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  • BISMARCK, N.D.— It took North Dakota's leading oil industry group, the state's lone congressman and an oil billionaire from Oklahoma to lure Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to Bismarck. Kevin Cramer and Continental Resources Chairman Harold Hamm, both of whom are Trump supporters. North Dakota's 28 delegates— at least those who had committed— were...

  • WINNIPEG, May 25- U.S. soybean futures jumped 3 percent on Wednesday, the biggest gain for the most-active contract in two weeks, boosted by concerns about a possible shortage of soymeal from Argentina. Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans gained 30-3/ 4 cents at $10.85-1/ 2 a bushel, touching a one-week high. "It's all on the meal market," said Bill Gary, president of...

  • NEW YORK— Real estate agents are flummoxed by a housing market that's still trying to recover a decade after its historic collapse. "Our team is doing well, but I think in general, if there were more houses to sell, we'd be doing so much better," says Mark Ferguson, a sales team leader with the Pro Realty agency in Greeley, Colorado. He had nearly $5.8 million in sales during...

  • WINNIPEG, May 25- U.S. soybean futures jumped more than 2 percent on Wednesday, boosted by concerns about a possible shortage of soymeal from Argentina. Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans was up 22-3/ 4 cents, or 2.2 percent, at $10.77-1/ 2 a bushel at 10:14 a.m. CDT. "It's all on the meal market," said Bill Gary, president of Commodity Information Systems.

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

  • "And they'll have windshield wipers, so when they're dirty or get water on them, you can wipe it up," said Azariah Drungo, a fifth-grader at Public School 307 in Brooklyn. "As an African-American in the tech industry it can be a very, very small community," said Landon Fears, a software engineer at Brooklyn- based Flocabulary and one of the mentors taking part in the program,...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— In a move that would allow craft brewers the freedom to make boozier beers, Ohio lawmakers have voted to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer that's been on the books since just after Prohibition. Ohio legislators this week followed the lead of other states in voting to get rid of the 12 percent cap to make life easier for the booming craft beer...

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  • EVANSVILLE, Ind. _ Shoe Carnival Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $10.7 million. Shoe Carnival expects full-year earnings to be $1.58 to $1.65 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.01 billion to $1.03 billion. Shoe Carnival shares have risen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • INDIANAPOLIS _ Hhgregg Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $9.1 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Indianapolis- based company said it had a loss of 33 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 34 cents per share.

  • "It's sort of a situation where nobody, really, is going to end up looking good," said James Stevenson, director of North American coal for analyst firm IHS. Nationwide, self-bonding in the coal-mining industry tops $3.3 billion. That includes $2.3 billion in IOUs that the three biggest bankrupt coal companies— Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal and Peabody— owe in...

  • In his 104- page public financial disclosure report, the presumptive Republican nominee reported holding investments in companies like Ford Motor Co., Apple Inc. and the parent company of the maker of Oreo cookies— all businesses that he's assailed for outsourcing or, in Apple's case, not agreeing to crack into iPhones for police or federal law enforcement in...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Andersons Inc, an Ohio- based grain merchant set up about 70 years ago as a truck terminal, has rejected a $1 billion hostile takeover bid from HC2 Holdings Inc, a company run by former hedge fund manager Philip Falcone. It also has stakes in four ethanol plants which it manages in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Iowa; leases and manages a fleet of more than...

  • *Poor weather in South America fuels harvest concerns. CHICAGO, May 17- U.S. grain and soy futures jumped on Tuesday as investors sunk money into commodities, extending a run-up in prices linked to poor weather that has hurt harvests in South America. The gains were "really more of a capital flow issue more than anything else," said Steve Erdman, president of broker EFG...

  • Among the states affected are Florida and Oklahoma, which have been among the leaders in executions since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.. Drug scarcity is also an obstacle for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming. Ohio, which has executed 53 inmates since...

  • *Poor weather in South America has fueled harvest concerns. The advances were "really more of a capital flow issue more than anything else," said Steve Erdman, president of broker EFG Group in Chicago. July soybeans were up 1.4 percent at $10.79-3/ 4 a bushel by 12:30 p.m. CDT at the Chicago Board of Trade, while July soymeal gained 2 percent to $368.40 per short ton.

  • May 17- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is making the opioid antidote naloxone available without a prescription in all its pharmacies in New Mexico, part of a plan to make the drug readily available in 35 states by the end of this year. The drugstore chain has already made naloxone available without a prescription in Alabama, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New...

  • *SandRidge sets pre-packaged bankruptcy deal. *SandRidge has assets of $7.0 billion, debt of $4.0 billion. As of March 31, SandRidge estimated it had total assets of $7.0 billion and total debt of $4.0 billion, and Breitburn listed assets of $4.7 billion and liabilities of $3.4 billion.

  • NEW YORK/ WELLINGTON, May 16- Erik Duhaime is a passive stock market investor, but he isn't afraid to short Donald Trump or go long on Hillary Clinton. "This is probably one of the ways I restrain myself from being active in the stock market," said Duhaime, a PhD student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, who checks the site a few times a...

  • FORMER DEUTSCHE BANK MANAGING DIRECTOR MARTYN DODGSON SENTENCED TO 4-1/ 2 YEARS IN JAIL IN UK INSIDER DEALING CASE-FCA.