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  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, June 28- Chicago wheat edged higher on Wednesday, supported by a near three-year high for Minneapolis spring wheat, as worries about parched crops in the northern U.S. offset supply pressure from winter wheat harvesting in the northern hemisphere. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had risen 0.2 percent to $4.70 a bushel by...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Yoplait's sales are free falling, and its parent company is about to face even more competition in the dairy case. Chobani president Tim Brown says the company's non-Greek yogurt will also be strained— but only "a little" so it tastes more like the kind many Americans still prefer. For the quarter ended May 26, the company's total sales fell 3 percent to...

  • In a court filing made public Tuesday, Comerica Bank& Trust, which serves as executor of Prince's estate, asked Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide to rescind the January deal with Universal after Warner Bros. UMG says it would not have proceeded if it had known that Warner Bros. would immediately claim that it retained some of those rights and threaten to sue.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota farmers have sold a lot of corn, but the amount of crop left after last year's record production could wreak havoc on local prices. "We've already moved a significant amount out of North Dakota for the crop year," said John Miller BNSF Railway's group vice president of agricultural commodities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

  • CHICAGO, June 26- Chicago Board of Trade wheat prices fell about 2 percent on Monday, extending their slide to four sessions on profit-taking after a run-up to one-year highs last week, analysts said. July corn ended up 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.59 a bushel and July soybeans rose 2-1/ 4 cents to $9.06-3/ 4 a bushel. "The wheat price in Chicago has fallen... as part of a consolidation...

  • CHICAGO, June 26- Chicago Board of Trade wheat prices fell about 2 percent on Monday, extending their slide to four sessions on profit-taking after a run-up to one-year highs last week, analysts said. As of 1:03 p.m. CDT, CBOT July wheat was down 8-1/ 2 cents at $4.51-1/ 4 per bushel. July corn was up 1-3/ 4 cents at $3.59-1/ 2 a bushel and July soybeans were up 4 cents at...

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, June 26- U.S. wheat prices fell on Monday, with Chicago futures retreating from a one-year high and spring wheat edging back from a 2-1/ 2 year top, as the market awaited more indications on crop conditions after adverse growing weather. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 1.4 percent to $4.66-3/ 4 a bushel by 1054 GMT, pulling...

  • CHICAGO, June 23- MGEX spring wheat futures surged to a 2-1/ 2 year high on Friday and Chicago Board of Trade corn futures dipped to a six-month low in technically driven trade amid an outlook for generally favorable U.S. crop weather, traders said. Soybean futures touched the lowest levels in more than a year as dealers squared positions ahead of the weekend and a...

  • KANSAS CITY, Kan.— The Latest on a Kansas jury's award of nearly $218 million to Kansas farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed.:. Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta says it will appeal a Kansas federal jury's awarding of nearly $218 million to Kansas farmers who sued the company over its introduction of a genetically modified corn seed...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing roughly 7,300 growers from that state in what served as the first test case of...

  • Amid the uncertainty on health care, individual states are taking steps to shore up their own markets. Here's what to expect.

  • NEW YORK— With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980 s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Mary Ellen Ynes is the mother of two in the Silicon Valley town of Redwood Shores, California. Sheila Sheley of Dallas has a 16- year-old daughter who will be a senior in the fall.

  • HAVANA, June 22- Minnesota's government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. The first U.S. state representative to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba since Trump's announcement on Friday, Smith said authorities there were worried about the setback to bilateral relations.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ Apogee Enterprises Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $16.1 million. Apogee Enterprises expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.65 to $3.85 per share. Apogee Enterprises shares have increased nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • U.S. crude futures settled at $42.53, down 98 cents or 2.3 percent, after touching a low of $42.13, the lowest intraday level since August 2016. "The market wants proof that OPEC cuts are shifting petroleum balances, and it's not getting it. Oil prices rose in late 2016 and early 2017 in response to the OPEC agreement, but weeks of surprisingly high inventory figures...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Oil prices fell about 3 percent to a 10- month low in heavy trading on Wednesday, as nagging fears about the global crude glut fed a sell-off that was interrupted only briefly after news of a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories. "The market wants proof that OPEC cuts are shifting petroleum balances, and it's not getting it.

  • *Healthcare top gainer among S&P sectors. *Oil prices hit seven-month lows. June 21- The Nasdaq Composite index was higher in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, boosted by biotechnology stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were dragged lower by energy and bank shares.

  • *Shares dragged lower by financial, energy sectors. *Oil prices hover near seven-month lows. NEW YORK, June 21- Declines in financial and energy shares weighed on U.S. and European equity markets on Wednesday, while the U.S.

  • Brent crude futures fell 27 cents at $45.75 a barrel by 11:27 a.m. EDT, after touching seven-month lows at $45.53. "Updated inventory balances don't represent a game changer," said Anthony Headrick, energy market analyst at CHS Hedging LLC in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said OPEC members were considering deeper cuts in...

  • *Healthcare top gainer among S&P sectors. *Adobe rises on strong forecast. June 21- The Nasdaq Composite index was higher in late morning trading on Wednesday, boosted by biotechnology stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were dragged lower by financial stocks.