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Stories with subject: Commodity markets
  • Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:37 am
  • BEIJING - The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.

  • Cryptocurrency miners trek to Md. eatery 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:52 am
  • MOUNT SAVAGE, Maryland - The Iron?Rail Diner is the only business in the area that is now accepting a cryptocurrency known as a Dogecoin.

  • DC business brews culture of kombucha fans 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - In a back room of Washington's Union Kitchen, Andreas Schneider and his co-workers fill 12-ounce glass bottles with a citrus-colored beverage.

  • Students turn trash into art, display it in town 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:53 pm
  • GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - First, Trinity Lutheran students found throw-away objects to make art.

  • Rescuing eagle a gentle, careful process 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:06 am
  • CAMDENTON, Missouri - It is not uncommon for Phelps County Conservation Agent Darrin Wood to receive calls regarding injured wildlife throughout the year.

  • Terre Haute contest inspires love of reading 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:34 am
  • TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Victory was sweet for the Franklin Elementary teammates, who won their first ever Battle of the Books competition Thursday at Meadows Elementary.

  • EXCHANGE: Puppy learns to be guide dog 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:16 am
  • GRAYSLAKE, Illinois - At just 5 months old, Bailey is getting an education at Grayslake Central High School.

  • Ag economists help farmers plot insurance coverage 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:37 am
  • STONEVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi growers at some point this fall will have to make a momentous, one-time decision on how best to insure their livelihood over the next five years.

  • Lapeer County mud run adds twist with cross carry 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:13 am
  • LAPEER, Michigan - A new Christian-themed mud run has added an unusual twist to the barbed wire and flames that have become commonplace at similar events.

  • California health care sign-ups exceed projections 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:31 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.

  • US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:58 pm
  • Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.

  • Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:20 pm
  • The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop.

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:40 pm
  • CHICAGO - Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

  • Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:40 pm
  • HOUSTON - People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care.

  • Basket cheese an 85-year tradition for Pa. firm 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:35 am
  • VERONA, Pennsylvania - Easter often is associated with the candy aisle, and its tempting display of rainbow-hued jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and bright-yellow marshmallow Peeps.

  • EXCHANGE: Boody sawmill owner's legacy lives on 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:25 am
  • BOODY, Illinois - Tom Curry never had a problem seeing the wood for the trees.

  • MNsure names Deloitte lead vendor to overhaul site 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:36 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace announced Deloitte Consulting on Wednesday as the lead manager to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing the company's record of success in other states.

  • Shelf life of props an ongoing theater debate 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:22 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - A few years ago, Dave Morgan got a call from someone asking if he'd be interested in an assortment of oversize fake fruits and veggies. "I said, 'Of course.' Why wouldn't I?" said Morgan, artistic coordinator for Magik Theatre in San Antonio. He was pretty sure he'd find a use for it. And he was right. An enormous strawberry and a giant banana both factored into Morgan's elaborate set for last fall's staging of "Willy Wonka." The giant carrot, however, has yet to strut and fret its hour upon the stage. That's show biz. Live theater - which, in San Antonio, includes Magik, Overtime Theater, The Playhouse San Antonio and Sheldon Vexler Theatre, among others - frequently requires all sorts of odd and everyday items to make shows come to life. So theater companies' storage areas tend to be bursting at the seams with all sorts of stuff.

  • Health website not expected to hurt state funds 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:28 pm
  • BOSTON - The breakdown of Massachusetts' health exchange website was not expected to have a significant impact on the state's current finances, a top state official told lawmakers Tuesday, but stopped short of giving similar assurances for the future.

  • Butterfly garden exhibit a kaleidoscope of color 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:58 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - As if riding on an invisible breeze, butterflies of all colors and shapes wove through the air inside the all-glass conservatory.

  • Roller derby gains popularity in suburban Philly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:34 am
  • DOWNINGTOWN, Pennsylvania - Ten women wearing skates, kneepads, elbow pads, mouth guards and helmets are lined up, and when the whistle blows the game will start with a lot of pushing, shoving and hitting while the women simultaneously skate around the track.

  • Lincoln man preserves city's history in his home 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:05 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - He's filled his home with so many antiques and decorations - a champagne chiller from the Queen Mary, a silver bowl from the Titanic, his 20 trademark Christmas trees - that he's lost count of some of it.

  • Beef prices reach highest level since 1987 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:22 am
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon.

  • W.Va. grower promotes unmodified feed corn 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:19 am
  • KEARNEYSVILLE, West Virginia - Lyle Tabb is hoping that his non-genetically modified corn will take off with farmers who can charge top dollar for "all natural" eggs.

  • W.Va. food bank board president earns honor 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:17 am
  • HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Debra Johnson-Tourigny is used to making things happen.