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Wheat higher, corn, oats and soybeans lower on the CBOT; beef and pork higher on the CME.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:43pm
Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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PeoplExpress suspends flights; Virginia-based startup had launched with a familiar name

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:34pm
Start-up airline PeoplExpress says it is suspending flights because of problems including a shortage of crews, but it hopes to resume flying next month.
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IMF OKs $130M for Ebola-Stricken Countries

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:09pm
The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak.
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Recalls this week include gas fireplaces, folding chairs, lawn mowers, off-road vehicles

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:09pm
Gas fireplaces with potentially leaky valves are among this week's recalled consumer products.
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US regulators issue permit for 330-mile Canadian hydropower transmission line to NYC

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:08pm
Federal regulators have given final approval for construction of a 330-mile electric transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City.
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Colorado approves $5 million incentive for filming of Tarantino film 'The Hateful Eight'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:44pm
Colorado has approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film "The Hateful Eight." The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday.
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US regulators charge companies, individuals with operating $129M pyramid scheme in China, US

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:42pm
U.S. regulators have charged two companies and three individuals with operating a pyramid scheme that made some $129 million from preying on investors in China, Taiwan and the U.S.
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EU leaders say trade deal with Canada has been finalized

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:34pm
European Union leaders say a major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal.
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Texas-based company to buy Hawaii gas stations, stores for $240 million; workers to remain

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:33pm
Hawaii's largest independent gasoline operator is being sold to a Texas company for $240 million.
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Flights Resume At Chicago's O'Hare And Midway

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:11pm
Flights to and from Chicago's two main airports, O'Hare and Midway, had resumed by 11 a.m.
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USDA makes 2nd discovery of GMO wheat, this time in Montana

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:04pm
The Agriculture Department says unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the U.S., this time in Montana.
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Senate Should Approve Holder Replacement Quickly: White House

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:00pm
President Barack Obama's choice to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder should be confirmed quickly and in bipartisan fashion, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Friday.
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Oil executive pleads guilty to illegal wastewater dumping; agrees to cooperate with probe

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:48pm
A Montana executive pleaded guilty to dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering the drinking water of a county in southwest North Dakota.
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Chile enacts reform raising business taxes to fund education, hospitals

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:47pm
Chile is enacting measures that raise taxes on large businesses to help finance improvements in education, health and other services.
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US rig count unchanged in latest week at 1,931

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:42pm
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was unchanged this week, holding at 1,931.
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Gas Prices Continue Pullback Despite Middle East Turmoil

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:28pm
Despite ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, gasoline prices have continued their summer-long descent. In unusual contrast, prices at the pump are showing no signs of upward pressure.
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History shows higher interest rates don't always upend stocks

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:27pm
It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.
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New York Stock Exchange's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:16pm
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Alcoa Inc. rose 2.9 percent to $16.08 with 11,206,000 shares traded.
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Insurance companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:16pm
Shares of some top insurance companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ACE L fell $.37 or .4 percent, to $105.13.
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Construction companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:16pm
Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.: Fluor rose $.56 or .8 percent, to $67.29.
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