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  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 13- Chicago soybean futures edged lower on Tuesday, extending the previous session's deep losses after a U.S. government report showed production outstripping demand. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract fell 0.4 percent to $9.60-1/ 4 a bushel 1105 GMT, having closed down 1.6 percent on Monday. Wheat dropped 0.6 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 13- Chicago soybean futures edged up on Tuesday, recouping some of the previous session's deep losses, although a key U.S. government report showing production outstripping demand continued to keep a lid on gains. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract climbed 0.4 percent to $9.67-3/ 4 a bushel 0259 GMT, having closed down 1.6...

  • *USDA raises soybean production forecast. "The soybean figure was eye popping and suggests that the big bean crop continues to get bigger," said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities, a brokerage firm in Iowa. Before the USDA released its estimate, the contract traded at $9.90, its highest price in more than two weeks.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West told Posey Sen she was guilty of buying counterfeit drugs and looked like a "deer in the headlights," court records say. Earlier that year, managers at the FDA's Maryland- based Office of...

  • LONDON/ SHANGHAI/ SEOUL, Sept 7- Standardized testing giant ACT Inc continues to partner with Asian test-preparation operators, despite widespread cheating at overseas education centers it licenses. In the past year, ACT Inc has also licensed a Chinese company to operate an " ACT Club" to promote the test in China. According to its website, ACT Club has an exclusive...

  • Aug 30- A delegation of soybean buyers from China signed agreements on Tuesday to purchase 146 million bushels, or nearly 4 million tonnes, of U.S. soybeans at a signing ceremony in Indianapolis, according to the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Some of the purchase agreements between U.S. exporters and buyers from China, the world's top soybean importer, are believed...

  • ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug 26- Bumper corn and soybean crops are expected in the United States this fall but the harvests will likely fall short of records projected by the U.S. government, according to estimates released on Friday from farm advisory service Pro Farmer at the end of its annual Midwest crop tour. The tour sampled fields in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa,...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 26- Wheat futures traded in Chicago dropped to their lowest prices in nearly a decade on Friday, pressured by ample supplies. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active December wheat dropped 15 cents, or 3.5 percent, to $4.08-3/ 4 per bushel at 11:07 a.m. CDT. Technical selling and grain handlers' efforts to move U.S. winter wheat supplies to...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, Aug 26- Chicago soybeans were on track for a weekly decline of almost 3 percent on Friday as a keenly watched U.S. crop-tour pegged above-average yields across the Midwest region. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active soybean contract has shed 2.7 percent this week, based on prices at 1130 GMT, its first such drop in three weeks.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 26- Chicago soybeans were on track on Friday for a weekly decline of almost three percent as a keenly watched U.S. crop-tour pegged above-average yields across key producing Midwest. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract has shed 2.8 percent this week, its first such drop in three weeks. Soybean potential in eastern Iowa looked on...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 26- U.S. soybeans rose for the first time in four sessions on Friday as prices edged up from a two-week low, but the oilseed is heading for a weekly loss of more than 2.5 percent as a U.S. crop tour pegged prospects for the crop at above average. Soybean potential in eastern Iowa looked on par with recent years. *Late on Wednesday, the tour reported...

  • The list price of the drug will remain the same, but the company said it would increase the maximum copay assistance program to $300 from $100 for patients who pay for the 2- pak in cash or who are covered by a commercial health insurer. The price of EpiPen has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 since it was acquired by Mylan in 2007.. Ronny Gal, an analyst with Bernstein,...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 25- Chicago soybean futures slid for a third consecutive session on Thursday, giving up 3 percent to their lowest since mid-August, as a widely watched crop tour reported bumper prospects across the U.S. Late on Wednesday, the tour reported above-average soybean pod counts in Illinois and the western portion of Iowa.

  • The list price of the drug will remain the same, but the company said it would increase the maximum copay assistance program to $300 from $100 for patients who pay for the 2- pak in cash or who are covered by a commercial health insurer. The price of EpiPen has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 since it was acquired by Mylan in 2007.. Ronny Gal, an analyst with Bernstein,...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 25- Chicago soybean futures slid for a third consecutive session on Thursday, diving 2 percent to their lowest since mid-August, as a widely watched crop tour reported bumper prospects across the U.S. Late on Wednesday, the tour reported above-average soybean pod counts in Illinois and the western portion of Iowa. "I think the beans have a...

  • Aug 25- Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a day after Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined lawmakers in criticizing the drug's high price. The price of the product, acquired in 2007, has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 in 2008.

  • Aug 25- Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a day after Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined lawmakers in criticizing the drug's high price. The company, which did not lower the drug's list price, said it would reduce the patient cost of EpiPen...

  • Midwest Crop Tour scouted impressive crops in central Illinois, following its observation a day earlier of above-average soybean pod counts in Nebraska and Indiana. U.S. soybeans benefit from strong demand, due to production shortfalls in South America, "but we're still going to have a big crop," said Bill Gary, president of Commodity Information Systems in...

  • The annual four-day Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour late on Tuesday reported above-average soybean pod counts in Nebraska and Indiana. U.S. soybeans benefit from strong demand, due to production shortfalls in South America, "but we're still going to have a big crop," said Bill Gary, president of Commodity Information Systems in Oklahoma City. Most-active November...