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  • So it may prove now in monetary policy with St Louis Fed President James Bullard in the role of hawk now speculatively contemplating an era of "Permazero" interest rates. "Post-crisis U.S. monetary policy could be interpreted as exactly that- an interest rate peg- and an extreme one at that, since the policy rate has remained near zero for nearly seven years," Bullard...

  • *Chicago continues to fall back from four-week high. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Chicago wheat futures eased for a second session on Friday, as slow U.S. exports and forecasts for more rain relief in dry growing belts stifled a wave of buying that took prices to a four-week high earlier this week. "Wheat and corn prices are under pressure following weak U.S. export data,"...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 4- Chicago wheat futures ticked up on Wednesday on technical buying, despite rain forecasts across U.S. grain belts adding to worries about weather woes overseas. Corn futures also crept up after private forecasters raised their estimates for U.S. production, while soybeans rose on bargain-buying and robust U.S. exports. Corn and soybean prices...

  • *Wheat down after soaring nearly 4 pct previous day. SINGAPORE/ PARIS, Oct 27- Chicago wheat edged lower on Tuesday, taking a breather after a near 4 percent rally in the previous session on floods in parts of the U.S. wheat producing state of Texas and forecasts for continued dry weather in the Plains. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat dropped 0.3 percent to...

  • *Wheat firms, builds on last session's near 4 pct gain. SINGAPORE, Oct 27- Chicago wheat edged higher on Tuesday, building on last session's near 4- percent rally on floods in parts of the U.S. wheat producing state of Texas and forecasts for continued dry weather in the Plains. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat rose 0.3 percent to $5.10-1/ 4 a bushel by 0149 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 27- Chicago wheat edged higher on Tuesday, building on last session's near 4- percent rally on floods in parts of the U.S. wheat producing state of Texas and forecasts for continued dry weather in the Plains. *Torrential rain in the wake of Hurricane Patricia has led to flooding across a swath of southern and southeast Texas, but the rains missed dry...

  • Oct 20- Sprint Corp must face a $300 million fraud lawsuit by New York state claiming the company deliberately failed to bill customers for taxes on its wireless services over seven years, the state's top court ruled on Tuesday. The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a 2012 lawsuit based on whistleblower information said Sprint ignored the law and...

  • Oct 20- Sprint Corp must face a $300 million fraud lawsuit by New York state claiming the company deliberately failed to bill customers for taxes on its wireless services over seven years, the state's top court ruled on Tuesday. The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a 2012 lawsuit based on whistleblower information said Sprint ignored the law and...

  • Oct 20- Dave Ulery was set to build his "forever home" on his family's 26- acre property near the Ozark mountain foothills in Arkansas when a knock on the door heralded trouble. The visitor represented Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Texas company established to build transmission lines for carrying wind and solar power. Already this year, regulators in Missouri...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The business development company Starburst Accelerator, which calls itself the world's largest incubator for aerospace startups, said on Monday it has signed agreements with Boeing Co, Raytheon Co and other big companies looking for new technologies. It opened its new California office on Oct. 2 with an event similar to the "Shark Tank"...

  • *Wheat hits lowest since Sept. 21 with supplies ample. LONDON, Oct 19- Chicago wheat futures fell to a 4- week low on Monday with forecast rains poised to improve the outlook for U.S. winter crops while global supplies remain plentiful. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat was down 1.1 percent at $4.87 a bushel at 1007 GMT after earlier touching a four-week low of...

  • *Consultancy Strategie Grains raised its estimate of this year's soft wheat harvest in the European Union by 2 million tonnes to a record 149.5 million tonnes due to better than expected crops in the Baltic States, France, Britain and Germany. *The USDA on Friday reported weekly U.S. soybean export sales at nearly 1.5 million tonnes, near the high end of trade...

  • *Corn rallies after notching a one-month low. CHICAGO, Oct 16- Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures fell roughly 2 percent on Friday, dropping below $5 a bushel amid plentiful global supplies and forecasts for timely rains in the U.S. Corn firmed after hitting a one-month low ahead of a busy U.S. harvest weekend.

  • Oct 15- Personal injury law firms around the United States are lining up plaintiffs for what they say could be "mass tort" actions against agrichemical giant Monsanto Co that claim the company's Roundup herbicide has caused cancer in farm workers and others exposed to the chemical. The lawsuit is similar to others filed last month in New York and California...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 13- U.S. soybean futures traded at the highest levels since August, topping $9 a bushel on fresh export demand from top buyer China and global weather worries, analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 11:51 a.m. CDT, the November soybean contract was up 21 cents at $9.08-1/ 2 per bushel after reaching $9.08-3/ 4. I suppose there will be more at $9.09, "...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 30- U.S. farm cooperative and grains trader CHS Inc would be interested in the Canadian grain handling assets of embattled commodities trader Glencore, but only if they came at a discounted price, CHS Chief Executive Carl Casale said in an exclusive interview. As part of a debt-reduction plan, Swiss-based Glencore has said it could sell a minority...

  • As the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide products as well as about 700 other products, glyphosate is widely used on farms as well as residential lawns. In the latest account of glyphosate-resistant weeds, U.S. weed scientist Dallas Peterson said this week that resistance is increasing rapidly in the key farming state of Kansas.

  • FDA finalizes rules to prevent food safety hazards Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    Sept 10- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized rules requiring human and animal food companies to identify possible food safety problems and outline steps to prevent or minimize them. One in six Americans gets sick every year from food-borne diseases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sales of U.S. food majors...

  • President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state on Friday, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. The Okanogan Complex includes the so-called Twisp River fire,...

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