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  • BRUSSELS- ECB Board Member Peter Praet delivers a speech at "European Pillar of Social Rights Conference", organised by European Commission in Brussels- 1315 GMT. COPENHAGEN- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at a "Seminar on active ownership in pension funds" arranged by Pension Research Centre and Copenhagen Economics- 1410 GMT.

  • *Market assessing extent of flood damage in Argentina. CHICAGO, Jan 20- U.S. corn futures touched a six-month high on Friday, buoyed by robust demand from exporters and ethanol producers, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade March corn settled up 3-1/ 2 cents at $3.69-3/ 4 a bushel after reaching $3.70, its highest since mid-July.

  • Jan 20- Over a dozen landowners in North Dakota have filed a lawsuit against a company involved in the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline, charging they were misled into accepting unfair compensation for allowing the pipeline to cross their land, according to court documents. Dakota Access LLC used false statements to get some landowners in Morton...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. Treasury yields fell from two-and-a-half-week highs on Friday after Donald Trump adopted a populist tone as he was sworn in as U.S. president, raising some concerns that fiscal stimulus efforts may be delayed. "When he got a little more anti-establishment you could see the yields dropping a little bit," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- The dollar edged lower in choppy trading on Friday as investors found few reasons to make big bets on the U.S. currency following newly sworn-in President Donald Trump's inauguration speech. "There wasn't anything that appeared to elicit a strong market movement," said Richard Scalone, co-head of foreign exchange at TJM Brokerage in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK— A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn't know why the discarded candy might have been headed to become cattle feed. The case began when a Wisconsin sheriff posted on Facebook this week that "hundreds of thousands of Skittles" had been found spilled on a highway.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 2.20 cents higher at $4.2560 a bushel; March corn was up 1.40 cent at $3.6760 a bushel; March oats was up 6 cents at $2.64 a bushel while January soybeans lower 2.60 cents to $10.6740 a bushel. February live cattle was. 88 cent lower at $1.2015 a...

  • *Market assessing extent of flood damage in Argentina. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Chicago soybeans slid for a second session on Friday as a firm dollar encouraged consolidation below this week's six-month high while traders assessed the extent of rain damage to crops in Argentina. The most active Chicago Board Of Trade soybean contract was down 0.8 percent at...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- As he is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on Friday, Donald Trump will mark one of the best performances for the American stock market for any presidential transition period of the modern era. Democratic President Barack Obama's transition period, which came amid the throes of the 2008 financial crisis, also overlapped a 15.5 percent fall for the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- As he is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on Friday, Donald Trump will mark one of the best performances for the American stock market for any presidential transition period of the modern era. Democratic President Barack Obama's transition period, which came amid the throes of the 2008 financial crisis, also overlapped a 15.5 percent fall for the...

  • *Dollar weighs; Argentina floods keep floor under soy market. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Chicago soybeans slid for a second session on Friday with a strong dollar weighing on prices, although crop-damaging floods in Argentina kept a floor under the market. Soybeans are drawing support from the threat of rain-damage to crops in Argentina, the world's third largest...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 20- U.S. soybeans edged down on Friday, continuing their retreat from a six-month high touched earlier in the week, but the oilseed was headed for a weekly gain of more than 1.5 percent on concerns over potential crop damage in Argentina. *Soybeans draw support from the threat of rain damage to crops in Argentina, a major exporter of soybeans and the top...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to closing remarks before the Bay Area Council 10th Annual Economic Forecast event- 1800 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to attend a meeting of the International Bankers Association of Japan. SOMERSET, United States- Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to closing remarks before the Bay Area Council 10th Annual Economic Forecast event- 1800 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to attend a meeting of the International Bankers Association of Japan. SOMERSET, United States- Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Jan 19- Tensions have increased this week near the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline, with repeated clashes between protesters and police ahead of Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, an unabashed fan of the $3.8 billion project. "It's closing in on the inauguration, and people want to make sure that their voices...

  • Jan 19- A federal appeals court rejected former Sentinel Management Group Inc chief Eric Bloom's bid to void his conviction and 14- year prison sentence over an estimated $666 million fraud that led to the demise of his suburban Chicago firm and a big writedown for Bank of New York Mellon Corp. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Thursday disagreed...

  • *Soybeans snap four-day rally on Argentina rain risks. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat futures settled down 7-1/ 2 cents at $4.23-1/ 2 per bushel. March soybeans ended down 4-3/ 4 cents at $10.70-1/ 4 a bushel while March corn rose 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.66-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- Chicago's $888.7 million of tax-free general obligation bonds fetched hefty yields and coupons on Thursday, as the city paid a stiff market penalty for its fiscal woes. Yields in Chicago's deal were also much fatter than those of other muni bonds carrying the same low-investment grade ratings of BBB-minus from Fitch Ratings and BBB-plus from...

  • President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He was elected to two terms as governor of Georgia, a leading producer of cotton and peanuts, serving from 2003 to 2011.

  • Six police officers suffered minor injuries and one protester was taken to a hospital after a clash between law enforcement and opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the clash occurred Wednesday night at a blockaded bridge near the protesters' main encampment along the route of the $3.8...