CHICAGO (Reuters) – The powerful U.S. corn lobby is launching an unusual offensive against the country’s sugar sector, an old foe in the lucrative sweetener market: seeking to overturn the controversial, near-century old U.S. sugar program.
The Corn Refiners Association, which represents high-fructose corn syrup producers, has hired Washington lobbyist firm, the Alpine Group, to challenge sugar’s long-protected status, a spokesman for the organization said on Thursday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago Blackhawks fans waited 77 years for their team to win the Stanley Cup on home ice, and then had to wait just a little bit longer, thanks to an inclement weather.
Torrential rains and a rare tornado warning, with a funnel cloud spotted just south of the city, almost prevented the Cup from reaching the United Center, where the Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning four games to two on Monday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane gave Chicago all the offense they needed as the Blackhawks shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 to win their third Stanley Cup in six years.
Keith banged in his own rebound late in the second period, giving goalie Corey Crawford all he would need for the win, and spoiling a fabulous effort by Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop, who turned aside 30 Chicago shots.
CHICAGO, June 12 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat futures fell to
their lowest level in 1-1/2 weeks on Friday, surrendering more
gains from a recent rally, weighed down by plentiful supplies
and slow export sales.
Corn and soybean prices also eased, with overall favorable
U.S. crop conditions contributing to the downward pressure on
CHICAGO, June 12 (Reuters) – Prices for U.S. distillers’
dried grains with solubles (DDGS) fell more than $15 per short
ton this week on chatter that top importer China was cancelling
cargoes or pushing back deliveries until autumn, export sources
said on Friday.
China cancelled two bulk vessels of U.S. DDGS and could
cancel as many as six more cargoes, two sources said. The
vessels can hold as much as 55,000 tonnes of DDGS, a
protein-rich animal feed that is a byproduct of corn-based
CHICAGO, June 11 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat futures extended
losses to the lowest levels in a week on Thursday, pressured by
gains in the dollar and after the U.S. Department of Agriculture
raised its supply outlook.
Soybeans and corn also eased as the higher greenback made
U.S. goods less attractive in international markets. The dollar
climbed as a surge in U.S. retail sales could push the Federal
Reserve to boost interest rates by September.
(Reuters) – Chicago netminder Corey Crawford stood tall and Brandon Saad scored the winner as the Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to square the Stanley Cup final at two games each on Wednesday.
Crawford was strong early and even stronger in the game’s closing minutes, stopping a flurry of shots including two point-blank rips from Steven Stamkos with an extra skater on the ice for Tampa Bay.
CHICAGO, June 10 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat futures tumbled more
than 3 percent on Wednesday, on pace for their largest losses in
two weeks, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a monthly
supply and demand report boosted its production forecast for the
winter wheat crop.
Corn futures also were lower at the Chicago Board of Trade,
pressured by plentiful domestic and global grain supplies, while
soybean futures were narrowly mixed.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-2 Game Three win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday was defender Victor Hedman’s “coming-out party,” according to Lightning coach Jon Cooper.
The imposing Swede, who stands 6 feet, 6 inches (198 cm), extended his franchise-record playoffs points total for defenseman with his second straight multi-assist game.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Tampa Bay Lightning shrugged off a hostile Chicago crowd to score twice in the third period and beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Monday, giving them a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.
After a split of the opening two games in the best-of-seven series, Chicago looked like they would seize the advantage when Brandon Saad put them 2-1 up early in the third.