• SINGAPORE Oct 9- U.S. crude futures climbed towards $88 a barrel on Thursday, rebounding after falling to their lowest level in 18 months on a weaker dollar and a draw on inventories at the Cushing delivery hub. *U.S. crude inventories surged by 5 million barrels in the week to Oct. 3, far higher than the 1.5 million barrel build forecast by analysts, data from the U.S....

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Gold climbed to its highest in nearly two weeks on Thursday as expectations of an early hike in U.S. interest rates eased and the dollar lost traction after the release of minutes of the last Federal Reserve policy meeting. *Spot gold rose to $1,223.61 an ounce early on Thursday, before paring gains to trade down 0.2 percent at $1,219.30 by 0036 GMT.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 9- London metals climbed on Thursday after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting doused fears of any early move to raise interest rates, potentially prolonging cheap capital for industry and investors. *The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange finished down 1.2 percent at 47,340 yuan a tonne in the...

  • DEARBORN, Sept 29- Higher recall costs in North America and steeper losses in Russia and South America have caused Ford Motor Co to slash its forecast for pretax profit this year to $6 billion, from $7 billion to $8 billion previously, executives told investors at a briefing on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- U.S. wholesale inventories barely rose in July, suggesting a slower pace of stock accumulation at the start of the third quarter that prompted economists to trim growth estimates. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent, the smallest rise since July of last year, after a 0.2 percent gain in June.

  • U.S. wholesale inventories post smallest gain in a year Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 10- U.S. wholesale inventories barely rose in July, suggesting a slower pace of stock accumulation at the start of the third quarter that could prompt economists to trim their growth estimates.

  • METALS-Copper edges up, dollar, China worries limit gains Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 10- Copper prices rose on Wednesday but remained near a one-month low due to concerns about growth in top consumer China and a strong dollar, while nickel slipped as supply worries eased.

  • METALS-Copper steadies as dollar's rally eases Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 10- Copper prices steadied on Wednesday near a one-month low, after hefty falls in the previous session, as the dollar's surge against a basket of currencies stabilized, while nickel slipped as supply worries eased.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 10- London metal contracts nursed heavy losses from the session before on Wednesday, as the dollar took a breather from an upward surge, with copper steadying near a four-week low and nickel recovering from 5- percent losses as supply worries eased.

  • *U.S. crude for October delivery had risen 19 cents to $92.94 by 0034 GMT, after gaining 9 cents the day before to end declines over the previous three sessions. *Brent crude rose 28 cents to $99.44, snapping a four-day losing streak after it settled down $1.04 on Tuesday at $99.16, the lowest closing price since April 2013.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 10- Gold slipped on Wednesday to trade near its lowest in three months as speculation over an early U.S. interest rate hike strengthened the dollar and dulled bullion's appeal. *Spot gold slipped $1 to $1,254.90 an ounce by 0039 GMT.

  • Sept 9- The parent of White Rose Inc, one of the biggest independent food distributors in the New York City area, on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy and said it had agreed to sell substantially all its assets to C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc, one of the largest privately held U.S. companies.

  • US inventories gain in Dec., but fail to impress Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    An employee operates a forklift at the distribution center of the Oregon Freeze Dry facility in Tangent, Oregon.

    U.S. wholesale inventories rose less than expected in December, suggesting a moderation in the pace of stock accumulation.

  • Political unrest deals blow to Thai billionaire Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 7:36 PM ET
    Dhanin Chearavanont, billionaire and chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Co. (CP Group), pauses while attending a conference hosted by the Thailand-China Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, Thailand.

    A local currency hit by months of political unrest, and skittish consumers spending less are keeping the pressure on Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont.

  • Herbalife sales claims in India raise questions Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    In one of Herbalife's fastest-growing markets, sellers' extraordinary health claims are drawing unwanted attention.

  • Yum? China Probes Mutton Supplier in New Food Scare Monday, 6 May 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    Chinese lamb stew hot pot

    Shanghai authorities are testing mislabeled mutton from a wholesaler that supplies a chain of hot pot restaurants run by U.S. fast food firm Yum Brands.

  • Gold Rallies After ECB Decision, Strong Chinese Data Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    Gold prices topped $1,675 an ounce, rising along with the euro after the European Central Bank gave no hints on near-term rate cuts.