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  • U.S. works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil Jan 24, 2015 2:00 PM
    At the moment, there is no sign that Venezuela will end Petrocaribe. Earlier this month, President Nicolas Maduro praised it as a “guarantee of peace, stability, mutual benefit, shared development and fair commerce shared by the entire Caribbean.” Still, a prolonged collapse of oil prices could sink an economy already in a deep recession or Caracas could be forced to commit its exports to China to meet its own debt obligations.

     
  • Grain mixed, livestock lower Jan 23, 2015 3:03 PM
    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery fell 3.75 cents to $5.30 a bushel; Mar corn rose 3 cents to 3.8675 a bushel; Mar oats were .50 cent lower at $2.905 a bushel; while Mar soybeans lost 4 cents to $9.7275 a bushel. Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Apr live cattle was off 3 cents to $1.4880 a pound; Mar feeder cattle fell 4.50 cents to $2.0182 a pound; while Apr lean hogs were 2.22 cents lower at $.7065 a pound.

     
  • Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak; UPS slumps Jan 23, 2015 4:33 PM
    Mixed results from US companies snap stock market's 4-day winning streak

     
  • UPS and Starbucks are big market movers Jan 23, 2015 4:03 PM
    UPS, Starbucks, E-Trade, Kimberly-Clark and Infinera are big market movers

     
  • Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak Jan 23, 2015 4:51 PM
    Stocks have wavered since the start of the year on signs that growth outside of the U.S. was slowing. Many investors worried that a pronounced slowdown would eventually curb the U.S. economic recovery.

     
  • US stocks erase year's losses after Europe unveils stimulus Jan 22, 2015 3:33 PM
    US stock market erases losses for year after Europe's central bank offers economic stimulus

     
  • Southwest Airlines and eBay are big market movers Jan 22, 2015 3:33 PM
    Southwest Airlines, eBay, Discover, Verizon and SanDisk are big market movers

     
  • Grain mostly lower , livestock higher Jan 22, 2015 10:03 AM
    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was 1.25 cents higher at $5.38 a bushel; Mar corn was 2.50 cents lower at $3.8550 a bushel; Mar oats were unchanged at $2.90725 a bushel; while Mar soybeans lost 1.50 cents to $9.82 a bushel. Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Apr live cattle was .93 cents higher at $1.5280 a pound; Mar feeder cattle was 1.90 cents higher at $2.0720 a pound; Apr lean hogs gained .18 cents to $.7440 a pound.

     
  • Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed Jan 22, 2015 3:03 PM
    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery fell 3 cents to $5.3375 a bushel; Mar corn was off 4.25 cents to 3.8375 a bushel; Mar oats gained .25 cent to $2.91 a bushel; while Mar soybeans lost 6.75 cents to $9.7675 a bushel. Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Apr live cattle was off .07 cent to $1.5180 a pound; Mar feeder cattle rose 1.02 cents to $2.0632 a pound; while Apr lean hogs were 1.35 cents lower to $.7287 a pound.

     
  • Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed Jan 22, 2015 3:03 PM
    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery fell 3 cents to $5.3375 a bushel; Mar corn was off 4.25 cents to 3.8375 a bushel; Mar oats gained .25 cent to $2.91 a bushel; while Mar soybeans lost 6.75 cents to $9.7675 a bushel. Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Apr live cattle was off .07 cent to $1.5180 a pound; Mar feeder cattle rose 1.02 cents to $2.0632 a pound; while Apr lean hogs were 1.35 cents lower to $.7287 a pound.

     
  • Asian stock markets boosted by ECB stimulus plan Jan 22, 2015 10:33 PM
    Asian stock markets boosted by ECB stimulus plan, shrug off weak China manufacturing

     
  • Stocks rally after Europe unveils stimulus plan Jan 22, 2015 4:33 PM
    A plan to revive Europe’s sagging economy rippled through the financial world on Thursday, setting off a rally in the stock market that wiped out its losses for the year. The pledge by the European Central Bank to spend 1.1 trillion euros on bonds knocked down government borrowing rates across Europe and drove the euro to its lowest level against the dollar in 11 years. For investors, the long wait for action in Europe was over.

     
  • US stocks mixed as market opens Jan 21, 2015 9:03 AM
    US stocks mixed in early trading; European markets fall ahead of ECB decision on stimulus

     
  • US stocks rise at midday as energy companies climb Jan 21, 2015 11:33 AM
    Stocks up at midday as investors feel encouraged by oil price and home construction gains

     
  • US stocks end bumpy day with gains Jan 21, 2015 3:33 PM
    Hopes for European economic stimulus lift stocks; higher oil prices also boost shares

     
  • US stocks rise on expected European stimulus, higher oil Jan 21, 2015 5:03 PM
    US stocks rise broadly on hopes of Europe stimulus, higher oil; Netflix, energy stocks up most

     
  • Stocks rise on expected European stimulus, higher oil Jan 21, 2015 6:12 PM
    Another choppy day on Wall Street ended with stocks broadly higher on hopes of new stimulus measures for Europe’s weak economy and a sharp rise in oil prices. Stocks flitted between gains and losses at the open of trading Wednesday, then rose on media reports that new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank will be as large as many investors had hoped. The bank is expected on Thursday to unveil a massive round of government bond buying, a program known as quantitative easing.

     
  • Tech stocks give market a slight boost Jan 20, 2015 4:46 PM
    A late rise in technology stocks helped the U.S. stock market stagger to a tiny gain following a choppy day of trading Tuesday. A combination of tepid earnings results, falling oil prices and downbeat news kept the market lower for most of the day.

     
  • US stocks head higher in early trading Jan 20, 2015 9:03 AM
    US stocks head higher in early trading; Delta Air Lines surges

     
  • Grain lower, livestock lower Jan 20, 2015 10:03 AM
    Grain lower on the CBOT, beef lower, pork lower on the CME

     
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