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  • NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters)- Brent crude oil rose on Monday and U.S. crude fell in light trading, as support from geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya countered ample supplies and anticipated weak demand after a slew of disappointing economic data from the United States and Europe.

  • Guilty plea in California meat-recall case Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

  • *Corn retreats on forecast of record crop. Aug 25- Chicago corn futures fell on Monday after two straight days of gains while soybeans slid to a contract low on forecasts of record crops in the United States. Chicago Board of Trade new crop December corn fell 1.3 percent or 4-3/ 4 cents to $3.66-3/ 4 a bushel by 9:36 a.m. CDT.

  • Grain lower, beef and pork higher Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 7.75 cents to $5.5450 a bushel; Dec corn was 4.75 cents lower at 3.6675 a bushel; Dec oats were down 3.75 cents to $3.5150 a bushel; while Nov soybeans declined 12.75 cents to $10.2925 a bushel.

  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    GRANITE CITY, Ill.— Investigators are trying to determine what went wrong at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant where a mortar round exploded Monday, killing two people. The explosion at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City occurred about 6:25 a.m., police said.

  • Boeing gets $8.8B airplane order from BOC Aviation Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion. The company did not say when it expects to start delivering the planes to BOC Aviation. Boeing, which is based in Chicago, reported $86.62 billion in revenue in 2013..

  • Aug 25- Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners said it would buy container maker Berlin Packaging LLC for $1.43 billion from Bahrain- based investment firm Investcorp Bank BSC. Chicago- based Berlin Packaging, founded in 1898, makes rigid plastic, glass and metal containers.

  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    It's taken away the need to sneak into back-alley places, "said Dennis Holding, 75, who owns a Miami- based bathhouse. In the last decade, bathhouses, including ones in San Diego, Syracuse, Seattle and San Antonio, have shut down and the total nationwide is less than 70. Most patrons are older.

  • DETROIT, Aug 22- The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners agreed on Friday to repurchase nearly $1.5 billion of water and sewer revenue bonds tendered by investors by a deadline on Thursday.

  • *Pro Farmer sees bigger U.S. corn crop than USDA. CHICAGO, Aug 22- Nearby U.S. soybean futures climbed to a one-week high on Friday as U.S. processors scrambled to find scarce old-crop supplies, with the start of the next harvest still at least a month away in the Midwest.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. crude oil futures fell on Friday, putting them on track for a fifth straight week of declines, while Brent remained under pressure from a stronger dollar and plentiful supplies despite an escalation of tensions between Russian and Ukraine.

  • U.S. crude for October was down 87 cents at $93.11 a barrel by 11:13 a.m. EDT. "I think the market is still reflecting on the big build in Cushing this week," said Dominick Chirichella, senior partner at Energy Management Institute.

  • Aug 22- Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets. Dynegy shares rose as much as 22.5 percent in early trading.

  • Grain higher, livestock mostly higher Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.5550 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.25 cents higher at $3.7225 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.4825 a bushel; while Nov soybeans gained 4.75 cents to $10.43 a bushel.

  • McDonald's names new US president again Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. The world's biggest hamburger chain says it's bringing back a longtime McDonald's executive, Mike Andres, to fill the role effective Oct. 15.

  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    MOLINE, Ill.— Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20.

  • Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.25 billion.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 21- A clutch of states including California, New York and Illinois will share in a mini-bonanza from the $16.65 billion settlement agreed by Bank of America Corp on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 21- A clutch of states including California, New York and Illinois will share in a mini-bonanza from the $16.65 billion settlement agreed by Bank of America Corp on Thursday.

  • ATLANTA, Aug 21- Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release.