CHICAGO (AP) — Early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Mon.: OpenHighLowLastChg. WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel Jul 523 525½ 504¼ 505¼ —13 Sep 538½ 541 521¼ 522¼ —11¾ Dec 559½ 561¾ 543½ 544½ —10¼ Mar 575½ 579 562 563 —9½ May 585½ 588¼ 572¼ 572¼ —9½ Jul 588¾ 591¼ 576½ 577½ —8 Sep 591¾...


Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

Britain Abramovich

MOSCOW (AP) — An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian billionaire’s British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the stands when Chelsea won England’s FA Cup final at Wembley this weekend. The associate told The...


The Latest: Spain, too, denounces Venezuela election

Venezuela Presidential Election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela’s presidential election (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The government of Spain is adding its voice to a chorus of international condemnation of Venezuela’s presidential election. Officials in the European nation issued a statement on Monday promising...


UK committee says dirty Russian money threatens security

LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament’s foreign affairs committee slammed the government Monday for “turning a blind eye” to the role London’s financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy. Despite the...


Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

Body Parts Probe

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body parts for medical training. Arthur Rathburn is returning to Detroit federal court on Monday, four months after he was convicted of fraud and shipping hazardous material. The...


Markets Right Now: US stocks open higher on Wall Street

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after trade tensions between the U.S. and China dissipated. Investors were relieved Monday to hear that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the nations...


Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches _ and pot?

Travel California Marijuana

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. “Just seconds from LAX,” says an ad for the MedMen chain . Yep, there are chains of marijuana stores here....


Fifth Third spends $4.7 billion for Chicago's MB Financial

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifth Third Bancorp is buying Chicago’s MB Financial for about $4.7 billion, mostly in stock. MB Financial Inc., the parent company of MB Financial Bank, has approximately $20 billion in assets. Greg Carmichael, the chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, said Monday in prepared...


Kilauea eruption: A reminder to businesses about insurance

SmallBiz Get Started

The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is a reminder to business owners, even those nowhere near any of the 169 volcanoes in the U.S., that they could be vulnerable to nature’s most destructive forces. And that they need to be sure they’re insured against disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes,...


AAA Michigan: Statewide gas prices about $3 per gallon

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 7 cents in the past week and are averaging about $3 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club said late Sunday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 52 cents more than at the...

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