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  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1.6 percent on Friday to their lowest level in more than five months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rose on bargain buying following four straight days of declines. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures...

  • Drillers added 21 oil rigs in the week to March 24, the biggest weekly increase since the week to Jan. 20, bringing the total count up to 652, up from a six-year low of 316 in May,. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> During the same week a year ago, there were 372 active oil rigs. That rig count increase came despite a collapse in U.S. crude futures over the past two weeks down to levels seen when...

  • Bull scratching dirt

    One JPMorgan strategist believes markets could see another leg up should the health-care vote pass.

  • OPEC to meet in Kuwait for monitoring meeting. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 3 cents at $47.73 a barrel by 11:25 a.m. EDT, set for a more than 2 percent loss on the week. The official said the expected drop, in line with OPEC's agreement, could help draw down U.S. inventories that stood at a record 533 million barrels last week- stocks that have in part...

  • CHICAGO, March 24- U.S. soybean futures dropped 1 percent on Friday to their lowest in more than four months on pressure from rising forecasts for already-robust South American harvests, traders said. Wheat futures were mixed, with Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat rising on bargain buying following four straight days of declines, while K.C. hard red...

  • JPM: Here's what will happen to the markets post-health care vote

    David Lyon of J.P. Morgan tells CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis how markets will move off the health care vote.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A "massive amount of misconduct" in futures, options and swaps markets goes undetected because of insufficient data mining, Aitan Goelman, who until last month was enforcement chief for the top U.S. derivatives regulator, said in an interview. Goelman said a lack of resources meant the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission did not have the...

  • March 24- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, helped by higher oil prices, and ahead of a closely watched vote on a healthcare bill seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress. *Investors fear that if Trump fails to get the bill through the Republican-controlled Congress, it would mean his...

  • March 24- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, helped by higher oil prices, and ahead of a closely watched vote on a healthcare bill seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress. *Investors fear that if Trump fails to get the bill through the Republican-controlled Congress, it would mean his...

  • LONDON, March 24- Oil edged higher on Friday, boosted by hopes that an OPEC output cut was beginning to balance a long-oversupplied market, but benchmark prices were on track for weekly losses as concerns persisted over an excess of crude. Benchmark Brent crude futures were at $50.86 per barrel at 1040 GMT, up 30 cents from their last close. West Texas Intermediate...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A "massive amount of misconduct" in futures, options and swaps markets goes undetected because of insufficient data mining, Aitan Goelman, who until last month was enforcement chief for the top U.S. derivatives regulator, said in an interview. Goelman said a lack of resources meant the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission did not have the...

  • SYDNEY, March 24- U.S. soybeans fell 0.5 percent on Friday to hit a four-month low as ample global stocks continued to weigh on the oilseed, which was poised to finish the week in negative territory for a third consecutive week. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $9.86 a bushel, the lowest since Nov. 18.

  • SYDNEY, March 24- U.S. soybeans dropped 0.5 percent to hit their lowest in four months on Friday, with ample global supply pushing the oilseed towards its third straight weekly decline. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down nearly 1.5 percent for the week. *Soybeans hit a low of $9.86 a bushel on Friday, the weakest since Nov. 18.

  • What could happen to stocks on a health care bill setback

    Raymond James’ chief investment strategist says a short-term pullback is a serious risk right now.

  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said Terry Reilly,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 23- Raw sugar futures on ICE jumped on Thursday, recovering from the previous session's 10- month low on short-covering, as cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. edged toward this week's two-month high and coffee prices retreated. *The market's decline has been driven by fund selling, a favorable production outlook in top grower Brazil and diminishing...

  • A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    If the House vote fails, that's a clear negative for the markets and would lower the chances for tax reform.

  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell for a second straight session on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has settled a $3 billion negligence lawsuit over the October 2011 collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd, the futures and commodities brokerage once run by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine. It also ends a trial that began on March 7 in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where several witnesses including Corzine...

  • STOCK INDEX FUTURES TURN LOWER, DOW JONES FUTURES DOWN ABOUT 0.1 PCT, S&P, NASDAQ FUTURES FLAT.

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