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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 1.40 cents higher at $4.26 a bushel; May corn was up. 60 cent at $3.5840 a bushel; May oats was down 1.60 cents at $2.3320 a bushel while May soybeans lost. 20 cent to $9.7160 a bushel. April live cattle was. 33 cent higher at $1.2100 a pound; March feeder...

  • *Targets $3 bln boost to free cashflow by 2021. LONDON, March 29- BP has no plan to build new refineries despite growing oil production and will focus on modernising existing plants while expanding its network of filling stations to generate $3 billion in additional cash. Refining of crude oil into fuels such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel has for years been the...

  • Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that it will offer the tablets to U.S.-bound passengers in first and business class, along with vouchers for free onboard Wi-Fi starting on April 2. Etihad's hub in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, was among the cities affected. The government-owned carrier operates 45 flights a week to six American cities:...

  • CHICAGO, March 29- Global commodities trader Cargill Inc on Wednesday reported a sharply higher quarterly profit led by strong results from its food ingredients and animal protein businesses. The privately held company said adjusted operating earnings rose 50 percent to $715 million in the third quarter ended Feb. 28, from $476 million in the same quarter a...

  • *Wheat extends two-day gains to 1.6 pct. LONDON, March 29- Chicago wheat futures rose on Wednesday, boosted by short covering ahead of a closely watched U.S. plantings report on Friday, while corn and soybeans also edged up. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.7 percent to $4.27-1/ 2 a bushel by 1122 GMT, having closed up 0.9 percent on...

  • *Targets $3 bln boost to free cashflow by 2021. LONDON, March 29- BP has no plan to build new refineries despite growing oil production and will focus on modernising existing plants while expanding its network of filling stations to generate $3 billion in additional cash. Refining of crude oil into fuels such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel has for years been the...

  • WESTCHESTER, Ill. _ Fenix Parts Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.8 million in its third quarter. The Westchester, Illinois- based company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share. Keywords: Fenix Parts, Earnings Report.

  • *Targets $3 bln boost to free cashflow by 2021. LONDON, March 29- BP plans to sell more refineries without investing in new plants despite growing oil production and will focus on modernizing existing operations while expanding its network of filling stations to generate $3 billion in additional cash. Refining of crude oil into fuels such as gasoline, diesel and...

  • CHICAGO— Environmental groups that have hired scores of new lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from President Donald Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and would roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming. Even so, "this is not what most people elected Trump to do;...

  • SYDNEY, March 29- U.S. wheat edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from a more than two-month low touched in the previous session, though forecasts of crop-friendly weather provided a ceiling to gains. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $4.25 a bushel, having closed up 0.9 percent on Tuesday. The fundamentals remain...

  • SYDNEY, March 29- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Wednesday as expectations for increased plantings in North America, along with already ample global supplies, kept the oilseed tethered near a five-month low. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.1 percent to $9.70-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed little changed in the previous session.

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Wall Street followed gains in stocks globally on Tuesday after U.S. consumer confidence soared to a more than 16- year high, while the U.S. dollar bounced from a four-month low to post its best day in nearly a month. On Wall Street, cyclical sectors led the way higher after the strong consumer confidence data boosted investor views that the U.S....

  • *Trade awaits USDA plantings and stocks reports due Friday. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat settled up 3-3/ 4 cents at $4.24-1/ 2 per bushel. CBOT May corn ended up 2 cents at $3.57-3/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans rose 1/ 2 cent at $9.72 a bushel.

  • *U.S. consumer confidence hits 16- year high. March 28- U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Tuesday, with financial and energy shares surging as data showed U.S. consumer confidence soaring to a more than 16- year high. The S&P 500' s best day in nearly two weeks came after a record-setting rally for stocks in the wake of President Donald Trump's election in November...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • NEW YORK— In a story March 22 about the impact of a warmer winter on small businesses, The Associated Press misidentified a Fremont, New Hampshire, company that promotes snowmobile races. Its name is Rock Maple Racing, not Maple Rock Racing. NEW YORK— The big snowstorm in the U.S.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. But booming Texas is still belt-tightening in the wake of sagging energy prices. The $106.3 billion package, approved 31-0, doesn't fully fund...