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  • Pai, a former Justice Department, FCC and Capitol Hill staffer, in December predicted landmark "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 would not last. The son of Indian immigrants who grew up in Kansas, Pai said the commission should take a "weed whacker" to unneeded rules and was harshly critical of many FCC regulations imposed during the Obama administration.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 19- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to aircraft maker Boeing Co, is considering outsourcing up to 85 U.S. supply chain jobs, possibly to a company overseas, according to three people familiar with the plan. Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, has repeatedly criticized U.S. companies for not doing more to keep...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 19- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to aircraft maker Boeing Co, is considering outsourcing up to 85 U.S. supply chain jobs, possibly to a company overseas, according to three people familiar with the plan. Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, has repeatedly criticized U.S. companies for not doing more to keep...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 18- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to aircraft maker Boeing Co, is considering outsourcing up to 85 U.S. supply chain jobs, possibly to a company overseas, according to three people familiar with the plan. The Wichita, Kansas- based maker of aerospace components, which builds 42 Boeing 737 fuselages a month, notified a group of workers...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- A pickup in manufacturing, "widespread" reports of labor shortages and improving business investment set the stage for the Federal Reserve's December rate hike amid signs of steady economic growth across the country, the Fed reported Wednesday in its latest Beige Book compendium of economic conditions. Manufacturers in "most" of the Federal...

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    Freezing rain predicted for many parts of the central Plains and mid-Atlantic US this weekend, drivers warned to stay off the roads, USA Today reports.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 13- U.S. soybean futures rose on Friday on follow-through buying on the U.S. Agriculture Department's surprise cut to its domestic production estimate and ending stocks on Thursday, traders said. said Jason Britt, president at Central States Commodities. At 11:01 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures for March delivery were up 7-3/ 4 cents...

  • *USDA trims estimates for U.S. soybean crop yields, stocks. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 13- Chicago grain and soybean futures edged lower on Friday as a day-earlier rally sparked by some lower-than-expected U.S. government crop estimates stalled in the face of hefty global supplies. CBOT's soft red winter wheat benchmark was down 0.2 percent at $4.25-1/ 4 a bushel but its...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 12- Chicago wheat futures fell for a third session on Thursday as favorable weather forecasts in U.S. and Black Sea growing belts kept prices under pressure ahead of a raft of U.S. government crop data later in the day. The USDA will release reports on U.S. grain stocks, U.S. annual crop production, U.S. winter wheat seeding and world supply and...

  • The secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will not approve or reject the merger but will face the issue of industry consolidation. How Trump responds on those issues- and who he picks to lead the USDA- could determine whether he is able to maintain the strong rural support he demonstrated in the Nov. 8 election. Trump has also met with Elsa Murano,...

  • *Chicago wheat eases, trades near last session's one-week low Corn falls for 3rd day ahead of key U.S. reports, soybeans down. SINGAPORE, Jan 12- Chicago wheat futures slid for a third session on Thursday, trading near one-week lows as the market faced pressure from forecasts of favorable weather in the U.S. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract had...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 12- U.S. wheat held steady on Thursday, lingering near a one-week low, as forecasts for crop friendly weather continued to weigh on prices ahead of a widely watched U.S. Department of Agriculture report later in the session. *The most active wheat futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was little changed at $4.19 a bushel, having closed down 1.9...

  • *Corn, soy sag on risk-avoidance before USDA data. *USDA to release key reports Thursday at 11 a.m. CDT. As of 12:05 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade March wheat was down 10-1/ 2 cents at $4.16-1/ 4 per bushel after dipping to $4.12, its lowest in a week.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 10- Chicago soybean futures slid on Tuesday to fall for three out of four sessions, pressured by expectations of near-record production in South America. "We hear talk about adverse weather in some parts of South America, but fundamentally nothing much has changed." The most-active Chicago Board of Trade soybean contract had dropped 0.7 percent to...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 10- U.S. soybeans fell on Tuesday, retreating after posting gains of more than 1 percent in the previous session, as pressure from ample global supplies outweighed fears of production losses in Argentina. *The USDA said on Monday morning that soybean export inspections totalled 1.457 million tonnes in the latest reporting week, exceeding the high end...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 9- U.S. soybean futures firmed on Monday, settling up 1 percent on some concerns about rain in parts of Argentina curtailing crop production from the world's third largest exporter of the oilseed, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures rose 10-1/ 2 cents at $10.05-1/ 4 a bushel. The USDA said on Monday morning that soybean export...

  • Jan 9- A federal judge has blocked a brother of professional racecar driver and payday loan businessman Scott Tucker from selling bogus debt portfolios to collection agencies, which have used them to get consumers to pay debts they did not owe, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said. The FTC on Dec. 16 filed a civil lawsuit against Joel Tucker and three of his...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 9- U.S. soybean futures firmed on Monday, supported by some concerns about rain in parts of Argentina curtailing crop production from the world's third largest exporter of the oilseed, traders said. At 11:13 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures were up 5-1/ 2 cents at $10.00-1/ 4 a bushel. The USDA said on Monday morning that soybean...

  • 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- 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...