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NEW YORK, Oct 28- Corn and soybean prices fell their most in nearly a month on Monday after friendly weather at the weekend that led to big harvests of U.S. crops, and natural gas futures tumbled too following moderate temperature forecasts.
*Apple shares edge up ahead of results. NEW YORK, Oct 28- The S&P 500 closed at another record high on Monday as expectations were high that the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus in place when it meets this week.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 28- OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA, the Brazilian oil company controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, will file for bankruptcy protection as early as Tuesday, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Monday.
*Apple shares edge up ahead of results. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, pushing the S&P 500 to another intraday high, with expectations high the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus in place for the time being.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors found few catalysts to push equities higher after the S&P 500' s latest record high.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stocks were little change on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher after the S&P 500 climbed to a series of records on expectations for continuing Federal Reserve stimulus.
*Apple to report results after market closes. Corporate earnings may serve as a catalyst to further gains, with investors especially looking to Apple Inc results after the market closes.
*Apple to report results after market closes. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, indicating that the rally that took major indexes to record highs would continue with the latest earnings, including Apple's much-anticipated results. The largest U.S. company by market cap, Apple Inc will report after the market closes.
*S&P 500 hit record close Friday after three weeks of gains. *Apple to report results after market closes. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, indicating that the rally that took major indexes to record highs would continue as investors continued to digest corporate earnings results.
DUBAI, Oct 28- Morgan Stanley Inc is seeing a resurgence in investment banking activity in the Gulf Arab region and expects an end to large-scale retrenchments by global lenders as financial markets improve, senior executives at the bank told Reuters.
HONG KONG, Oct 28- A graft investigation focused on PetroChina, Asia's largest energy company by market value, has prompted starkly different reactions from two of Asia's top fund managers. Shares in PetroChina, have fallen 10 percent since August, when the scandal first broke around the company and its parent, China National Petroleum Corp.
SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO/ NEW YORK, Oct 28- A ttempts to save Eike Batista's flagship oil company, the business most responsible for the meltdown of his once high-flying industrial empire, have been hampered by internal conflict and unpredictable decisions by the Brazilian tycoon, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
PARIS, Oct 27- Squeezed by thin margins and high debt, French companies will struggle to ramp up the investment spending on which President Francois Hollande's government is banking to underpin a fragile recovery.
Bulls face a trio of challenges: The Fed, earnings from some big names and delayed data due to the shutdown. Will they keep running or lie down?
NEW YORK, Oct 25- Gold closed flat on Friday, concluding a second week of strong gains as investors bet that continuing U.S. economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve will keep drawing funds into the precious metal, but copper slid, hitting a two-week bottom as demand outlook for the base metal eroded.
*Amazon and Microsoft rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 25- The S&P 500 ended at another record high on Friday, boosted by gains in technology shares after strong results from Microsoft and Amazon.com. Microsoft gave the biggest boost to all three major indexes, while Amazon.com also helped the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- A federal advisory panel recommended on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir, paving the way for a treatment that is more effective than current therapies and takes less time.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- A federal advisory panel recommended on Friday that U.S. health regulators approve Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir, paving the way for a treatment that is more effective and shorter in duration than current therapies. The FDA is not bound to follow the advice of its panels but typically does so.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Orders for a wide range of U.S.-made capital goods plummeted in September and consumer sentiment weakened sharply in October, signs that a budget battle in Washington has held back the economy. That could be a sign businesses were shutting their wallets as the fiscal debate was heating up in Washington.
The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan's final reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment fell to 73.2 in October from 77.5 in September and was the lowest final reading since December 2012. Fiscal fights in Congress "took their toll," with a drumbeat of negative news eroding sentiment.