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  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. factory activity edged up in May after slowing for two straight months and private employers stepped up hiring, suggesting the economy is regaining speed after struggling at the start of the year. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity ticked up to a reading of 54.9 last month from 54.8 in April.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in May, signaling that the labor market was rapidly tightening amid a firming economy, which could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this month. Claims for eight states, including California, had to be estimated. "The report suggests tomorrow's jobs report will support a June...

  • ZURICH, May 31- Novartis warned on Wednesday that price pressure on its generics drugs in the United States has intensified in the second quarter, cutting into its Sandoz division's sales growth in the world's largest healthcare market. The Swiss drugmaker, which is holding an investor event in Boston, also said in a statement that it continued to review "all...

  • Protesters hold a wooden coffin with an upside down donkey representing the Democratic party in downtown Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia,

    A new Democratic political action committee wants to plant progressive candidates in the Midwest and Appalachia, Vox reports.

  • In an order dated May 22, Wall Street's top regulator said it would suspend any cases in which a defendant will have an option to appeal a case before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers the states of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. The SEC's order comes after that same appeals court earlier this month declined to reconsider the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended some of its pending in-house court cases, after a Denver- based federal appeals court found the agency had violated the Constitution in how it hired its administrative law judges. In an order dated May 22, the SEC said it would suspend any cases in which a defendant will have an option to...

  • BEIJING, May 23- As a controversial U.S. investment visa scheme comes under fresh criticism, Sam Walls of Little Rock, Arkansas, faces a different problem as he courts wealthy Chinese. Walls, who is 47 and does not speak Mandarin, spent three months in China last year promoting the project, often travelling by high-speed rail between Beijing and Shanghai.

  • Voters wait in a line that wraps around the building and down the block outside the Eastern Market polling station to cast their ballots in the 2016 Presidential Elections in Washington, on November , 2016.

    The execuitve order establishes a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression throughout the American election system. NBC News reports.

  • *China soybean imports rise 13.4 percent in April. LONDON, May 8- Chicago soybean futures fell on Monday as the prospect of increased plantings in the United States more than offset strong demand for the oilseed from China. Dealers, however, said that the market remained underpinned by strong demand from China.

  • SINGAPORE, May 8- Chicago soybean futures slid for a third consecutive session on Monday as wet weather delays U.S. corn planting, opening the possibility of more farmland being used to sow the oilseed crop. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract was down 0.6 percent at $9.67-1/ 2 a bushel by 0314 GMT, after ending down 0.1 percent on Friday.

  • SYDNEY, May 8- U.S. wheat fell 0.5 percent on Monday as ample global supplies weighed on prices, though lingering concerns about potential yield losses due to recent frosty conditions curbed declines. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $4.40 a bushel, having closed up 1 percent on Friday. *Wheat fields in Kansas, the top U.S....

  • CHICAGO, May 4- U.S. wheat futures fell 3.7 percent on Thursday, pressured by results from a crop tour that showed yield prospects in Kansas remained above average despite a severe snow storm, traders said. A round of profit-taking also pressured wheat prices, which rallied this week to their highest in nearly two months on concerns that the storm had damaged much...

  • CHICAGO, May 4- U.S. wheat futures fell 1.5 percent on Thursday, pressured by results from a crop tour that showed yield prospects in Kansas remained above average despite a severe snow storm, traders said. A round of profit-taking also pressured wheat prices, which rallied this week to their highest level in nearly two months on concerns that the storm had damaged...

  • *Wheat also eases as more clues on Kansas damage awaited. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, May 4- Chicago wheat prices dropped on Thursday as the market awaited a clearer picture of crop damage caused by a snow storm in the top U.S. wheat-growing state, while corn and soybeans also fell as traders weighed up the extent of delays to planting due to rain. The Chicago Board Of Trade...

  • SINGAPORE, May 4- Chicago corn futures were unchanged on Thursday, holding on to last session's gains as recent wet weather across key growing regions raised fears that some farmers may need to re-plant recently seeded crops. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract was flat at $3.74-3/ 4 a bushel by 0226 GMT, having gained 0.7 percent on Wednesday.

  • SYDNEY, May 4- U.S. corn edged higher for a second consecutive session on Thursday as recent wet weather across key growing regions raised fears that some farmers may need to re-plant recently seeded crops. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.2 percent to $3.75-1/ 2 a bushel, having gained 0.68 percent in the previous session.

  • CHICAGO, May 3- U.S. wheat futures steadied on Wednesday, with the markets waiting for a good assessment of the crop damage caused by a snowstorm in Kansas over the weekend, traders said. Yield prospects for hard red winter wheat in western Kansas were uncertain after a major weekend storm buried some fields under heavy snow, scouts on an annual crop tour said on...

  • Shares of Wichita, Kansas- based Spirit Aero fell as much as 9 percent to $53.06. We're working very hard to close those, "Spirit Aero Chief Executive Thomas Gentile said on a post-earnings call with analysts. You don't know how much cash going to get, and whether they have to give money back to Boeing... it clearly clouds the visibility somewhat, "Cowen& Co analyst Cai Von...

  • May 3- Credit Suisse Group AG paid $400 million to settle claims that the Swiss bank sold toxic mortgage securities that contributed to the demise of three federal credit unions, a U.S. regulator said on Wednesday. The National Credit Union Administration said the settlement resolves the 19th of 20 lawsuits it filed in the last six years against banks over their...

  • CHICAGO, May 3- U.S. wheat futures were close to unchanged on Wednesday, with the markets waiting for a good assessment of the crop damage caused by a snowstorm in Kansas during the weekend, traders said. At 10:28 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July soft red winter wheat futures were 1/ 4 cent higher at $4.54-1/ 4 a bushel. Crop scouts on the first day of an annual...