Commodities


Miner BHP Billiton Suffers $6.4B Loss for 2015-16

The world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, on Tuesday reported a $6.4 billion loss — the Anglo-Australian company’s worst ever full-year result — resulting from weak commodity prices, a plunge in…

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U.S. Stocks Slip as Oil Skids and Safety Stocks Fall

U.S. stocks are lower Thursday afternoon as investors sell utility and phone company stocks, safe-play assets they’ve favored in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last…

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U.S. Stocks Edging Lower

U.S. stocks moved lower on the last day of the year as the market headed for a sluggish end to 2015. The modest losses in afternoon trading Thursday nudged the…

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Grain Mixed, Cattle Higher

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery declined 9.50 cents to $5.1675 a bushel; December corn fell 2.50 cents to 3.9575 a…

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Beef Higher, Grain Mostly Higher

Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery was off 5.50 cents to $4.9350 a bushel, December corn was up 2.25 cents…

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Grain Mostly Higher, Livestock Lower

Grain futures were mostly higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was up 4 cents to $5.98 a bushel; March corn was off 4.75 cents…

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Grain, Beef Drop

Grain futures were lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was off 4 cents to $5.495 a bushel; March corn was 5 cents lower at…

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Feds: Trader Made $1.5M by Manipulating Prices

Chicago prosecutors say a high-frequency trader in New Jersey has been indicted for allegedly manipulating commodities prices by using software that executes trades within milliseconds. The U.S. attorney’s office in…

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Butter Prices Take Big Jump in Thursday Trading

The cash price for butter jumped 16 cents a pound Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, to $2.66, according to the High Ground Dairy brokerage firm. The cash price is…

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Soybeans Surge on Expectations for Rising Demand

Soybean prices surged Wednesday on expectations of rising demand from China and tighter supplies. The actively traded July contract for soybeans rose 36 cents to settle at $15.05 a bushel…

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JPMorgan Selling Physical Commodities Business

JPMorgan said on Wednesday that it has made a deal to sell its physical commodities business for $3.5 billion, after new regulations crimped its ability to control power plants, warehouses…

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Orange Juice Futures Rise as Cold Weather Comes In

Orange juice futures rose Monday, as traders anticipated that cold weather might affect Florida’s citrus crop. The actively traded March contract for frozen orange juice concentrate rose 3.85 cents, or…

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