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NEW YORK— Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors. AOL didn't say which movies it would offer but said they would be refreshed monthly and span a range of genres.
Soybeans were mixed, with nearby prices pressured by spread trading activity and expectations of more U.S. imports of South American beans amid weak near-term demand from China. Chicago Board of Trade May corn rose 6- cents, or 1.2 percent, to $5.02-1/ 4 a bushel by 11:07 a.m. CDT in a second straight day of gains after sinking to a three-week low on Monday.
NEW YORK— It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is gay after he was quoted in a newspaper story about gay rights.
CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 3.50 cents lower at 6.76 a bushel; july corn was 2.50 cents higher at 5.0450 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at 3.6375 a bushel; while July soybeans was 4.25 cents higher at 14.75 a bushel.
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. That increased rate contributed to a $965 million profit for Chicago- based Boeing Co. post in the first quarter.
*Soybeans down on U.S. imports, wheat dips. HAMBURG/ SYDNEY, April 23- U.S. corn edged lower on Wednesday on expectations U.S. plantings could speed up following a sharp rise in corn futures a day earlier as the sowing pace fell below market expectations.
Mo had been jailed since he was arrested in Miami, where he lived at the time, in December following a 2 ½ year FBI investigation into the alleged theft of patented bio-engineered corn seed developed by Pioneer Hi-Bred Corp. and Monsanto.
April 22- Intuitive Surgical Inc on Tuesday lowered its forecast for procedure growth for its da Vinci surgical robots, citing a slowdown in U.S. gynecology procedures. The medical device maker said it now expects da Vinci procedure growth in a range of 2 percent to 8 percent, down from the prior forecast of 9 percent to 12 percent.
CHICAGO, April 22- Two Brazilian soybean cargoes initially sold to China have been switched to the United States, according to port and shipping data updated on Tuesday, the first clear evidence that the U.S. is absorbing some of China's excess Brazilian purchases that were at risk of default.
Some of the biggest names in Corporate America, including Coca-Cola Co, General Motors Co, United Technologies Corp and McDonald's Corp all in the past week reported strong results from their China operations.
DETROIT, April 22- General Motors' top engineering executive, a longtime colleague and key lieutenant of Chief Executive Mary Barra, is retiring in the automaker's highest profile executive change since the massive recall of vehicles with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.
LOS ANGELES— Discover Financial Services' net income fell 6 percent in the first three months of the year as the company set aside more money to cover potential loan losses, offsetting loan growth.
April 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday proposed speeding up medical device approvals for patients who have no other treatment options through a new program focused on earlier and more frequent interactions between companies and FDA staff.
Last May, Sears launched a service called Member Assist where members of the Shop Your Way program can communicate directly with associates in more than 400 stores nationwide through a dedicated website or mobile app.
*Brazilian soybeans sold to China head to United States. CHICAGO, April 22- U.S. corn futures jumped on Tuesday as concerns about slow planting progress helped fuel a rebound from sharp losses the previous session, while soybean futures tumbled on increased imports into the United States.
In apparent references to Subway and Taco Bell, he also noted that McDonald's seems to face new rivals every year in the mornings, whether they're "sandwich shops or taco shops." Taco Bell, which is owned by Yum Brands, has declined to say how its breakfast is faring so far.
DALLAS— The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the average domestic airfare rose to $381 in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 0.3 percent increase from a year earlier.
WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/ 2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales slipped 0.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.59 million units.
NEW YORK— Eminem and Outkast are headlining another music festival. The rap acts will perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October in Austin, Texas. Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Foster the People, Broken Bells, The Replacements, Iggy Azalea, the Avett Brothers and Zedd are also slated to perform.
April 22- The federal judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case tapped a top restructuring official at Phoenix Management Services on Tuesday to help the court determine if the city's plan to adjust its $18 billion of debt is feasible.