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  • SYDNEY, July 28- U.S. soybeans rose to an almost one-week high on Thursday, as concerns over potential adverse weather across the Midwest underpinned prices. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.53 percent to $9.91-1/ 4 a bushel by 0321 GMT, near the session high of $9.97 a bushel- the highest since July 22. Soybeans drew support from...

  • SYDNEY, July 28- U.S. soybeans rose for a third consecutive session on Thursday to hit a six-day high, boosted by concerns over potential adverse weather over the next month in key U.S. growing regions. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.63 percent to $9.92-1/ 4 a bushel, near the session high of $9.97 a bushel- the highest since July 22.

  • July 27- Whiting Petroleum Corp, North Dakota's largest oil producer, posted a worse-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday as production fell and crude prices dropped. Whiting posted a second-quarter net loss of $301 million, or $1.33 per share, compared with a net loss of $149.3 million, or 73 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding $1.4 million in...

  • The company posted a second-quarter net loss of $301 million, or $1.33 per share, compared with a net loss of $149.3 million, or 73 cents per share, in the year-ago period.

  • *Chicago wheat little changed after falling over 3 pct on Tuesday. HAMBURG, July 27- Chicago wheat fell on Wednesday, as dealers weighed up the impact of falling European Euronext futures against a crop tour forecasting lower U.S. harvest yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active September wheat contract fell 0.1 percent to $4.14-1/ 2 a bushel at 1057 GMT.

  • *Chicago wheat edges higher after Tuesday's over 3 pct fall. SINGAPORE, July 27- Chicago wheat rose on Wednesday as the market recovered from a more than three percent fall in the previous session, supported by a widely watched crop tour that found lower U.S. spring wheat yield prospects. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active wheat contract rose 0.4 percent to...

  • SYDNEY, July 27- U.S. wheat edged higher on Wednesday, rebounding from losses of more than 3 percent in the previous session, drawing support a widely watched U.S. crop tour that pegged yields below five-year average levels. *The most active wheat futures Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $4.15-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 3.3 percent on Tuesday.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— The Texas company planning a crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa received the final federal permit approvals Tuesday needed to proceed with construction. Documents posted by the Iowa Utilities Board show the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved 60 river crossings in Iowa for Dakota Access, a decision pipeline opponents hoped to stop.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 15, California was up by two and New Mexico gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. independent refiners such as Valero Energy Corp and Phillips 66 look set to post another quarter of disappointing earnings, putting the industry on track for its worst year since the U.S. shale boom began in 2011.. High volumes of imports, combined with refiners switching to maximum gasoline output earlier than usual, resulted in...

  • July 21- Amazon.com Inc is entering the student loan business in a partnership with Wells Fargo& Co, offering cheaper rates for loans to Amazon customers who pay for a "Prime Student" subscription. That's what they want out of this deal, " John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo's Personal Lending Group, said in an interview. Wells Fargo charges between 3.39 percent and...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Fuel tax collections for North Dakota's Transportation Department are tanking with fewer vehicles on the road due to the state's economic slowdown, the agency's director said Thursday. North Dakota has a 23- cents- a-gallon tax on motor fuel, which has not been raised since 2005 and is a nickel less than the national average. Each penny of North...

  • July 21- Amazon.com Inc is entering the student loan business in a partnership with Wells Fargo& Co, the companies announced Thursday. That's what they want out of this deal, " John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo's Personal Lending Group, said in an interview. Wells Fargo charges between 3.39 percent and 9.03 percent for a variable-rate student loan, and from 5.94...

  • In addition to a $61 million penalty, the deal requires spending on measures to prevent future spills, detect leaks and prepare for emergencies across Enbridge's Lakehead network, a web of 14 pipelines extending more than 2,000 miles across seven states. Additionally, Enbridge pledged to replace 300 miles of a pipeline, pay $1 million for a separate 2010 spill...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced on Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiners Tesoro Corp and Par Hawaii Refining reached a $425 million settlement with the United States on Monday to resolve air quality violations at six refineries in Western states, the government announced Monday. The accord requires the companies to invest $403 million in new equipment to better control air emissions at...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. oil refiner Tesoro Corp said on Monday it has reached a $10.4 million settlement with the United States for air quality violations at refineries in six Western states. Under the settlement, Tesoro will also invest $400 million in technology to better control air emissions at operations in Alaska, Northern California, North Dakota, Utah,...

  • SEATTLE— The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West. It covers five refineries that Tesoro operates in Kenai, Alaska; Anacortes, Washington; Salt Lake City, Utah; Mandan, North Dakota; and Martinez, California.

  • CHICAGO— Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8- year study in Pennsylvania. Fracking and improved drilling methods led to a boom in production of oil and gas in several U.S. states, including Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.

  • LONDON, July 18- Wells Fargo has agreed to buy an 11- storey office development project in London's City financial district from HB Reavis, the U.S. bank said on Monday, one of the largest UK real estate deals since Britain voted to leave the European Union. The purchase of the building at 33 Central, King William Street-- close to the Bank of England and the River Thames--...