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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4- Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company's jobs site. The online retailer has dabbled in food delivery before but its move to form a dedicated division called...

  • *Next week's USDA report in view. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 4- Chicago wheat edged higher after touching a five-year low on Friday, and corn also inched up as investors covered short positions in both grains after recent declines. The modest bounce for grains was due after recent lows, as traders tried to avoid selling too aggressively before next Friday's monthly...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- The dog days of summer turn out to have quite a bite, as investors have been roiled by the longest bout of volatility in U.S. equities in four years. A combination of nerve-wracking events- weak data out of China, uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's plans for raising interest rates, and leveraged bets by hedge funds that went the wrong way resulted...

  • Ann E. Harris, of Monongahela, helped funnel the money into the 33,000- square-foot mansion in Sewickley, a $260,000 Ferrari and a $237,000 down payment on a swimming pool, according to a conspiracy charge filed Thursday by federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh. The person is described as the controlling officer of Automated Health Systems Inc., a suburban...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Rick Scott, NASA and Boeing officials, and a bevy of former astronauts, gathered at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the grand opening of Boeing's commercial crew and cargo processing facility. Boeing is one of two private U.S. companies contracted by NASA to transport space station astronauts from...

  • *Next week's USDA report in view. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 4- Chicago wheat edged higher after touching a five-year low on Friday, and corn steadied as investors covered short positions in both grains after recent declines. The modest bounce for grains was due after recent lows, as traders tried to avoid selling too aggressively before next Friday's monthly U.S....

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly higher in early trading Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery gained. 50 cent to $4.5720 a bushel; December corn was 1.25 cents higher at $3.6260 a bushel; December oats were 1.25 cent higher at 2.24 a bushel; while November soybeans lost. 50 cent to 8.6860 a bushel. October live cattle was. 63 cent lower at...

  • *Corn under pressure from near-record U.S. harvest. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 4- Chicago wheat steadied after touching a five-year low on Friday but remained on course for a fourth straight weekly loss in the face of stiff export competition from northern hemisphere harvests. Corn edged higher after nudging a three-week low earlier in the session and soybeans also...

  • Sears Hometown posts 2Q profit Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 6:06 AM ET

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. _ Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $1.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Hoffman Estates, Illinois- based company said it had profit of 7 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • MILWAUKEE— Gearheads converged on the Harley-Davidson Museum on Friday to show off, talk shop and get started on a weekend motorcycle rally and custom bike show. Tents outside the museum featured T-shirts, trinkets made from spare parts, custom pin-striping, Harley's new line, pencil sketches, fine art, industrial art and— of course— custom leather.

  • *Corn falls under pressure of near-record U.S. harvest. Corn fell to a three-week low on expectations of a near-record U.S. harvest flooding the market in the weeks ahead while soybeans ticked higher. The front-month contract is trading around its lowest since 2010. Corn is down 3.7 percent for the week, its second consecutive weekly loss while soybeans have...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 4- U.S. wheat fell for a third consecutive session on Friday to hit a contract low, with ample U.S. stocks remaining uncompetitively priced. Wheat is on track to record its biggest weekly fall in six weeks. *Egypt's government buyer announced that it bought 170,000 tonnes of Russian wheat in its latest tender, extending this season's string of purchases...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part because of the fast-growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. Then comes Florida with 987,663; New Jersey with 478,439; Pennsylvania with 418,792, Massachusetts with 283,568;...

  • Sept 3- Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.. Until now Sam's Club had allowed a third-party auto-buying service to market cars through its website but had not operated its own...

  • NEW YORK— The drugmaker Pfizer says it has completed its roughly $15 billion purchase of the injectable drugmaker and infusion device maker Hospira, expanding its product offerings in a growing medical market. The deal, first announced in February, gives Pfizer a leading position in the global market for injectable drugs, including a new class of lower-cost...

  • *Chicago, Paris wheat fall to fresh contract lows. CHICAGO, Sept 3- U.S. wheat futures sank to multiyear lows on Thursday, weighed down by ample supplies and weak demand for U.S. exports, traders said. Egypt's government buyer is holding an import tender on Thursday and traders are waiting to see if Black Sea origins continue their clean sweep of sales this season.

  • NEW YORK— The television network that gets the most praise from an advocacy group that monitors content featuring gays, lesbians and transgender people has "family" in its name and targets an audience of teenage girls and young women. "We feel it is our responsibility to our viewers to reflect the world that they live in and it's a diverse world," said Karey Burke,...

  • Sept 3- Sam's Club, the membership warehouse club division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, said on Thursday it has tied up with online car-shopping site TrueCar Inc in an effort to boost its auto business. Sam's Club said in a statement that the tie-up would give its members access to more than 10,000 TrueCar dealers and guaranteed savings off the manufacturer's...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed in early trading Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery lost 5.50 cents to $4.7340 a bushel; December corn was. 50 cent lower at $3.67 a bushel; December oats were. 25 cent higher at 2.2460 a bushel; while November soybeans gained 4.50 cents to 8.7860 a bushel. October live cattle was. 88 cent higher at...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- CVS Health Corp said on Thursday its decision to stop selling tobacco products last year led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states where the drugstore chain has a sizeable presence. The September 2014 decision hurt sales, with general merchandise revenue at CVS pharmacies open at least a year falling 7.8 percent in the second...