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  • ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS, March 19- Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. As the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration analyses Boeing's plans for a software fix...

  • By Maggie Fick and Tim Hepher. ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS, March 19- The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. The voices of Captain Yared Getachew and First Officer Ahmednur Mohammed could reveal what led to...

  • ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS, March 19- The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. The voices of Captain Yared Getachew and First Officer Ahmednur Mohammed could reveal what led to the March 10 crash of the...

  • SINGAPORE, March 19- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday as short-covering by investors supported the market, although lacklustre demand for U.S. supplies kept a lid on the market. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was up 0.2 percent at $4.57-1/ 2 a bushel by 0701 GMT. "It is short covering in wheat," said Ole Houe, director of...

  • SINGAPORE, March 19- Chicago wheat futures rose on Tuesday, gaining for three out of four sessions on support from short-covering, although lacklustre demand for U.S. supplies kept a lid on the market. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was up 0.6 percent at $4.59-1/ 4 a bushel by 0255 GMT. "It is short covering in wheat," said Ole Houe, director...

  • SYDNEY, March 19- U.S. wheat futures rose more than 0.5 percent on Tuesday to hover near a 12- day high hit in the previous session, as traders again sought to unwind huge short positions, despite confirmation of tepid demand for North American supplies. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.7 percent at $4.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 0152 GMT.

  • CHICAGO, March 18- U.S. corn futures fell on Monday, halting a four-session rebound from contract lows set last week, as traders worried about export prospects for U.S. grains, analysts said. As of 1:13 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May corn was down 2 cents at $3.71-1/ 4 per bushel. CBOT May soybeans were down 3-1/ 4 cents at $9.06 a bushel and May soft red winter wheat...

  • SINGAPORE, March 18- Chicago wheat futures slid on Monday, falling for the first time in three sessions as abundant world supplies weighed on the market which was underpinned last week by short-covering. The most-active wheat contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was down 0.8 percent at $4.58-3/ 4 a bushel by 0305 GMT, after earlier in the sessions climbing to...

  • *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.5 percent at $4.59-3/ 4 a bushel by 0050 GMT, after earlier hitting a high of $4.64 a bushel- the highest March 6. *The most active soybean futures were up 0.2 percent at $9.10-3/ 4 a bushel, near the session high of $9.11-1/ 2 a bushel- also the highest since March 6. *The most active corn futures rose 0.3...

  • With water levels expected to rise through the week, evacuations were underway in communities along portions of the Missouri River on the Nebraska and Iowa border, as well as in Nebraska, on the Elkhorn River and Platte River. "The big ones are at record stages right now," said meteorologist Marc Chenard with the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center.

  • San Francisco- based Lyft's planned IPO includes a dual-class stock structure, with one class of shareholders getting 20 votes per share and another getting one vote per share. The letter was signed by investors from Britain's Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, BNP Paribas Asset Management, pension funds representing public employees in New York, Los...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BENGALURU March 15- The Friday massacre at two New Zealand mosques, live-streamed to the world, was not the first internet broadcast of a violent crime, but it showed that stopping gory footage from spreading online persists as a major challenge for tech companies despite years of investment. Facebook said it removed the stream after being...

  • A "bomb cyclone" hurled hurricane-force winds, sparked tornadoes and dumped heavy snow and rain across the Plains and western Midwest on its march across the United States this week. Prolonged supply disruptions could rattle cattle, hog and feed grain markets around the region and futures on the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

  • March 15- Air Canada and United Airlines on Friday became the first major carriers in North America to warn of negative impacts on business due to the grounding of Boeing Co's 737 MAX planes. Countries around the world, including the United States and Canada, banned Boeing's fast-selling 737 MAX this week after a fatal Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday,...

  • *Boeing 737 MAXs suspended worldwide after Ethiopia crash. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 15- The grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday. Investigators in France on Friday...

  • *OPEC has led supply cuts since start of year. *IEA sees OPEC, U.S. supply cushioning supply disruptions. "The OPEC- plus meeting could give us a little direction," he said.

  • DUBLIN/ SINGAPORE/ MONTREAL March 15- The grounding of Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet has brought headaches for airlines that need to find alternative aircraft to fly in their place, but it has given some carriers a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate orders for the plane. The disaster followed a fatal crash of the same model operated by Lion Air in Indonesia in...

  • *China's Xinhua says trade talks making progress. NEW YORK, March 15- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by technology companies, as a report on progress in U.S.- China trade talks lifted sentiment, pushing the S&P 500 to its best week since November. China's state-run Xinhua news agency said Washington and Beijing were making substantive progress on trade talks,...

  • DUBLIN/ SINGAPORE/ MONTREAL March 15- The grounding of Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet has brought headaches for airlines that need to find alternative aircraft to fly in their place, but it has given some carriers a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate orders for the plane. The disaster followed a fatal crash of the same model operated by Lion Air in Indonesia in...

  • The most-active Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract hit its highest since March 6 as investment funds were reluctant to keep their massive short position in place as the U.S. crop emerges from dormancy, which leaves it vulnerable to weather damage. "Some traders are just getting a little bit bullish due to spring planting delays," said Terry...