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  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 2 cents a bale higher at $4.66 a bushel; July corn was 4.50 cents higher at $4.0220 bushel; July oats was 2.50 cents higher at $1.9140 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 22.50 cents to $10.7720 a bushel. June live cattle was. 08 cent higher at...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- Oil prices were up more than 1 percent on Wednesday, with market bulls targeting $50 a barrel and beyond, on expectations the U.S. government will report a large crude stockpiles drawdown for last week. The American Petroleum Institute, a trade group, said on Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories fell by 5.1 million barrels in the week to May 20, twice...

  • The world's biggest burger chain also told employees to work from home last year, when protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union gathered outside its buildings. The push for a $15 minimum wage began in 2012. In the first quarter, McDonald's reported $1.1 billion in profits on sales of $5.9 billion.

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday. Most of the new screeners will be sent to the nation's busiest airports in...

  • LONDON, May 25- Keeping the status quo may well be what the British government wants after its June 23 referendum on European Union membership, but a sigh of relief in the financial world could bring its own short-term economic policy headaches. With a month to go to the referendum, the economic and financial risks of' Brexit' dominate headlines from the Treasury,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration has ousted its head of security operations and put new leadership in charge of screening operations at a major international airport, but long checkpoint lines and travel headaches already pervading the busy summer travel season are likely to continue. Kelly Hoggan was removed from his post as the...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Oil prices rose on Tuesday as investors anticipated a weekly drawdown in U.S. crude inventories that they hoped would boost prices closer to $50 a barrel, while a rally on Wall Street also lent support. "We're gearing up on expectations that the wildfires in Canada may finally be showing up in U.S. crude inventory numbers," said Phil Flynn, analyst at...

  • Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber's second-ranking Democrat, expressed deep reservations on Tuesday with a Puerto Rico debt relief bill being debated by a House of Representatives panel this week. Lawmakers are trying to enact a bill to prevent further economic and social chaos in Puerto Rico, where the government faces a July 1 debt payment of $1.9 billion.

  • WINNIPEG, May 24- Chicago wheat rose on Tuesday, lifted by short-covering and concerns about unfavorable rains for maturing U.S. crops. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat added 2 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $4.64 a bushel. Chicago July corn eased 1/ 4 cent to $3.97-1/ 2 a bushel, losing on trades against wheat on expectations that livestock operations might replace some...

  • *Wall Street rally helps oil; strong dollar makes no impact. NEW YORK, May 24- Oil prices rose on Tuesday as investors anticipated a weekly drawdown in U.S. crude inventories that they hoped would boost prices closer to $50 a barrel, while a rally on Wall Street also lent support. "We're gearing up on expectations that the wildfires in Canada may finally be showing up in...

  • *USDA reports second US soybean sale to unknown in 2 days. WINNIPEG, May 24- Chicago soybean futures rose on Tuesday, shaking off earlier losses, on support from higher soymeal prices and fresh export sales. Chicago Board of Trade's July soybean contract climbed 6 cents, or 0.6 percent. to $10.64-1/ 2 a bushel by 10:37 a.m. CDT, having closed 1.5 percent lower on Monday.

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was 7 cents a bale higher at $4.69 a bushel; July corn was 3.25 cents higher at $4.01 bushel; July oats was. 25 cent higher at $1.8960 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 6 cents to $10.6440 a bushel. June live cattle was. 58 cent lower at $1.1758 a pound; May...

  • The disparity is stark: workers in Grand Rapids, Michigan had the highest rate of access in the U.S. at 71 percent, but only 23 percent of workers in McAllen, Texas did, making it the lowest in the country. Not doing so could mean facing a population unable to take care of itself in the future, which could put undue strain on programs like Medicaid, food assistance...

  • The electronics retailer said second-quarter profit will be impacted partly due to a supply disruption for some high-margin products after an earthquake in Japan and due to investments in services launched last September. Chief Executive Hubert Joly said he expects the supply disruption from Japan to be limited and a rebound in demand when supply resumes.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, May 24- Chicago soybean futures lost more ground on Tuesday as rapidly progressing planting in the U.S. Midwest prompted investors to close out some long positions after a recent rally fueled by weather damage to Argentina's harvest. Chicago Board of Trade's most-active soybean contract dropped 1.3 percent to $10.45-1/ 4 a bushel by 1133 GMT,...

  • CHICAGO, May 24- MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it will partner with Japan's SoftBank Corp and its robot' Pepper' to offer payment services in Asia, as it gradually allows customers to pay from different gadgets like fitness bands and refrigerators. Pepper is being used as a waiter, salesman and customer service representative in about 500 companies in Japan,...

  • CHICAGO, May 23- Chicago would increase its annual contribution to its laborers' retirement system, as would newer workers, in order to save the fund from insolvency, under an agreement in principle announced on Monday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and unions. Chicago needs the Illinois legislature to approve later this year a five-year phase-in of the higher...

  • NEW YORK, May 23- Traders in the options market are looking for a big move in Sarepta Therapeutics Inc shares this week when U.S. regulators are due to decide whether the company can market the experimental drug eteplirsen to treat mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a muscle-wasting disease. An advisory panel to FDA has recommended against...

  • CHICAGO, May 23- End-users stocking up on hams for the winter holidays pushed their total in U.S. cold storage warehouses in April beyond their five-year averages, an analyst said following Monday's government monthly cold storage report. He added that last month's increased ham stocks also likely reflected product awaiting shipment that was initially...