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  • CHICAGO, June 23- MGEX spring wheat futures surged to a 2-1/ 2 year high on Friday and Chicago Board of Trade corn futures dipped to a six-month low in technically driven trade amid an outlook for generally favorable U.S. crop weather, traders said. Soybean futures touched the lowest levels in more than a year as dealers squared positions ahead of the weekend and a...

  • Amid the uncertainty on health care, individual states are taking steps to shore up their own markets. Here's what to expect.

  • HAVANA, June 22- Minnesota's government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. The first U.S. state representative to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba since Trump's announcement on Friday, Smith said authorities there were worried about the setback to bilateral relations.

  • U.S. crude futures settled at $42.53, down 98 cents or 2.3 percent, after touching a low of $42.13, the lowest intraday level since August 2016. "The market wants proof that OPEC cuts are shifting petroleum balances, and it's not getting it. Oil prices rose in late 2016 and early 2017 in response to the OPEC agreement, but weeks of surprisingly high inventory figures...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Oil prices fell about 3 percent to a 10- month low in heavy trading on Wednesday, as nagging fears about the global crude glut fed a sell-off that was interrupted only briefly after news of a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories. "The market wants proof that OPEC cuts are shifting petroleum balances, and it's not getting it.

  • *Healthcare top gainer among S&P sectors. *Oil prices hit seven-month lows. June 21- The Nasdaq Composite index was higher in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, boosted by biotechnology stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were dragged lower by energy and bank shares.

  • *Shares dragged lower by financial, energy sectors. *Oil prices hover near seven-month lows. NEW YORK, June 21- Declines in financial and energy shares weighed on U.S. and European equity markets on Wednesday, while the U.S.

  • Brent crude futures fell 27 cents at $45.75 a barrel by 11:27 a.m. EDT, after touching seven-month lows at $45.53. "Updated inventory balances don't represent a game changer," said Anthony Headrick, energy market analyst at CHS Hedging LLC in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said OPEC members were considering deeper cuts in...

  • *Healthcare top gainer among S&P sectors. *Adobe rises on strong forecast. June 21- The Nasdaq Composite index was higher in late morning trading on Wednesday, boosted by biotechnology stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were dragged lower by financial stocks.

  • In a complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Denise Daniels said the animated film, featuring color-coded characters representing individual human emotions, mirrors a children's program called "The Moodsters" that she conceived and pitched to Disney every year from 2005 to 2009.. Daniels, who lives in Minnesota's Twin Cities area and has...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm's broader effort to improve an often-contentious relationship. San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature...

  • San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature to its app despite drivers' complaints that the extra money would help compensate for decreasing wages. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips, Uber said. Lyft Inc, which is Uber's chief ride-services competitor in the United...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber Technologies Inc will, for the first time, allow drivers to collect tips through the Uber smartphone app, the company said on Tuesday, part of a broader effort to improve its often-contentious relationship with its drivers. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips. Tipping is part of a broader...

  • UBER DRIVERS IN SEATTLE, MINNEAPOLIS AND HOUSTON CAN NOW RECEIVE TIPS, WITH TIPS AVAILABLE FOR ALL DRIVERS BY END JULY- UBER BLOG.

  • In a complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Denise Daniels said the animated film, featuring color-coded characters representing individual human emotions, mirrors a children's program called "The Moodsters" that she conceived and pitched to Disney every year from 2005 to 2009.. Daniels, who lives in Minnesota's Twin Cities area and has...

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. activist investor Jonathan Litt on Monday called for Canada's Hudson's Bay Co to consider going private and to monetize its vast real estate holdings, sending shares in the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue up 15 percent. The company, also known as HBC, said it would review the letter from Litt, whose activist real estate hedge fund Land&...

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. activist investor Jonathan Litt on Monday called for Canada's Hudson's Bay Co to consider going private and to monetize its vast real estate holdings, sending shares in the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue up 13 percent. HBC stock had lost about a third of its value this year amid declining sales at its retail stores, which include Saks, Lord&...

  • CHICAGO, June 19- U.S. corn futures fell more than 1 percent on Monday on forecasts for mostly benign weather in the Midwest as the crop heads into its pollination phase next month, analysts said. As of 12:01 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn was down 5 cents at $3.79 per bushel. CBOT July wheat was up 7-3/ 4 cents at $4.73 a bushel while MGEX July spring wheat was...

  • CHICAGO, June 16- U.S. farm groups criticized President Donald Trump's decision to retreat from his predecessor's opening toward Cuba, saying it could derail huge increases in farm exports that totaled $221 million last year. A trade delegation from Minnesota, one of the largest U.S. agriculture states, vowed to carry on with its planned visit to Cuba next week.

  • CHICAGO, June 14- U.S. grain and soy futures were mostly lower on Wednesday, with MGEX spring wheat declining from an earlier 2-1/ 2- year high on pressure from technical selling and forecasts for crop-friendly rainfall, traders and analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade corn futures declined the most as scattered rains fell in the Midwestern crop belt and...