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  • QTS Realty reports 4Q results Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ QTS Realty Trust Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Overland Park, Kansas- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $20.4 million, or 55 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • *USDA cattle, storage reports at 2 p.m. CST. CHICAGO, Feb 20- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle fell Friday on lower cash prices before the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly Cattle-On-Feed report at 2 p.m. CST, traders said. Tom Tippens, an analyst with West Oak Commodities, said the futures market is faced with strong demand headwinds given extreme...

  • *USDA cattle, storage reports on Friday. Thursday morning's average market-ready or cash hog price in Iowa/ Minnesota was up 52 cents per hundredweight from Wednesday to $57.71, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Separate USDA data showed the morning's wholesale pork price had risen 39 cents per cwt from Wednesday to $72.83.

  • LIVESTOCK-Strong beef prices lift CME live cattle futures Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    *USDA cattle report on Friday. CHICAGO, Feb 18- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Wednesday on short-covering in response to the jump in wholesale beef values, traders said. February closed up 0.575 cent per lb to 159.175 cents, and April 1.900 cents higher at 152.625 cents.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures posted significant gains on Friday, in anticipation of higher cash prices and short-covering before Monday's Presidents Day holiday, traders said. Futures already were at a huge discount to recent cash prices and received an extra boost from the Canadian situation, even though no meat had...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- Syngenta AG may file counterclaims against some of the more than 750 U.S. grain farmers and exporters who have sued the seed maker over sales of biotech corn seed that disrupted trading with China last year, regulatory documents show. Syngenta, the world's largest crop chemicals company, is "assessing the scope for potential counterclaims" in...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 13- Syngenta AG may file counterclaims against some of the more than 750 U.S. grain farmers and exporters who have sued the seed maker over its sales of a type of biotech corn seed that disrupted trading with China last year, a regulatory filing shows. Syngenta, the world's largest crop chemicals company, is "assessing the scope for potential...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs closed higher on Thursday, fueled by bargain hunting in the technically oversold market, traders said. Thursday morning's average market-ready or cash hog price in Iowa/ Minnesota dropped $1.35 per cwt from Wednesday to $57.06, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Separate USDA data showed the...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell hard Wednesday on profit-taking led by slack meat sales ahead of increased supplies later, traders said. February closed 0.500 cent per lb lower at 158.600 cents, and April down 2.675 cents to 151.100 cents. Select cuts surged $2.80 to $236.36, USDA said.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 9- U.S. oil and gas producer SandRidge Energy Inc plans to slash its rig count in Oklahoma and Kansas by nearly 75 percent, according to a document obtained by Reuters. The document makes no mention of rigs in West Texas, where the company also has acreage. It laid off 25 workers in West Texas in January, state data shows.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 6- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs rallied on Friday, with some contracts up the 3- cents per lb price limit, fueled by bargain hunting following futures' plunge to a six-year low in the previous session, traders said. The average price for market-ready or cash hogs in Iowa/ Minnesota had fallen $5.01 per hundredweight from Monday to $60.93 on...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 5- Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs sagged to a six-year low Thursday, pressured by continued worries over plentiful supplies that sank futures to a five-year bottom on Wednesday, traders said. Burdensome supplies dropped the afternoon's average price for market-ready or cash hogs in Iowa/ Minnesota by $1.24 per hundredweight from...

  • Feb 3- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, which makes fuselages for Boeing Co, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the world's largest planemaker bumped up production. Boeing, which contributes about 84 percent of Spirit's annual revenue, delivered 195 commercial aircraft in the fourth quarter, up from 172 last year, and said it would deliver...

  • But the deep snowfall will slow the movement of grain and livestock early this week from Iowa eastward to Ohio as it will take a couple days for the Midwest to dig out, they added. The heaviest snows of 10 to 18 inches fell from central Iowa eastward to southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, northern Indiana, southern Michigan and northern Ohio.

  • HOUSTON, Jan 27- Collapsing crude prices are confronting scores of smaller U.S. oil producers with the grim choice of either shutting older high-cost wells or burning through cash in the hope of riding out the downturn. As oil prices fell by more than half over the last six months from more than $100 per barrel, the U.S. oil industry responded by slowing its...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Deere& Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, will lay off more than 900 employees at plants in Iowa and Illinois in the latest round of job cuts spurred by a decline in grain prices that is hurting demand for agricultural machinery. Iowa will be hit hardest by the reductions, with about 565 workers in Waterloo and 300 others in Ankeny slated...

  • Congress, President Barack Obama headed to the conservative heartland on Wednesday to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class. Obama left Washington for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that everyone should stand to gain from an economy that has all but recovered from years in the doldrums. Despite losing control of the Senate to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- Most U.S. states expect to hit their revenue targets this fiscal year, but at least six states say they could fall short, the National Conference of State Legislatures said on Wednesday. Alaska, Arizona, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Vermont all expect to miss their revenue forecasts, according to the report. New Mexico and Indiana are...

  • Congress, President Barack Obama headed to the conservative heartland on Wednesday to promote his plans for bolstering the middle class. Obama left Washington for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that everyone should stand to gain from an economy that has all but recovered from years in the doldrums. To a crowd of more than 6,000 in a stadium...

  • Congress, President Barack Obama hit the road on Wednesday to promote his plans for lifting up the middle class. Obama headed out for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that the economy has effectively recovered from years in the doldrums. Republicans called for Obama to be more humble, given that they took control of both chambers of Congress...