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  • U.S. Markets Push Lifts RBC's Profit -- WSJ

    This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. NEW YORK-- Royal Bank of Canada (RY) has focused its U.S. ambitions on its capital markets unit. Its first-quarter results suggest the efforts may be starting to pay off.

  • General Mills Rejoins Pet Parade -- WSJ

    Company lands Blue Buffalo for $8 billion, as food makers seek faster-growing brands. This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. General Mills Inc. (GIS), beset by stagnant sales of cereal and yogurt, is paying around $8 billion for a pet-food business to help it generate revenue growth in the U.S.

  • Buffett Loads Up On Treasury Bills -- WSJ

    This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) shareholders will look to Warren Buffett's annual letter on Saturday for new clues of what the conglomerate plans to do with more than $100 billion in cash. There is little mystery about who is getting that money meanwhile: Uncle Sam.

  • Fed Report Signals No Worries About Recent Market Volatility

    WASHINGTON-- The Federal Reserve signaled Friday it is unperturbed by the volatility in financial markets earlier this month and remains on track to raise rates gradually this year. In its semiannual monetary policy report to Congress released Friday, the central bank said it still sees equity prices as elevated despite the market selloff in early February, but noted that "overall vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system remain moderate on balance." Fed Chairman Jerome...

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Soybean Futures Rise, Shrug Off Weak Exports. Soybean futures rose on Friday despite disappointing export sales, with concerning weather in Argentina continuing to underpin prices. Weather forecasts on Friday showed ongoing dryness in Argentina, which is expected to stress the country's corn and soybean crops and result in smaller harvests this year.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Cattle Supplies Growing Faster Than Expected-- Market Talk. 15:12 ET- Cattle supplies continue to swell more quickly than anticipated. The USDA says that the total number of cattle being fattened in feedlots as of Feb. 1 rose to 11.6 M head, 8% higher than a year earlier.

  • Royal Bank of Canada Boosts Earnings Through U.S. Capital Markets Push -- 2nd Update

    NEW YORK-- Royal Bank of Canada (RY) has focused its U.S. ambitions on its capital markets unit. Its first-quarter results suggest the efforts may be starting to pay off. The bank's unit, its second-largest by profit, reported record net income of 748 million Canadian dollars during its fiscal first quarter, up 13% from a year prior.

  • USDA Weekly By-Product Value Hog Report - Feb 23

    NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Feb 23, 2018 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE The offal value from a typical slaughter hog for the week ended 2/ 23/ 2018 was estimated at 3.74 per cwt live, down -0.02 when compared to last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE- Lbs Price Change Value Prv/Wk Cheek meat, trimmed 0.28 93.25- 0.26 Chitterlings 1.26 42.00- 0.53 Ears, edible export 0.19 175.00- 0.33 Tongues, grn, bnls, sml bx 0.18 96.00- 0.17 Hearts, slashed, domestic 0.28 33.00- 0.09...

  • BOND REPORT: Treasurys Draw Buying As Rate Hike Fears Recede From Monetary Policy Report

    Impending Italian election uncertainty boosts haven German bund. Treasury prices rose, pulling yields lower, on Friday after the Federal Reserve, in a report to Congress, gave little indication it plans to raise interest rates more aggressively in 2018.. Trading was typified by wild swings throughout the week as monetary policy concerns and inflation fears kept bond- buyers on edge.

  • U.S. Government Bonds Notch Gains

    Government bonds strengthened Friday, capping off a turbulent week. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note slipped for the second straight day to 2.871% from 2.917% Thursday. Yields fall as bond prices rise.

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