Monday September 01 2014



Canola closed 5.40 under the previous close at 419.80. The trading range was 417.30 to 427.70. Chicago wheat settled at 550-1/4, down 6-1/4 with a range of 546 and 562. Minneapolis wheat ended the day at 615, 3 higher. Trading opened at 615 with the day's high and low of 622-1/4 and 611-3/4. KCorn settled down 2-3/4 from the previous close at 359. The high-low range was 361-3/4 to 356. Chicago soybeans closed at 1089-1/2, up 15-3/4 with a session high of 1095-3/4 and the day's low at 1070-1/4. Soy oil finished 0.60 lower at 32.04s. Chicago oats closed up 1-1/4 at 362-1/4.

LIVESTOCK FUTURES worked higher across the board with live cattle at 151.525, up 1.425. Feeder cattle finished up 1.825 at 218.975. Lean hog futures gained 3.000 to finish off at 98.475.

THE CANADIAN DOLLAR was at 0.91 late in the day, down 0.220 from the previous close. The US dollar index was 82.495, up 0.005. The euro was down 0.045 against the US dollar at 1.313.

AT 15:25 TORONTO STOCKS were up 68 points with the S&P index at 15626. The New York DJ industrial average was at 17098, up 19. NASDAQ was up 23 at 4580.

OIL PRICES finished firmer at 95.90, up 1.35 with a high for the day of 96.00. Natural gas traded at 4.08, up 0.04. Gold was down 2.30 at 1,283.00.

BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES:

Athabasca closes sale of Dover oilsands stake
Brazil's economy slips into a recession
Broadcasters must carry emergency messages
Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison
Fiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon
Gov't to end fees for paper bills: Moore
Govt to end fees to bills on paper: Moore
Grain lower, livestock mixed
Loonie dips, GDP data better than expected
Ottawa runs $1.6-billion surplus in June
Porter puts Toronto terminal up for sale
Stock market edges higher in midday trading
TSX declines, traders look to data, Ukraine
US consumer spending dips 0.1 per cent
US rig count up 18 to 1,914
US stocks edge higher in early trading


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