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  • NEW YORK, July 21- Donald Trump has said a lot of things that, were he a sitting U.S. president instead of a candidate for the job, could be expected to roil financial markets. Should Trump win the Nov. 8 election, some investors said, it is not clear how the New York businessman could push through policies that clash with mainstream Republican party views on free trade...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- World equity markets were little changed on Thursday, with the key U.S. Dow and S&P stock indexes hovering below record highs, while the euro fell, erasing earlier gains spurred by the European Central Bank's decision to refrain from more stimuli. U.S. and European equity markets have been on a tear due to upbeat company earnings and encouraging...

  • NEW YORK— McDonald's will become the first major corporation to collaborate with the makers with the wildly popular "Pokemon Go." The company, based outside of Chicago, will partner with the developer Niantic in Japan where, to the frustration of legions of would-be players, the game has yet to launch. But no company has officially partnered with Niantic before now.

  • CHICAGO— U.S. prosecutors have charged the alleged owner of one of the world's largest file-sharing websites, Kickass Torrents, with distributing millions of copies of copyrighted movies, music, video games, TV shows, e-books and software valued at more than $1 billion. In a criminal complaint unsealed this week in Chicago, where some of the site's servers were...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery was 2.50 cents a bale lower at $4.1010 a bushel; Sept. corn was 4 cents lower at $3.3340 bushel; Sept. oats was unchanged at $2.0560 a bushel; while August soybeans gained 1 cent to $10.28 a bushel. August live cattle was. 55 cent lower at $1.0888 a...

  • "Right now they are focusing on mostly normal temperatures after this heat rolls through, which is only going to last two to three days," said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Fowler, Indiana. At 9:48 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures were down 4 cents at $3.40-1/ 4 a bushel. "We are in a bearish market, the USDA reports have been showing pretty...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Accounting firm KPMG has resigned as the auditor for Visium Asset Management, according to a letter sent to investors of the embattled hedge fund firm this week. Jacob Gottlieb, Visium's managing partner, noted that it hired accountants PKF O'Connor Davies LLP to perform 2015 audits for its hedge funds, which are being liquidated.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Accounting firm KPMG has resigned as the auditor for Visium Asset Management, according to a letter sent to investors of the embattled hedge fund firm this week. Jacob Gottlieb, Visium's managing partner, noted that it hired accountants PKF O'Connor Davies LLP to perform 2015 audits for its hedge funds, which are being liquidated.

  • SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's foray into the barbecue-loving Midwest has gone up in smoke with the closing of its year-old Chicago restaurant. The Syracuse- based chain of barbeque and live music joints told Chicago media outlets Wednesday that its eatery on the Windy City's North Side would close up for good that night. The closing of the Chicago...

  • CHICAGO _ Gatx Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $61.2 million. Gatx shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Access a Zacks stock report on GATX at http://www.zacks.com/ap/GATX.

  • CHICAGO _ PrivateBancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $50.4 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. PrivateBancorp shares have climbed roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO _ Lawson Products Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $172,000. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Lawson Products shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. _ Dover Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $118.3 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.72 billion.

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 21- Chicago wheat rose 1 percent on Thursday, taking a breather after a near four percent decline in the past two days under pressure from large global stocks and bumper output from the U.S. winter crop. Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active wheat contract gained 1 percent at $4.17 a bushel by 1000 GMT. "We are in a bearish market, the USDA reports...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received U.S. antitrust approval for their $107 billion merger on Wednesday, bringing the largest-ever consumer products deal a big step closer to completion. The deal has already been cleared by Australia, Europe and South Africa, and AB InBev said it still expects closure this year.

  • SINGAPORE, July 21- Chicago corn edged higher on Thursday as the market took a breather after dropping to a two-week low in the previous session on forecasts of favorable U.S. crop weather. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract rose 0.2 percent to $3.45 a bushel by 0247 GMT, having lost 5.2 percent the last two days. "We are in a bearish market, the USDA...

  • SYDNEY, July 21- U.S. corn rose for the first time in three sessions on Thursday, rebounding from a two-week low, although gains were curbed by milder weather forecasts that eased fears of potential yield losses from the Midwest. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.2 percent to $3.45 a bushel, having closed down 1.2 percent in the...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received approval for their $107 billion merger from U.S. antitrust regulators on Wednesday after the companies agreed to unload beer assets and preserve competition from independent craft brewers. The Belgian brewer will make concessions beyond its publicly stated offer to sell it stake in...

  • The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois on Tuesday, alleges that horse feed produced by ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc was contaminated with monensin, a feed additive that is poisonous to horses. Plaintiffs Beth Berarov of Michigan and Annelisa Bindra of South Carolina said several of their horses died or suffered weakened heart muscles...

  • DEERFIELD, Ill. _ Essendant Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $12.9 million. Essendant expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.15 to $2.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $5.4 billion to $5.48 billion. Essendant shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year.