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  • *Wheat down 7.4 percent during losing streak. Wheat and soybean futures also were lower, with wheat dropping for the seventh day in a row due to ample global supplies that were chilling demand for U.S. offerings on the export market.

  • ST LOUIS/ NEW YORK, May 9- A U.S. Treasury Department division charged with policing money laundering may have run afoul of federal regulations that require military veterans to be given preference for jobs in the government if they are qualified, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

  • ST LOUIS/ NEW YORK, May 9- A U.S. Treasury Department division charged with policing money laundering may have run afoul of federal regulations that require military veterans to be given preference for jobs in the government if they are qualified, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

  • *Wheat pauses after rising in 10 of last 11 sessions. Wheat futures also dropped, taking a breather after reaching the highest levels in more than a year, and corn was lower as well. At the Chicago Board of Trade, benchmark July soybeans settled down 13-1/ 4 cents at $14.46-1/ 4 per bushel, after falling to $14.41-3/ 4, their lowest since April 3.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul bet on a long-shot and lost in North Carolina's contentious Republican Senate primary, raising new questions about the Tea Party hero's bid to woo the party establishment on his way to a 2016 White House race.

  • *Wheat pauses after rising in 10 of last 11 sessions. Wheat futures also dropped, taking a breather after reaching the highest levels in more than a year, and corn was lower as well. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:02 p.m. CDT, benchmark July soybeans were down 11-1/ 4 cents at $14.48-1/ 4 per bushel, after falling to $14.41-3/ 4, their lowest since April 3.

  • *Corn follows wheat up; slow U.S. planting pace lends support. Corn followed wheat higher but soybeans fell for a second straight session as large South American soy harvests eased concerns about tightening supplies of old-crop U.S. soybeans. At the Chicago Board of Trade, most-active July wheat settled up 10 cents at $7.39 a bushel.

  • *Corn follows wheat up; slow U.S. planting pace lends support. Corn followed wheat higher but soybeans fell for a second straight session as large South American soy harvests eased concerns about tightening supplies of old-crop U.S. soybeans. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:35 p.m. CDT, most-active July wheat was up 12-1/ 2 cents at $7.41-1/ 2 a bushel.

  • Buffett's MidAmerican Energy adopts Berkshire name Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    April 30- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's energy unit has changed its name to Berkshire Hathaway Energy from MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, the largest of a growing list of businesses to adopt the name of the company run by billionaire Warren Buffett.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- John Goihl, a hog nutritionist in Shakopee, Minnesota, knows a farmer in his state who lost 7,500 piglets just after they were born. In Sampson County, North Carolina, 12,000 of Henry Moore's piglets died in three weeks.

  • 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- based Orange Capital, which raised its stake in the company to 4.5 percent, as of April 10, said it was in talks with the company regarding opportunities to maximize shareholder value.

  • *Corn back above $5 on slow start to U.S. planting. Corn fell on technical selling but pared losses amid concerns about potential U.S. planting delays. At the Chicago Board of Trade by 12:34 p.m. CDT, May wheat was down 7 cents at $6.62 a bushel, while KC May hard red winter wheat, the type grown in the Plains, dipped to a one-month low of $7.19-3/ 4.

  • MOLINE, Ill., April 9- Steps away from a replica of the revolutionary 1837 steel plow at tractor company John Deere's headquarters sits a combine as big as a tank and packed with computer wizardry that harvests huge volumes of valuable data as it gathers crops.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Iowa and North Carolina said they are looking into a breach involving a subsidiary of Experian Plc that exposed some 200 million social security numbers, in addition to two states that previously announced investigations.

  • For the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, the IRS said late last week that it paid whistleblowers $53.1 million, down from $125.4 million in 2012; $8 million in 2011; and $18.7 million in 2010.. The whistleblower program is aimed at encouraging people who know about tax evasion by companies or individuals to step forward and alert the IRS.

  • Iowa farmland prices fall more than 5 percent -survey Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    CHICAGO, April 2- Farmland values in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, fell 5.4 percent over the past six months, under pressure from lower grain prices, according to a benchmark survey of realtors.

  • *WHAT: USDA prospective plantings report. USDA surprised grain traders at the forum last month by predicting a slight drop for 2014 in overall plantings of major crops compared to 2013, a year when more than 8 million acres in cropland went unseeded due to poor weather, especially in northern states like Minnesota and Iowa.

  • On Wednesday, some of Adelson's allies in Congress, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, plan to propose legislation that would do just that.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- In mid-February, a group of current and former Pimco employees were invited to a private farewell party for Mohamed El-Erian on March 10, to mark his impending departure as chief executive of the world's largest bond fund.