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  • BOSTON— Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they're brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. The Associated Press talked to the leaders of more than 50 cities or metropolitan regions about the different ways they're showcasing...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Long-struggling Gary, Indiana, is hoping to stand out in Amazon's search for a second headquarters site by offering a chance to pull the city from its decades of economic decline that's left it with among the country's highest poverty rates. Indianapolis- area leaders are also making a pitch to Amazon, but aren't talking about what they'll be...

  • CHICAGO— Chicago has officially thrown its hat in the ring with a bid for Amazon's massive second headquarters, adding to the growing competition from cities bragging about their talent pool, quality of life and cultural amenities to lure the tech giant and its promise of jobs. While some cities have creatively played up their hipness or gently ribbed Seattle...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 18- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Wednesday as forecasts for crop-friendly weather pushed the oilseed towards its third consecutive daily loss. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.1 percent to $9.84 a bushel by 0216 GMT, having closed down 0.6 percent on Tuesday. "The market was concerned about the impact of adverse...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 18- U.S. soybeans edged lower for the third straight session on Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather fuelled expectations of a rapid advance in harvesting and ample supplies. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.1 percent to $9.84 a bushel by 0106 GMT, having closed down 0.6 percent on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a filing on Tuesday said it will dismantle Obama-era rules for buying and selling livestock, a move that has divided the U.S. meat industry. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue withdrew an interim final rule and a proposed regulation of the Farmer Fair Practices Rules under USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage. David Dao, a 69- year-old Vietnamese-American physician, was hospitalized after aviation officers dragged him from a United Airlines...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A New Jersey man is suing United Airlines, claiming a drunken fellow passenger urinated on him as their cross-country flight was taking off. Chicago- based United Airlines said Tuesday it had not been served with the lawsuit. United's parent company is United Continental Holdings Inc..

  • *U.S. import prices rise to highest since June 2016. NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. Yields on 5- year notes touched their highest level since Oct. 6 while 30- year yields fell to the lowest since Sept. 27.

  • CHICAGO— The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat, the city's Office of Inspector General said in a report released Tuesday. The Office of Inspector General said in the report that as a result of the office's findings...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Palladium rallied to a. 16- year high this week and may rise even further, industry participants said, as consumers replaced vehicles damaged by hurricanes in the United States and on rising auto sales in China. deluged the U.S. state of Texas in August.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The top U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday dismissed President Donald Trump's suggestion the NBC network's broadcast licenses could be pulled after it ran stories Trump declared untrue, saying "the FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment." Ajit Pai, a Republican who was named chairman of the Federal Communications...

  • *U.S. import prices rise to highest since June 2016. NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. Yields on 5- year notes touched their highest level since Oct. 6 while 30- year yields fell to the lowest since Sept. 27.

  • Ajit Pai, a Republican who was named chairman of the telecommunications regulator in January, broke days of silence by rejecting Trump's tweet that the FCC could challenge the license of NBC after stories Trump declared were not true. "Under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content," Pai said at a...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- U.S. online retail sales will surpass $1 trillion by 2027 compared with $445 billion this year, according to a forecast by business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc, as more Americans move away from brick-and-mortar stores. Online sales will grow at a compound annual rate of 12 percent through 2020 and at a relatively moderate 9 percent over the...

  • HAMBURG, Oct 17- Chicago soybeans eased on Tuesday, falling further away from the $10 a bushel level reached last week on an improving outlook for Brazilian planting and a generally favourable picture for U.S. crops. Soybeans were up 2.9 percent last week, rising above the $10 per bushel threshold for the first time in 2-1/ 2 months, supported by a surprise cut in U.S....

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 17- Chicago soybeans lost more ground on Tuesday as the market moved further away from its highest since late July reached last week with the focus on Brazilian planting delays and U.S. exports. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was down 0.2 percent at $9.89-1/ 4 a bushel by 0247 GMT, having closed 0.9 percent lower on...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 17- U.S. corn edged lower on Tuesday, though losses were checked as the U.S. Department of Agriculture said harvesting of North American crops were lagging behind market expectations. *The USDA said 29 percent of the U.S. corn crop has been harvested as of Sunday, lagging behind market expectations for 31 percent. *Harvesting of the U.S. soybean crop was 49...

  • TORONTO— Canadian plane maker Bombardier announced Monday it has sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost. The move comes after lackluster sales and after the U.S. Commerce Department imposed harsh duties on Bombardier, charging the Canadian company is selling the C Series planes in America...

  • CHICAGO _ Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 90 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Equity Lifestyle Properties expects its per-share funds from...