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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 1- Gold fell on Wednesday, as the dollar strengthened and hopes for progress in the Greek crisis revived after the country told international creditors Athens could accept their bailout offer if some conditions were changed. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,169.10 an ounce at 3:39 p.m. EDT, still near the previous session's low of...

  • *Corn turns firm late; supported by USDA stocks, acreage figures. *Wheat pressured by poor exports, harvest. "Wheat got smoked early and often as harvest pressure started the break," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures at ED&F Man Capital said in a note to clients.

  • July 1- Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Credit card data at various Trump properties in the United States, including those in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...

  • July 1- Real estate developer Donald Trump's string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Credit card data at various Trump properties in the United States, including those in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. Three states, most recently Missouri, have enacted laws that allow retail brokers to help curb scams against people with dementia. More than five million Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease,...

  • CHICAGO, July 1- Visa Inc said on Wednesday it is joining MasterCard Inc and American Express Co in barring its credit cards from being used to pay for ads on Backpage.com following a request from a Chicago sheriff who said the site is used by sex traffickers. Earlier this week, he asked both Visa and MasterCard to cut off any association with the Backpage.com "adult"...

  • CHICAGO, July 1- Visa Inc said on Wednesday it is joining MasterCard Inc and American Express Co in barring its credit cards from being used to pay for ads on Backpage.com following a request from a Chicago sheriff who said the site is used by sex traffickers. Earlier this week, he asked both Visa and MasterCard to cut off any association with the Backpage.com "adult"...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. Three states, most recently Missouri, have enacted laws that allow retail brokers to help curb scams against people with dementia. More than five million Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease,...

  • "Both row crop markets have seemingly gone from incredibly comfortable, okay demand situations to potentially tight supply, too much demand situations over the last thirty days," Tregg Cronin, market analyst at Halo Commodity Company said in a research note. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat for September delivery was down 25-1/ 4 cents at $5.90-1/ 2 a...

  • July 1- Department store Macy's Inc said on Wednesday that it would end its business relationship with Donald Trump, becoming the latest company to sever ties with the real estate developer and TV personality after his comments insulting Mexicans. "In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy's values, we have decided to...

  • Grain mostly lower and livestock higher Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was unchanged at $6.1575 a bushel; September corn was 1.75 cents lower at $4.2125 a bushel; December oats were unchanged at $2.7775 a bushel; while November soybeans lost 8.25 cents at 10.29 cents a bushel. August live cattle was. 28 cent lower at...

  • Kraft shareholders approve sale of company to Heinz Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:49 AM ET

    NORTHFIELD, Ill.— Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world's largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion. Heinz' owners, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian investment firm 3 G Capital engineered the deal, first announced in March, and will control 51...

  • *Wheat falls, short-covering coming to an end. HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, July 1- Chicago corn and soybeans were little changed on Wednesday as the market took a breather after posting its biggest daily gain in five years on lower-than-expected U.S. stockpiles and concerns about heavy rains damaging crops. Wheat dropped more than 1 percent.

  • Pfizer Inc, the largest U.S. drugmaker, for example reported more than $234.2 million in research payments and another $53.3 million in general payments. John Diliberti, a pediatric geneticist from Illinois, collected nearly $447,000 from Pfizer in consulting fees last year, the biggest single payment to an individual doctor by the drugmaker.

  • *Conflicting reports on Greece debt deal before referendum. In choppy trading, U.S. benchmark yields bounced up from one-week lows set during Monday's rally due to a weekend breakdown in talks between Athens and international lenders ahead of Tuesday's deadline for Greece to repay the International Monetary Fund $1.77 billion. The Treasuries market seems...

  • CHICAGO, June 30- U.S. grain and soybean futures jumped to their highest prices since January on Tuesday after the U.S. Agriculture Department said crop stockpiles and spring plantings were smaller than analysts expected. U.S. corn and soybean stocks as of June 1 were up from a year ago, after record-large harvests last year, but below market forecasts due to heavy...

  • The planted soybean acreage is 2 percent more than in 2014, with the largest increases found in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Tennessee. Corn and soybean conditions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio have shown deterioration in recent weeks with the heavy rain. Missouri and Illinois have experienced the wettest Junes since the National Weather Service...

  • *Consumer confidence increases solidly in June. NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. consumer confidence increased solidly in June, with households upbeat about the labor market, supporting views the economy was back on firmer footing after wobbling at the start of the year. "Consumer spirits are soaring right now showing the economy is on track for further gains this year," said...

  • United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021.. United officials declined to...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 nonunion public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Unions, including the California Teachers Association, had urged the court not to...