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  • *Chicago corn, soybeans down as U.S. harvest nearly over. HAMBURG, Nov 21- Chicago corn and soybeans fell on Tuesday following new signs that the bumper U.S. harvest this summer is progressing smoothly to a close. Chicago Board of Trade December corn was down 0.3 percent at $3.43-3/ 4 a bushel at 1127 GMT after rising 0.5 percent on Monday.

  • OAK BROOK, Ill.— McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of Ray Kroc's first restaurant. He built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald. The company says the museum will be razed next month and the land donated to Des Plaines.

  • Dish said in a statement that CBS rejected its offer to extend their contract while negotiations continued. CBS and 28 other CBS- owned local television stations were blacked out across 26 states. The Smithsonian Channel, Pop, and CBS Sports Network would also be unavailable on Dish networks in cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, CBS said.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 20- Chicago wheat futures fell 1.4 percent on Monday as the dollar climbed against a basket of currencies, making U.S. grain more expensive in a well-supplied global market. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat was down 6 cents to $4.21-1/ 4 per bushel at 10:58 a.m. CST, giving back its gains from the previous session. A tender issued by Iraq, which is...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with Verizon boosting the telecoms sector after the stock got an upgrade, while a deal in semiconductors lifted high-performing tech shares. With no major earnings or economic data scheduled this week, trading volumes were thin and expected to get even quieter leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an...

  • The fiscal control board that oversees the Boston- area transit agency has approved a 13- year, $723 million contract to develop and operate a revamped fare collection system. Officials say the contractor, Cubic Corp., has experience designing similar systems for other major transit systems. The fiscal control board that oversees the Boston- area transit...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with some of the year's underperforming sectors leading the way, while high-performing tech shares were boosted by a deal in semiconductors. With no major earnings or economic data scheduled this week, trading volumes were thin and expected to get even quieter leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with some of the year's underperforming sectors leading the way, while high-performing tech shares were boosted by a deal in semiconductors. With no major earnings or economic data scheduled this week, trading volumes were thin and expected to get even quieter leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 20- Oil prices fell 0.8 percent on Monday, extending recent weakness ahead of next week's OPEC meeting, while a rally in the dollar hurt commodities across the board. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, together with a group of non- OPEC producers led by Russia, has been restraining output since the start of this year to try to...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 20- Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday, extending recent weakness ahead of next week's OPEC meeting, while a rally in the dollar hurt commodities across the board. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, together with a group of non- OPEC producers led by Russia, has been restraining output since the start of this year to try...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- Oil prices slipped on Monday, extending recent weakness ahead of an OPEC meeting next week, while a rally in the dollar negatively affected commodities across the board. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, together with a group of non- OPEC producers led by Russia, has been restraining output since the start of this year to try to...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was up 4.20 cents at $4.23 a bushel; Dec corn lost 1 cent 3.42 a bushel; December oats was down 3.40 cents at $2.5340 a bushel while Jan. soybeans lost 4.60 cents at $9.8560 a bushel. December live cattle was down 53 cent at $1.1833 a pound; January feeder cattle...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Nov 20- Chicago wheat eased on Monday as a two-day technical bounce petered out in the face of brimming global supplies, while soybeans turned lower as India's hike in import duties for vegetable oils dampened oilseed markets. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract slipped 0.9 percent to $4.23-1/ 4 a bushel by 1303 GMT, after...

  • BOSTON— The board overseeing the nation's fifth-largest transit agency has approved a $723 million overhaul of its fare collection system that will phase-out the CharlieCard and allow riders to board trains, trolleys and buses with the tap of a credit card or smartphone. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority awarded a 13- year contract to San...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 20- Chicago wheat futures slid on Monday after two sessions of gains with prices weighed down by ample world supplies and stiff competition for U.S. exporters. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract slipped 0.3 percent at $4.26 a bushel by 0213 GMT after rising 1.7 percent in the last two sessions. The focus is on Iraq which is seeking...

  • MANILA, Nov 20- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Monday after a two-day advance, pressured by abundant global supplies, while corn and soybeans steadied after sharp gains in the previous session. *Wheat for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 0.6 percent at $4.24-3/ 4 a bushel by 0127 GMT. *Exports of European Union soft wheat in the 2017/ 18...

  • State Optical, a Chicago startup, wants to ride the trendy eyewear movement—with luxury spectacles designed and assembled in America.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.

    Canadian Philip Baker, sentenced to 20 years in U.S. federal prison, gets a transfer home and eventually gets out of prison.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron, COP23 President Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a photo with Timothy Naulusala from Fiji during the COP23 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, November 15, 2017.

    Almost 200 nations kept a global agreement to tackle climate change on track after talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

  • Nov 17- Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products. Missouri on Thursday banned sprayings of BASF's Engenia herbicide, which is based on a chemical known as dicamba, in 10 counties...