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  • 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..

  • Midwest as well as rain forecasts that will boost early crop development in Brazil, traders said. Brazil been noticeably dry and it looks like that pattern is going to change. " "Soybeans are seeing a continued pullback in selling from the $10 a bushel level we reached after the USDA cut its forecast of U.S. crop yields last week," said Matt Ammermann, commodity risk...

  • *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.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- Illinois on Tuesday sold the first $1.5 billion of a planned $6 billion of tax-exempt debt in the U.S. municipal market, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch winning $1 billion of general obligation bonds and J.P. Morgan Securities winning $500 million of bonds in competitive bidding. Bonds due in 2018 and won by BofA were "aggressively" priced with a...

  • 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...

  • Midwest as well as rain forecasts that will boost early crop development in Brazil, traders said. At 9:52 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade soybeans for November delivery were down 5-1/ 2 cents at $9.85-1/ 2 a bushel. "Soybeans are seeing a continued pullback in selling from the $10 a bushel level we reached after the USDA cut its forecast of U.S. crop yields last week,"...

  • LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ W.W. Grainger Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $162 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.57 per share. W.W. Grainger expects full-year earnings to be $10.40 to $10.90 per share.

  • 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...

  • Oct 16- Sears Holdings Corp on Monday said that Bruce Berkowitz, head of the company's second-biggest investor, resigned from the board of directors less than two years after he sought a seat to help turn the struggling department store chain around, sending Sears stock down as much as 15 percent. The decision by Berkowitz, the head of investor fund Fairholme...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. have tumbled after the ailing retailer announced that an executive of the company's second largest shareholder was resigning from is board. Sears has lost more than $10 billion over the past six fiscal years while struggling to keep pace with competitors like Walmart. Sears' shares fell nearly 12 percent, or 78 cents, to...

  • LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ IDEX Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $83.8 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $562.3 million.

  • 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...