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  • TAIPEI, Sept 30- A U.S. state regulator has found the Chicago banking branch of Taiwan's Mega Financial Holding Co has not met required compliance controls, the president of the Taiwanese financial firm told Reuters on Friday. President Bruce L.Y. Yang said financial regulators had uncovered problems with internal controls at the Chicago branch of Mega...

  • *USDA data to show supplies ahead of expected record crop. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 30- Chicago soybean futures were little changed on Friday as the market drifted ahead of a U.S. stocks report that will show how large supplies of the oilseed were before what is expected to be a record 2016 harvest. Caution ahead of the USDA stocks report has helped put a floor under the...

  • *Analysts polled by Reuters expected USDA at midday on Friday to show stocks of corn, soybeans and wheat as of Sept. 1 larger than at the same time in 2015.. *USDA on Thursday morning reported export sales of U.S. soybeans in the latest week at 1,692,900 tonnes, topping a range of trade expectations for 1.1 million to 1.3 million. *USDA on Thursday morning said that...

  • Jeffrey Pearlman, 49, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, becoming the latest individual to face prosecution in connection with probes involving Insys' drug Subsys. Prosecutors did not identify Insys by name, but a LinkedIn profile for Pearlman showed he worked at Insys from 2012 to 2015, and the description of...

  • Sept 29- Boeing Co is close to clinching a large sale of widebody jetliners to Qatar Airways, a deal that moved closer with the recent U.S. approval of Boeing fighter jet sales to the Gulf nation, according to two people familiar with the situation. Qatar Airways is in the process of firming up the order, which it was due to have placed at July's Farnborough airshow, but...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana's tax amnesty program last year brought in more than twice as much revenue as the General Assembly expected and cleared the delinquent status of about 77,000 individual and business taxpayers, the state Department of Revenue said. That was more than double the $90 million anticipated by the General Assembly and represented a third of...

  • Jeffrey Pearlman, 49, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, becoming the latest individual to face prosecution in connection with probes involving Insys' drug Subsys. Prosecutors did not identify Insys by name, but a LinkedIn profile for Pearlman showed he worked at Insys from 2012 to 2015, and the description of...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— In a story Sept. 23 about the purchase of a ranch near the site of a pipeline protest in North Dakota, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the purchase by Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners is exempt from the state's law against corporate-owned farms. North Dakota's attorney general has asked Energy Transfer to explain how the land...

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak at 4:00 p.m. ET. Sept 29- Wall Street was lower in choppy trading late Thursday morning after two straight days of gains, pulled lower by Apple and healthcare stocks. The stock was the biggest drag on Wall Street.

  • *Oil company shares add to gains after OPEC deal. NEW YORK, Sept 29- Energy shares buoyed global stocks on Thursday as crude prices added to the previous session's gains on optimism over a plan among OPEC members to curb output. The expected agreement lifted the currencies of crude-producing countries like Norway and Canada overnight while the safe-haven...

  • *Prices up 8 pct since news of OPEC cuts; WTI at month-high. *OPEC plans to cut 700,000 bpd, glut at 1.0-1.5 million bpd. OPEC said other details of the plan will be known at its policy meeting in November, leaving unanswered when the agreement will come into effect, what new quotas for member countries will be and for what periods, and how compliance will be verified.

  • "Nobody wants to really make a commitment one way or the other," said Bill Gentry, a broker at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, Indiana. At 10:15 a.m. CDT Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were up 3-1/ 4 cents at $9.48-3/ 4 a bushel. USDA on Thursday morning reported export sales of U.S. soybeans in the latest week at 1,692,900 tonnes, topping a...

  • *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak at 4:00 p.m. ET. Sept 29- Wall Street was lower in choppy trading late Thursday morning, pulled lower by Apple and healthcare stocks. The stock was the biggest drag on Wall Street.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery was 7.40 cents lower at $3.9820 a bushel; December corn was fell. 40 cent at $3.2960 bushel; December oats was 2 cents higher at $1.76 a bushel; while November soybeans rose 2.20 cents to $9.5240 a bushel. October live cattle was. 75 cent higher at...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 29- Chicago soybean and corn futures each rose about 1 percent on Thursday as rain forecasts maintained some uncertainty about the U.S. harvest and countered pressure from a record production outlook. Wheat edged higher as adverse weather in Australia raised doubts over what has also been tipped to be a bumper crop in the southern...

  • Sept 29- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Chef Boyardee pasta and Hunt's ketchup, reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by lower demand for its grocery, snacks and frozen food items. The Chicago- based company's net sales fell 4.6 percent to $2.67 billion, missing the average analysts' estimate of $2.73 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • NEW YORK— ConAgra's first-quarter profit easily Wall Street expectations as lower costs offset a decline in sales. ConAgra Foods Inc. is working through a split into two independent companies called ConAgra Brands and Lamb Weston. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share.

  • You are nervous about what the tests will show, but at least you do not have to worry about hospital bills- you have Medicare, so you can relax about healthcare coverage. Not if you are in the hospital under "observation status"- a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too sick to be allowed to go home.

  • You are nervous about what the tests will show, but at least you do not have to worry about hospital bills- you have Medicare, so you can relax about healthcare coverage. Not if you are in the hospital under "observation status"- a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too sick to be allowed to go home.

  • You are nervous about what the tests will show, but at least you do not have to worry about hospital bills- you have Medicare, so you can relax about healthcare coverage. Not if you are in the hospital under "observation status"- a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too sick to be allowed to go home.