Obama also turned to domestic issues, addressing the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
Obama also appealed for "peace and calm" on the streets of a St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Citigroup will not webcast its annual meeting next week in St. Louis, in a move one analyst called "ridiculous."
Boeing said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees, including its chief executive.
Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.
Baseball-sized hail was reported in northern Florida, along with possible tornadoes, while heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas delayed flights and shut down part of Interstate-70. A crash involving up to 50 vehicles closed part of Interstate-25 near Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.
Patriot Coal has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to cut benefits to United Mine Workers of America retirees.
McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.
*Q4 adjusted profit $1.11/ share beats by 6 cents. Nov 6- U.S. industrial conglomerate Emerson Electric Co reported a sharply lower quarterly net profit on Tuesday, reflecting a goodwill charge in its network power business, and said it expects earnings to grow by at least a single-digit percentage rate in fiscal 2013..
Nov 5- U.S. pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co said analyst forecasts for its 2013 results were too aggressive, casting doubt on how well it is integrating its $29 billion purchase of Medco Health Solutions Inc and sending its shares down 14 percent.
Nov 5- Stifel Financial Corp said on Monday it would buy smaller rival KBW Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $575 million, creating a middle-market investment bank focused on the financial services industry.
Third-quarter results from Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell and other top international players released over the past few days mostly beat expectations thanks to a shortage of the fuels and other crude-oil based products they make.
Nov 1- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, reported a quarterly profit on Thursday that topped expectations, as higher margins from its refining arm countered a 7.5 percent decline in oil and gas output. Earlier this month, Exxon agreed to buy Celtic Exploration Ltd for $2.64 billion.
Nov 1- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, reported a quarterly profit on Thursday that topped expectations, as higher margins from its refining arm countered a 7.5 decline in oil and gas output. Earlier this month, Exxon agreed to buy Celtic Exploration Ltd for $2.64 billion.
Nov 1- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, on Thursday reported a lower quarterly profit that topped expectations, as higher margins from its refining arm countered a 7.5 decline in oil and gas output.
*Illinois' importing' corn by rail from N.Dakota, Minnesota. CHICAGO, Oct 29- The devastating U.S. drought and ensuing crop disease are upending traditional grain movement patterns, with dozens of trains and barges shipping North Dakota or Mississippi corn into the Corn Belt rather than out to the coasts.
WASHINGTON-- The worst drought in decades didn't just shrivel corn and soybeans. It shrank economic growth too. That means normal weather would have lifted economic growth to 2.4 percent for the quarter, the Commerce Department said.
NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Arch Coal Inc., up 78 cents at $8.09. Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co., down $1.28 at $11.02.
Oct 26- Arch Coal Inc, one of the world's top five coal producers, surprised Wall Street on Friday with a third-quarter profit as cost cuts paid off, and the company said thermal coal shipments were improving. Arch Coal shares rose as much as 13 percent premarket.
ST. LOUIS-- Arch Coal Inc. said Friday that cost-control efforts helped boost its third-quarter results well above Wall Street expectations. Adjusted income was 20 cents per share, compared with a loss of 15 cents on revenue of $1.02 billion, according to FactSet.