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  • CHICAGO, Dec 5- Citing rising 10- year U.S. Treasury yields and his forecast for about 2.25 percent economic growth next year, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Monday he expects interest rate hikes to continue to rise as the economy improves. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note, which has risen to about 2.4 percent from below 2...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 5- Chicago soybean futures rose on Monday, snapping four sessions of decline on expectations of strong demand, although near-perfect growing conditions in South America capped gains. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 1 percent to $10.37-1/ 4 a bushel by 0331 GMT, having closed down 0.2 percent on Friday.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 5- U.S. wheat rose for a second session on Monday as unfavourable weather threatens U.S. winter production. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.7 percent to $4.07-1/ 4 a bushel after closing up 2.2 percent in the previous session. *Oil prices fell by one percent on Monday as a higher U.S. rig count unsettled markets amid nagging...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the macroeconomic outlook and what it means for New York before the Association for a Better New York- 1330 GMT. PHOENIX- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives a presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before the 53rd annual Economic Forecast...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the site. The group of veterans, including members already gathered at the site, will also finish building a...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- In North Dakota, winter is most definitely coming. Rather than retreat amidst the cold and an order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to vacate by Monday, the Oceti Sakowin camp, the epicenter of pipeline opposition, is growing in size- and quickly winterizing in expectation of harsher weather. Yurts, a round tent popular in the cold tundra of...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Wesley Clark Jr, a writer whose father is retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, met with...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley participates in panel on "Financial Regulation Nine Years on from the GFC-- Where Do We Stand?" PRAGUE- European socialist leaders including UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, Member of the European Parliament Sergei Stanishev, Slovakia Prime Minister...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 2- The junk-rated Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced a bigger, largely bond-financed capital budget a day after a veto by Illinois' governor put a $215 million hole in the district's budget. CPS said it added $600 million in projects to its fiscal 2017 capital plan, bringing the total to $938 million. On Thursday, Republican Governor Bruce...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 2- U.S. corn and wheat futures firmed on Friday on bargain-buying a day after falling to multi-month lows, but both grains posted weekly declines reflecting swelling global supplies. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat settled up 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.04-1/ 4 per bushel and March corn ended up 4-3/ 4 cents at $3.47-1/ 4 a bushel. Expectations of record wheat...

  • A U.S. Labor Department report showed employers in private and public sectors hired more people last month than economists had expected, further strengthening expectations of a hike when the U.S. central bank meets Dec. 13 and 14.. "If it is in the high one hundred on payrolls then everybody is pretty much just yawning at it," said Jeff Weniger, senior strategist at...

  • *Euro one- week implied volatility up before Italy vote. NEW YORK, Dec 2- The dollar fell broadly on Friday after posting gains the last three weeks as a solid, but not spectacular, U.S. non-farm payrolls report stirred doubts about the path of rate increases next year. Analysts, however, said the dollar's weakness was just a short-term correction, a much-needed one,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near the Standing Rock Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have...

  • A U.S. Labor Department report showed employers in private and public sectors hired more people last month than economists had expected, further cementing expectations of an interest rate hike when the U.S. central bank meets Dec. 13 and 14.. "The Fed rate hike being baked in, combined with the presidential transition, made this one an afterthought," said JJ Kinahan,...

  • Dec 2- Wells Fargo& Co said it would "be pleased" to meet with tribal elders from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe before year-end to discuss the U.S. bank's investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline, the company told the tribe in a letter dated Thursday. A Wells Fargo spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the letter, and pictures of the document appeared on Twitter on...