Monday July 28 2014



Canola closed 4.60 above the previous close at 447.10. The trading range was 440.80 to 447.70. Chicago wheat settled at 534-3/4, down 3-1/4 with a range of 532 and 543-1/4. Minneapolis wheat ended the day at 621-1/46-1/2 lower. Trading opened at 627-3/4 with the day's high and low of 630 and 620-1/4. Corn settled up 4-3/4 from the previous close at 367-3/4. The high-low range was 369-1/4 to 363. Chicago soybeans closed at 1236-1/2, up 24-1/4 with a session high of 1239-3/4 and the day's low at 1217. Soy oil finished 0.43 higher at 36.52. Chicago oats closed up 18-1/2 at 366-1/2.

CHICAGO MERC livestock futures were mainly higher with live cattle at 159.300, up 0.200. Feeder cattle finished up 1.950 at 220.200. Lean hog futures gave up 0.325 to finish off at 123.300.

THE CANADIAN DOLLAR was at 0.92 late in the day, up 0.100 from the previous close. The US dollar index was 81.150, up 0.205. The euro rose against the US dollar, trading 0.001 higher at 1.343.

CRUDE OIL settled lower at 101.65, down 0.44 with a low for the day of 100.90. Natural gas traded at 3.77, down 0.02. Gold was up 1.50 at 1,301.00.

BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES:

Atco, Canadian Utilities report lower profits
Athabasca shares drop amid asset sale doubts
Australia company buys Nova Scotia LNG site
Bank of Cda makes molehill from mountain
Contracts to buy US homes slip in June
Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for US$8.5B
FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M
Grain mixed, livestock higher
Health costs are biggest retirement worry
Japan to step up sanctions against Russia
Loonie up ahead of heavy slate of data
Mall construction boom fuelled by wealthy
Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
TSX in the red ahead of earnings data
TransAlta to build new Australian power plant
US stocks open mixed on Wall Street
Virgin America files for IPO


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