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  • July 1- Cargill Inc said JBS USA Pork would buy its U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. The acquisition includes two meat processing plants in Iowa and Illnois. JBS USA is a unit of Brazil- based meat processing company JBS S.A..

  • These are the top sellers, the number sold and the percent change from June 2014.

  • WASHINGTON— A new poll finds that most Americans approve of the recent Supreme Court decision preserving the health care law's subsidized insurance premiums for people in all 50 states. Overall, 62 percent approved, while 32 percent disapproved, said the survey released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Opponents of the law had argued...

  • July 1- U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday but were down from earlier highs as energy stocks declined and Greece's debt crisis showed no clear signs of resolution. Euro zone central bank chiefs kept in place their cap on a funding lifeline to Greece, maintaining pressure as Greece's lenders run out of cash. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Athens aims...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— As Argentines closely watch the financial turmoil in Greece recalling their own worst crisis 14 years ago, the architect of the South American country's recovery has a message for the European nation: Renegotiate your debt. Greece is in a financial limbo now that its bailout program has expired, cutting it off from vital financing and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The Federal Reserve and major banks are at odds over whether conditions in the U.S. bond market are deteriorating or merely in a temporary state of flux as investors adapt to new rules, with policymakers and lenders disagreeing over even basic metrics to assess the problem. Over the last week a majority of the Fed's five governors have spoken...

  • BEDFORD, Mass. _ Progress Software Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $5.8 million. For the current quarter ending in August, Progress Software expects its per-share earnings to range from 35 cents to 38 cents. Progress Software expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.45 to $1.52 per share, with revenue ranging from $380 million...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1- Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Without expansion, 6.9 million low-income Americans, including 292,000 in Tennessee, will not get...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. ACE Ltd., up 81 cents to $102.49. Dycom Industries Inc., up $4.63 to $63.48.

  • CHICAGO, July 1 (Reuters)- For many Chicago commodity traders like Redmond Harkins, little will change when the city's fabled futures pits shut down after more than 165 years of open-outcry dealing. The 27- year veteran dealer will continue taking the hour-long train trip to the storied Art Deco Chicago Board of Trade building on West Jackson Boulevard, where...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— The largest electric utility in Kansas would refund $10 million to its customers and decrease future rates slightly under an agreement Wednesday to settle a complaint filed by state regulators with the federal government. Westar Energy Inc., based in Topeka, also would receive lower earnings from its transmission investments than it was...

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Franklin Covey Co. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 13 cents per share. Franklin Covey shares have risen 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Supreme Court ruling against a federal regulation aimed at cutting air pollution from power plants will limit growth for Cabot Corp and Calgon Carbon Corp, which make activated carbon used to curb mercury emissions. The tiny $80 million market for activated carbon could have shot up to $300 million- $350 million by 2017, analysts had said.

  • BERLIN— A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22- year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal...

  • WILMINGTON, Delaware, July 1- The bankrupt $3.5 billion Baha Mar mega resort in the Bahamas secured up to $30 billion in interim financing on Wednesday, but it was unclear when construction on the stalled project would resume. Baha Mar's developer, Sarkis Izmirlian, the son of Armenian billionaire Dikran Izmirlian, has agreed to arrange the funding.

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • NEW YORK— The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the companies after they suffered big losses and were bailed out. In forms filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, the companies disclosed that...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 1- Gold fell on Wednesday, as the dollar strengthened and hopes for progress in the Greek crisis revived after the country told international creditors Athens could accept their bailout offer if some conditions were changed. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,169.10 an ounce at 3:39 p.m. EDT, still near the previous session's low of...

  • July 1- The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in June as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in June. RANK VEHICLE JUN-15 JUN-14 PCT CHNG 1 Ford F-Series P/U 55,171 60,560 -8.9 2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 51,548 43,519 +18.4 3 Toyota Camry 37,408 40,664 -8.0 4 Ram P/U 33,332 33,149 +0.6 5 Toyota...

  • *WTI discount vs Brent hits $5 a barrel, biggest in 2 weeks. *Slide came on U.S. stockpile build, Greece and Iran fears. NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. crude prices fell 4 percent on Wednesday, posting their biggest daily drop since April after oil stockpiles in the United States rose for the first time in more than two months.