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  • SAN DIEGO, Jan 29- A proposal for an online auction that could shake up the U.S. pricing model for cattle made its public debut on Friday after a secret test run last week, with the support of a unit of the world's largest meatpacker. Terry Duffy, executive chairman of CME, said he was concerned about the decline in cash sales because futures contracts need a viable...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 29- Faced with unappealing prices for most major crops, farmers in the southern U.S. The region, stretching from Texas to Nebraska, is traditionally one of the world's leading producers of wheat and cattle. The U.S. Agriculture Department said farmers in Oklahoma planted fewer than 5 million acres of wheat for the first time since 1964..

  • SAN DIEGO, Jan 29- A proposal for an online auction that could shake up the U.S. pricing model for cattle is set to make its public debut on Friday after a test run last week, with the support of a unit of the world's largest meatpacker. Ed Greiman, chair of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Cattle Marketing and International Trade Committee, said he...

  • McDonald's to add this item to all-day breakfast Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 11:19 AM ET
    McDonald's McGriddles

    McDonald's plans to start offering the McGriddle on its all-day breakfast menu in 72 restaurants in Tulsa, OK starting in Feb.

  • NEW YORK— Basking in the fanfare over its all-day breakfast menu, McDonald's is pushing its operational limits by testing the addition of another morning favorite to the lineup: the McGriddle. The test comes after customers complained about the absence of the McGriddle when McDonald's launched a limited all-day breakfast menu in October.

  • *Cuts at Cushing seen as supportive. LONDON, Jan 28- Oil surged as much as 8 percent to above $35 per barrel on Thursday, hitting a three-week high and bouncing sharply away from a 12- year low set this month, as expectations built that major producers may cooperate to cut output. Gains have gathered pace this week on speculation that Russia and OPEC may agree to reduce...

  • Helmerich & Payne beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:09 AM ET

    TULSA, Okla. _ Helmerich& Payne Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $16 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 8 cents per share. Helmerich& Payne shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased almost 8 percent.

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Oil rose towards $34 per barrel on Thursday, hitting a three-week high and bouncing well off a 12- year low set this month, supported by the possibility that major producers may cooperate to cut production. Russian officials have decided they should talk to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries about output curbs to bolster oil prices, the head of...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Oil steadied above $33 per barrel on Thursday, well off a 12- year low set earlier in the month, supported by the possibility that major producers may cooperate to cut production. Russian officials have decided they should talk to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries about output curbs to bolster oil prices, the head of Russia's pipeline monopoly...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- Crude oil futures fell around 1 percent in Asian trading on Thursday, eroding gains of nearly 3 percent made in the previous session after Russia held out the possibility of cooperating with OPEC to control global oversupply. Saudi Arabia's deputy minister for company affairs at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said on Thursday in...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- U.S. crude futures dropped more than 1 percent in Asian trading on Thursday, paring gains of nearly 3 percent made in the previous session after Russia held out the possibility of cooperating with OPEC to control global oversupply. U.S. crude had declined 33 cents to $31.97 a barrel by 0112 GMT. Russian officials have decided they should talk to Saudi...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- U.S. crude futures fell more than 1 percent in Asian trading on Thursday, paring gains of nearly 3 percent in the previous session, after Russia held out the possibility of cooperating with OPEC to control global oversupply. U.S. crude lost 33 cents at $31.97 a barrel as of 0008 GMT. Russian officials have decided they should talk to Saudi Arabia and...

  • BOK Financial misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 8:33 AM ET

    TULSA, Okla. _ BOK Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $59.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. BOK Financial shares have declined 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SEOUL, Jan 27- Crude oil futures declined on Wednesday, heading back towards $30 a barrel as profit-taking wiped out a chunk of the gains notched up in the previous session on hopes for output cuts. Brent crude had declined 18 cents to $31.62 a barrel by 0611 GMT, after hitting a session low of $31.05 a barrel. U.S. crude fell 46 cents to $30.99 a barrel, recovering...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 27- Three major U.S. shale oil companies have slashed their 2016 capital spending plans more than expected in a bid to survive $30 a barrel oil prices, with one of them saying prices would need to rise more than 20 percent just to turn a profit. The cuts on Monday from Hess Corp, Continental Resources and Noble Energy ranged from 40 percent to 66 percent.

  • SEOUL, Jan 27- Crude oil futures dropped around 2 percent on Wednesday, heading back towards $30 a barrel as profit-taking wiped out a chunk of the gains notched up in the previous session on hopes for output cuts. Brent crude had declined 60 cents to $31.20 a barrel by 0134 GMT, after settling up $1.30, or 4.26 percent, at $31.80 a barrel on Tuesday.

  • U.S. crude drops over 3 pct as focus back on supply Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 6:33 PM ET

    SEOUL, Jan 27- U.S. crude oil futures dropped more than 3 percent in Asian trading on Wednesday to test the $30 a barrel level again, as profit taking wiped out most of the gains seen in the previous session linked to hopes for output cuts. U.S. crude lost 88 cents at $30.57 a barrel as of 2321 GMT after hitting a session-low of $30.30 a barrel. "The positive sentiment...

  • *Iraq sees some flexibility for OPEC, non- OPEC deal. NEW YORK, Jan 26- Oil rose more than 5 percent on Tuesday, with Brent going above $32 a barrel, on hopes OPEC and non- OPEC producers were inching closer to a deal to reduce output in the face of one of the biggest supply gluts in decades. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has renewed calls for rival...

  • Here's who gets hurt by oil price plunge Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 2:11 PM ET
    The price of oil is shown downtown on Jan. 21, 2016, in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

    Lower crude prices are helping lift much of the U.S. economy, but oil-producing regions are getting clobbered.

  • Jan 25- SandRidge Energy Inc is exploring debt restructuring options, according to people familiar with the matter, as the heavily indebted U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company struggles with the fallout from plunging energy prices. Debtwire had reported on Jan. 13, also citing unnamed sources, that SandRidge- which produces oil and gas from shale...