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  • SEATTLE, Jan 6- Boeing Co fell 80 planes short of its goal for new orders in 2016, but likely clinched the title of world's biggest planemaker for another year. Boeing on Friday said it delivered 748 jetliners last year and booked net orders for 668 aircraft worth about $94 billion at list prices. Boeing's delivery total likely means the Chicago- based aerospace...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 6- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on signs of weakening demand for U.S. exports as the South American harvest nears, traders said. "Export business was rather dismal across the board," said Mark Schultz, chief analyst at Northstar Commodity Investment Company. The market also was pricing in the possibility that a slowdown...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 6- Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Friday the central bank could raise interest rates three times this year, faster than he had expected just a few months ago and in line with the majority of his colleagues. "I still think two is not an unreasonable expectation... but it's going to depend on how the data roll out, and if it's a little...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 6- U.S. employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labor market momentum that sets up the economy for stronger growth and further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve this year. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 156,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 6- Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on signs of weakening demand for U.S. exports as the South American harvest nears, traders said. "Export business was rather dismal across the board," said Mark Schultz, chief analyst at Northstar Commodity Investment Company. The market also was pricing in the possibility that a slowdown...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 6- Boeing Co fell 80 planes short of its goal for new orders in 2016, but likely clinched the title of world's biggest planemaker for another year. Boeing on Friday said it delivered 748 jetliners last year and booked net orders for 668 aircraft worth about $94 billion at list prices. Boeing's delivery total likely means the Chicago- based aerospace...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 5- Weak holiday sales by some U.S. department stores have reignited fears that the sector may never recover its growth levels of the past, but some investors are holding out hope for a longer-term recovery. Disappointing sales at Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp, coupled with store closures and layoffs, triggered a selloff in retail stocks this week.

  • *Concern about U.S., east Europe weather supports. HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, Jan 6- Chicago wheat rose again on Friday, supported by a combination of short-covering before investment fund portfolio changes and concerns about bad weather in the United States and eastern Europe, along with the impact of a weaker dollar this week. "Chicago Board of Trade most-active March...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 5- Weak holiday sales by some U.S. department stores have reignited fears that the sector may never recover its growth levels of the past, but some investors are holding out hope for a longer-term recovery. Disappointing sales at Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp, coupled with store closures and layoffs, triggered a selloff in retail stocks this week.

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 5- U.S. wheat futures rose 1.6 percent to their highest in nearly six weeks on Thursday on a round of short-covering after weakening overnight, traders said. "Wheat is just incredibly cheap compared to the other ag markets," said Terry Reilly, grains analyst with Futures International in Chicago. Wheat also found technical support after the benchmark...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 5- Scientists have shown conclusively that treatment not only improves the health of people infected with HIV, it also stops transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. But the roadmap is tentative, and complicated: it would keep the Medicaid expansion and the new individual insurance plans in place and delay major changes for up to three years.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 5- U.S. wheat futures rose to their highest in nearly six weeks on Thursday on a round of short-covering after weakening overnight, traders said. "Wheat is just incredibly cheap compared to the other ag markets," said Terry Reilly, grains analyst with Futures International in Chicago. At 10:20 a.m. CST, CBOT March soft red winter wheat was up 6 cents at...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 5- U.S. grain and soybean futures edged lower on Thursday in a pause from a day-earlier rally, as traders waited for further indications on weather risks and portfolio rebalancing by funds that have supported prices in the face of big global supplies. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract was down 0.6 percent at $10.09-1/ 2 a...

  • That will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans who do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance or Medicaid, and who are too young to enroll in Medicare. But repeal of the ACA will also raise the cost of Medicare for current and future enrollees. But it is clear that Republicans, rather than fix the existing system's problems, intend to...

  • Jan 4- Department store chains Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp cut their profit forecasts for the year on Wednesday, after holiday season sales for both retailers fell more than expected, pushing shares in the retail sector down in extended trading. Macy's shares were down 9.7 percent at $32.37 and Kohl's shares plunged 14.7 percent to $44.25 after hours.

  • "We got down to the bottom end of the range on beans," said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. At 10:22 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures were up 13-3/ 4 cents at $10.08-3/ 4 a bushel. CBOT March soft red winter wheat was 3-3/ 4 cents higher at $4.10-1/ 4 a bushel and K.C. March hard red winter wheat gained 5-1/ 2 cents to $4.19-1/ 2 a...

  • *CBOT wheat ticks down, Kansas firm as crop ratings fall. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 4- Chicago soybeans inched higher on Wednesday as the dollar eased, encouraging the oilseed market to break a three-day slide, although favourable harvest prospects in South America kept a lid on prices. Chicago wheat dipped but Kansas futures were higher after the U.S. government...

  • The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the payments also resolve charges that TransUnion and Equifax lured consumers into enrolling in credit services advertised as free or costing only $1, but which could cost more than $200 a year. TransUnion will reimburse $13.93 million to consumers and pay a $3 million civil fine, while Equifax will...