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NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. crude oil futures rose more than $1 on Wednesday, a fourth straight day of gains as government data showed an unexpected fall in U.S. stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer.
ESL Investments and its affiliates, including Lampert, currently own 48.4 percent of the outstanding shares of Sears. The Hoffman Estates, Ill., company said that Lampert, who is both CEO of ESL Investments and Sears, did not sell or otherwise dispose of any of his personal holdings.
NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters)- U.S. crude oil futures rose more than $1 on Wednesday as government data showed an unexpected draw in U.S. stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer.
*Exports, US freeze buoy wheat, Paris futures at 7- mth high. CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. soybean futures climbed 1 percent on Wednesday reversing two days of declines on technical buying and despite prospects for a huge soy output in South America.
CHICAGO-- Grains futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 3 cents lower at 6.6525 a bushel; March corn was 6.75 cents higher at 4.38 a bushel; March oats were unchanged at $3.2950 a bushel; while January soybeans was 13 cents higher at 13.32 3/ 4 a bushel.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
Chicago Newspaper Guild executive director Craig Rosenbaum also says the agreement is related to a three-year collective bargaining agreement between five newspapers and the Sun-Times Media group. Rosenbaum says Sun-Times Media Group has agreed to pay a $2,000 lump sum to photographers who aren't rehired. Sun-Times Media Group declined to comment.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-- Illinois lawmakers have adjourned without approving bills proposing tax incentives for Archer Daniels Midland Company, chemical distributor Univar and newly-merged OfficeMax and Office Depot. Univar wants to relocate to Illinois from Washington state. Naperville- based OfficeMax merged with Florida- based Office Depot last month.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-- Genetic material from an invasive fish called the Eurasian ruffe has been found in southern Lake Michigan for the first time, raising the possibility that it could migrate into the Mississippi River watershed and compete with native fish there, a scientist said Tuesday.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
CHICAGO-- Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery rose 6.50 cents to $6.6825 a bushel; March corn were 6.75 cents higher at 4.3125 a bushel; March oats were 5 cents higher at $3.2950 a bushel; while January soybeans fell 1.50 cents $13.1975 a bushel.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Looking to bolster his support after a rocky couple of months, President Barack Obama will speak out on income inequality and economic mobility, issues likely to resonate with his core supporters, in a speech on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, Dec 3- The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would offer incentives for Archer Daniels Midland Co to keep its global headquarters in Illinois. ADM has been the dominant corporate presence in the central Illinois city of Decatur for 44 years.
NEW YORK-- Billionaire hedge-fund manager Eddie Lampert has reduced his stake in Sears Holdings Corp. to less than half, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Dec 3- Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday passed a landmark pension reform bill, moving to address the state's crumbling finances in the face of strong public labor union opposition to the bill, which among other measures raises retirement ages.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- U.S. oil futures rose more than $2 a barrel to a four-week high on Tuesday for a third straight session of gains on ideas the January start-up of a pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Gulf Coast would drain crude stocks at the giant storage hub.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3- For California's public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms- and they're bringing out the big guns.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-- The Illinois Senate has approved tax incentives worth roughly $58 million for chemical distributor Univar and newly-merged OfficeMax and Office Depot.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- U.S. oil futures rose over $2 a barrel to a four-week high on Tuesday in a third straight day of gains on expectations that the January start-up of a pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Gulf Coast would drain crude stocks at the giant storage hub.