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  • March 16- U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday as healthcare and utilities stocks fell while financials rose with bond yields as traders reversed their initial reaction to the U.S. Investors were likely taking profits in healthcare stocks, which have outperformed the broader market so far this year but face policy uncertainty, according to Jim Paulsen, chief...

  • March 16- Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd agreed to buy Cargill Inc's petroleum business, the commodities trader said on Thursday, the latest reshuffling of its business following an almost three-year slump in oil prices. The deal would expand its footprint by adding facilities in Geneva, Switzerland and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • *Wheat firm, led by K.C. and Minneapolis markets. As of 12:26 p.m. CDT, CBOT May corn was up 3 cents at $3.66-1/ 2 per bushel. May soybeans were up 1-1/ 2 cents at $9.9-3/ 4 a bushel and CBOT May wheat was up 1/ 4 cent at $4.36-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • NEW YORK, March 16- More than 20 U.S. senators pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to reject requests from oil refiners to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program, weighing in on a debate that has roiled markets from soybeans to gasoline in recent weeks. The change would be "unwarranted and indefensible," said the bipartisan group of senators that included...

  • NEW YORK, March 14- A group advising U.S. The group, led by billionaire New York real estate developers Richard LeFrak and Steve Roth, made the suggestion to Trump and others in the White House last week, LeFrak told Reuters on Monday. Any pilot program would be up to state and federal officials and Congress, he said.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- U.S. airlines canceled thousands of flights ahead of Tuesday's blizzard in the northeastern United States, but the weaker-than-forecast storm left some passengers complaining the preemptive strategy was too drastic. "I do believe in some cities this was overly dramatic," Patrick Pryor, a 24- year-old whose flight to Chicago from his home in St....

  • *February payrolls report seals view on U.S. rate hike next week. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. This report did nothing to dissuade that, "said John Bredemus, vice president at Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis.

  • *February payrolls report seals view on U.S. rate hike next week. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. This report did nothing to dissuade that, "said John Bredemus, vice president at Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis.

  • CHICAGO, March 9- A commercial flock of 17,000 chickens in Tennessee has been culled after becoming infected with low-pathogenic bird flu, state agricultural officials said on Thursday, days after a more dangerous form of the disease killed poultry in a neighboring county. The highly pathogenic case in Tennessee was the first such infection in a commercial...

  • CHICAGO, March 9- A commercial chicken flock in Tennessee has been culled after becoming infected with low-pathogenic bird flu, the state's agriculture department said on Thursday, days after a more dangerous form of the disease killed poultry in a neighboring county. The highly pathogenic case in Tennessee was the first such infection in a commercial U.S....

  • Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner

    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's landlord is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the U.S. government, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • *Fed rate meeting on March 14-15. *Financials among top gainers; energy top drag. March 8- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average swung between losses and gains on Wednesday as gains in financials following a strong private sector hiring report were offset by declines in energy stocks.

  • *Fed rate meeting on March 14-15. March 8- The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average swung between losses and gains on Wednesday after a strong private hiring report raised the odds of an interest rate hike next week, lifting bank stocks while dragging rate-sensitive sectors. "Equities are at the crossroads of optimism and concern and are likely to go...

  • NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. The Treasury Department will auction $20 billion in 10- year debt on Wednesday and $12 billion in 30- year bonds on Thursday. "It's hard to take this much duration risk before the Fed," said Aaron Kohli, interest rates strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • WASHINGTON- Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari speaks on "A View From the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis" at the National Association for Business Economics 2017 policy conference- 2000 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting- 1100 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting followed by press conference- 1330 GMT.

  • NEW DELHI- India-OECD-World Bank regional conference on financial education. NEW DELHI- OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher to give opening remarks at India-OECD-World Bank regional conference- 0330 GMT. NEW DELHI- World Bank India Country Director Onno Ruhl to give opening remarks at India-OECD-World Bank regional conference- 0340 GMT.

  • *Yellen to speak at 1:00 p.m. ET. March 3- The S&P 500 and the Dow were set for their first back-to-back losses since late-January on Friday, as investors preferred to wait and watch Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech for a steer on the chances of an interest rate hike this month. Also scheduled to speak is Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer at 12:30 p.m. ET.

  • NEW HAVEN, United States- Bank of England Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience Andrew Hauser will attend a conference on "Blockchain: The Future of Finance and Capital Markets?" LONDON- Bank of England Director, Banks, Building Societies and Credit Unions, Martin Stewart will attend the British Bankers Association event "The...

  • NEW HAVEN, United States- Bank of England Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience Andrew Hauser will attend a conference on "Blockchain: The Future of Finance and Capital Markets?" LONDON- Bank of England Director, Banks, Building Societies and Credit Unions, Martin Stewart will attend the British Bankers Association event "The...

  • NEW YORK- Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester to participate in a moderated conversation on leadership at a' Power Talk' event hosted by Barnard College- 2300 GMT. NEW YORK- Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso is panelist in New York- 1830 GMT. NEW YORK- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Kaplan moderates a panel in New York- 1900 GMT.