wrote the second time he asked for care, in August 2009. That company, Corizon Health Inc., is under growing pressure around the country after losing five...

  • CHICAGO— As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Chicago and New York introduced apps in early 2012, and Seattle has gotten into the game, as have some places in Maryland and Virginia. Boston briefly experimented, too, though their site was so popular it crashed during a February 2013 storm, hampering the response...

  • Jan 16- A U.S. federal judge on Friday said computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not entitled to have former employer Goldman Sachs Group Inc cover his legal fees to defend against criminal charges that he stole secret code from the bank's computers. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark, New Jersey rejected Aleynikov's argument that the strong public...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- The Federal Reserve is still on track for a potential mid-year interest-rate increase, a top Fed official said on Friday, citing strong U.S. economic momentum and a falling unemployment rate. "There is no need to rush to raise rates; at the same time we want to make sure that we appropriately act in a way that we don't get behind the curve," San...

  • Grain mostly higher, livestock mostly lower Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at 5.3275 a bushel; Mar corn was 1.50 cents higher at $3.8150 a bushel; Mar oats were unchanged at $2.8175 a bushel; while Mar soybeans lost 4.50 cents to $9.8650 a bushel. Feb live cattle was. 37 cent higher at $1.5457 a pound; Mar feeder cattle...