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  • WASHINGTON, June 9- U.S. wheat supplies will be bigger than expected despite a snowstorm in early May that analysts had worried severely damaged the crop in Kansas, the top- producing state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. USDA boosted its forecast for U.S. winter wheat production to 1.250 billion bushels from 1.246 billion, and raised its yield...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- U.S. wheat supplies will be bigger than expected despite a snowstorm in early May that analysts worried had severely damaged the crop in Kansas, the top producing state, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday. USDA boosted its forecast for U.S. winter wheat production to 1.250 billion bushels from 1.246 billion. USDA left its outlook for...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 245,000 for the week ended June 3, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Against this backdrop of high job openings, firms appear to be holding on to their workers, "said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York. Claims surged by 20,000 in the prior week, with...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, unwinding half of the prior period's jump and suggesting the labor market was tightening despite a recent slowdown in job growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 245,000 for the week ended June 3, the Labor...

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- The United States' top transportation official on Wednesday promoted the Trump administration's proposed privatization of the air traffic control system in the face of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told the Senate Commerce Committee. Senator Roger Wicker, a...

  • The Smoky Hills Wind Farm outside of Lincoln, Kansas.

    Some of the fastest progress on clean energy is occurring in states led by Republican governors and legislators, N.Y. Times reports.

  • Kansas legislature votes to raise taxes by $1.2B

    The "Squawk Box" crew talks about some of the morning's top headlines, including a bipartisan vote to raise taxes in Kansas, a move that overrides a veto by Governor Brownback.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 7- Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed? Among the first recipients is Minneapolis- based Best Buy, which has long sold and serviced Apple products. The electronics retailer already has one of the screen-repair machines at a Miami- area store and one coming soon to an outlet in Sunnyvale, California.

  • An increasing number of older Americans prefer to have a mortgage on their home.

    Paying off the house used to be a cause for celebration, but many retirees no longer see it that way.

  • *Chicago wheat on track for weekly loss of about 2.1 pct. LONDON, June 2- Chicago wheat and corn futures were little changed on Friday while soybeans edged higher as this week's downtrend in all three markets abated at least temporarily. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was unchanged at $4.29 a bushel at 1122 GMT.

  • *Chicago wheat on track for weekly loss of about 2.1 pct. LONDON, June 2- Chicago wheat and corn futures were little changed on Friday while soybeans edged higher as this week's downtrend in all three markets abated at least temporarily. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract was unchanged at $4.29 a bushel at 1122 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, June 2- Chicago wheat futures lost more ground on Friday with the market poised for its biggest weekly loss since late March as forecasts of dry weather across the U.S. grain belt are expected to boost the harvest. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract is down 2.4 percent this week, set for its biggest weekly loss since the week of March 24.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. factory activity edged up in May after slowing for two straight months and private employers stepped up hiring, suggesting the economy is regaining speed after struggling at the start of the year. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity ticked up to a reading of 54.9 last month from 54.8 in April.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in May, signaling that the labor market was rapidly tightening amid a firming economy, which could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this month. Claims for eight states, including California, had to be estimated. "The report suggests tomorrow's jobs report will support a June...

  • ZURICH, May 31- Novartis warned on Wednesday that price pressure on its generics drugs in the United States has intensified in the second quarter, cutting into its Sandoz division's sales growth in the world's largest healthcare market. The Swiss drugmaker, which is holding an investor event in Boston, also said in a statement that it continued to review "all...

  • Protesters hold a wooden coffin with an upside down donkey representing the Democratic party in downtown Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia,

    A new Democratic political action committee wants to plant progressive candidates in the Midwest and Appalachia, Vox reports.

  • In an order dated May 22, Wall Street's top regulator said it would suspend any cases in which a defendant will have an option to appeal a case before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers the states of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. The SEC's order comes after that same appeals court earlier this month declined to reconsider the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended some of its pending in-house court cases, after a Denver- based federal appeals court found the agency had violated the Constitution in how it hired its administrative law judges. In an order dated May 22, the SEC said it would suspend any cases in which a defendant will have an option to...

  • BEIJING, May 23- As a controversial U.S. investment visa scheme comes under fresh criticism, Sam Walls of Little Rock, Arkansas, faces a different problem as he courts wealthy Chinese. Walls, who is 47 and does not speak Mandarin, spent three months in China last year promoting the project, often travelling by high-speed rail between Beijing and Shanghai.

  • Voters wait in a line that wraps around the building and down the block outside the Eastern Market polling station to cast their ballots in the 2016 Presidential Elections in Washington, on November , 2016.

    The execuitve order establishes a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression throughout the American election system. NBC News reports.